The City of Hobart and IDEM regulate construction projects that disturb one acre or more of land. Stormwater runoff from construction sites picks up pollutants like trash, chemicals, oils, and dirt/sediment that can harm our rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters. To protect these resources, communities, construction companies, industries, and others, use stormwater controls, known as best management practices (BMPs). These BMPs filter out pollutants and/or prevent pollution by controlling it at its source.
Permits, Developer Instructions and Post-Construction BMPs
All development or redevelopment activities that result in the disturbance of one or more acres of land within the City of Hobart, Indiana, including land disturbing activities on individual lots of less than 1 acre as part of a larger common plan of development or sale, must submit a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for review and approval. Refer to the City of Hobart Chapter 152 and the City of Hobart Stormwater Permit Application Process guidance document for additional information of permitting, SWPPP requirements and City standards.
The SWPPP requires stormwater detention and post-construction stormwater control measures to be submitted and approved as part of the site review construction plans. The City of Hobart requires post-construction stormwater control measures be implemented for both water quality and water quantity. Refer to the City of Hobart Chapter 152 Stormwater Management Ordinance and the City of Hobart Technical Standards Manual below for more information.
An operation and maintenance manual (O&M Manual) and Long-Term Maintenance Agreement is required for all detention ponds and post-construction stormwater control measures.
For information regarding application requirements, please contact the MS4 Coordinator at 219-942-3619
Local Regulations and Guidance Chapter 152 Stormwater Management Ordinance
Hobart Stormwater Technical Standards Manual
City of Hobart Stormwater Permit Application Process
City of Hobart Long Term Maintenance and Operation Agreement
Indiana Department of Environmental Management Construction Stormwater General Permit