Welcome to the online Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) e-Permits interface, established for projects that disturb one or more acres of earth that must apply for coverage under a Permit for Stormwater Associated with Construction Activity, and obtain coverage under that permit before beginning earth disturbance on any part of the project. Projects that initially disturb less than one acre, but that are part of a plan of development that will ultimately disturb one acre or more, must also obtain coverage before beginning earth disturbance on the first part of the project.
Once you have a user account, this on-line interface allows you to perform the following actions:
A new approval process is in place for customers submitting an NOI for the General Permit for Stormwater Associated with Construction Activity.
In recognition that the permit is beyond its five-year term, and in recognition that NPDES permits have a maximum duration of five years, the Department is discontinuing the acceptance of new registrations under the stormwater associated with construction (14-GP) activity General Permit. Proposed new discharges of stormwater will not be allowed to obtain general permit coverage until a new permit is issued.
In place of permit coverage under the expired permit, the Department has issued a Consent Order to cover proposed new discharges of stormwater associated with construction activity. The applicant should submit a Declaration of Intent (DOI) and complete the electronic registration/certification process in accordance with the requirements otherwise set forth for registrations under expired permit 14-GP.
Coverage under the Consent Order will be effective upon your acceptance of the Declaration of Intent (DOI) and approval of the Notice of Intent (NOI) by the Department. Unless otherwise withdrawn or revoked, the Consent Order shall remain in full force and effect for you until the deadline for new registrations required under a new general permit, or the date you obtain coverage under an individual permit or general permit, whichever occurs first.
Please note that applications submitted prior to the expiration date of 14-GP (December 31, 2019) do not require submission of a Declaration of Intent (DOI) and will continue to be valid.
Copies of important documents such as the text of the General Permit and the required self-inspection form are available at MDE’s stormwater associated with construction activity webpage: http://mde.maryland.gov/programs/water/wwp/Pages/gp_construction.aspx.
To begin using the interface, create an account using the link to the right. This electronic government service includes a 3% service/convenience fee for credit card payments or $3 eCheck fee processed through this online service. This fee is assessed by NICUSA, Inc., Maryland's eGovernment service provider, a third party working under a contract administered by the Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT). The service fee is used to develop, maintain, and expand the online service offerings of the state and is non-refundable. Accepted credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
For technical support regarding the interface, please click on the 24/7 Support link at the top of this page. For information regarding permits, permitting processes, and permit requirements, please contact:
MDE Wastewater Program
Phone: (410) 537-3019