7002.0220 Definitions


Published: 2015

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7002.0220 DEFINITIONS.


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Subpart 1.

Scope.

For the purpose of parts 7002.0210 to 7002.0310, the terms defined in this part have the meanings given them.


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Subp. 2.

Agency.

"Agency" means the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.


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Subp. 3.

Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the chief executive officer of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.


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Subp. 3a.

General construction storm water permit.

"General construction storm water permit" means an NPDES general permit for storm water discharges associated with construction activity as defined in part 7090.0080, subpart 4.


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Subp. 3b.

General industrial storm water permit.

"General industrial storm water permit" means an NPDES general permit for storm water discharges associated with industrial activity as defined in part 7090.0080, subpart 6.


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Subp. 3c.

General municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit.

"General municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit" means an NPDES permit for storm water discharges associated with municipal separate storm sewer systems as required under part 7090.0030, subpart 1, item A.


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Subp. 3d.

Individual storm water permit.

"Individual storm water permit" means an NPDES permit for storm water discharges associated with a specific site and type of activity as defined under Code of Federal Regulations, title 40, section 122.26(b)(4), (7), and (14)-(16).


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Subp. 4.

Major NPDES facility.

"Major NPDES facility" means a wastewater treatment discharger designated by the commissioner and the regional administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency as part of the annual work plan that is developed in accordance with and that is subject to the public participation requirements of Code of Federal Regulations, title 40, part 35, and subject to review and approval of the agency. The agency and the United States Environmental Protection Agency shall designate the following types of facilities as major NPDES facilities unless the agency and the United States Environmental Protection Agency find that the facility does not have a potential for significantly impacting water quality:

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A.

a publicly owned treatment facility with an average design flow of 1,000,000 gallons per day or more;


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B.

an electrical generating facility that is not primarily standby or a peaking facility with a generation capacity of 100 megawatts or greater;


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C.

a facility that is a primary industry as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 40, section 122.2, or other industry that discharges quantities of process wastewater, which are significant due to the volume, pollutant loading, or other discharge parameters or the character of the receiving water; or


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D.

a facility with an actual or potential discharge of toxic pollutants under section 307(a)(1) of the Clean Water Act, United States Code, title 33, section 1317.



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Subp. 5.

Municipal permit.

"Municipal permit" means a permit issued to a municipality as defined in part 7001.1020, subpart 18, for the discharge or disposal of wastewater which is five percent or more sewage. Permits issued to municipalities for facilities treating or disposing of waste that is less than five percent sewage shall be considered nonmunicipal permits.


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Subp. 6.

National pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES).

"National pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES)" has the meaning given it in part 7001.1020, subpart 19.


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Subp. 6a.

Sanitary sewer extension permit.

"Sanitary sewer extension permit" means a state disposal system permit for the extension, addition, or change of a municipal sanitary system.


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Subp. 7.

Sewage.

"Sewage" has the meaning given in part 7080.1100, subpart 73.


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Subp. 8.

[Repealed, 21 SR 1642]


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Subp. 9.

State disposal system permit.

"State disposal system permit" means a permit for a disposal system that may be constructed and operated without an NPDES permit.