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North Dakota Department of Environmental

North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality Public Notice Issue of an NDPDES Permit Public Notice Date: 10/31/2022 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-2022-019 Application Date: 7/1/2022 Application Number: NDG87 Applicant Name: General Permit NDG870000-Pesticide Applications to Surface Waters Mailing Address: ND Dept of Env Quality, Div of Water Quality, 4201 Normandy Street, Bismarck ND 58503-1324 Telephone Number: 701.328.5172 Proposed Permit Expiration Date: 12/31/2027 Description The Department intends to reissue NDPDES General Permit, NDG870000, to authorize the discharge from pesticide applications made to waters of the state. Coverage under the General Permit is limited to applicators that meet the criteria specified in the permit. Authorization to discharge under this permit begins on the permit effective date. The permit does include a requirement to notify the Department prior to pesticide applications to waters of the state for control of aquatic pests as provided in state water quality regulations (NDAC 33.1-16-02.1-11). 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, 4201 Normandy Street, Bismarck ND 58503-1324 or by calling 701.328.5210. All comments received by December 09, 2022 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. The NDDEQ will consider every request for reasonable accommodation to provide an accessible meeting facility or other accommodation for people with disabilities, language interpretation for people with limited English proficiency (LEP), and translations of written material necessary to access programs and information. To request accommodations, contact Jennifer Skjod, Acting Non-discrimination Coordinator at 701-328-5226 or jskjod@nd.gov. TTY users may use Relay North Dakota at 711 or 1-800-366-6888. (Nov. 2, 2022)116860