“As of December 18, 2021, Indiana no longer administers the construction stormwater program under Indiana Administrative Code (327 IAC 15-5 or Rule 5). Permitting coverage is now issued under the Construction Stormwater General Permit (CSGP). The CSGP is a performance-based regulation designed to reduce pollutants that are associated with construction and/or land-disturbing activities.”
Compliance Process for MS4 Communities within Elkhart County*
*Elkhart County, City Goshen, City Elkhart
The MS4 ordinances in Elkhart, Goshen, and Elkhart County have the same requirements for construction as the state’s Construction Stormwater General Permit, but allow for local enforcement and collection of a filing fee. The Elkhart County ordinance covers the towns of Bristol, Middlebury, Millersburg, and Wakarusa, because development in those towns goes through the county planning department. The three ordinances (Cities of Elkhart and Goshen, and Elkhart County) cover all parts of the county except Nappanee.
Construction in Nappanee is covered under the state’s Construction Stormwater General Permit, which means all the requirements apply, but there is no local filing fee or enforcement authority. If you are planning a development in Nappanee that will involve land disturbance of one acre or more, visit their website and contact the Elkhart County Soil and Water Conservation District.