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Introduction
Under the authority of the Oklahoma Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Act (OPDES), the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued the general permit OKR10, which authorizes discharges of stormwater associated with construction activity. This permit is a reissuance of the general permit for large and small construction activities and became effective on September 13, 2012. This permit replaces the previous version of the OKR10 permit issued on September 13, 2007. This permit and the authorization shall expire at midnight, September 12, 2017.

Attention: Any development with a total disturbed area of equal to or greater than one acre shall be required to submit copies of the Notice of Intent (NOI) filed with ODEQ, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3), OKR10 Authorization Letter & the issued OKR10 permit to Edmond's Stormwater Quality staff before any construction activity begins on site. This requirement also applies to those sites applying for a Land Disturbance Permit (Edmond Code of Ordinances, Section 23.20.050.c). Links to templates for the NOI and SWP3 are available under the Compliance Assistance section.

Areas of Change & New Requirements
The list below covers the basic areas of change that OKR10 permit holders need to review. By no means is the list all-inclusive or excuse operators from reviewing the new OKR10 permit document in full. For a more in-depth review of these changes, please watch the Overview of Changes to OKR10 Construction General Permit video below. There is a link to the presentation slides as well. 

  • Definition changes 
    • New terms defined
  • Impaired, outstanding, & sensitive waters requirements
  • Endangered species provisions
    • Process changes
  • Stormwater discharges from asphalt and concrete batch plants
  • Stormwater pollution prevention plans
    • SWPPPs need to be submitted to DEQ only under certain circumstances 
    • Corrective action provision added
    • Hay/straw bales are no longer allowed as an erosion control BMP in Oklahoma 
  • Buffer requirements
    • New Addendum I
  • Form Changes

Training Videos & Presentations
These training videos were filmed at the 2012 Oklahoma Stormwater Conference held at the Rosser Conservation Education Center, Oklahoma City Zoo (November 7-8, 2012). These videos are each roughly ~1 hr in length and cover a great deal of relevant information regarding the current Phase II OKR10 permit, SWPPP requirements, Low Impact Development (LID) techniques & future regulatory issues. There is also an entire presentation dedicated to the new Addendum I - Buffer Guidance document in the OKR10 permit. The purpose of this document is to assist developers/builders in complying with the requirements in Parts 3.3.1.A and 3.5.2.A of the OKR10 Permit regarding the establishment of natural buffers or equivalent sediment controls. As a reminder, these requirements went into effect September 13, 2012 and will be enforced through September 12, 2017. 

Although the videos include the powerpoint presentation slides, we are also providing links to the presentations themselves. It may be helpful to download and print the presentations prior to viewing the videos to more easily follow along and take notes.

If after viewing these videos you have any questions or require additional clarification, please contact Edmond's Stormwater Quality Division at (405) 359 - 4772. Our staff will be happy to help guide you through these new requirements. If you would prefer to speak with a DEQ representative, contact information for DEQ staff members are listed at the bottom of the page.

Day 1 Videos: 

Day 1 Presentation Slides: 

Day 2 Videos: 

Day 2 Presentation Slides:


Compliance Assistance
Regulations
  • Edmond's Code of Ordinances
  • General Permit OKR10 for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities within the State of Oklahoma (effective September 13, 2012)

BMP Selection

SWP3, Notice of Intent (NOI), Inspection & Corrective Action Report Development

Filing a Notice of Termination (NOT)
Certain steps should be followed at the end of a project to ensure the project's OKR10 permit is not prematurely terminated. All permittees are required to submit an NOT to DEQ within 30 days after Final Stabilization has been achieved; however, DO NOT submit an NOT until you have first submitted an Inspection Request Form to DEQ (DEQ form 606-009). If an NOT is submitted without an Inspection Request, the project's OKR10 permit will expire at midnight the same day the NOT form is signed by the permit holder, which could potentially result in enforcement action if the site does not meet one or more of the termination conditions.

An Inspection Request is a FREE service offered by the Storm Water Unit of the Environmental Complaints & Local Services (ECLS) Division of DEQ and the request may be submitted to DEQ either before the NOT or at the same time. Only one Inspection Request Form may be submitted to DEQ in a 90-day period.

Submitting the Inspection Request Form with the NOT will keep the current OKR10 permit active in the event that the site fails the termination inspection. If an NOT is submitted without an Inspection Request and the site fails the termination inspection, then the permit holder will be required to reapply for the OKR10 permit, including paying all of the necessary fees.

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND SUBMITTING AN INSPECTION REQUEST WITH EACH NOT!

In order to avoid having a site's OKR10 permit terminated prematurely, review OKR10 Parts 1.5 & 8.1 for specifics on the site conditions that must be met to submit a NOT. The Inspection Request Form (DEQ form 606-009) is available on DEQ's website or by request from the City of Edmond's Storm Water Quality staff.


General Stormwater Information

Edmond Publications
This guide describes the appropriate Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) practices needed to protect Edmond's waterways, and provides a simple way of identifying good and bad examples of erosion and sediment control techniques. Properly installed and maintained ESC practices are required by Building Permits and City of Edmond ordinances. 

Construction Site Field Guide to Erosion and Sediment Control Brochure
Construction Site Field Guide to Erosion and Sediment Control Brochure (Spanish)


Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Stormwater Contacts

OKR10 SWP3 Review ( if > 40 acres )
Michael Jordan              (Municipal Discharge & Stormwater Permitting Manager) (405) 702-8208  
Karen Milford (South) (405) 702-8191  
Ismat Esrar (North) (405) 702-8193  
OKR10 Permit Administration
Loree Boyanton (Supervisor) (405) 702-6177  
Sandra Purvis (405) 702-6182  
Anamari Holcomb (405) 702-6178  
 NOT Inspection Request - ECLS Storm Water Unit
 ECLS Storm Water Unit (405) 702-6100  Contact for permitting questions
 Jessica Christopher (405) 702-6197  j
OKR10 Enforcement & Compliance Assistance - Water Quality Div.
Wayne T. Craney (Supervisor) (405) 702-8139  
Michelle Chao                (Inspector - West OK) (405) 702-8112  
Michele Loudenback             (Inspector - East OK) (405) 702-8116  

Stormwater Quality
Nancy Kennedy
Stormwater Manager

Jeff Byram
Hydrologist

Jordan Copeland
Water Quality Specialist

Sarah Ortega
Water Quality Specialist

Mike Moore
Stormwater Technician

10 S. Littler
Edmond, OK 73034

Ph: (405) 359-4772

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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