Sand and Gravel General Permit
Permit Purpose and Background
The Sand and Gravel General Permit regulates discharges of process water, stormwater, and water from mine dewatering into waters of the state associated with sand and gravel operations, rock quarries, and similar mining operations. The permit also covers concrete batch operations and hot mix asphalt operations. Untreated discharge water from sand and gravel operations may harm fish, aquatic life, and water quality. Ecology modified the permit on August 17, 2011.
Ecology will revise and reissue the Sand & Gravel General Permit in 2015
The current Sand and Gravel General Permit will expire October 1, 2015. Current permit holders (Permittees) must reapply for permit coverage by April 4, 2015. Ecology plans to issue the new permit in September 2015 with an effective date of October 1, 2015.
Ecology will update the estimated schedule below as necessary:
We want to hear from you: If you have comments about the current permit, suggestions on ways to improve the permit, or concerns about the permit reissuance, contact Carrie Graul at 360-407-6967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Permit, Forms & Application - The permit, forms, application for new facilities (including portables), public notice requirements, and a list of activities that require a permit.
Erosion and Sediment Control Plan (ESCP) - The permit requires the permittee to develop, maintain, and comply with their ESCP.
Monitoring Plan - Assistance for mapping your site, identifying monitoring points, sampling, discharges to ground water, lab analysis, DMRs, and plan review.
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan - Permit requirements for the SWPPP.
Spill Plan - General guidance on plan requirements and basic BMPs.
Portable Facilities - Information about portable coverage including; when coverage is required, site restoration, notice to begin operation, and permit fees.
Estimating Discharge and Streamflows: A Guide for Sand and Gravel Operators This guide provides assistance in meeting study requirements if required by Ecology.
Your Facility May Require Additional Permits More information about other state and local permits, approvals and licenses that may apply.
Or follow the link to the Environmental Permit Handbook.
Contact Us Contact your Permit Administrator or Regional Office for permit assistance or site specific questions.
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