Construction sites can be substantial sources of pollution to our waterways if stormwater management controls aren't in place. This section of the permit outlines minimum standards for preventing stormwater runoff from construction activities that disturb one or more acres of land.
Development: means any construction or grading activities to improved or unimproved real estate.
Disturbed area: means an area where the ground cover is destroyed or removed leaving the land subject to accelerated erosion.
Statewide Construction Site Guidance
Under this control measure, towns should require developers, construction site operators and contractors to be consistent with the practices and standards in Connecticut's 2002 Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control and Stormwater Quality Manual.
CT DEEP Construction General Permit
Communities are required to notify developers that they may have to meet additional stormwater requirements under the CT DEEP Construction General Permit. The construction general permit applies to projects disturbing more than than 5 acres. For more information, visit our Construction Stormwater General Permit page.
Site Inspection Checklists for Stormwater
Interconnected MS4 Letter
Letter template for establishing interagency agreements to control pollutants between interconnected MS4s.
Most requirements for this section are in effect as of July 1, 2017 for all MS4s but more time is provided for the legal authority component.
|Implement interdepartmental coordination plan||Jul 1 2017||26|
|Conduct plan reviews for stormwater control practices||Jul 1 2017||26|
|Conduct site inspections for stormwater control practices||Jul 1 2017||26|
|Receive public input on development projects||Jul 1 2017||26|
|Notify developers of DEEP Construction general permit||Jul 1 2017||26|
|Update (or establish) construction site legal authority||Jul 1 2019||25|