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Jun. 25, 2020 REMINDER

It is time to reapply for your Construction Stormwater General Permit

The Construction Stormwater General Permit (CSWGP) requires permittees to reapply for permit coverage at least 180 days prior to the expiration date of the current permit (General Condition G8). If you have an active CSWGP, you must reapply for coverage by July 4, 2020.

If permittees fail to reapply for the CSWGP, permit coverage will terminate on December 31, 2020. If your permit is terminated and you discharge pollution to waters of the State, you will be in violation of the federal Clean Water Act and chapter 90.48 RCW. If you have already submitted a renewal application, please disregard this notice.

To determine whether a renewal application was submitted for a permit, please visit https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/paris/PermitSearch.aspx and search by entering the permit number or project name. Scroll down and a ‘draft’ application should appear in the list of search results (see ‘Permit Status’ column). Ecology will notify you if any additional information is required.

To Reapply Online

The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) uses SecureAccess Washington (SAW) to maintain security of your data. Please see the included reapplication instructions. You can use your existing SAW account. If you do not have a SAW account, you can create one by going to https://secureaccess.wa.gov/. For instructions on setting up a SAW account, visit https://ecology.wa.gov/wqwebportalhelp.

To Reapply By Mail

If you have an electronic reporting waiver, you can request a paper copy of the application form by calling (360) 480-3353. Please allow enough time for Ecology to mail the application, time for you to fill it out and mail it back. Your application must be postmarked by July 4, 2020.

Changes to the acreage or permittee

Changes to the acreage may not be made in this renewal process. If you need to alter the acreage of your permit please submit a modification of coverage form available at: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/ecy070558.pdf.

Changes to the permittee affiliation may not be made in this renewal process. If you need to alter the permittee or organization responsible for permit coverage please submit a modification of coverage form (linked above) or a transfer of coverage form available at: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/ecy02087a.pdf.

Permit Reissuance

Ecology is in the process of updating and reissuing the CSWGP. If you have comments about the current permit, suggestions on ways to improve the permit, or concerns about the permit reissuance, please contact Noel Tamboer at noel.tamboer@ecy.wa.gov.

For more information, or if you have questions about reapplying for the permit, please visit the Construction Stormwater General Permit webpage at https://ecology.wa.gov/constructionstormwaterpermit. Contact information for your regional permit administrator can be found toward the bottom of the page.