Construction Stormwater General Permit

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) status update

To expedite application processing please scan or take a photo of all forms and email them to us at ecyrewqianoi@ecy.wa.gov. When you are safe and able, please still mail us signed original documents.

We continue to process electronic permit related documents, but we may have extended turnaround times. Also, at this time, we're unable to print documents and may have to provide printed items at a later date. Until we're able to print, we will email coverage letters and other documents to the permittee on file.

If you have any questions, contact us at the email addresses below.

Stormwater runoff from construction sites can carry muddy water, debris, and chemicals into local waterways. Sediments, chemicals, and debris can harm aquatic life and reduce water quality.

We require regulated construction sites to get coverage under the Construction Stormwater General Permit (CSWGP). Following the requirements in this permit helps control and reduce water pollution. If water on your construction site is contaminated see this guidance for contaminated water on construction sites.  

Operators of regulated construction sites are required to:

  1. Develop stormwater pollution prevention plans.
  2. Implement sediment, erosion, and pollution prevention control measures.
  3. Obtain coverage under this permit.

The current permit expires on Dec. 31, 2020. The new permit is effective on Jan. 1, 2021, and expires on Dec. 31, 2025.

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Permit Reissuance

We are pleased to announce the reissuance of the Construction Stormwater General Permit. Permittees must use the current permit until Dec. 31, 2020. On the effective date of Jan. 1, 2021, permittees will need to comply with the newly issued permit.

Current permit documents

Applications and forms

I've got permit coverage. Now what?

Check out our eCoverage packet for more information about your requirements.

Need help implementing the permit?

What do I do with contaminated water?

See contaminated water on construction sites for guidance.

Not finding what you're looking for?

See our regional contacts page to help find a person to answer to your questions.