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Program for Construction Activity - Who's Covered

 

The NPDES stormwater program for construction activity regulates "large"  and "small" construction activity.  The program regulates stormwater discharges that are associated with construction activities and that discharge to surface waters of the State or into municipal separate storm sewer systems.  The following defines the key terms for determining program coverage: 

Large construction activity is defined as activity that:

  • Disturbs five acres or greater of land, or
  • Disturbs less than five acres of land that is part of a larger common plan of development or sale that will ultimately disturb five acres or greater.  

Small construction activity is defined as activity that:

  • Disturbs equal to or greater than one and less than five acres of land, or
  • Disturbs less than one acre of land that is part of a larger common plan of development or sale that will ultimately disturb between one and five acres.             

An operator is the entity that owns or operates the construction activity and that has authority to control those activities at the project necessary to ensure compliance with the terms of the permit.

Disturbance includes , but is not limited to soil disturbance, clearing, grading, and excavation.

A larger common plan of development or sale is an area where multiple, separate, and distinct construction activities may be taking place at different times and at different schedules under one plan.


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NPDES Stormwater Program
2600 Blair Stone Road  Mail Station 3585
Tallahassee, FL, 32399
Phone (850) 245-7522

Last updated: September 21, 2011

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