The goal of the Storm Water Program is to reduce or eliminate pollutants in storm water. Storm water discharges are generated by runoff from land and impervious areas such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops, during rainfall and snowmelt events. Storm water discharges often contain pollutants in quantities that could adversely affect water quality.
Expiration of the 2008 MSGP - NEW
The 2008 MSGP expired at midnight on September 29, 2013. A new permit to replace it has not been issued. Permittees who obtained coverage under the 2008 MSGP prior to its expiration are automatically granted an administrative continuance of permit coverage. The administrative continuance will remain in effect until a new permit is issued. Permittees already covered under the 2008 MSGP are not required to submit a new Notice of Intent (NOI) for permit coverage until the MSGP is reissued. Permittees must continue to comply with all requirements in the 2008 permit, including requirements for monitoring and reporting.
New facilities seeking to discharge stormwater associated with industrial activity are unable to apply for permit coverage until DEC reissues the MSGP to replace the administratively extended 2008 MSGP. DEC issued a “no action assurance” memorandum for newly-discharging facilities. The memo states that the Department will not pursue administrative or civil judicial enforcement actions for lack of permit coverage against a newly-discharging facility, provided that the operator meets the requirements established in the memorandum attached memo (PDF, 2 pp, 408K). - NEW.
At this time DEC expects to reissue the MSGP in the fall of 2014 or early 2015. At that time all operators desiring coverage under the MSGP, including those with administrative continuance under the 2008 MSGP, will need to submit NOIs for permit coverage.
Highlights of Multi-Sector General Permit Reissuance
On August 29, 2014 DEC issued the DRAFT Multi-Sector General Permit (AKR060000) for a 45-day comment period. DEC encourages permittees to review the draft permit and provide comments by the closing date of October 15, 2014. - NEW
Permit documents can be accessed from the ADEC Wastewater Discharge Authorization Program website Public Notice section.
Written comments can be submitted via email to: William.Ashton@alaska.gov,
or by mail to:
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Wastewater Discharge Authorization Program
Multi-Sector General Permit Comments
555 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
Highlights of Permit Reissuance for the State Dewatering and Contained Water Permits
The state Contained Water permit (2009DB0004) expired on March 18, 2014 and the Excavation Dewatering permit (2009DB0003) expired on March 23, 2014.
On June 30, 2014 DEC issued joint APDES and State General Permits for Excavation Dewatering (AKG002000) and Hydrostatic & Aquifer Pump Testing (AKG003000); these are effective August 1, 2014. - NEW
For more information, see http://dec.alaska.gov/water/wnpspc/stormwater/edhsgp.html
Highlights - Construction General Permit
Construction projects starting after July 1st, 2011 must use the new 2011 Alaska Construction General Permit (ACGP). The permit is provided below. DEC has revised the SWPPP Template and SWPPP Checklist for the new permit. The most frequently asked questions are answered in the following FAQ handout. After July 1st the Construction General Permit website will be updated for the new permit.
New to the eNOI System is the CGP eNOI Modification submittal. This submittal allows operators to electronically file the CGP Notice of Intent Modification form. For additional information, see the "Step-by-Step" guidance document.
For more information, please contact:
Jim Rypkema, Storm Water and Wetlands Program Manager
Division of Water – Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
555 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
Office: 907-334-2288 | Fax: 907-269-3487
- Construction General Permit
- Multi-Sector General Permit
- MS4 Permits
- APDES Excavation Dewatering General Permit - NEW
- APDES Hydrostatic & Aquifer Pump Testing General Permit - NEW
- Pesticide General Permit (PGP) - NEW
- APDES eNOI
- APDES Storm Water Forms
- Engineering Plan Review (Letter of Non-Objection)
- Search DEC Permits in Effect