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General Permit #5 (GP #5) authorizes discharges from facilities primarily engaged in mining or quarrying to waters throughout the State of Iowa. GP #5 became effective on July 20, 2011. The types of discharges authorized under GP #5 include:
The facilities covered by General Permit #5 may be primarily engaged in mining or quarrying the following:
General Permit #5 expires on July 19, 2016. The Final Rule to renew GP5 was approved by the Environmental Protection Commission at their meeting on May 17, 2016. Please see section 11 of the
EPC May Agenda to view the pre-publication version of the final rule.
To view the proposed general permit, the permit rationale (fact sheet), and a presentation highlighting the differences between the proposed and current general permits, please see the links below:
A permitted facility has the option of submitting an annual fee, or a three, four, or five-year fee as follows:
Fees are to be submitted by August 30 each year unless a multiple year fee payment was paid in an earlier year. New facilities seeking general permit #5 coverage in any month except August shall submit fees with the Notice of Intent for coverage. Coverage provided by the five-year, four-year, and three-year permit fees expires no later than the expiration date of the general permit. Maximum coverage is five years, four years, and three years, respectively. In the event a facility is no longer eligible to be covered under general permit #5, the remainder of the fees previously paid by the facility would be applied toward its individual permit fee.
For more information on General Permit #5, please contact: