Construction Stormwater General Permit

The WV/NPDES Stormwater Program requires operators of construction sites that disturb one (1) acre or greater, including smaller sites that are part of a larger common plan of development, to obtain authorization to discharge stormwater under a WV/NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit. When the construction activity is owned by one person but operated by another, it is the responsibility of the owner (developer) to obtain the permit. When the construction activity is completed and all disturbed areas are stabilized, the responsible party must submit a Notice of Termination (NOT) in order to end coverage under the General Permit.

If you are going to disturb one acre or greater you are required to first obtain a stormwater construction permit. All applications for coverage under the construction stormwater general permit must be submitted through WV DEP's Electronic Submittal System (ESS).

Current General Permit

The 2019 Construction Stormwater GP was issued January 10, 2019 and became effective February 9, 2019.

Fee Schedule

To help the applicant, the application fees have been calculated by acreage in each precipitation zone in West Virginia. These application fees have been prepared using the NPDES Fee structure to simplify the application submittal process.

Roxul USA, Inc. (Reissuance of WVR108876)

Beallair Homes, LLC (Reissuance of WVR104140)

Registration No. WVR104140 has been reissued to continue coverage of construction activities associated with a Single Family Residential Community Subdivision and associated improvements in Jefferson County, WV. This permit registration was originally issued on 02/13/2009 and superseded GP Registration No. WVR101303. Reissuance #1 2013 was issued on 08/15/2013 for 46.9 acres. Under this reissuance, an additional 1.6 acres will be added along the northeastern portion of the site for a stockpile area, changing the total proposed disturbed area to 48.5 acres.

Chesapeake Bay Addendum Form

Sites located in Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan or Pendleton counties must complete the Bay TMDL Addendum and submit it with their application.

Karst Mitigation Plans

Projects located in Berkeley, Fayette (south of CR 25), Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mercer, Mineral, Monroe, Morgan, Monongalia (east of I-79) Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Summers, and Tucker Counties must submit a Karst Mitigation Plan with the application.

Templates and Guidance Documents

Previous General Permit

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Construction Stormwater Program Contacts

Program Manager

Larry Board, Environmental Resources Program Manager 2
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43883
Email: Larry.D.Board@wv.gov

Plan Reviers - Large Construction Activities

Rick Adams, Technical Analyst
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43763
Email: Rick.D.Adams@wv.gov

Dale Biller, Environmental Resources Specialist 3
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43766
Email: Robert.D.Biller@wv.gov

Joe Cochran, Environmental Resources Specialist 3
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43793
Email: Joseph.W.Cochran@wv.gov

Megan Grose, Environmental Resources Analyst
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43810
Email: Megan.E.Grose@wv.gov

Delmer "Tom" Meikle, Technical Analyst Associate
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43759
Email: Delmer.T.Meikle@wv.gov

Andy Parsons, Environmental Resources Specialist 3
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43812
Email: David.A.Parsons@wv.gov

Justin Painter, Environmental Resources Specialist 3
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43852
Email: Justin.M.Painter@wv.gov

Plan Reviewer - Minor Construction Activity

Carole Moore, Environmental Resources Specialist 2
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43795
Email: Carole.A.Moore@wv.gov

Support Staff

Sharon Mullins, Environmental Resources Associate
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43808
Email: Sharon.A.Mullins@wv.gov