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State Stormwater Permits

The Stormwater Program is another program that was developed by the EPA under the NPDES program. The stormwater program regulates the runoff of stormwater from various types of facilities. Permittees are required to develop a pollution prevention plan. This plan details the best management practices a facility will use to ensure that the stormwater from their site will not impact our surface waters.

EPA has additional information available about the National Stormwater Program. The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources web site for stormwater is http://denr.sd.gov/des/sw/stormwater.aspx. Please contact Katie Luce by phone at 1-800-SD-STORM (1-800-737-8676) or or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information about South Dakota's Stormwater Program.

The Stormwater Permitting Program was designed to protect our surface waters from pollution due to runoff. For example, erosion at a construction site can cause sediment to enter surface waters, as can be seen from this picture.

South Dakota has developed the general permits to provide a simple process for getting a stormwater permit. The links below provide information about each of these permits:

Information on the general permit for stormwater discharges from Construction Activities
Information on the general permit for stormwater discharges from Industrial Activities
Information on the general permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems 
Information on SWPPP requirements

You may obtain hard copies of the application and termination form by contacting Katie Luce by phone at 1-800-SD-STORM (1-800-737-8676) or or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. PDF versions of the application and termination forms are also available.

 

  • Application form for obtaining coverage under the General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial or Construction Activities.
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  • Notice of termination of need for coverage under the General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial or Construction Activities.
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  • Certification form for obtaining an exclusion from permitting requirements for Stormwater discharges associated with industrial activities.
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South Dakota has also developed some multi-media general stormwater permits. These permits combine the stormwater requirements with the permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act. Currently, general permits have been developed for Rock Crushers, Asphalt Plants, and Concrete Plants. Additional Information about these permits, as well as information about South Dakota's air permitting program is available on the internet at the Air Quality Program web site.