|The Permit Board on Environmental Quality reissued the Small Construction General Permit (MSR15) on April 18, 2013. MSR15 covers the State of Mississippi and authorizes the discharge of treated/managed storm water runoff into the waters of the State. This permit covers construction activities, including clearing, grading, and excavating, that disturb one (1) acre to less than five (5) acres. Small construction activities disturbing less than one (1) acre are designated if the project is part of a larger common plan of development or sale with a planned disturbance of equal to or greater than one (1) acre but less than five (5). This reissuance will allow the continued discharge of treated/managed storm water for an additional five-year period.
The Permit Board on Environmental Quality reissued the Mining Storm Water, Dewatering, and No Discharge General Permit (MSR32) on September 7, 2012. MSR32 allows the discharge of storm water, dewatering, and the operation of closed loop systems with no discharge from regulated mining activities. The previous general permit expires on September 30, 2012. Coverage recipients wishing to be covered under the reissued general permit must submit a Re-coverage Form within 30-days of the date of the Letter of Instruction. All facilities that currently have active Mining General Permit coverage should receive a Re-coverage Package from MDEQ by September 21, 2012. Please contact Harry Wilson at 601/961-5073 if you have additional questions or did not receive a Re-coverage Package.