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Land Development - Environmental 2008 Page: 1 LAND DEVELOPMENT - ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS Reference: Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities: A Planning Guide for Construction & Development . April 2005. EPA Office of Compliance. Washington, DC 20460. EPA Document No. 305B04003. Approximately 180 pages. Ordering information : The referenced publication is designed to help the builder/developer/owner recognize federal environmental requirements that must be addressed and, thereby, allow him/her to include the associated time and costs in the project financial plan. The guide will also designate the party responsible for fulfilling the requirements. During the bid preparation phase of a project, it is important to recognize and include the costs associated with complying with the environmental requirements. Ignoring or not being aware of these costs can lead to cost overruns, future profit loss, or serious and costly enforcement actions and penalties. The federal requirements to be addressed are: Stormwater Permit Dredge-and-fill/Wetlands Permit Oil Spill Prevention Construction Site Solid Waste Hazardous Substances (Superfund Liability) Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Waste Air Quality Asbestos Endangered Species National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Compliance with Storm water Rules is being taken very seriously by the EPA according to an article in the “Nation’s Building News” for the week of August 3, 2009. STORMWATER PERMIT Before beginning a construction project, you must consider the stormwater discharges from the site. These discharges often contain pollutant concentrations that could adversely impact water quality. To get a permit to proceed with construction, it will be necessary to meet either the requirements of the EPA Construction General Permit (CGP), state-specific General Storm-water Permits, or Site-specific Storm-water permits. The EPA CGP was developed under the Clean Water Act and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). The text discussing the NPDES is available on the Internet at under “Title 40 – Protection of Environment”, section 122.
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Land Development - Environmental 2008 Page: 2 Do I need a stormwater permit? As of March 10, 2003 in order to discharge stormwater from a construction site, all construction projects that disturb 1 acre or more of land must have either: an individual stormwater permit, or coverage under one of Florida’s general permits. Operators of sites disturbing less than one acre are also required to obtain a permit if their activity is part of a “larger, common plan of development or sale” with a planned disturbance of one acre or greater. Definitions
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