The Energy and Environment Cabinet finds that the lowering of water quality in high-quality streams accommodates important economic and social development in the area in which these waters are located. These findings are based on information submitted by the permittee in accordance with 401 KAR 10:030 and its supporting record.
You may review any Socioeconomic Demonstrations and Alternative Analysis (SDAAs) for KPDES Coal General Permit coverages that are available for public notice. For approval of SDAAs for KPDES Coal General Permit coverages, the notice will expire 15 calendar days from the date of posting.
The Fact Sheets for General Permits are available for download in the table below. These permits require submission of a Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Division of Water. For the eNOI for the stormwater construction general permit, visit https://dep.gateway.ky.gov/eForms/default.aspx?FormID=7. For downloadable PDF versions of all other NOI forms, click here.
The Notice of Intent for Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activity(eNOI-KYR00), is located at https://dep.gateway.ky.gov/eForms/Default.aspx?FormID=30.
You can use the Issued Approvals page in eSearch to get up-to-date information on permits, registrations, registered-permits-by-rule, general permits and other approvals the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has issued.
PESTICIDE GENERAL PERMIT
States delegated by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement the provisions of the Clean Water Act must develop the appropriate permits that satisfy the regulatory requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program and that adequately protect water quality. Therefore, the Kentucky Division of Water issued a Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) general permit that authorizes the discharge of pollutants occurring from applying liquid pesticides under circumstances that make contact with surface water either intentional or unavoidable. This is known as the Pesticide General Permit and was effective on April 1, 2012. Due to consequences of legal proceeding regarding the National Cotton Council of America v. EPA, tight timeframes were established for finalizing state permits once EPA had issued its permit in October 2011. Although language contained in the permit states that Pesticide Discharge Management Plans (PDMPs) are required for certain facilities before they begin applying pesticide in 2012, the division recognizes that a significantly warm winter has caused the need to begin applications at this time. Therefore, those facilities required to develop PDMPs will have 90 days from the effective date of the permit to develop them for 2012.
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