Larimer County Offices, Courts, District Attorney, Landfill, Household Hazardous Waste, and Recycle Center are all closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015.
County Offices are also closed on Friday, November 27 while the Courts, District Attorney, Landfill, Household Hazardous Waste, and Recycle Center are open. Critical services at Larimer County will not be disrupted by this closure.
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People whose construction activity disturbs an area 1 acre or greater in size are required to obtain a permit authorizing the activity. The permit is issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Before July 1, 2002, a permit wasn't needed if the construction activity was under five acres. The 5-acre threshold has been in effect for several years.
Aside from clearing, grading and excavation activities, disturbed areas also include areas receiving overburden (e.g., stockpiles), and areas with heavy equipment/vehicle traffic and storage. The new permit requires that a stormwater management plan be developed before the activity begins.
Application forms and information about how to design a stormwater management plan are available from the CDPHE, or you can contact them at (303) 692-3517.
This process for protecting water quality is part of a larger three-phase program called the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). The five-acre threshold was part of Phase 1 regulations, the new one-acre threshold is part of Phase 2 regulations.