327 IAC 5-3-14 - Issuance and effective date of a permit

Current through March 30, 2022

Authority: IC 13-14-8; IC 13-14-9; IC 13-15-1-2; IC 13-15-2-1; IC 13-18-3

Affected: IC 4-21.5-3-7; IC 13-11-2; IC 13-15; IC 13-18-3-15; IC 13-18-4

Sec. 14.

(a) After the close of:
(1) the public comment period required by section 9(a) of this rule on a draft permit; and
(2) any public hearing held under section 9(b) of this rule; the commissioner, except as provided in subsection (c), shall issue a final permit decision and shall serve notice of that action on the applicant and on each person who has submitted written comments or requested notice of the final permit decision. This notice shall include reference to the procedures available to contest the permit terms by requesting an adjudicatory hearing. For the purposes of this section, "final permit decision" means a final decision to issue, deny, modify, revoke and reissue, or terminate a permit.
(b) Issuance of a general permit shall be accomplished by the publication of the full text of the permit on the IDEM website and the notification specified under section 12(d) of this rule, in addition to the notification required by subsection (a).
(c) The commissioner may delegate authority to a staff member to issue or deny NPDES permits to applicants within a specified class or category of discharges. Within the scope of any such delegation, a reference in this rule to the commissioner shall also mean the commissioner's delegatee.
(d) A final permit decision shall become effective with respect to the applicant unless, within fifteen (15) days after receipt of notice of said decision, the applicant files a request for adjudicatory hearing concerning the permit decision with the commissioner in accordance with IC 13-15-16-1 and IC 4-21.5-3-7.
(e) If an adjudicatory hearing request concerning a final permit decision is granted by the board pursuant to IC 13-15-6-3, any permit provisions that are stayed by order of the board shall not go into effect until confirmed at the final resolution of the hearing or until the board otherwise dissolves the stay. Any permit provisions not stayed by the board in such a proceeding remain effective and in full force.
(f) Where permit provisions are stayed during an adjudicatory proceeding on a renewal permit for an existing source, all provisions of the previous permit which correspond to the stayed provisions of the new permit and which are consistent with those provisions of the new permit that are not stayed shall continue in full force and effect until a final resolution of the adjudicatory proceeding. However, this subsection shall not apply if a timely and sufficient application for the renewal permit was not submitted in accordance with IC 13-15-3-6.


327 IAC 5-3-14
Water Pollution Control Board; 327 IAC 5-3-14; filed Sep 24, 1987, 3:00 p.m.: 11 IR 641; filed Feb 26, 1993, 5:00 p.m.: 16 IR 1762; readopted filed Jan 10, 2001, 3:23 p.m.: 24 IR 1518; readopted filed Nov 21, 2007, 1:16 p.m.: 20071219-IR-327070553BFA; readopted filed Jul 29, 2013, 9:21 a.m.: 20130828-IR-327130176BFA Filed 10/9/2015, 4:07 p.m.: 20151104-IR-327100659FRA Filed filed Oct 9, 2015, 4:07 p.m.: 20151104-IR-327100659FRA

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