Action Alert | Draft Reissuance and Amendment to Construction General Permit 3-9020

ANR is proposing to issue a general permit for stormwater runoff from construction sites.  The draft permit is referred to as General Permit 3-9020 (2019).

On September 13, 2006, the Agency issued General Permit 3-9020 (2006) for Stormwater Construction Runoff from Construction Sites.  In February 2008, the Agency amended General Permit 3-9020 to the current version which expired on February 5, 2013 and is now valid through a continuation clause of the general permit.  Coverage is required under General Permit 3-9020 (2006), as amended February 2008, for discharges of stormwater runoff from construction activities involving one or more acres of land disturbance, including construction activities when the disturbance is less that one acre, but is part of a larger “common plan of development”, if the common plan will ultimately result in the disturbance of one or more acres. The general permit authorizes permittees to discharge stormwater runoff from construction activities provided the project is in compliance with the requirements of the general permit.

ANR proposes to reissue the construction general permit, General Permit 3-9020 (2019), with applicability and changes as described in the Fact Sheet.  In addition to the changes noted in the Fact Sheet, the new general permit also incorporates minor corrections, clarifications, and format changes that do not alter the terms and conditions of the most recent general permit.

Public Notice and Comment Period

Written public comments on the proposed permit are invited and must be received on or before Friday May 3, 2019.  Comments may be submitted through the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Environmental Notice Bulletin (https://enb.vermont.gov/).  When registering on the ENB, be sure to sign up for notices related to “Stormwater Runoff from Construction Sites General Permit 3-9020 (CGP)” under the Watershed Management Division Stormwater heading.  All comments received by the above date will be considered in formulation of the final General Permit 3-9020 (2019).

Public Meeting

 A public meeting has been scheduled for 10:00 am on Thursday, April 25, in the Montpelier Room in the National Life Complex Davis Building located at 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT 05620.  Please RSVP to kevin.burke@vermont.gov and bring photo ID if planning to attend the public meeting.  For additional information on the draft permit or if you have general questions, please contact Kevin Burke at 802-490-6168 or by email at kevin.burke@vermont.gov. A remote access option (Skype) will be made available if requested at least 48 hours prior to the meeting start time.

Hard copies of the general permit and related documents may be obtained upon request.

For more information, contact:

Kevin Burke, Environmental Analyst

VT DEC – Stormwater Program

1 National Life Drive, Main 2

Montpelier, VT   05620-3522

802-490-6168

kevin.burke@vermont.gov