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.
Prior to beginning the construction activity, you must obtain authorization.
Effective December 2, 2017, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) and the City of Lincoln (COL) have a joint online approval process for Construction Stormwater permits for large sites.
If you have a permit already in process with the City, you will continue to complete the application the old way, receiving a separate letter from the City. This new system will only be in place for NEW submissions AFTER the start date.
Any submissions after this date will be streamlined into the State system and the City will no longer accept paper submittals. Upon approval, you should receive a joint letter from both the City and the State.
PLEASE NOTE: The City of Lincoln and the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality have moved to a fully electronic system. If you are a first-time user to the web site, you must first register for an account to log in.
This fully electronic system can be found here:https://ecmp.nebraska.gov/DEQ-CSW/Account/Login
Local Permit Termination Process
Once the construction is complete in accordance with the design standard, the permittee shall submit a Notice of Termination.
If you are terminating an existing project, you should already have a login to the NDEQ web site. Log in and select the project you wish to terminate from the home screen.
Go to the “Listing of Existing Applications”, find the project you wish to terminate and click on the blue link to access the project information.
From the “Project Application Overview” screen, Select the Submit for Notice of Termination.
The COL CSW Notice of Termination information should appear. If you expand the small triangle next to the Final Stabilization Requirements, you should see the additional information on the requirements you need to meet.
If you meet the requirements and your project has been final inspected, confirm your information and you should see the COL CSW Notice of termination (CSW-NOT).
Upon approval, a confirmation letter confirming the project is closed, as per the City’s NOI Process, should be emailed to the applicant.