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Hydrostatic Test Water Discharges (BG)

This general permit authorizes discharges from hydrostatic testing of storage tanks and pipelines that have been cleaned pursuant to recognized federal, state or general industry documented procedures.  Please note, discharge of the cleaning water or tank bottom water is not authorized.  This general permit does not include effluent limitations or monitoring conditions but incorporates BMPs to ensure the integrity and designated uses of receiving waters are protected.

Qualifying dischargers must submit an application electronically to at least fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the anticipated discharge


Related Documents

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blue arrow Final General Permit for Hydrostatic Test Water Discharge (issued on August 15, 2018) pdf
blue arrow Draft General Permit for Hydrostatic Test Water Discharge (issued on June 29, 2018) pdf
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Program Contact: Dwayne Kobesky, Bureau of Surface Water Permitting, at (609) 292-4860 or via email at



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