1. PAG-02
      2. NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES)
      3. GENERAL PERMIT FOR DISCHARGES OF
      4. STORMWATER ASSOCIATED WITH CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES
      5. FACT SHEET

3800-PM-BCW0405d Rev. 12/2017
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Fact Sheet
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
BUREAU OF CLEAN WATER
PAG-02
NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES)
GENERAL PERMIT FOR DISCHARGES OF
STORMWATER ASSOCIATED WITH CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES
FACT SHEET
In compliance with the provisions of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. Section 1251
et seq
. (the “Act”) and Pennsylvania’s
Clean Streams Law, as amended, 35 P.S. Section 691.1
et seq
., the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is
authorizing the discharge of stormwater associated with construction activity to surface waters of the Commonwealth
under the PAG-02 General Permit. The PAG-02 General Permit that is currently in effect was issued on December 8,
2012 and expires on December 7, 2017. On October 21, 2017, DEP published notice of an administrative extension to
the PAG-02 General Permit until December 7, 2018 in the
Pennsylvania Bulletin
[47 Pa.B. 6565]. DEP published notice
of the availability of a draft reissued PAG-02 General Permit in the
Pennsylvania Bulletin
on November 4, 2017
[47 Pa.B. 6884]. A 30-day comment period was provided, and interested parties were directed to submit comments to
DEP’s eComment system or by e-mail to ecomment@pa.gov. The comment period ended on December 4, 2017. DEP
received comments and questions from six different individuals and organizations during the comment period.
Consideration of these comments will be undertaken during the subsequent PAG-02 permit term.
DEP has decided to reissue the PAG-02 General Permit for a two-year term. The PAG-02 General Permit became
effective on December 8, 2017 and will expire on December 7, 2019. DEP anticipates making changes to the general
permit and associated documents, and has determined that two years is sufficient time to make those changes. DEP
published notice of the availability of the final reissued PAG-02 General Permit in the
Pennsylvania Bulletin
on
December 16, 2017.

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