Important Announcements


The City of Durham is moving forward with the addition of Section 8.2.2, “SCM Permitting Process”, to our Reference Guide for Development.  The purpose of this addition is to incorporate some existing policies and Letters to Industry into the Reference Guide, to clarify the existing process, and to propose some changes to the existing process.  

We are offering interested parties the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed Section 8.2.2 through a Public Comment period, which will close on April 23, 2021.  Should you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please email them to with the subject “RGD Section 8.2.2 Comments”. Since these revisions are in a Word document, please feel free to use track changes for any suggested revisions and attach it to your email.  Please download the Word document here.

After April 23rd (close of the voluntary Public Comment period), the City will finalize Section 8.2.2 based on the feedback received. The timeframe to finalize the revisions will be dependent upon the amount and nature of input received.

Use of the SNAP (Stormwater Nitrogen and Phosphorus) Tool

Beginning April 15, 2019, the use of the SNAP (Stormwater Nitrogen and Phosphorus) v4.1 tool for regulatory compliance with stormwater requirements of the Falls and Jordan nutrient strategies for all development projects subject to nutrient export calculation requirements is required.  SNAP v4.1 is mandatory for the Falls and Jordan Basins only.  Projects in the Lower Neuse Basin shall continue to utilize the Jordan/Falls Lake Stormwater Nutrient Load Accounting Tool version 2.0 until the Neuse Nutrient Strategy is readopted by the State.  For additional information please read the latest Letter to Industry concerning this.