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SPDES Permit Program: Is This Project Major or Minor?

Winter view of stream

Minor SPDES projects include:

  • discharges of less than 10,000 gallons per day of sewage effluent, without the admixture of industrial wastes or other wastes, to ground water. Such projects may qualify for the P/C/I SPDES General Permit (PDF file, 237 KB);

  • ballast discharges

All Other SPDES Projects are Major.


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