Non-Stormwater General Permits

    General Permits are issued to cover a class of facilities with similar type discharges under one permit.  Rather than issuing individual, site specific permits to each facility, permittees are registered for coverage under a General Permit for that activity.  The majority of the work involved is performed up-front in issuing the General Permit, streamlining the permitting process and saving both the agency and the regulated community time and money.  The Division of Water and Waste Management issues the following ten non-stormwater permits.

Car Wash Establishments

Hydrostatic Testing

Sewage - Less than 50,000 GPD 

Groundwater Remediation

Sewage Sludge - Land Application

Water Treatment Plants

Home Aeration Units (HAUs)
Sewage - Less than 600 GPD

Sewage Sludge - Disposal to POTW

Wastewater Disposal from Highway
 or Municipal Maintenance Facility
 

 

Pesticide General Permit

 

Form M (Modification Application) (PDF)

Permit Registration Transfer Form (PDF)

 Groundwater Protection Plans
 (GPPs) for Small Businesses
(PDF) 


Car Wash Establishments
The Car Wash General Permit, WV0078743, regulates discharges from coin-operated or other fee generating car washing establishments, as well as, discharges from non-fee generating vehicle washing, such as a trucking company that washes its own fleet.  The current General Permit for Car Wash Establishments has been administratively extended through May 6, 2013. 

Car Wash Site Registration Application (PDF)

Updated
12/02/09

Car Wash General Permit (PDF)

 Updated
9/21/12

Fact Sheet - Car Wash General Permit (PDF)

Updated
9/21/12

For additional information please contact John Perkins at John.M.Perkins@wv.gov or (304) 926-0499 extension 1031.


Groundwater Remediation

    The Groundwater Remediation General Permit, WV0113727, regulates discharges from the remediation process of petroleum contaminated sites.  The majority of the sites covered are old bulk oil storage facilities and gasoline stations.  The contamination usually results from spillage or leaking underground storage tanks.The current General Permit for Groundwater Remediation was issued May 3, 2013, effective June 3, 2013 and expires May 2, 2018.
 
Groundwater Remediation Site Registration Application (PDF)

Updated
8/9/13

Instructions - Groundwater Remediation Site Registration Application (PDF)

Updated
8/9/13

Groundwater Remediation General Permit (PDF)

Updated
8/9/13

Groundwater Remediation General Permit Fact Sheet (PDF)

Updated
8/9/13
 

For additional information
please contact Brian Bailey at Brian.D.Bailey@wv.gov or (304) 926-0499 extension 1021.
Home Aeration Unit (HAU)
   The Home Aeration Unit General Permit, WV0107000, provides expedited coverage for individual residential sewage treatment facilities with capacities of 600 gallons per day or less, and that will directly discharge treated waste water into the State's waters.  Anyone constructing or operating a sewage treatment facility in this category must apply for site registration under this permit.  A wasteload allocation must be obtained for each permit application. 

Home Aeration Maintenance Providers (PDF)

Updated
10/27/14

Home Aeration Unit Site Registration Application (PDF)

Updated
07/29/14

Instructions - Home Aeration Unit Site Registration Application (PDF)

Updated
07/29/14

Home Aeration Unit Transfer Contractor Application (PDF)

Updated
10/07/10

Home Aeration Unit Transfer Homeowner Application (PDF)

Updated
10/07/10

Home Aeration Unit Disclosure Form (PDF)

Updated
07/29/14

Home Aeration Unit General Permit (PDF)

Updated
07/29/14

 

Home Aeration Unit General Permit Fact Sheet (PDF)

Updated
07/29/14
 

For more information contact Kylie Lancaster at Kylie.N.Lancaster@wv.gov or (304)926-0499 extension 1027.
Hydrostatic Testing
   The Hydrostatic Testing General Permit, WV0113069, provides coverage for any establishment with discharges composed entirely of waters from hydrostatic testing of new pipeline and agreeing to be regulated under the terms of the General Permit.  For the purpose of this general permit, the term establishment shall be construed to mean certain pipeline replacement and/or construction projects electing to be regulated by said permit.  The General Permit for Hydrostatic Testing was issued January 20, 2012, became effective February 19, 2012 and will expire January 19, 2017.  The General Permit was modified on October 31, 2014 to incorporate two new Other Requirements, B.13 and B.14.
 Hydrostatic Testing General Permit 2014 Modification (PDF)  Updated
12/11/14
 Notice Hydrostatic Testing General Permit 2014 Modification (PDF)  Updated
12/11/14
Hydrostatic Testing Site Registration Application (PDF)

Updated
12/02/09

Instructions - Hydrostatic Testing Site Registration Application (PDF) 

Updated
12/02/09
Hydrostatic Testing General Permit (PDF)

Fact Sheet - Hydrostatic Testing General Permit (PDF)

For additional information contact John Perkins at John.M.Perkins@wv.gov or (304)926-0499 extension 1031.

 

Sewage Sludge - Land Application and Disposal to a POTW
    There are two General Permits to cover the disposal of sewage sludge and domestic septage by West Virginia Health Department licensed septic haulers.  WVSG10000 covers septage haulers who dispose of sludge by land applying at land application sites listed in their permit application, while WVSG20000 covers septage haulers who dispose of sewage sludge at publically owned treatment works.

