Pesticide NPDES permit steps to compliance | Step 7: Termination of permit

If your pesticide discharges were small enough that you remained under the thresholds and you were not required to submit a Notice of Intent: You are automatically terminated from permit coverage and requirements when you no longer have a discharge from the application of pesticides, and activities associated with the discharge — including monitoring, Adverse Incident reporting, and recordkeeping — have been completed.

If you were required to submit a Notice of Intent for your pesticide discharges and would like to end permit coverage, you must:

  • Submit the Microsoft Office document icon Permit Change Request Form requesting termination of the permit. Submit your request within 30 days after one of the following conditions has been met:
    • You no longer have a discharge from the application of pesticides, you do not expect to discharge during the remainder of the permit term, and activities associated with the discharge –— including monitoring, reporting, and recordkeeping — have been completed, or
    • You have obtained coverage under an individual permit or an alternative general permit.
  • Describe which condition listed above applies to you in your request for termination. If you submit a request for termination without meeting one of the conditions, your request for permit termination will not be granted.
  • Follow the requirements of the permit until you receive notice that your permit has been terminated. You will receive written or e-mail notification from the MPCA that permit coverage has been terminated.
  • Submit an Annual Report no later than 45 days after your termination date for the portion of the year before your termination.

Send your request to:
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Attn: Water Quality Submittals
520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-4194