Stormwater and Working in Water
It is important to understand the permits and
regulations that are required for construction activities taking place during
the wet season. Acquiring the necessary permits and making sense of the
regulations can take time; prepare yourself before your project begins.
Construction Stormwater Permits and Regulations
Stormwater General Permit Application and Information page.
This permit is required for any
construction activity that disturbs one acre or more.
- Information on additional Stormwater permits.
- The following publication from the Department of Ecology addresses how developers can
accomplish their project while following Washington State regulations concerning
Aquatic Resource Permit Application (JARPA): This application
is required for most construction activities that take place in or near water.
This application form contains permits issued from local, state, and federal agencies.
- Water Right Change:
To change the place of use, point of diversion or withdrawal, add additional
points of diversions or withdrawals, or purpose of use to an existing water right.
- New Water Right (Permit to Withdraw or
Divert Surface or Ground Water): To withdraw water except as listed above.
- Water Reclamation and Reuse: Authorizes the use of reclaimed water.
Working in Water Permits and Regulations
- Dam Safety Construction Permit:
Constructing, modifying, or repairing any dam or controlling works for storage
of 10 or more acre-feet of water, waste, or mine tailings.
- Hydraulic Project Approval Permit: Work that uses, diverts, obstructs,
or changes the natural flow or bed of any of the salt or fresh waters of state.
- Notice of Intent to Construct or Decommission a
Well: Drilling activities including developing or decommissioning
water wells, monitoring wells, and geotech soil borings.
- Reservoir Permit:
Constructing a barrier
across a stream, channel, or water course if the barrier will create a reservoir
of a certain size.
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