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The Cityof Lincoln and the NRD have had a long-standing Interlocal Agreement to work collectively on many stormwater management initiatives. In the City's continuing efforts to improve efficiencies for the development community, the Watershed Managmeent Division of Public Works is the lead agency for review on construction site NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) Permits and the associated Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP).

For Large Site NPDES Construction Permitting (land disturbance greater than one acre), submittals shall include a Construction Stormwater Notice of Intent form (CSW-NOI) from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Qualiy, as well as a prepared SWPPP. Please submit these items either hard copy or preferably a digital (.pdf) format to:

Ben Higgins, Senior Engineer
Public Works
555 S. 10th Street, Suite 203
Lincoln, NE 68508

Individual Lot NPDES Permitting should be submitted to the Building and Safety Division.

Erosion & Sediment Control Act Rules and Regulations

State of Nebraska DEQ Construction General Permit & Notice of Intent Form

Best Management Practices Handbook - This handy guide outlines the process of obtaining a “permit” for land disturbance associated with building construction and provides examples of typical measures used for erosion & sediment control during construction activity.

Alternative Stormwater Best Management Practices Guidelines - The purpose of these guidelines are to provide a "tool box" of BMP's for improving water quality and reducing flood and impacts in Lincoln due to urbanization. These guidelines were compiled specifically for Lincoln and were designed to work in our area with

SWPPP Checklist

Complete City of Lincoln Drainage Criteria Manual
DCM Chapter 9 (Erosion & Sediment Control)
Construction Stormwater Ordinance, Chapter 28.01

The NRD will continue to work with the City's Construction Stormwater Program by providing technical assistance and educational programs to help permit holders achieve a clean construction site and avoid non-compliance.

If you have questions about this process, contact Ben Higgins, Watershed Management Manager, 402-441-7589 or the NRD, 402-476-2729.

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