What is a Common Plan of Development?

A construction activity is part of a larger common plan of development if it is completed in one or more of the following ways:

  • In separate stages
  • In separate phases
  • In combination with other construction activities

It is identified by the documentation that identifies the scope of the project including such things as the following:

  • Blueprints
  • Building permits
  • Contracts
  • Marketing plans
  • Plats
  • Public notice or hearing
  • Zoning requests

It can include one operator or many operators.

Example: A subdivision is being built. You are grading 0.75 acres, another company is clearing 4 different acres and a contractor is excavating another 0.5 acres. In this case, the total area that would be disturbed is 5.25 acres, so each operator would fall under the requirements associated with disturbing 5 or more acres.

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1. How do I report a spill or discharge impacting a waterway?
2. To whom do I submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to discharge?
3. Where can I get a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)?
4. What is a Common Plan of Development?
5. Why is the control of construction site runoff necessary?
6. Why is the control of post-construction runoff necessary?
7. What types of BMPs can address the post construction runoff minimum measure?
8. Where can I find out more about Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA)?
9. Why do I need an Industrial Stormwater Permit?
10. How do I determine whether or not I need an Industrial Stormwater Permit?
11. How do I obtain an Industrial Stormwater Permit?
12. What are the consequences for failing to comply?
13. What is a Phase 2 Small MS4?
14. What are the Phase 2 Small MS4 program requirements?
15. What is the Hickory Creek Watershed Protection Plan (WPP)?
16. What are stormwater requirements for gas wells?