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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 was reissued on July 1, 2023. 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:
The reissued version of GP #5 became effective on July 1, 2023.
Any discharge authorizations granted under the previous version of GP #5 issued on July 20, 2021, will remain valid through the renewed permits' expiration date of June 30, 2028.
Notices of Intent, Annual Monitoring reports, and Fees for General Permit #5 may all be submitted electronically using the General Permits 5, 8, and 9 Database. For more information on the database, and to access the user manual, please see the NPDES Databases page.
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 will still have to pay an annual fee by August 30th even though they may have months remaining on their original fee payment. For example, if a new facility paid a one year fee with their NOI on April 1, 2021, the facility would still have a new annual fee due on August 30, 2021.
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.
Fees for General Permit #5 may all be submitted electronically using the General Permits 5, 8, and 9 Database.
For more information on General Permit #5, please contact: Eric Sundall-Gaspar, 515-601-8795, or Eric.Sundall@dnr.iowa.gov