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Stormwater Permit for Industrial Activities

The General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities expires September 30, 2017 and will be administratively continued. The SDDENR will send a renewal notice to each permitted facility prior to the expiration date with instructions for submitting a Notice of Intent for Reauthorization and a Certification of Applicant form. The new general permit will not be reissued before September 30, 2017; however, if we receive your reauthorization form, your permit coverage continues in full force and effect until the new general permit is issued. DENR will notify permitted facilities once the new general permit has been issued.

If you operate a business or industry, you may need a permit for stormwater discharges from your site. The need for an industrial permit is based on the types of activities that you do at your site.

How Do I Get Coverage Under the General Stormwater Permit for Industrial Activities? In South Dakota, DENR has a General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity. A general permit is a permit for a specific activity issued throughout the state. The permit covers anyone meeting the conditions of the general permit. There is no fee for this permit. The permit has simple and uniform terms to prevent any stormwater from becoming polluted prior to leaving your industrial site.

If you need a stormwater permit, fill out a short application form, called a Notice of Intent which includes a Certification of Applicant form.

You must submit the form to DENR at the following address at least 15 days before a discharge occurs:

Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Surface Water Quality Program
Joe Foss Building
523 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-3181

If you are already operating at your site, you should submit a Notice of Intent immediately. If you are located within city limits, we recommend you contact the city to determine if the city has additional requirements.

Pollution Prevention Plans. As part of the stormwater permit, you must develop a pollution prevention plan. You must have your plan in place once construction begins. The pollution prevention plan must include:

You are responsible for implementing the pollution prevention plan. You must update the plan when changes occur, and list any person(s) who will carry out a part of the plan. You must keep a copy of your plan on-site. You are not required to send a copy of the plan to DENR, unless DENR specifically requests it.

The following is a draft SWPPP. You may edit it and use it as you see fit.

Waiver for the Stormwater Industrial Permit. DENR is now allowing an exclusion from the stormwater permitting requirements for facilities whose industrial materials or activities are not exposed to precipitation or runoff. If there is no exposure to stormwater at an industrial facility, then a stormwater permit is not required.

Industrial facilities wishing to be conditionally excluded from permitting requirements must submit a certification form to the department. By submitting this form, the facility is certifying there is a condition of no exposure to stormwater at the site.

DENR has additional information available to help you:

You may obtain more information about requirements for stormwater discharges associated with construction activities or requirements for stormwater discharges associated with other industrial activities by calling 1-605-773-3351.

 

 

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