NOI / SWPPP for Development Sites One Acre or Greater

Construction Activity is the disturbance of one acre or more of total land area and less than one acre of total land area that is part of a common plan of development or sale. Prior to land disturbance associated with construction activity, approval must be obtained by both State and local authorities.

To simplify the process, the City is currently allowing the approved NDEQ Construction Storm Water Notice of Intent PDF (CSW-NOI) and the NDEQ authorization letter PDF to qualify as the application for the local permit.

The City of Lincoln requires a separate NOI permit. Prior to beginning the construction activity, you must obtain an approval letter from the City in addition to the NDEQ authorization letter.

Local Permit Authorization Process

To utilize the State approved permit, you must first obtain an authorized CSW-NOI. To do this, a permit application must be submitted in the form of a Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ). The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality has moved to a fully electronic system, located here: https://ecmp.nebraska.gov/DEQ-CSW/Account/Login.

If you are unfamiliar with the new electronic permit process, please reference the step by step guide for the NOI NDEQ Application Process PDF. This guide identifies key components necessary for submission of the local municipal permit required by the City, where to find a copy of your approved permit as well as how to send it.

Upon receipt of the approved permit from NDEQ, a copy of the approved Notice of Intent PDF (NOI) and the NDEQ authorization letter PDF must then be forwarded to the City of Lincoln via email to npdes@lincoln.ne.gov, by mail (949 W Bond Street, Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68521), or in person.

The NOI must include a Construction Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) with the information as identified in the City’s SWPPP Checklist PDF. Detailed information can also be found in Section 28.01.060 PDF of the Lincoln Municipal Code and the Drainage Criteria Manual (DCM). The SWPPP must identify Best Management Practices (BMPs) to be implemented to control erosion, sedimentation, and pollutants. Chapter 9 of the City's DCM PDF describes requirements for SWPPPs and provides specifications for a range of BMPs.

The Construction Activity SWPPP must be prepared and signed by a qualified individual such as a Professional Engineer, Landscape Architect, and/or Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC). The building phase of development for a common plan of development or sale may be covered under one SWPPP that is submitted by, and under, the control of the permittee.

Upon approval of the NOI, SWPPP and approved plans, the City of Lincoln will send a letter of authorization PDF.

Local Permit Termination Process

Once the construction is complete in accordance with the design standards, the permittee shall submit a Notice of Termination to the City of Lincoln for municipal approval. If necessary, the City will perform a final inspection prior to the permit termination.

Upon municipal approval, the City of Lincoln will send a letter informing the permittee the project is closed as per the City’s NOI Process. The permittee can then move on to the NDEQ termination process.

All submittals to NDEQ shall be to:
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality https://ecmp.nebraska.gov/DEQ-CSW/Account/Login
PLEASE NOTE: The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality has moved to a fully electronic system. If you are a first time user to their web site, you must first register for an account to log in.
All submittals to the City shall be to:
City of Lincoln
Watershed Management
949 W Bond Street, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68521
Contact: Rock Krzycki
npdes@lincoln.ne.gov
Phone: 402-309-5936

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