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North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality Public Notice Issue of an NDPDES Permit Public Notice Date: 2/5/2021 Purpose of Public Notice The Department intends to issue the following North Dakota Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NDPDES) Discharge Permit under the authority of Section 61-28-04 of the North Dakota Century Code.

North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality Public Notice
Issue of an NDPDES Permit
Public Notice Date: 2/5/2021
Purpose of Public Notice
The Department intends to issue the following North Dakota Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NDPDES) Discharge Permit under the authority of Section 61-28-04 of the North Dakota Century Code.
Permit Information
Public Notice Number: ND-2021-002
Application Date: 10/1/2020
Application Number: NDR04
Applicant Name: Small Municipal Seperate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s)
Mailing Address: ND Dept of Env Quality, Div of Water Quality, 918 East Divide Ave, Bismarck ND 58501-1947
Telephone Number: 701.328.5242
Proposed Permit Expiration Date: 3/31/2026
Description
The NDDEQ proposes to reissue NDPDES General Permit NDR04-0000 to authorize the discharge of stormwater from small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s). The permit applies to MS4s in North Dakota that are regulated pursuant to 40 CFR 122.26. MS4s covered by this permit are located in census defined urbanized areas and cities with a population of at least 10,000. The NDDEQ may authorize other small MS4s based on criteria outlined in the Phase II Federal Stormwater Rule. The general permit requires a stormwater management program to reduce pollutants in stormwater discharges from the MS4 and includes minimum control measures as identified in 40 CFR 122.34.
MS4s included in the renewal are: Bismarck City of, Bismarck State College, Burleigh County (Urbanized Area), Cass County (Urbanized Area), Dickinson City of, Fargo City of, Grand Forks City of, Grand Forks County (Urbanized Area), Horace City of, Jamestown City of, Lincoln City of, Mandan City of, Minot City of, Morton County (Urbanized Area), ND Dept. of Transportation (Urbanized Area), ND State University, University of ND, West Fargo City of, and Williston City of.
Tentative Determinations
Proposed effluent limitations and other permit conditions have been made by the Department. They assure that State Water Quality Standards and applicable provisions of the FWPCAA will be protected.
Information Requests and Public Comments
Copies of the application, draft permit, and related documents are available for review. Comments or requests should be directed to the ND Dept of Env Quality, Div of Water Quality, 918 East Divide Ave, Bismarck ND 58501-1947 or by calling 701.328.5210.
All comments received by March 11, 2021 will be considered prior to finalizing the permit. If there is significant interest, a public hearing will be scheduled. Otherwise, the Department will issue the final permit within sixty (60) days of this notice. If you require special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, call TDD at 1.800.366.6868.
(JASU: Feb. 6, 2021; DKSN, FORU, GFHE: Feb. 10, 2021) 2874913