Rule 5 Plan Review-
SWPPP Submission Form below
Submission Procedures for Rule 5-Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP Review)
Applicable Projects: The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation Districts reviews the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan for construction projects that exceed one acre and are owned by Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Noblesville, Cicero, Arcadia or Hamilton County. Through agreement, we also review plans for all projects within the town limits of Sheridan and Arcadia.
Submission Guidelines: A digital copy of the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) must be submitted below. Submissions must include name, address, email address and phone number of the contact person for question pertaining to the plan. Hard copy of quarter sheets may also be submitted directly to our office.
Size: Digital copies of plans are preferred. Files must not exceed 20MB, but can be separated into multiple files. Hard copies of quarter sheets (11” x 17”) are preferred to full size sheets. Additional narrative documentation can be on standard letter size.
Optional: Complete the Project Information section of the Standard Technical Review and Comment Form and submit digitally below.
Plan Review Process: Plans are reviewed in order that they are received. The Rule provides 14 days for review. We will attempt to provide review in one week. The Standard Technical Review and Comment Form will be emailed to the contact person with any comments. If you have questions about the review, contact Ginger Davis. It can be advantageous for the designer and reviewer to meet and discuss a plan- especially complex ones. This meeting can take place before or after submission.
Revisions: If revised plans need to be submitted, please submit only those sheets that have been changed. These can be submitted digitally in pdf format or hard copy. Contact Ginger Davis for best delivery method for re-submissions.
Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District
1717 Pleasant Street, Noblesville, IN 46060
0000_hamilton_co_swcd_plan_review_template.xlsm (excel file)
A sample Material Handling and Spill Prevention Plan
A sample Construction Sequence Outline
What is Rule 5?
From the IDEM Website: 327 IAC 15-5 (Rule 5) " is a performance-based regulation designed to reduce pollutants that are associated with construction and/or land disturbing activities.
The requirements of Rule 5 now apply to all persons who are involved in construction activity (which includes clearing, grading, excavation and other land disturbing activities) that results in the disturbance of one (1) acre or more of total land area. If the land disturbing activity results in the disturbance of less than one (1) acre of total land area, but is part of a larger common plan of development or sale, the project is still subject to storm water permitting. "
Projects we review:
The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation Districts reviews the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan for construction projects that exceed one acre and are owned by Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Noblesville, Cicero, Arcadia or Hamilton County. Through agreement, we also review plans for all projects within the town limits of Sheridan and Arcadia.
Learn more about Rule 5 on the IDEM website:
IDEM Guidance for SWPPP development:
IDEM Rule 5 forms are accessible here.