The owner or operator of a facility type listed in s.
shall apply for a storm
water discharge permit unless the owner or operator is eligible for and has
submitted a conditional "no exposure" certification in accordance with s.
DATE OF APPLICATION. Persons proposing to
discharge storm water shall submit a notice of intent to the department as
For proposed facilities that will
undergo one or more acres of land disturbing construction activities as part of
their construction, at least 14 working days prior to initiating land
disturbing construction activities at the site.
Note: This submittal timeline is consistent
with the requirement to develop erosion control and storm water management
plans and submit a notice of intent under subch. III.
For all other facilities, at least 14
working days prior to initiating industrial operations.
Note: Where an existing facility is covered
under a storm water discharge permit, permit coverage may be transferred to a
new owner in accordance with s.
FORMS. Notices of intent shall be
submitted to the department using forms available from the department as
specified in s. NR 216.006.
Note: Notice of intent forms are available
from the department website at
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/stormwater/industrial/forms.html or by calling
(a) The department shall
evaluate the information submitted on the notice of intent to determine whether
a facility should be covered under a general or individual storm water
discharge permit under s.
Stats.; or whether coverage under a permit should be denied. A letter shall be
sent to the applicant when permit coverage is granted. The letter granting
coverage shall indicate the date upon which coverage under the permit becomes
effective at the facility. If permit coverage is denied, a letter shall be sent
to the applicant with the reason for denial.
The basis for determining coverage under
a general or individual storm water discharge permit and the tier type shall be
based on a comparison of notice of intent information on SIC code, industrial
activity and the discharge of contaminated storm water, to the categories
identified in s.
(c) If a facility has a WPDES permit, the
department may choose to regulate storm water discharges under that
INFORMATION. The department may require more information than what is provided
in the notice of intent in order to determine if coverage under a general
permit is appropriate. The applicant shall provide additional information
requested by the department within 30 days from receipt of notification by the
notice of intent shall be signed as follows:
(a) In the case of a corporation, by a
principal executive officer of at least the level of vice-president, or by the
officer's authorized representative having overall responsibility for the
operation of the site for which permit coverage is sought.
(b) In the case of a unit of government, by a
principal executive officer, a ranking elected official, or other duly
the case of a partnership, by a general partner.
(d) In the case of a sole proprietorship, by
(e) In the case of
a limited liability company, by a member or manager.
(8) DEFICIENT APPLICATION. The department may
require an applicant to submit data necessary to complete any deficient notice
of intent or may require the applicant to submit a new notice of intent where
the deficiencies are extensive or the appropriate form has not been
(9) REAPPLICATION. When a
general storm water discharge permit is reissued, the department may require
the owner or operator of a previously covered facility to submit a new notice
of intent in order to determine continued applicability of the