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In addition to their authorities under the Chapter 251 Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Program, the 15 Soil Conservation Districts also administer the NJPDES Stormwater Phase II program in conjunction with NJDEP Division of Water Quality

The Stormwater Discharger Permit Program requires construction activities including clearing, grading and excavating that disturb one acre or more obtain authorization of a construction general permit (5G3). This permit must be acquired in addition to a Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan certification through the local Soil Conservation District.

Mining and Quarrying activities must obtain general permits directly through NJDEP. Click on the following for additional information regarding this permit:

Request for Authorization forms may be obtained through the NJDEP's electronic permit (e-permit) system at