Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) Revision Update
The current version of the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (GP-0-06-002) became effective on March 28, 2007 and is due to expire on March 27, 2012.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has elected to issue an interim permit for a period of six months in order to devote sufficient time to revise the MSGP so that it balances the need for environmental protection and the burden of the requirements on affected businesses.
The interim permit, which will become effective on March 28, 2012 and will expire on September 30, includes the following minor changes:
- Update contact information.
- Parts I.F and I.G. of GP-0-06-002 have been edited to allow continued coverage under the interim permit for facilities currently permitted under GP-0-06-002 (unless notified by the Department).
- Provide permit coverage for new dischargers and facilities during this interim period.
Updates & Next Steps
On November 3, 2011, the Department held a stakeholders meeting to discuss key changes from GP-0-06-002. The stakeholder meeting was an informal discussion to gather input from interested stakeholders to assist in drafting the permit revisions. It will not replace the public comment period. The PowerPoint presentation is available Presentation MSGP Revision Stakeholder Meeting November 3, 2011 (PDF) (4.3 MB).
A public comment period will be held in the spring. A final version of the MSGP is being drafted and will be issued on September 30, 2012.