APDES 2017 Pesticide General Permit (PGP)

Highlights of the Pesticide General Permit Reissuance - NEW

Permit Coverage: ADEC has reissued an APDES general permit to regulate source discharges of pollutants associated with the application of biological pesticides or chemical pesticides that leave a residue. This permit is commonly called the Pesticide General Permit (PGP). The PGP applies statewide except for lands within the Metlakatla Indian Reserve and the Denali National Park Preserve.

The PGP covers point source discharges of pollutants associated with the application of biological pesticides or chemical pesticides that leave a residue from the following use patterns:

      1) mosquito and other flying insect pest control;
      2) aquatic weed and algae control;
      3) aquatic nuisance animal control; and
      4) forest canopy pest control.


The 2017 PGP remains largely unchanged from the 2011 PGP that was previously issued by EPA in 2011, from which Alaska assumed transfer of program responsibilities in October 2012 as part of the APDES program.

Permitted Ongoing Projects: An ongoing permitted project is one that received permit authorization prior to the effective date of this permit under the 2011 PGP. To continue coverage, the permittee must:

  1. Continue to comply with the the terms and conditions of the 2011 PGP until the permittee has been granted authorization under the 2017 PGP or an alternative APDES permit, or submits a Notice of Termination (NOT);
  2. Update the existing Pesticide Discharge Management Plan (PDMP) as necessary to comply with the requirements of Permit Part 5.0; and
  3. Submit a complete and accurate new Notice of Intent (NOI) within 90 calendar days (June 30, 2017) of the effective date of this permit according to Permit Part 1.2.3.
  4. If the permittee is eligible to submit a NOT before the 90th day, a new NOI is not required to be submitted, provided a NOT is submitted within 90 calendar days after the effective date of the 2017 permit.

The PGP was reissued February 24, 2017, and became effective April 1, 2017.


Note: For permittees that are requried to submit an Notice of Intent (NOI), the annual permit fee is $250. To determine if you need to submit a NOI, or a summary of your requirements under the PGP, you can use the Pesticide GP Decision Tool for assistance.

Contacts

For more information, please contact:

Jim Rypkema Storm Water – Wetlands Program Manager
ADEC, Div of Water
555 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
Office: 907-334-2288 | Fax: 907-269-3487
Email: Jim.Rypkema@alaska.gov
Shannon DeWandel Environmental Program Specialist III
ADEC, Div of Water
555 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
Office: 907-269-0103 | Fax: 907-269-3487
Email: Shannon.DeWandel@alaska.gov