Sediment & Erosion Control
As a component of the development process and the Stormwater Management Program, any public or private, industrial, commercial, or residential subdivision project that will be engaging in any land disturbing activity in the city is required to submit documentation to acquire a land disturbance (stormwater) permit from the city and and also a second permit from the state, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Construction (SCR10000).
Both permits can be acquired by submitting one application to the North Augusta Stormwater Management Department.
Redevelopment and property enhancements to existing commercial and residential subdivisions may be exempt from this permitting requirement, but that is not always the case. Make sure to contact the Stormwater Management department to verify the requirements for your project.
The Stormwater Management Department is committed to providing each applicant assistance with the process. If at any time there is a question about obtaining, maintaining, or terminating a stormwater permit (city or state), you may contact our office for assistance.
| There are two types of project permits and up to two permits will be issued for each project:
In some instances, an individual lot permit will be required by a developer. The Individual Lot Notice of Intent (IL-NOI) application has instructions provided. If this type of permit in needed, make sure that the subdivision developer provides you with the existing NPDES Permit number and Stormwater Management Plan for the project. The City of North Augusta will not provide those documents to you unless extenuating circumstances are present, and there will be a cost associated with copies of documents. If you are required by a developer to pull an individual lot permit, you will need to submit the application form along with a $125 individual lot permit fee to SCDHEC in Columbia SC.
Construction projects throughout the city are routinely inspected by certified staff to verify that they are in compliance with stormwater permits. The inspections are conducted to verify that the site is in compliance with the City Stormwater Permit, the NPDES, CGP, and other water quality permits that may have been issued for the project and to make sure waterways are being protected throughout the construction process. In some instances it may be determined that the project is out of compliance with city ordinances or other regulations that govern the activity, even though the approved plan is followed. In these cases, the site inspector will alert the project owner and the project engineer that additional measures are needed and must be implemented. The city utilizes its Enforcement Response Plan as a guideline when conducting inspections.
Certified Inspectors are required for most projects, your site plan will indicate if you are required to have them. These inspectors are required to conduct weekly inspections of the project and also after 1/2" storm events.This is to ensure your project is not polluting streams, wetlands, adjacent property, storm systems or roadways that drain to them. These inspections are paid for by the developer or contractor and are separate from the City required inspections.
A Stormwater Management Permit Application Fee is $100 per disturbed acre for lare or small projects, with a $2,000 maximum. An additional SC DHEC National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit fee of $125 is required only for projects with more than 1 acre of disturbed land or that are less than 1 acre and are a part of a Larger Common Plan of development. Other fees may be required for changes to permits or modifications.
Permit Forms & Documents
|NOI Form, Less than 1 Acre||Application for <1 Acre Land Disturbance|
|NOI Form||Application for >1 Acre Land Disturbance|
|IL-NOI||Application Individual Lot|
|Engineering Checklist||Completed Projects >1 Acre|
|NPDES General Permit SRC10000||Permit, On-Site SWPPP|
|C-SWPPP Template||Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan|
|Major Modification||Major Modification Form|
|Inspection Log||On-Site Stormwater Pollution Plan|
|Rainfall Log||Required in OS-SWPPP|
|Contractor Certification||Required in OS-SWPPP|
|Pre-Con Meeting Certification||Required in OS-SWPPP|
|Pre-Con Meeting Sign In Log||Required in OS-SWPPP|
|Contractor Log-In Sheet||Required in OS-SWPPP|
|Change of Ownership Form||Project Sold before permit termination is filed.|
|Notice of Termination||Termination of Permit (N.O.T.), form instructions|
|Soil Stabilization Log||Required on-site in OS-SWPPP|
Required on-site in OS-SWPPP
|Site Inspection Example Form||Inspection form example, (print and make copies).|
Design Guides for Engineers
|Rain Garden Sizing||How to design a rain garden for your yard|
|Vegetated Filter Strip||How to design a vegetated filer strip|
|Water Quality Manual||WQ specifications for North Augusta development|
|SC Soils Appendix_E||Soil types in South Carolina|
|Sediment and Erosion Control Manual||Sediment and erosion prevent specifications|
|Engineering Checklist for Construction Projects||Checklist|
|Infiltration Trench Sizing||How to design a infiltration trench|
|North Augusta Basin Map||Basins in North Augusta watershed|
|EPA Common Pollutants and Sources Table||List of pollutants and possible sources|