Stormwater Discharge Permit Program

Effective October 1, 2009 Stormwater Construction Permit (5G3-NJ0088323) Requests for Authorization (RFA) applications will no longer be accepted and processed along with your Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan application by the local Soil Conservation District. Read more….


The Statewide Industrial Stormwater Permitting Program for Construction and Mining Activities represents the next step to improve water quality of our lakes, rivers and streams in conjunction with the existing Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Program under Chapter 251.

Phase II of the Stormwater Discharge Permit Program became effective on March 3, 2004.

You may be required to submit a Request for Authorization (RFA) utilizing the NJDEP Stormwater Construction Activity E-Permitting System  to the NJDEP Bureau of Permits Management if you are engaged in:

Construction activities including clearing, grading and excavating that disturb one (1) acre or more, or that disturb less than 1 acre, but are part of a larger plan or development.

Active or inactive mining or quarrying of sand, gravel, soil, shale, or clay including crushing, grinding, pulverizing and washing activities.

Construction of a sanitary or hazardous waste landfill before it receives wastes.

Visit the Bureau of Nonpoint Pollution Control’s website at for all 5G3 permitting needs.