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Reminder: Draft Stormwater Regulations Ready for Public Review

The Department of Ecology is requiring Seattle to update our current codes with additional stormwater control regulations as a condition of our NPDES permit. Our regulations must be equivalent to Ecology's NPDES 2012 Stormwater Manual. To meet these requirements, we are revising our existing Stormwater Code (SMC 22.800-22.808) and the associated Directors’ Rules. These new rules will replace our current Stormwater Code and Directors' Rules that are administered jointly by DPD and Seattle Public Utilities. [More]

Reminder: New Requirements for Construction and Demolition Waste

Starting July 1, 2014, all construction and demolition projects will need to comply with new construction and demolition waste requirements before we issue a permit. Why this is happening? Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and DPD are working together to increase recycling and salvage rates in an effort to achieve the city’s landfill [More]

Revised SEPA Checklist

Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) has updated the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) rules. The new rules took effect on May 10. DOE has updated the SEPA Environmental Checklist and made some changes to SEPA exemptions. [More]

Public Resource Center to Process Some Corrections and Permits

In order to better serve our customers, the Public Resource Center (PRC) will process corrections and permit issuance for land use projects. This change takes effect on July 1, 2014. [More]

Seattle Electrical Code Update

We are conducting final reviews of the draft 2014 Seattle Electrical Code. We still do not know the actual effective date of the new electrical code. Our draft ordinance will undergo several more department reviews, and a Council vote before we will know the effective date. We hope to have a draft of the ordinance available online before the end of July. [More]

May 2014 Permit Turnaround Times

View permit turnaround times for May 2014. [More]

New Requirements for Construction and Demolition Waste

Starting July 1, 2014, all construction and demolition projects will need to comply with new construction and demolition waste requirements before we issue a permit. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and DPD are working together to increase recycling and salvage rates in an effort to achieve the city’s landfill diversion goals. Seattle’s current goal is to divert 70 percent of construction and demolition waste from landfills by the year 2020. Certain materials are easy to either salvage or recycle, so we now ban asphalt paving, brick, concrete, metal, cardboard, and new gypsum scrap from being sent to a landfill for disposal within the city of Seattle. [More]

Reminder: Draft Stormwater Regulations Ready for Public Review

Urban areas that collect stormwater runoff in municipal separate storm sewers and discharge it to surface waters must have a permit under the federal Clean Water Act. The Department of Ecology develops and administers National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) municipal stormwater permits in Washington State. Our regulations must be equivalent to Ecology's NPDES 2012 Stormwater Manual. To meet these requirements, we are revising our existing Stormwater Code and associated Directors’ Rules. We are holding a public meeting on June 3 to discuss our revised stormwater regulations and to get your feedback. [More]

April 2014 Permit Turnaround Times

View DPD Permit Turnaround Times for April 2014. [More]

Closing Geotechnical and Structural Special Inspections

When you are ready to send final letters to close out special inspections, please send them to Raushanah.elamin@seattle.gov. There will be a significant delay in closing your project if you send final letters to dpdgeo@seattle.gov or dpd_structural@seattle.gov. [More]