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General Permits

 

Sand & Gravel Activity
sand quarry

This new general permit authorizes stormwater discharges to ground water for facilities involved in sand and gravel mining/quarrying operations.

 

Vehicle Recycling General Permit
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This general permit authorizes the discharge of industrial stormwater for facilities that engage in Vehicle Recycling.

Dental Amalgam General Permit (K2)
Dental Staff

This general permit authorizes those who discharge wastewater to the ground water from new or existing dental facilities using individual subsurface sewage disposal systems, i.e. “septic systems”.

Concrete Products Manufacturing (CPM)

Concrete Products Manufacturing (CPM)

This general permit regulates industrial stormwater discharges to surface and ground waters of the State from facilities that manufacture concrete or concrete products (block and brick, and ready mixed concrete) or facilities classified as manufacturers of concrete or concrete related products by the DEP.

Basic Industrial Stormwater Permit (5G2)

Basic Industrial Stormwater Permit (5G2)

This general permit is available to regulated industrial facilities that have eliminated or can eliminate within 6 months of authorization, all exposure of industrial materials or activities to stormwater discharges (rainfall and snowmelt waters). Exposure may be eliminated by covering the materials or activities or by moving materials or activities indoors.

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (R8)

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (R8)

This general permit authorizes new and existing discharges from concentrated animal feeding operations and designated animal feeding operations required to obtain a permit pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:14A-2.13.

Construction Activities (5G3)

Construction Activities (5G3)

This general permit authorizes point source discharges from certain construction activities. Regulated entities are required to develop a soil erosion and sediment plan aimed at eliminating the flow of contaminated rainwater into streams and rivers. This general permit is issued through the Local Soil Conservation Districts.

Scrap Metal (SM, SM2)

Scrap Metal (SM)

This general permit authorizes the discharge of stormwater from facilities involved in the scrap metal recycling business and facilities involved in scrap metal recycling and the recycling of used vehicle parts.

Hot Mix Asphalt Producers (R4)

Hot Mix Asphalt Producers (R4)

This general permit authorizes stormwater discharges to surface and ground water for facilities engaged in the activity of manufacturing hot mix asphalt defined by SIC 2951 and NAICS 324121.

Mining & Quarrying Activities (R13)

Mining & Quarrying Activities (R13)

This general permit authorizes stormwater and certain process wastewater discharges to surface waters and stormwater-only discharges to groundwater for facilities involved in mining and quarrying under SIC 1411, 1423, 1429, 1442, 1446, 1459 (NAICS 212311, 212313, 212319, 212321, 212322, 212325, 212319, 212399).

Newark Airport (R5)

Newark Airport (R5)

This general permit regulates the discharge of industrial stormwater from the Newark Liberty International Airport Complex and all its operators that conduct fueling of vehicles, aircraft or equipment; washing of vehicles, aicraft or equipment; maintenance of vehicles, aircraft or equipment and de-icing or anti-icing of vehicles, aircraft or equipment.

Lined Surface Impoundments (LSI)

Lined Surface Impoundments (LSI)

The Lined Surface Impoundment General Permit authorization was developed to encourage the elimination of ground water discharges from unlined surface impoundments, basins or infiltration/percolation lagoons, and to simplify the regulatory requirements for permittees.

Basin Discharges at Sanitary Landfills (I1)

Basin Discharges at Sanitary Landfills (I1)

This permit authorizes stormwater basin discharges at operating sanitary landfills. It is for site runoff into sedimentation basins, retention basins, detention basins, and surface impoundments (collectively referred to as basins). This runoff (rainwater) flows into basins without contacting landfill refuse. The permit includes monitoring among other permit requirements.

Sanitary Subsurface Disposal (T1)
Sanitary Subsurface Disposal (T1)

This general permit authorizes the discharge of sanitary sewage from facilities to a subsurface disposal (septic) system with a design volume in excess of 2,000 GPD.

Potable Water Treatment Plants (I2)

Potable Water Treatment Plants (I2)

This general permit covers potable water treatment plants (WTP) discharging filter backwash and clarifier water to outdoor basins. The discharge results from the process of bringing raw water supplies to drinking quality standards, which often requires the removal of low concentrations of iron, manganese, organic matter, and trace amounts of other metals. When filters are backwashed or when clarifiers are cleaned, the wastewater generated is usually discharged to an outdoor infiltration-percolation basin which ultimately discharges to groundwater.

Wood Recyclers General Permit (R7)

Wood Chip Permit

This NJPDES General permit provides an alternative to an individual NJPDES stormwater permit for regulating wood recycling facility operations.

Tier A Municipal Stormwater Permit

The Tier A Municipal Stormwater General Permit authorizes the discharge of stormwater from small municipal separate storm sewers.  The permit was issued in response to USEPA’s phase II rules.  Tier A municipalities are generally located within the more densely populated regions of the state or along or near the coast.  The Tier A permit addresses stormwater quality issues related to both new and existing development.

Tier B Municipal Stormwater Permit
Tier B Municipal Stormwater Permit

The Tier B Municipal Stormwater General Permit authorizes the discharge of stormwater from small municipal separate storm sewers.  Tier B municipalities are generally located in more rural areas and in non-coastal regions.  The Tier B permit focuses on new development and redevelopment projects and public education.

Highway Agency Stormwater Permit
Highway Agency Stormwater Permit

The Highway Agency Stormwater General Permit authorizes the discharge of stormwater from highways or other thoroughfares operated by counties or by entities such as the NJ Department of Transportation, NJ Expressway Authority, and the South Jersey Transportation Authority.

Public Complex Stormwater Permit
Public Complex Stormwater Permit

The Public Complex Stormwater General Permit authorizes the discharge of stormwater from large publicly owned complexes such as colleges, universities, prisons and hospital complexes.

 

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