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Stormwater Program Overview

NDOT Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) and IDDE Program

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Through the development and implementation of this SWMP, NDOT will create a comprehensive storm water program throughout the state. NDOT has organized this SWMP by the major program elements including a separate storm water management program specific to the Clear Creek watershed.

 NDOT Stormwater Management Plan, 2013 

 NDOT IDDE Program (revised December 2014)

NDOT Stormwater Management Program Annual Reports

Field Guide for Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

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 Facility Pollution Prevention Plan for Major and Minor Maintenance Facilities 

Maintenance Facility Best Management Practices Manual

Field Guide for Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination  

Right-of-Way Manual page link
NDOT Right-of-Way's primary responsibility is to acquire property needed for highway purposes and to relocate displaced businesses or persons. NDOT Right-of-Way is also responsible for the management of properties acquired, the oversight of local government highway projects using state and federal funds, utilities, access management, statewide permits, right-of-way plans, maps and records.


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The Nevada Department of Transportation has prepared two Water Quality Manuals, the Planning and Design Guide and the Construction Site Best Management Practices Manual, to assist in compliance with the Clean Water Act, as well as state and local regulations. These manuals are not intended to establish a legal standard of care of conduct. These manuals are subject to modification, revision, and addendum as conditions warrant.

The NDOT Construction Site Best Management Practices Manual is available for purchase. The cost is $30.00.
Contact NDOT Administrative Services at (775) 888-7070.
Updates to this manual will be listed as addendums and posted for download from this website. Notification of posted updates will not be provided.

2006 Planning and Design Guide (5 MB)
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The Planning and Design Guide (PDG) manual, part of NDOT's water quality, erosion, and sediment control program, provides information and procedures relevant to the storm water activities and responsibilities of the Nevada Department of Transportation. The PDG addresses key regulatory, policy, and technical requirements to incorporate permanent stormwater Best Management Practices into the planning and design of applicable NDOT projects.

2006 Construction Site Best Management Practices (9 MB) 

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This manual, part of NDOT's statewide effort to prevent pollution in storm water runoff from construction projects, addresses minimum contractor requirements for selecting, implementing and maintaining Construction Site Best Management Practices. A condensed version of this manual was created for construction crew inspectors. The Field Manual contains conventional BMP fact sheets required for Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan compliance on NDOT projects. This manual is not available for purchase however is available for download.

For questions or concerns regarding either of these documents, please contact the Nevada Department of Transportation
Hydraulics Section  Phone: (775) 888-7619
Water Quality Section  Phone: (775) 888-7013

Important Note:User is not obligated to use the SWPPP template in these manuals. Electronic SWPPP Template can be found at: http://ndep.nv.gov/bwpc/storm01.htm. NDEP's Temporary Working in Waterways forms can be found athttp://ndep.nv.gov/bwpc/forms.htm.

NDOT's Clear Creek Erosion Control Program and Projects 2015

NDOT's Clear Creek Erosion Control Program and Projects 2015





NDOT's Clear Creek Erosion Control Program and Projects 2015

  • Clear Creek Erosion Control Program
  • US 50 Storm Drain Projects
  • USGS Water Quality Monitoring Data
  • NDOT Ground Water Monitoring 


EPA Audit / Reporting

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted, from August 9 through 12, 2011, an audit of the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program. The audit assessed compliance with NDOT's 2010 MS4 permit and evaluated NDOT's implementation of its 2005 statewide Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP), as required by the previous permit, issued in 2004. 
The 2004 and 2010 Permits prescribe specific requirements 
for SWMP elements and timelines for implementation. The 2005 SWMP details practices and procedures NDOT uses to control the discharge of pollutants in stormwater.
EPA reviewed documents, met and interviewed staff to gather information on overall program management, and conducted field inspections at NDOT construction sites and maintenance facilities. Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) accompanied EPA throughout the audit. At the conclusion of the audit, EPA shared an initial assessment with the NDOT representatives.
This report includes background information and presents audit findings which are separated into four categories: noteworthy program elements; recommendations for improvements; program deficiencies; and potential permit violations. NDOT submitted a written response to the US EPA Audit Report dated June 26, 2012, addressing the potential permit violations noted during the 2011 audit.