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The content of this page will provide guidance through the approval process of Discharge Permits.
Determine if your project is part of the LACFCD.
Required when the owner of the project is not the applicant.
Contractor license number and insurance required.
Show the discharge piping and label the District’s facility and discharge station. Only gravity flow is accepted and it must be fed from a settling tank.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit or waiver issued by the Regional Water Quality Control Board specifically for the project generating the water being discharged.
Available on the Department's website.
If discharging during wet weather or when flows are present in the District storm drain, submit two sets of hydraulic calculations demonstrating that the District’s system can accommodate the discharge without causing critical hydraulic impact. Information on the existing hydraulic condition of a District facility can be requested by calling the Department’s Design Division at (626) 458-7806.
The steps below will guide you through the application submittal process in EPIC-LA.
Select "Flood Access Permit" from the “Apply” pull down menu.
Select the blue box to provide the project address and/or parcel number. Parcel information can be found using the County Assessor's website. If no address can be found, skip this step and include the location in step 5 below.
Provide a detailed project scope in the “Description” box.
Add permit owner and contractor, they will need to create EpicLA accounts also.
Provide all requested information. Acknowledgements must be accepted.
Upload files such as plans, contractor’s insurance/license, letter of authorization from permit owner, and any other relevant project documents.
Review project before final submittal.
Once submitted you will receive an email with your permit number.
Each submittal will be assigned to and reviewed by a permit engineer. The applicant will be contacted by the permit engineer.
During the review, a plan check fee invoice will be generated in EpicLA. The fee must be paid before any further work will be performed.
Following payment of the plan check fee, the submittal will be routed internally for comments. Comments will be made available to applicant.
If there are comments, this step will go on until the submittal is approved.
Once approved, a final invoice will be generated for inspection and issuance fees. Any outstanding items must be submitted before the permit is issued.
Following permit issuance, the applicant must comply with all permit conditions. The new point of contact will be the field inspection personnel indicated on the permit.