State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES)
New York State has a state program which has been approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for the control of wastewater and stormwater discharges in accordance with the Clean Water Act. Under New York State law the program is known as the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) and is broader in scope than that required by the Clean Water Act in that it controls point source discharges to groundwaters as well as surface waters.
2013 SPDES Priority Ranking List
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is providing the Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS) priority rankings list (PDF) (383 KB) in conformance with section 17-0817(6) of the Environmental Conservation Law. The lists are based on a ranking system that prioritizes permits for full technical review and, when necessary, modification. For additional information on EBPS, please refer to TOGS 1.2.2.
Proposed Revisions to TOGS 1.2.2
TOGS 1.2.2 (PDF) (533KB) provides the procedures for implementing the requirements for discharges authorized under the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit program, developing new SPDES permits, and renewing, modifying, priority ranking and tracking existing SPDES permits. This revision to TOGS 1.2.2 addresses EPA's concerns regarding the EBPS process and clarifies and updates the procedures used by the Division of Water and Division of Environmental Permits staff to implement the SPDES program.
Staff determined that the issuance of this guidance document is a Type II action pursuant to SEQRA.
Annual Fees For SPDES Permits
In accordance with Section 1 of ECL 72-0602, as of April 1, 2009, fees for SPDES permits are as follows:
|Type||Fees (in U.S. $)|
|MSGP - annual fee||100|
|Aquatic Pesticides General Permit - annual fee||100|
|PCI (to groundwater, 1,000 -10,000 gpd)||100|
|CAFO (Medium or Large)||50|
|Construction - annual fee||100|
|Construction - one time initial authorization fee||100 per disturbed acre and
600 per future impervious acre
|Capacity||Fee (in U.S. $)|
|Industrial||Less than 10,000 gpd||600|
|10,000 - 99,999 gpd||2,000|
|100,000 - 499,999 gpd||6,000|
|500,000 - 999,999 gpd||20,000|
|1,000,000 - 9,999,999 gpd||30,000|
|10,000,000 gpd or more||50,000|
|Municipal||Less than 200,000 gpd||375|
|200,000 - 999,999 gpd||1,875|
|1,000,000 - 4,999,999 gpd||7,500|
|5,000,000 - 39,999,999 gpd||15,000|
|40,000,000 gpd or more||37,500|
|Less than 100,000 gpd||300|
|100,000 gpd or more||600|
|Power Plant||any size||50,000|
|Ballast Dischargers||Less than 1,000,000 gals.
in any 24 hr. period
|1,000,000 gals. or more
in any 24 hr. period
Disclaimer : When the fees indicated in the NYSDEC regulations or the above table are not consistent with those contained in the ECL, the annual fees indicated in the ECL shall prevail.
More about State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES):
- P/C/I SPDES Permit Program: Introduction - These pages will help you understand and apply for a SPDES permit for Private, Commercial or Institutional (P/C/I) Facilities
- P/C/I SPDES Permit Program: Do I Need a Permit? - Information to determine if one needs a SPDES permit
- P/C/I SPDES Permit Program: Application Procedures - Procedures for applying for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit
- SPDES Permit Program: Transferring Your SPDES Permit - Procedures to follow if you wish to transfer ownership of your SPDES permit
- SPDES Permit Program: Permit Modifications (SPDES) - Requests for permit MODIFICATION must be submitted by the permittee for facility modifications or expansions. process modifications. or production modifications
- SPDES Permit Program: Renewing a SPDES Permit - RENEWAL applications are for facilities that are presently permitted and for which the existing permit is about to expire
- SPDES Permitting of Water Treatment Chemicals (WTCs) - Information on the water quality issues and the SPDES permitting of WTCs
- P/C/I SPDES Permit Program: Is This Project Major or Minor? - Applying for discharge permit - Major and Minor Projects
- P/C/I SPDES Permit Program: Standards for Issuance - Application of Standards, Limitations and Other Requirements
- P/C/I SPDES Permit Program: Other DEC Permits and Determinations - Your project may require additional permits
- P/C/I SPDES Permit Program: Jurisdiction of Other Agencies - Other agencies may have jurisdiction
- State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit Application Forms - Downloadable application forms for State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permits.
- New York State Design Standards for Intermediate Sized Wastewater Treatment Systems - This manual provides engineering guidance for the design and implementation of intermediate sized wastewater treatment systems.
- SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing (HVHF) - Permit information on the NYS hydrofracking permit
- Vessel General Permit - The EPA issued the Vessel General Permit (VGP) effective December 19, 2008.
- Permits for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) - General State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)
- Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Permit Benefits to Permitees - Fact Sheet No. 1 New York State CAFO Permit Program Benefits
- Chesapeake Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant Permit Modifications - DEC is modifying the SPDES discharge permits of Chesapeake Bay Significant wastewater treatment plants in New York State's portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.