Step 5: Gather application materials before applying

What materials do I need to apply online?

List reflects differences for those who need permit coverage and those who can certify a condition of No Exposure. See below for detailed information about each requirement.

Required information to apply online

For No Exposure certifiers

For permittees

1

Narrative activities (if applicable)

X

X

2

Primary SIC Code, co-located SIC codes

X

X

3

Facility information (facility name, owner name, facility street address)

X

X

4

Description of facility

X

X

5

Facility location information: Latitude/longitude of the facility

X

X

6

Facility contacts (facility owner, facility operator, facility contact)

X

X

7

Answers to No Exposure questions

X

X

8

Acreage of industrial activities

 

X

9

SWPPP completion (SWPPPs do not need to be submitted)

 

X

10

Information if stormwater discharges to a regulated MS4

 

X

11

List/describe your stormwater discharges to surface waters

 

X

12

Monitoring location information (name/description, latitude/longitude, Narrative Activities/SIC codes at each monitoring location)

 

X

13

Application fee (electronic payment through U.S. Bank portal)

 

X

Detailed Information for each requirement

  1. Identify all applicable Narrative Activities conducted at the Facility. If your facility has narrative activity, you must apply for permit coverage. 

    Narrative Activities:  
    • A4: Discharges from Wet Decking Storage Areas (Timber Products)
    • C1: Runoff from phosphate fertilizer manufacturing facilities that comes into contact with raw materials/finished products/by-products/waste products
    • D2: Discharges from Production of Asphalt Emulsions Areas
    • E3: Cement Manufacturing Facility, Material Storage Runoff
    • K1: Hazardous Waste Treatment/Storage/Disposal Facility for Discharges Not Subject To Effluent Limitations In 40 CFR Part 445 Subpart A (NOT a hazardous waste generator)
    • K2: Hazardous Waste Treatment/Storage/Disposal Facility for Discharges Subject To Effluent Limitations In 40 CFR Part 445 Subpart A (NOT a hazardous waste generator)
    • L1: Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Areas Closed in Accordance with 40 CFR 258.60
    • L2: Open Or Closed Non-Hazardous Waste Landfill And Land Application Site Not Discharging to Surface Water
    • L3: Landfill That Discharges To Surface Waters Stormwater That Has Directly Contacted Solid Waste
    • O1: Coal Fired and Oil Fired Steam Electric Generating Facility
    • O2: Nuclear, Natural Gas Fired, and Any Other Fuel Source Used For Steam Electric Generation
    • O3: Runoff from coal storage piles at steam electric generating facility
    • S3: Existing and new primary airports with 1,000 or more annual jet departures that discharge wastewater associated with airfield pavement deicing that contains urea commingled with stormwater.
    • T1: Treatment Works with design flow of 1 million gallons per day or more or are required to have an approved pretreatment program under 40 CFR pt 403
  2. SIC Codes: What is your facility’s primary SIC code? You must list your primary SIC code and all other regulated SIC codes (up to 5). If you need assistance finding your SIC code, refer to Step 1.
  3. Provide the facility name and facility owner name and full physical address/location where the actual industrial operations occur.
  4. Select the industrial activity at the facility.
  5. Include the decimal latitude and longitude for the facility. Utilize the map button in the online service to locate the facility and select. 
  6. Provide all contact information for the owner, operator, site contact and billing contact. If a facility is leasing a building or land, this question pertains to the owner/operator of the industrial activity, not the land or building owner.
  7. Answer the No Exposure questions. See Step 2 if you need assistance with No Exposure information. 
  8. Provide the total acreage of your industrial activities at your facility.
    • Total acres of facility (example: 10 acres)
    • Total acreage of office buildings and parking lots, where no industrial activities are occurring (example: 5 acres)
    • Total acreage of landscaped/natural acreage of areas where no industrial activities are occurring (example: 2 acres)
    • Total acres of industrial activities: a-b-c=d (example: 3 acres)
  9. A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) must be created before applying. For more information on SWPPP content, see Step 4.
  10. Answer the question about MS4s in the online service, “does your Stormwater go to an MS4, if yes, which one?
  11. Provide the name of surface water(s) and type of surface water(s) (e.g., Fen, Ditch, Lake, Lake Trout Lake, Pond, River, Stream, Trout Stream, or Wetland) that receive your industrial stormwater discharges from the facility. Indicate whether or not the facility has a monitoring location that flows to, and surface water is within one mile of, any of the facility’s monitoring locations, if it is an Outstanding Resource Value Water (ORVWs) or if it is an impaired water. One mile is defined as “as the crow flies.” Industrial stormwater could flow directly to that water, or through various conveyance systems like storm drains or ditches. Attach additional sheets if necessary.
  12. List all Benchmark and Effluent Monitoring Locations. A minimum of one monitoring location is required. Benchmark Monitoring Locations should be located below the most down-gradient best management practice (BMP) from the source of industrial activity or significant material, but prior to discharging from the Permittee’s operational control. If applicable, Effluent Monitoring Locations should be located immediately below the most down-gradient BMP from the specific industrial activity that has a numeric effluent limit, but prior to where the discharge co-mingles with stormwater from other sources. Indicate the following within e-Services:
    • Description of the monitoring location (such as the northwest corner of the facility, near the road/driveway)
    • Latitude/longitude of each monitoring location
    • Subsector letter/number of Narrative Activities (Such as O2) or the four-digit SIC codes associated with this monitoring location
    • For help determining where to choose Benchmark and Effluent Monitoring Locations: PDF icon Benchmark and effluent monitoring location diagrams for all sectors
  13. Application fee. The application requires a $400 application fee, submitted online through U.S. Bank via e-Check or Credit Card.

 

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