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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Federal Stormwater Regulations (Phase II)

Permit Overview

Stormwater is regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act. Since March 2003, municipalities and developers have been subject to new requirements dealing with stormwater management.

The requirements are called Phase II Stormwater Regulations since they are the second round of storm water rules implemented by EPA. Phase I, passed in 1992, dealt with larger municipalities (none in New Hampshire), privately-owned industries, and construction sites of 5 acres or larger. (Fact Sheet on Phase I and Phase II in New Hampshire)

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program is administered by EPA in New Hampshire. This site is designed to assist regulated entities in New Hampshire in complying with Phase II.

The following are three permits under Phase II Federal Stormwater Regulations. New information on new Phase II Stormwater permits is available on this Web site at as they are released from EPA.


Contacts for more information about Stormwater Phase II at the:

NH Department of Environmental Services | 29 Hazen Drive | PO Box 95 | Concord, NH 03302-0095
(603) 271-3503 | TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964 | Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm

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