The Greater Elkhart County Stormwater Partnership Rule 13 Stormwater Quality Management Plan (SWQMP):

Construction Documents:

Weekly inspection reports should be submitted through PermiTrack.

If this is not possible, fill out and submit a Self Inspection Report.


  • Rule 5 (327 IAC 15-5) – is the state law aimed at preventing stormwater pollution at construction sites. The rule is intended to protect Indiana’s rivers, lakes, and wetlands from sediment and other pollutants that could run off of construction sites during rain events.
  • SWPPP Checklist – lists all requirements for the SWPPP, all these items must be adequately addressed for plan approval.
  • Notice of Intent (NOI) – is submitted to IDEM after the SWPPP has been approved by the SWCD.  It should be accompanied by a copy of the plan approval; the $100 IDEM filing fee; and proof of publication in a local newspaper.
  • Notice of Termination (NOT) – is sent to the SWCD when all construction is finished, the site is stabilized, and all temporary practices have been removed. The SWCD will conduct a final site inspection and either approve or deny the Notice of Termination (NOT). If approved, the SWCD will send the NOT to IDEM. If denied, the SWCD will inform the site owner of what is needed for the NOT to be approved. The site owner is responsible for following the SWPPP and keeping the clearance renewed until the NOT is approved.


Clean Water Act:  PDF version of the Clean Water Act