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SECTION 17-0808
Municipal and industrial stormwater discharges
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 17, TITLE 8
§ 17-0808. Municipal and industrial stormwater discharges.

1. Prior to October first, nineteen hundred ninety-two, no permit
shall be required for discharges composed entirely of stormwater, except
as provided in subdivision two of this section.

2. Subdivision one of this section shall not apply with respect to the
following stormwater discharges:

a. A discharge with respect to which a permit has been issued under
this title prior to the effective date of this section;

b. A discharge associated with industrial activities directly related
to manufacturing, processing, or raw materials storage areas at an
industrial plant;

c. A discharge from a municipal separate storm sewer system serving a
population of one hundred thousand or more; or

d. A discharge which the commissioner determines contributes to a
violation of water quality standards adopted pursuant to section 17-0301
of this article or is a significant contributor of pollutants to the
waters of the state.

3. Permits for discharges from municipal storm sewers:

a. May be issued on a system or jurisdiction-wide basis, pursuant to
paragraph (a) of subdivision seven of section 70-0117 of this chapter;

b. Shall include a requirement which regulates non-stormwater
discharges into the storm sewers; and

c. Shall require controls to reduce the discharge of pollutants to the
maximum extent practicable, including management practices, control
techniques and system design and engineering methods, and such other
provisions as the commissioner determines appropriate for the control of
such pollutants.

4. The commissioner shall promulgate regulations setting forth the
requirements for permit applications for stormwater discharges and the
deadlines for the receipt of applications.