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Surface Water

Surface Water Permit Applications

Businesses and municipalities that discharge wastewater to the waters of the state are required to apply for and obtain a surface water discharge permit. The Surface Water Quality Program reviews the application and drafts a permit that will comply with state and federal regulations. Before the draft permit can be issued, the Surface Water Quality Program is required to publish a notice in a legal newspaper and make the permit available for public comment. The public comment period is open for 30 days starting the day the public notice is published. The draft permits listed in the table below are open for public comment.  A copy of the public notice, draft permits, statement of basis, and any addenda may be viewed by clicking on the appropriate link below.

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The general water pollution control permit for concentrated animal feeding operations requires a public notice be prepared for new or expanding feeding operations that have submitted a permit application.  The notice is published once in a newspaper of general circulation in the locality of the feeding operation.  The notice must appear in the newspaper at least 30 days prior to the Secretary issuing approval of the manure management system.  This 30 day period is the public comment period for the application.  A copy of the public notice(s) may be reviewed below.

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For more information about the discharge permits or CAFO permit please contact Kelli Buscher or Kent Woodmansey, respectively, at (605)773-3351.

If you would like to be notified of new surface water discharge permit public notices by email, visit the One-Stop Public Notice page and follow the instructions for Subscribe To Email Updates. You will receive a message when public notices are added to this list. Your email address will only be used for being notified of new public notices. Your email address will not be visible to other recipients.