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Page 3 of 38 <br />Permit No: MNR040000 <br /> <br /> PART I. AUTHORIZATION UNDER THIS PERMIT <br /> <br />A. Eligibility <br /> <br />To be eligible for authorization to discharge stormwater under this permit, the applicant must <br />be an owner and/or operator (owner/operator) of a small MS4 and meet one or more of the <br />criteria requiring permit issuance as specified in Minn. R. 7090.1010. <br /> <br />1. Authorized Stormwater Discharges <br /> <br />This permit authorizes stormwater discharges from small MS4s as defined in 40 CFR § <br />122.26(b)(16). <br /> <br />2. Authorized Non-Stormwater Discharges <br /> <br />The following categories of non-stormwater discharges or flows are authorized under this <br />permit to enter the permittee’s small MS4 only if the permittee does not identify them as <br />significant contributors of pollutants (i.e., illicit discharges), in which case the discharges or <br />flows shall be addressed in the permittee’s SWPPP: water line flushing, landscape irrigation, <br />diverted stream flows, rising groundwaters, uncontaminated groundwater infiltration (as <br />defined at 40 CFR § 35.2005(b)(20)), uncontaminated pumped groundwater, discharges <br />from potable water sources, foundation drains, air conditioning condensation, irrigation <br />water, springs, water from crawl space pumps, footing drains, lawn watering, individual <br />residential car washing, flows from riparian habitats and wetlands, dechlorinated swimming <br />pool discharges, street wash water, and discharges or flows from firefighting activities. <br /> <br />B. Limitations on Authorization <br /> <br />The following discharges or activities are not authorized by this permit: <br /> <br />1. Non-stormwater discharges, except those authorized in Part I.A.2. <br /> <br />2. Discharges of stormwater to the small MS4 from activities requiring a separate NPDES/SDS <br />permit. This permit does not replace or satisfy any other permitting requirements. <br /> <br />3. Discharges of stormwater to the small MS4 from any other entity located in the drainage <br />area or outside the drainage area. Only the permittee’s small MS4 and the portions of the <br />storm sewer system that are under the permittee’s operational control are authorized by <br />this permit. <br /> <br />4. This permit does not replace or satisfy any environmental review requirements, including <br />those under the Minnesota Environmental Policy Act (Minn. Stat. § 116D), or the National <br />Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 4321 - 4370 f). <br /> <br />5. This permit does not replace or satisfy any review requirements for endangered or <br />threatened species, from new or expanded discharges that adversely impact or contribute <br />to adverse impacts on a listed endangered or threatened species, or adversely modify a <br />designated critical habitat. <br />