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A general permit covers multiple entities with similar operations and types of discharges. When general permits are a feasible option, issuing them allows for faster and more efficient permitting compared to issuing individual permits. These general permits are related to wastewater in Minnesota.

Other wastewater general permits

  • Vessel discharge — The ballast water general permit authorizes the permittee to transit through and discharge ballast water to the state waters of Lake Superior
  • Minnesota River Basin: General Phosphorus Permit Phase 1 — A permit for facilities discharging to the Minnesota River Basin, aimed at reducing the amount of phosphorus in their discharges.
  • Nonmetallic mining — A general permit covering sand and gravel, aggregate, and hot mix asphalt facilities
  • Industrial by-products — The general permit covers land application of industrial by-products from food and beverage processing facilities.
  • Pesticide permits — Four general permits cover the use of insecticides in or near lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands.

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