The Federal ______ ______ ______ (CWA) prohibits the discharge of any pollutant (including storm water) to navigable waters from point source discharges unless the discharge is authorized by a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
Clean Water Act
In 1994, the state legislature codified all state environmental laws into an,
all inclusive statute known as the ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______, 1994 PA 451, as amended (NREPA).
Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act
The primary goal of Part 91 (of the NREPA) is to protect ______ properties and the ______ of the state from ______ generated from unchecked erosion.
Part 91 permits are generally required for any earth change that disturbs ______ or more acres of land or that is within ______ feet of the water's edge of a lake or stream.
SESC permits must be issued to the ______ or ______holder.
The three types of agencies responsible for administering and enforcing Part 91 are ______, ______, and ______.
- CEA's (County Enforcing Agency)
- MEA's (Municipal Enforcing Agency)
- APA's (Authorized Public Agency)
The ______ and ______ issue SESC permits whereas the ______ undertake earth change activities in accordance with procedures submitted to the MDNRE.
The Part 91 inspector must regularly ______ the project site to determine if the SESC measures are properly ______ and ______ in accordance with the SESC plan and if the SESC measures are ______ in minimizing erosion and off-site sedimentation.
- installed and maintained
Part 91 inspectors are responsible for ensuring or verifying that:
a.) SESC permits are ______ on site.
b.) Inspections are done in a manner and ______ to assure minimization of ______ and off-site ______.
c.) Inspections are properly ______.
d.) SESC measures are properly installed and
maintained per standard details or plan ______ and are ______. In addition, the inspector must be ______ and anticipate or assess potential problems that may occur.
e.) Sediment caused by accelerated erosion does not ______ the project site.
f.) Water discharged from the site is at ______ velocities.
g.) Temporary SESC measures are installed ______ or upon ______ of the earth change activity.
h.) Temporary SESC measures are maintained on a ______ basis.
i.) Permanent SESC measures are installed on all slopes, channels, ditches, or any disturbed land within ______ calendar days after final grading.
j.) Projects are not closed out until the site is ______ and the temporary SESC measures are ______.
k.) Compliance and enforcement actions are taken
in accordance with Part 91 agency's ______ and ______ procedures or guidelines, Part 91 and the Rules.
- frequency, erosion, sedimentation
- specifications, effective, proactive
- before, commencement
- stabilized, removed
- compliance, enforcement
Any violation of Part 91, the Rules, applicable SESC ordinance approved SESC procedures, approved SESC plans or SESC permit conditions subjects the permittee or ______ to fines and penalties up to ______ per day of violation.
- APA (Authorized Public Agency)
In addition to the fines and penalties, lack of adequate inspections or compliance and enforcement actions can result in CEA's being placed on ______ and MEA's and APA's having their Part 91 agency designation ______.
The primary goal of Part 31 is to ______ and ______ the waters
of the state.
protect and conserve
In response to the ______ storm water requirements, the MDNRE developed administrative rules (Permit-by-Rule) under
the authority of Part 91 to permit storm water ______ from construction activities.
Storm water permits are required for any construction activity that disturbs ______ or more acres of land and has a ______ ______ discharge to the surface waters of the state.
In addition to including a discernible, confined
and discrete conveyance, point source
discharge includes any runoff as a result of ______, regardless if it is sheet flow or concentrated flow.
Permit-by-Rule provides ______ storm water permit coverage for construction sites that disturb ______ - ______ acres with a point source discharge to the surface waters of the state as long as the landowner has coverage under Part 91. However, the permittee must comply with the requirements of Permit-by-Rule.
Owners of projects that disturb ______ acres or more of land that have a point source discharge to surface waters of the state must submit a ______ ______ ______ (______) along with other required documents and fees to the MDNRE to receive coverage under Permit-by-Rule. The permittee must also comply with the requirements of Permit-by-Rule.
- Notice of Coverage (NOC)
All permittees authorized to discharge storm water under Permit-by-Rule shall comply with the following: (Note: Although it is ultimately the permittee's responsibility to comply with ALL of the following, the certified storm water operator is responsible for only those requirements that are specifically assigned to him/her by the permittee which may include as few as two to all of the responsibilities.)
a.) Not directly or indirectly ______ any ______ into waters of the state in violation of the NREPA, Part 31 or the rules promulgated there under which includes substances that are or ______ become injurious to specified uses.
b.) Be in compliance with the ______ ______ or, if the construction activity is carried out by an APA, the ______ control plan, including the selected control measures that are applicable to the site.
c.) Properly ______ and ______ SESC measures.
d.) Have the SESC measures under the specific supervision and control of a ______ ______ ______ who has been certified by the MDNRE.
E.) Cause the construction site to be inspected
by a certified storm water operator ______ per week and within ______ hours after precipitation events that result in a discharge from the site and ensure that needed ______ ______ are carried out.
f.) Ensure that a log of the ______ and corrective actions shall be
maintained on file by the permittee for view and shall be retained for a period of ______ years from the date of inspection or corrective action.
g.) Be in accordance with the requirements for on-land facilities as set forth in spillage of ______ and ______ materials, being Part 5 of the NREPA rules.
h.) Dispose of solids, ______, filter backwash, or other ______ that are removed from or results from the treatment of control of storm water in compliance with applicable state
laws and regulations.
i.) Allow the MDNRE to enter upon the site at any ______ time.
j.) Upon request, make available for ______
inspection or provide to the MDNRE all ______ or ______ prepared pursuant to the provisions of this rule.
k.) File a ______ NOC before any expansion of the construction activity or ______ in the SESC measures that require a change in the SESC permit.
- Discharge, substance, may
- SESC plan, approved
- maintain, operate
- storm water operator
- once, 24, corrective actions
- inspections, three
- Oil, pollution
- sediment, wastes
- public, reports or logs
- Revised, change
Any violation of the terms and conditions of Permit-by-Rule subjects the permittee to fines and penalties of up to ______ per day of violation.
A certified storm water operator can be ______ person who has a ______ ______ issued by the MDNRE pursuant to the provisions of Part 31.
The Part 91 inspector is employed by the Part 91 agency to oversee ______ (or APA) projects to ensure they are in compliance with Part 91; whereas , the certified storm water operator is the ______, or employed by the ______ to assist the permittee in complying with the requirements of Permit-by-Rule.
A site is considered stabilized only after:
a.) ______ control structures have been ______;
b.) Good growth of ______ or other permanent controls have been established;
c.) ______ for permanent controls have been arranged;
d.) ______ SESC measures or BMP's have been removed.
- Permanent, installed
For sites disturbing 5 or more acres, Permit-by-Rule terminates when the permittee sends a ______ of ______ to the MDNRE or when the SESC permit ______ or ______ years from the start of the project, whichever is sooner.
- Notice of Termination
- expires or five