Plain City owns and operates a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System – a system of stormwater conveyances including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains.  The operation and maintenance of this system is regulated under the Federal Clean Water Act and is designed to reduce the discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable (MEP) to protect water quality consistent with the appropriate water quality requirements of  State law and attendant regulations.

The Public Works Department has structured a Stormwater Plan to include these control measures:

  1. Public education and outreach on stormwater impacts;
  2. Public involvement & participation;
  3. Illicit discharge detection and elimination;
  4. Construction site stormwater runoff control for regulated land disturbing activities;
  5. Post-construction stormwater management on new and re-development projects; and
  6. Pollution prevention/good housekeeping for municipal operations.

 

PLAIN CITY CONSTRUCTION PERMIT AND SWPPP

One of the following must be completed before any earth work begins on site:

STEP 1 – Determine which permit is needed for your construction site

Work done on a single residential lot that disturbs less than one acre and IS NOT located in a subdivision that comprises more than one acre, requires an in-house Mini SWPPP form and an Acknowledgement Letter – submitted with plans and standard building permit for review and approval by the Public Works Director or City’s Stormwater Representative.

Work done on a single residential lot that disturbs less than one acre and is located in a subdivision that is an acre or larger, requires an Acknowledgment Letter with reference to a Common Plan Permit for the subdivision – submitted with plans and standard building permit for review and approval by the Public Works Director or City’s Stormwater Representative.

All other construction that disturbs an acre or more, e.g. common plan development, subdivision or other phased project, requires a Construction General Permit (CGP) and an Acknowledgment Letter – submitted with plans and standard building permit for review and approval by the Public Works Director or City’s Stormwater Representative.

STEP 2 – Access the Construction Stormwater Webpage through this link:

STEP 3 – Under the “Permit Coverage” header, download the SWPPP template that matches your permit type.

Templates for the Common Plan SWPPP and the Construction General Permit are available at http://construction.stormwater.utah.gov.  The Mini SWPPP template can be downloaded by clicking the button on this page.  See Step 1 to determine which template you need.

Read through the instructions and information fields on the template, prior to completing the form.

Fill in the required fields of the downloaded SWPPP template.

STEP 4 – Obtain Permit Coverage – Notice of INTENT (NOI)

At the top of the construction webpage, click the link to “Application for Stormwater Permit and Access the Permit Database”.

After logging in (create an account if you’re new), select “New Permit/Plan”.

Answer the questions and pay the associated fee.  Immediately after your payment is processed, you will be given a permit number and printable NOI.  Coverage is for one year from the application date.

Plain City uses online inspection monitoring, provided by ComplianceGo.  Your construction site will be added to the ComplianceGo database and you will receive a welcoming notice.

 

To Terminate the Permit When the Work is Done:

From the construction web page (see Step 2), click on the “Application for a Stormwater Permit and Access the Permit Database” link.

Log in using the same username provided for the original application and select “Request Termination” – enter information as prompted.

A printable Notice of Termination form can be downloaded, filled out, and returned by email to wqinfodata@utah.gov

If you have questions, please contact the Plain City Public Works Department 801-731-4908 ext. 116 or Plain City Public Works Director, Dan Schuler 385-466-1079.