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:
Small construction activity is defined as activity that:
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.
Last updated: September 21, 2011
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