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A Practical Guide to Tennessee's Construction General NPDES Permit
Increased development primarily in traditionally rural areas has resulted in a corresponding increase in water quality related construction issues. Stormwater requirements have increased and are a central focus at both the federal, state and local levels. The general permit for construction stormwater has morphed from a simple requirement to use best management practices (BMPs) in 1992, to a very complex and complicated process. Construction stormwater violations are the most frequently cited violations by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.