Did you know that Chapter 151 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes requires approval from the Division of Water prior to any construction or other activity in or along a stream that could in any way obstruct flood flows or adversely impact water quality. If the project involves work in a stream, such as bank stabilization, dredging or relocation, you will also need to obtain a 401 Water Quality Certification (“WQC”) from the Division of Water.
A project may not start until all necessary approvals are received from the KDOW. For questions concerning the WQC process, contact the WQC section at 502/564-3410.
If the project will disturb one or more acres of land, or if the project is part of a larger common plan of development or sale that ultimately will disturb one or more acres, you will also need to complete a Notice of Intent for general permit coverage for storm water discharges associated with construction activities (NOI-SWCA).
You can find the forms for Kentucky Pollution Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) at http://www.water.ky.gov/homepage_repository/kpdes_permit_aps.htm or https://dep.gateway.ky.gov/eForms/default.aspx?FormID=7. An applicant must return completed forms to the Floodplain Management Section of the KDOW.