Sewer Extension Permitting
Fast Track Sewer Extension Permitting
The Fast-Track Permitting program consists of the submittal of an application and an engineer's certification that the project meets all applicable State rules and Division Minimum Design Criteria. In return, the Division provides expedited processing without a full technical review. These projects consist of gravity sewers, pump stations and force mains or any combination of the two.
- *NEW* Fast Track Application (FTA 06-21 - revised June 2021)
- 02T Rules (revised September 2018)
- Minimum Design Critieria for Gravity Sewer
- Minimum Design Critieria for Pump Stations and Force Mains
Alternative Sewer Extension Permitting
Low pressure sewer systems, vacuum sewer systems, and other alternative sewer systems must be submitted to the Municipal Permitting Unit through the standard review process for a full technical review.
- Alternative Sewer Extension Application (ASEA 04-16)
- Section X & XI Attachment (If Applicable)
- Meeting Reliability Requirements (Simplex Pump Stations)
Standard Sewer Extension Permitting
Projects that do not meet the 02T rules and current Minimum Design Criteria must be submitted to the Municipal Permitting Unit through the standard review process for a full technical review. Applications for sewers involving an Environmental Assessment shall not be considered complete until either a Finding of No Significant Impact or Record of Decision is issued.
- Sewer System Extension Application (SSEA 04-16)
Attachments (use for all permit applications)
- Variance/Alternative Design Request (VADC 10-14)
- Flow Tracking for Sewer Extension (FTSE 10-18)
- Developers Operational Agreement (DEV 03-19)
- Homeowners Association Operational Agreement (HOA 03-19)
Permitting by Regulation
Projects meeting the requirements of 15A NCAC 02T .0303 are deemed permitted in accordance with 2T Subchapter .0113 and and therefore it may not be necessary for the Division to issue individual permits for coverage.
To determine if your project meets the applicable requirements to be considered deemed permitted please contact this office or your local regional office.
Adjusted Daily Sewage Flow Design Rate (Flow Reduction)
An adjusted daily sewage flow design rate (design flow reduction) may be requested for certain situations. Note that if the flow reduction request is granted, it is applied to permitted but not yet tributary connections and future connections tributary to the system. The request must show that the sewage system is adequate to meet actual daily wastewater flows from a facility without causing violations at the receiving wastewater treatment plant or capacity-related sanitary sewer overflows within the collection system. Requests should be submitted to the NPDES Municipal Permitting Unit and should meet all requirements of 15A NCAC 02T.0114(f).
Please see the Guidance Regarding Flow Reduction Requests for detailed information on the flow reduction request process.