|The Energy and Transportation Branch of the Environmental Permits Division is responsible for the issuance of all Air Emissions Permits (excluding Phase II Acid Rain Permits), RCRA Hazardous Waste Permits, Wastewater and Stormwater Permits related to Energy and Transportation facilities or sites. Also, the Energy and Transportation Branch along with the Chemical Branch issues permits to facilities that are required to have RCRA permits. |
MDEQ will follow the federal storm water regulations as they apply to oil and gas-related construction activities. Construction activities associated with oil and gas exploration, production, processing and treatment, and transmission facilities that are defined in the following North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes and titles: 211-Oil and Gas Extraction, 213111-Drilling Oil and Gas Wells, 213112-Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations, 48611-Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil and 48621-Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas, are generally exempt from State NPDES construction requirements. MDEQ strongly encourages voluntary application of construction best management practices in order to minimize the discharge of pollutants in storm water runoff. If you have any questions please contact the Environmental Permits Division at 601/961-5171 or use the Contact Information link below.