CRMCA Director of Technical Services, Eric Johnson recently attended a Public Hearing regarding the SC Industrial Stormwater NPDES General Permits. In follow up we recieved information from Mel Lephart on changes to expect. Please reference the email below
On September 1, 2016 the Department reissued the Industrial Stormwater NPDES general permit (SCR000000). We are notifying you of this decision because you either attended the public hearing on the permit or submitted comments to the Department on the draft permit. Please note the effective date of the permit is October 1, 2016. The issuance of this permit by the Department becomes the final agency decision 15 calendar days after notice of the decision has been mailed to the applicant or respondent, unless a written request for final review accompanied by a filing fee in the amount of $100 is filed with the Department by the applicant, permittee, licensee, or affected person.
An applicant, permittee, licensee, or affected person who wishes to appeal this decision must file a timely written request for final review with the Clerk of the Board at the following address or by facsimile at 803-898-3393. A filing fee in the amount of $100 made payable to SC DHEC must also be received by the Clerk within the time allowed for filing a request for final review. However, if a request for final review is filed by facsimile, the filing fee may be mailed to the Clerk of the Board if the envelope is postmarked within the time allowed for filing a request for final review.
Clerk of the Board
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
In order to be timely, a request for final review must be received by the Clerk of the Board within 15 calendar days after notice of the decision has been mailed to the applicant or respondent. If the 15th day occurs on a weekend or State holiday, the request is due to be received by the Clerk of the Board on the next working day. The request for final review must be received by the Clerk of the Board by 5:00 p.m. on the date it is due. A request for final review will be returned to the requestor if the filing fee is not received on time as described above.
The request for final review should include the following:
- The grounds on which the Department’s decision is challenged and the specific changes sought in the decision;
- A statement of any significant issues or factors the Board should consider in deciding whether to conduct a final review conference; and
- A copy of the Department’s decision for which review is requested.
If a timely request for final review is filed with the Clerk of the Board, the Clerk will provide additional information regarding procedures. If the Board declines in writing to schedule a final review conference, the Department’s decision becomes the final agency decision and an applicant, permittee, licensee, or affected person may request a contested case hearing before the Administrative Law Court within 30 calendar days after notice is mailed that the Board declined to hold a final review conference.
For additional info please reference the 9 page Public Comment report below and the full 169 page Final General Permit.