Draft Stormwater General Permit 3-9050

Draft General Permit 3-9050 is a permit for stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces.  It is an important component of the Vermont Clean Water Act of 2015 (Act 64) and is designed to assist in the implementation of clean-up efforts in Lake Champlain, Lake Memphremagog, and stormwater-impaired waters, while also protecting high quality surface waters statewide. This general permit covers all operational stormwater permitting, including new development, redevelopment, and permit renewal.  Additionally, this general permit serves as the “Three-Acre General Permit” as required under the Vermont Clean Water Act. 

What are the next steps?

  1. This summer, affected property owners will receive a letter from the Agency notifying them that their property has been identified as part of a "3-acre site."
  2. ​At the same time that property owners are notified, the Agency will issue the Draft General Permit 3-9050.  Property owners will have an opportunity to review the General Permit and submit comments to the Agency during the public comment period.
  3. After the public comment period, the Agency will review comments, make any necessary changes to the General Permit, and then issue the Final General Permit and a summary of responses to comments.  
  4. When the General Permit is final, the Agency will notify affected property owners and provide information on the application process.  The Agency will also provide affected property owners a process for requesting a reconsideration of a "3-acre" designation.   

Draft Documents

  • Draft General Permit - Coming Soon
  • Factsheet - Coming Soon
  • Stormwater Rule

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