Storm Water Management
Per the revised Storm Water Management Regulations, which became effective August 16, 2014, a CAP shall be completed for work which requires a building permit, except for signs and fences over six feet high, and work that does not require a building permit but disturbs 10,000 square feet or more or creates 20,000 square feet or more of impervious surface.
Listed below are forms and information about the permit. All forms are in PDF format.
The Storm Water Management Regulations (SWMR) have been developed by the Wayne County Commissioners for the purpose of protecting Wayne County residents from the impacts of storm water runoff pollution, sedimentation and erosion during and after non-farm, earth-disturbing activities. These activities include, among others, residential, commercial and industrial site development as well as, construction grading associated with roadway and pipeline projects.
A Guidance Document has also been developed as a supplement to the Storm Water Management Regulations. In addition to identifying and mitigating conditions that erode the quality of open waterways in the County, the Storm Water Management Regulations also allow Wayne County to maintain compliance status with the storm water management requirements of the Ohio EPA. The regulations and associated Review and Inspection Fees went into effect in June 2009. The regulations and guidance document were revised and became effective in August 2012.
All non-farm, earth disturbing activities are required to complete a Construction Application for Permit (CAP). The CAP must be completed and submitted to the Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District Office. The Soil and Water Conservation District reviews the CAP and issues a Storm Water Construction Permit or a waiver to the Permit depending on the nature of the work and area of ground disturbed. All activities require the implementation of sediment and erosion measures (See Sediment & Erosion Control Measures Fact Sheet). In addition to implementing sediment and erosion control measures, activities disturbing more than one (1) acre of ground must construct permanent, Post-Construction Best Management Practices (BMP’s) as outlined in the regulations. Detailed CAP Instructions are available to help in the process of completing the CAP.
If you have any questions regarding the Wayne County Storm Water Management Regulations please feel free to call the Water Management Engineer, Rob Kastner, at Wayne Soil & Water Conservation District (330)-262-2836 or stop in to the SWCD office in the County Administration Building at 428 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691. The Wayne SWCD office is located in the lower level of the building.