South Dakota Stormwater-General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Dakota Stormwater-General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit program: Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD) 74:52:01 to 74:52:11

Regulatory Agencies
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South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Water Bureau

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8

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Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. South Dakota is authorized to administer the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program for stormwater discharges. The state issues individual permits and general permits for discharges associated with industrial facilities, construction activities, mineral mining, and municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s). The state adopts the federal regulations and incorporates them, mostly by reference, into the state administrative rules. All application materials must be submitted on state forms. There are no application fees.

See the national section STORMWATER—GENERAL for more information on the federal program, and the state sections STORMWATER—INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES, STORMWATER—CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES and STORMWATER—MUNICIPALITIES for information on the state requirements for these specific types of stormwater discharges.

· Administration and enforcement. The DENR administers and enforces the stormwater program in South Dakota.


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