(A) Criteria for issuing and renewing a general NPDES permit to operate.
(1) If, on the basis of all information available, the director determines that:
(a) Discharges, if any, authorized by a general NPDES permit to operate will have only minimal adverse effects on the environment;
(b) The activities authorized by an individual NPDES permit are more appropriately authorized by a NPDES general permit to operate than an individual permit; and
(c) Adequate monitoring to obtain required information is provided; then
(d) The director shall issue a NPDES general permit to operate.
(2) The director shall not issue a NPDES general permit to operate or renewal thereof if the United States environmental protection agency regional administrator objects in writing to the issuance or renewal of a NPDES general permit to operate in accordance with section 402 of the Act.
(B) Permit duration. A general NPDES permit to operate shall be effective for a fixed term not to exceed five years.
(C) Fact sheets. The director shall prepare for each general NPDES permit to operate a fact sheet that sets forth the principal facts and significant factual, legal, methodological and policy questions considered in preparing the general permit.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 02/17/2017 and 05/07/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 903.08, 903.10
Rule Amplifies: 903.01, 903.08, 903.09, 903.10
Prior Effective Dates: 7/2/2002, 9/15/2005, 9/1/2011