Asked Questions (FAQs)
sent my Notice of Intent (NOI)/Notice of Termination (NOT)
several weeks ago but have not heard anything back from DEP.
Will I receive a reply?
Yes, if we
received your NOI/NOT our goal is to process it within 2 weeks
and send you a confirmation letter or request additional information
the status of your NOI/NOT, please call the NPDES Stormwater
Notices Center at (866) 336-6312 (Toll Free).
If I choose to file using paper, where do I send my NOI/NOT?
Department of Environmental Protection
NPDES Stormwater Notices Center, Mail Station #3585
2600 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400
a fee? What is the fee for coverage under generic permits?
Fees are set forth in Rule 62-4, F.A.C.
MSGP NOI = $500
CGP Large Construction = $400
CGP Small Construction = $250
NOT = $0
No Exposure Certification = $200
Phase II MS4GP - varies
I pay the fee? Do you accept credit cards?
Visa or MasterCard are accepted if you use
If you are submitting a paper NOI, fees must be paid by
check or money order made payable to: Florida Department of
Environmental Protection. We cannot accept credit card
payments for paper applications at this time.
Note: Special provisions are made for other State of Florida
agencies for funds transfers. **
Can I file my notice electronically?
Department’s Interactive Notice of Intent (iNOI) is a
web-based application that allows you to complete, edit and
submit NOTs, MSGP, CGP and NEX NOIs online.
How do I determine the “receiving waters” for
to www.topozone.com to obtain a map with nearby
water bodies identified.
What is a “Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System”?
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System or MS4 is defined in
separate storm sewer or MS4 means a conveyance or system
of conveyances like roads with stormwater systems, municipal
streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, constructed
channels, or storm drains:
or operated by a State, city, town, county, special
district, association, or other public body (created by or
pursuant to State Law) having jurisdiction over management
and discharge of stormwater, or an Indian tribe or an
authorized Indian tribal organization, that discharges to
waters of the state;
Designed or used for collecting or conveying stormwater;
is not a combined sewer; and
is not part of a Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW).
POTW means any device or system used in the treatment
of municipal sewage or industrial wastes of a liquid nature
which is owned by a “State” or “municipality.” This definition
includes sewers, pipes, or other conveyances only if they
convey wastewater to a POTW providing treatment.
Under the discharge information section of the
NOI for the CGP and MSGP, what do I enter for “MS4 Operator Name” and “Receiving
stormwater discharges to an MS4, indicate the name of the
municipality, county, or other public body (e.g., Department
of Transportation, etc.) that operates the MS4. For instance,
Duval County MS4, Tampa MS4, FDOT District VI MS4, Miami-Dade
County MS4, Tallahassee MS4, etc.
does not discharge to an MS4, but rather discharges to surface
waters of the State, indicate the route and name of the first
named waterbody that receives the discharge. For instance,
unnamed ditch to Catfish Creek, Redfish Bay, Gar Slough, unnamed
canal to Sunfish Pond, etc.
is my permit coverage valid?
Can I use Senate Bill 360 to extend my NPDES Stormwater
Permit for another two years?
coverage, for generic permits, is valid for five years from your effective date
of coverage or until you submit a Notice of Termination.
No, Senate Bill 360 applies exclusively to certain permits issued
under part IV of chapter 373, F.S. which governs the Environmental
Resources Permitting (ERP) program. The law does not apply to any
other part of chapter 373 or any other law governing DEP or water
management district programs.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3585
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
Phone: (850) 245-7522
Phone: (866) 336-6312 (toll-free)