 Land Application Site Registration Form(PDF)

Updated
9/30/10
 

Instructions - Land Application Site Registration Form (PDF)

Updated
9/30/10

Septic Hauler Report Form (PDF)  Updated 6/13/14
 General Permit for Land Application of Sewage Sludge(PDF) Updated
9/30/10
 
Fact Sheet - General Permit for Land Application of Sewage Sludge (PDF)

Updated
9/30/10
 

 POTW Disposal Site Registration Application(PDF)

Updated
9/30/10
 

Instructions - POTW Disposal Site Registration Application (PDF)

Updated
9/30/10
 

General Permit for POTW Disposal of Sewage Sludge (PDF)

Updated
9/30/10
 

Fact Sheet - General Permit for POTW Disposal of Sewage Sludge (PDF)

Updated
9/30/10


For additional information contact Thomas Sowers at Thomas.J.Sowers@wv.gov or (304)926-0499 extension 1012.

Sewage - Less than 50,000 GDP
    This general permit, WV0105000, is to install, operate and maintain a disposal system or part thereof, for the direct discharge of treated sewage into the waters of the State.  This permit applies to sewage treatment and systems of domestic sewage only with a design capability of 50,000 gallons per day or less, except mine bath houses who are not required by the Division of Water and Waste Management to apply for an individual permit.  Facilities that satisfy the registration requirements will be assigned one of three treatment categories based on the wastelaod allocation obtained.  The permitee must provide adequate treatment technologies in order to comply with the effluent limitations of their assigned treatment category and maximum flow requirements.
 Sewage General Permit Site Registration Application(PDF) Updated
12/02/09
 Sewage General Permit Reissuance of Permit Coverage Application Form(PDF) Updated
9/30/10 
Sewage General Permit (PDF) Updated
9/30/10 
Fact Sheet - Sewage General Permit (PDF)  Updated
9/30/10
 
For additional information contact John Perkins at John.M.Perkins@wv.gov or (304)926-0499 extension 1031. 
 

   
Water Treatment Plants
    Historically, individual WV/NPDES Water Pollution Control Permits have been issued to water treatment plants. The purpose of this general permit is to establish a simpler and more efficient procedure for water treatment plants to gain permit coverage for their wastewater treatment systems.
    The Division of Water and Waste Management has issued a General Permit, WV0115754, to regulate water treatment plant's wastewater treatment systems.  Any owner/operator of a water treatment plant wastewater disposal system in the State will be regulated under the terms of the General Permit. The Director has the authority to require any owner/operator to apply for and obtain and individual permit. This authority will be exercised when the Director determines that the receiving water will be better protected by such a permit.
    The universe of existing facilities that are eligible for coverage under this general permit numbers approximately one hundred twenty.  Proposed treatment facilities are also eligible for coverage under the General Permit; however, each proposed facility must meet the public notice and public comment requirements.  Those facilities to be regulated under the terms of the General Permit will be required to provide adequate treatment technologies and to achieve compliance with the limitation category requirements assigned.  The current General Permit for Water Treatment Plants was issued July 19, 2013, effective August 18, 2013 and will expire July 18, 2018. 

Water Treatment Plan Site Registration Application (PDF)

Updated
8/9/13

Instructions - Water Treatment Plant Site Registration Application (PDF)

Updated
8/9/13

Water Treatment Plant General Permit (PDF)

Updated
8/9/13

Water Treatment Plant General Permit Fact Sheet (PDF)

Updated
8/9/13

Filtrate Disposal Form (PDF)

Updated
8/1/13
 

Location Checklist for Filtrate from WWTP

Updated
8/1/13
 

For additional information contact Brian Bailey at Brian.D.Bailey@wv.gov or
(304)926-0499 extension 1021.
Wastewater Disposal from Highway or Municipal Maintenance Facility
    This general permit, WV0116026, regulates the discharge of wastewater from state highway or municipal maintenance facilities.  The General Permit will authorize the operation and maintenance of establishments engaged in highway maintenance and repair that have vehicle maintenance, material handling and storage, vehicle fueling and lubrication, vehicle washing facilities, and/or domestic sewage disposal systems, or parts thereof, and the direct or indirect discharge of treated wastewater to the waters of the State.  This permit was issued on  October 11, 2011 and expires October 10, 2016. 
WV DOH-Municipal Maintenance Facility Site Registration Application (PDF)

Updated
12/02/09

General Permit for WV DOH-Municipal Maintenance Facility (PDF)

Updated
3/13/12

Fact Sheet - General Permit for WV DOH-Municipal Maintenance Facility (PDF)

Updated
3/13/12
 

For additional information contact Gale Burdette at Elizabeth.G.Burdette@wv.gov or (304)926-0499 extension 1606.

 
  
Pesticide General Permit
    This general permit, WV0116645, is available to operators who discharge to waters of the State from the application of (1) biological pesticides or (2) chemical pesticides that leave a residue (hereinafter collectively “pesticides”), when the pesticide application is for one of the following pesticide use patterns:

1. Mosquito and Other Flying Insect Pest Control - to control public health/nuisance and other flying insect pests that develop or are present during a portion of their life cycle in or above standing or flowing water. Public health/nuisance and other flying insect pests in this use category include mosquitoes and black flies.

2. Weed and Algae Pest Control—to control weeds, algae, and pathogens that are pests in water and at water’s edge, including ditches and/or canals.

3. Animal Pest Control—to control animal pests in water and at water’s edge. Animal pests in this use category include fish, lampreys, insects, mollusks, and pathogens.

4. Forest Canopy Pest Control—application of a pesticide to a forest canopy to control the population of a pest species (e.g., insect or pathogen) where, to target the pests effectively, a portion of the pesticide unavoidably will be applied over and deposited to water."

This permit was issued on October 31, 2011, was modified August 8, 2013 and expires October 30, 2016. 
2011 Pesticide General Permit (PDF)

Updated
3/17/14

Pesticide General Permit Modification 1 (PDF)

Updated
3/13/14

For additional information contact Megan Grose at Megan.E.Grose@wv.gov or (304)926-0499 extension 1194.

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