2022 Construction General Permit (CGP)
EPA signed its 2022 Construction General Permit (CGP) for stormwater discharges from construction activities on January 18, 2022. The 2022 CGP, which became effective on February 17, 2022, replaces the 2017 CGP. The 2022 CGP provides permit coverage to eligible construction stormwater discharges in the following areas where EPA is the NPDES permitting authority:
- Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and the District of Columbia
- American Samoa, Guam, Johnston Atoll, Midway and Wake Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico
- Indian Country lands within Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
- Federal facilities within Colorado, Delaware, and Vermont, and areas within Washington subject to construction by a Federal operator
- Denali National Park and Preserve
- Oil and gas activities in Oklahoma
- 2022 CGP Federal Register Notice
2022 CGP – Permit (not including appendices) (pdf)
- 2022 CGP - Permit (redline version, not including appendices) (pdf)
- 2022 CGP - Appendix A - Definitions (pdf)
- 2022 CGP – Appendix B - Areas of Permit Coverage (pdf)
- 2022 CGP – Appendix C - Waivers (pdf)
- 2022 CGP - Appendix D - Endangered Species Protection (pdf)
- 2022 CGP – Appendix E - Historic Property Screening Process (pdf)
- 2022 CGP – Appendix F - Buffer Requirements (pdf)
- 2022 CGP – Appendix G - Standard Permit Conditions (pdf)
- 2022 CGP – Appendix H - Notice of Intent (NOI) Form (pdf)
- 2022 CGP – Appendix I - Notice of Termination (NOT) Form (pdf)
- 2022 CGP – Appendix J - Suggested Format for Request for Chemical Treatment (pdf)
- 2022 CGP – Appendix K - Turbidity Monitoring Report Form (pdf)
- 2022 CGP – Fact Sheet (pdf)
- Develop a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and keep it up to date.
- Complete and submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to EPA via the NPDES eReporting Tool (NeT).
- Implement erosion and sediment controls and pollution prevention practices throughout the entire construction project
- Conduct required inspections to verify compliance with permit. Inspections may only be conducted by a qualified person who has either: (1) completed the EPA construction inspection course and passed the exam, or (2) holds a current construction inspection certification or license from a program that covers the same core material as EPA’s inspection course.
- Conduct routine maintenance and take corrective action to fix problems with controls or discharges.
- Complete documentation of all site inspections, dewatering inspections, and corrective actions.
- Comply with turbidity monitoring requirements for dewatering discharges to sensitive waters (if applicable).
- Comply with any State, Tribal, or territory-specific requirements in Part 9 of the permit.
- CGP Frequent Questions (pdf) - Find answers to common questions about the 2022 CGP.
EPA hosted a webinar on February 24, 2022 to review the key requirements and major changes in the new CGP, and to answer questions from attendees. View a recording of the 2022 CGP webinar and the presentation slides below.
|Year||Permit||Fact Sheet||Federal Register Notice|
|2017 CGP||2017 CGP Permit (pdf)||2017 CGP Fact Sheet (pdf)||Federal Register Notice|
|2012 CGP||2012 CGP Permit (pdf)||2012 CGP Factsheet (pdf)||Federal Register Notice|
|2008 CGP||2008 CGP Permit (pdf)||2008 CGP Fact Sheet (pdf)|
|2003 CGP||2003 CGP Permit (pdf)||2003 CGP Fact Sheet (pdf)||Federal Register Notice (modification, 12/22/2004)|
|1998 CGP||Included in Federal Register Notice||Included in Federal Register Notice||Federal Register Notice|
|1992 CGP||Included in Federal Register Notice||Included in Federal Register Notice||Federal Register Notice|