SEMSWA offers annual GESC and Floodplain permits for Dry Utilities, Water Districts, Park & Recreation Districts, Metro Districts, and Governments.
1. The Annual GESC Permit allows for approved Grading, Erosion, and Sediment Control activities to take place during the calendar year without additional permitting.
2. The Annual Floodplain Permit allows for limited approved activities to take place in the floodway/floodplain during the calendar year without additional permitting.
Note: Calendar year is reflected as January 1st to December 31st. New applications must be submitted each year on January 1st.
Note: Depending on location, Applicants may need to submit for both Annual GESC and Annual Floodplain.
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Annual GESC Permit Information
Permit Structure for Directional Boring Utility Installation
In an effort to streamline the permitting process, an Annual GESC Permit for Direction Boring will be effective for qualifying projects. Project Owners can apply for an Annual GESC Permit and obtain authorization to conduct the activity without an individual permit.
Dry utility projects that utilize the directional boring installation method with minor trenching connections (less than 18-inches wide) will be permitted utilizing the SEMSWA Annual Permit.
How do I obtain an Annual Permit?
Project Owners must apply for the permit on a calendar year basis, and will note ALL contractors that are allowed to work under their Annual Permit on the permit form. Please see the download links on the right side of this page.
What plans do I need to submit?
Since dry utility directional boring projects are routine and standardized, SEMSWA provides Typical Detail plans with standard notes (see download section). Contractors working under the Annual Permit are required to utilize these documents, but are not required to prepare any other plans for submittal to SEMSWA.
How much does the permit cost?
Please see our Fee Schedule for annual permit costs.
How can I find out more information about the Annual Permit?
SEMSWA has prepared an Annual Permit Guidance Document, GESC Considerations for Dry Utility Annual Permits, a Standard Operating Procedure for Directional Boring Utility Installation, and a Typical Detail with standard notes, available on the right side of this page under Downloads.
Annual GESC Downloads for Water / Rec / Metro Districts:
Standard Operating Procedure for Park & Rec/Metro Districts
Fact Sheet for Park & Rec/Metro Districts
Annual GESC Downloads for Dry Utilities:
Annual Permit Guidance Document
GESC Considerations for Dry Utility Boring Projects
Standard Operating Procedures for Directional Boring
Typical Detail and Standard Notes
ANNUAL FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT PERMIT
Permit Structure and Information
In an effort to make the floodplain permitting process more efficient and accommodating to consultants for certain routine projects that cause no impacts to the floodplain within the City of Centennial and Arapahoe County, SEMSWA has created the Annual Floodplain Development Permit.
What utility work is covered?
The Annual Floodplain Development Permit for Utility Installation and Utility Bores covers directional boring, minor trenching (less than 18’ wide) and potholing in the floodplain. Projects that involve the placement of fill or permanent structures constructed in the floodplain are not allowed under this permit and would require a separate Floodplain Development Permit.
What are the submittal requirements?
In addition to a permit application, a list of utility projects that are anticipated to be completed within the period of time covered by the annual floodplain permit will need to be submitted (part of the permit application) as well as a map showing each project location and extent of construction. Please see the Permit Special Considerations section of the Annual Floodplain Development Permit for Utility Installation and Utility Bores for all regulations and associated requirements.
How can I find out more about the Annual Flooplain Development Permit?
For questions concerning the Annual Floodplain Development Permits, please contact the SEMSWA Floodplain Department at 303-858-8844 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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