MS4 PART II. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

A. Application for Reauthorization

If a permit has been issued by the Agency and the permittee holding the permit desires to continue the permitted activity beyond the expiration date of the permit, the permittee shall submit a written application for permit reissuance at least 180 days before the expiration date of the existing permit. (Minn. R. 7001.0040, subp.3).

B. New Permittee Applicants

To become a new permittee authorized to discharge stormwater under this permit, the owner/operator of a small MS4 shall submit an application, on a form provided by the Commissioner, in accordance with the schedule in Appendix A, Table 3, and the following requirements:

  1. Submit Part 1 of the permit application (includes the permit application fee).
  2. Submit Part 2 of the permit application, with the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) document completed in accordance with Part II.D.

C. Existing Permittee Applicants

All existing permittees seeking to continue discharging stormwater associated with a small MS4 after the effective date of this permit shall submit Part 2 of the permit application, on a form provided by the Commissioner, in accordance with the schedule in Appendix A, Table 1, with the SWPPP document completed in accordance with Part II.D. NOTE: Existing permittees were required to submit Part 1 of the permit application prior to the expiration date (May 31, 2011) of the Agency’s small MS4 general permit No.MNR040000, effective June 1, 2006, (see Part II.A above).

D. Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) Document

All applicants shall submit a SWPPP document with Part 2 of the application form when seeking coverage under this permit. The SWPPP document shall become an enforceable part of this permit upon approval by the Commissioner. Modifications to the SWPPP document that are required or allowed by this permit (see Part III.G) shall also become enforceable provisions. The SWPPP document shall be submitted on a form provided by the Commissioner and shall include the following:

  1. A description of partnerships with another regulated small MS4(s), into which the applicant has entered, in order to satisfy one or more requirements of this permit.
  2. A description of all Regulatory Mechanism(s) (e.g., contract language, an ordinance, permits, standards, etc.) the applicant has developed, implemented, and enforced that satisfies the requirements of each program specified under Part III.D.3, 4, and 5. The description shall include the type(s) of Regulatory Mechanism(s) the applicant has in place at the time of application that will be used to satisfy the requirements. If the Regulatory Mechanism(s) have not been developed at the time of application (e.g., new permittee applicants), or revised to meet new requirements of this permit (e.g., existing permittee applicants); the applicant shall describe tasks and corresponding schedules necessary to satisfy the permit requirements in accordance with the schedule in Appendix A, Table 2 (existing permittee applicants), or Table 3 (new permittee applicants).
  3. A description of existing Enforcement Response Procedures (ERPs) the applicant has developed and implemented that satisfy the requirements of Part III.B.1. If the applicant has not yet developed ERPs (e.g., new permittee applicants), or existing ERPs must be updated to satisfy new requirements, the description must include tasks and corresponding schedules necessary to satisfy the permit requirements in accordance with the schedule in Appendix A, Table 2 (existing permittee applicants), or Table 3 (new permittee applicants).
  4. A description of the status of the applicant’s storm sewer system map and inventory as required by Part III.C. The description must indicate whether each requirement of Part III.C.1, is satisfied, and for Part III.C.2, is complete, at the time of application. For each requirement of Part III.C that is not satisfied at the time of application, the applicant shall include tasks and corresponding schedules necessary to satisfy the mapping and inventory requirements in accordance with the schedule in Appendix A, Table 2 (existing permittee applicants), or Table 3 (new permittee applicants).
  5. For each Minimum Control Measure (MCM) outlined in Part III.D:

    a.The Best Management Practices (BMPs) the applicant will implement, or has implemented, for each MCM.

    b.The measurable goals for each of the BMPs identified in Part II.D.5.a, including as appropriate, the months and years in which the applicant will undertake required actions, including interim milestones and the frequency of the action, in narrative or numeric form, as appropriate.

    c. Name(s) of individual(s) or position titles responsible for implementing and/or coordinating each component of the MCM.

  6. For each applicable Waste Load Allocation (WLA) approved prior to the effective date of this permit, the applicant shall submit the following information as part of the SWPPP document:

    a. TMDL project name(s)

    b. Numeric WLA(s), including units

    c. Type of WLA (i.e., categorical or individual)

    d. Pollutant(s) of concern

    e. Applicable flow data specific to each applicable WLA

    f. For each applicable WLA not met at the time of application, a compliance schedule is required. Compliance schedules can be developed to include multiple WLAs associated with a TMDL project and shall include:

    1. Interim milestones, expressed as BMPs or progress toward implementation of BMPs to be achieved during the term of this permit

    2. Dates for implementation of interim milestones
    3. Strategies for continued BMP implementation beyond the term of this permit
    4. Target dates the applicable WLA(s) will be achieved



g. For each applicable WLA the permittee is reasonably confident is being met at the time of application, the permittee must provide the following documentation:

    1. Implemented BMPs used to meet each applicable WLA
    2. A narrative describing the permittee’s strategy for long-term continuation of meeting each applicable WLA.
  1. For the requirements of Part III.F, Alum or Ferric Chloride Phosphorus Treatment Systems, if applicable, the applicant shall submit the following:

    a. Geographic coordinates of the system

    b. Name(s) of individual(s) or position titles responsible for the operation of the system

    c. Information listed in Part III.F.3.a(1)-(6), if the system is constructed at the time the application is submitted to the Agency

    d. Indicate if the system complies with the requirements of Part III.F

    e. If applicable, for each Part III.F requirement that the applicant’s system does not comply with at the time of application, describe tasks and corresponding schedules necessary to bring the system into compliance in accordance with the schedule in Appendix A, Table 2 (existing permittee applicants), or Table 3 (new permittee applicants).

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