NPDES Permits for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities

NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permits are required for construction sites equal or larger than one acre (equal to or greater than one acre of earth disturbance). The permit must be in to hand before earthwork begins. The requirements for an NPDES permit are set by Federal and State regulations.

NEW- December 2019...

9 page fact sheet describing the PAG-02 (December 2019) NPDES General Permit for Construction Activities [last revised 12/2019] (PDF).

-- this section is currently under construction due to recent changes- check back soon. In the meantime, current information and NPDES forms may be obtained from DEP's eLibrary.


Fees associated with NPDES permits are made out to different "payees" depending on the fee.

  • The permit administrative fee is made out to: Centre County Clean Water Fund
  • The $100 per acre disturbed fee is made out to: Commonwealth of PA Clean Water Fund
  • While the E&S plan review fee is made out to: Centre County Conservation District

NPDES forms for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Contruction Activities (Check this page often to use the most current forms)