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General Permits for Stormwater Discharges

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Department of Environmental Quality

The Department Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers state and federal laws and regulations for air quality, water quality, water supply and land protection.

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Applications can be submitted for construction general permits for stormwater discharges. Permits are required for stormwater runoff from public or private construction activities in planned developments or from land disturbances equal to or greater than one acre.

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For additional help regarding this service, please contact the Department of Environmental Quality.

For general help and information please contact:
Ben Leach
By phone at (804) 698-4037 
By email at