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PLAN REVIEW AND PERMITTING PROCEDURES

ANGEL B. MARQUEZ Acting Chief Engineer angel.marquez@epa.guam.gov 671.475.1603/628


GEPA’S PLAN REVIEW AND PERMITTING PROCEDURE TOPICS FOR THIS PRESENTATION  DESIGN APPROVAL & MANDATES  PLAN REVIEW & BUILDING PERMIT  CLEARING /GRADING/STOCKPILING PERMIT  MISCELLANOUS PERMIT  OCCUPANCY PERMIT PROCESS  2011-2012 NUMBER OF PERMITS ISSUED  CHALLENGES


DESIGN APPROVAL THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS REQUIRES A DESIGN APPROVAL  DPW ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND RELATED PROJECT.  PROJECT THAT ENTAILS WATER SYSTEM WITH 6-INCH PIPE (200’ OR LONGER).  NEW OR SUBSTANTIAL ALTERATIONS OF EXISTING WATER SYSTEM & APPURTENANCES.


REQUIRED SUBMITTAL FOR DESIGN APPROVAL  30/60% DESIGN SUBMITTAL BASIS OF DESIGN, GENERAL CONCEPT, SOIL ANALYSIS  90% DESIGN SUBMITTAL RESPOND TO 30/60% SUBMITTAL COMMENTS  100% DESIGN SUBMITTAL RESPOND TO 90% SUBMITTAL COMMENTS AND APPROVAL FOR CONSTRUCTION OR BIDDING.


DESIGN APPROVAL


APPLICANT MUST ANSWER


TIMELINE OF REVIEW OF DESIGN


PERMITS AND PERMIT REVIEW


PERMIT APPLICATION PROCESS


LOCALLY-ENFORCED MANDATES


EXECUTIVE ORDER 2012-02  Relative to adopting the Stormwater Management Criteria for Guam

 “The Guam Transportation

Stormwater Drainage Manual prepared by the DPW is hereby adopted for use in all local and federal-aid public transportation projects, including highway and roadway projects”


EXECUTIVE ORDER 2012-02  Relative to adopting the Stormwater Management Criteria for Guam

 “The CNMI and Guam Stormwater management criteria is adopted for use in all non-transportation construction projects and construction projects on private property”  Note – DoD adopted the above criteria for their projects  Copies of the CNMI and Guam Stormwater Manual are in the back.


APPLICANT MUST ANSWER!


TIMELINE – PERMIT/CLEARANCE REVIEW AND ISSUANCE


RESIDENTIAL HOUSE PERMIT APPLICATION


CLEARING- GRUBBING GRADING OR STOCKPILING PERMIT


GRADING PERMIT APP & CHECKLIST


OCCUPANCY PERMIT CLEARANCE REQUEST


PERMITS ISSUED


POTENTIAL DELAYS YOUR PROJECT MAY BE DELAYED IF:  Document submittal is not complete  More information is needed about a particular part of the project  The site has wetland or prior use issues  Note – the timelines projected here are for a project with complete documentation and no pending environmental issues


UNDERGOUND INJECTION CONTROL PROGRAM  ON MAY 2, 1983 GUAM WAS GRANTED FULL PRIMACY BY USEPA UNDER 48FR19717.  22GAR CHAPTER 9, UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL REGULATIONS. – LOCAL MANDATES  WHAT IS UNDERGROUND INJECTION SYSTEM? MEANS “A BORED, DRIVEN, DUG OR DRILLED WELL, GALLERY OR OTHER SYSTEMS, AND ALL APPURTENANCES FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISPOSING OF MUNICIPAL, INDUSTRIAL AND ANY OTHER WASTES INCLUDING, SURFACE WATER AND STORMWATER THROUGH SUBSURFACE EMPLACEMENT OF A FLUID OR FLUIDS”.


UNDERGOUND INJECTION CONTROL PROGRAM  UNDER 40CFR PARTS 9, 144, 145 AND 146 UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL REGULATIONS FOR CLASS V INJECTION WELLS, REVISION;  INJECTION WELL MEANS A “WELL” INTO WHICH “FLUID” ARE BEING INJECTED.  WELL MEANS: A BORED, DRILLED, OR DRIVEN SHAFT WHOSE DEPTH IS GREATER THAN THE LARGEST SURFACE DIMENSION; OR, A DUG HOLE WHOSE DEPTH IS GREATER THAN THE LARGEST SURFACE DIMENSION; OR, AN IMPROVED SINKHOLE; OR, A SUBSURFACE FLUID DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM.


CHALLENGES • Manpower shortages • Lack of resources • Outdated regulations overdue for review • Flooded with projects in anticipation of military buildup


Thank you

ANGEL B. MARQUEZ (671) 475-1603/628 angel.marquez@epa.guam.gov Visit us online at EPA.Guam.gov

Guam EPA's permitting and review overview  
Guam EPA's permitting and review overview  

This presentation was developed by the Water Division of Guam EPA. It is a brief overview of design review, permit review and tips for those...

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