DEEP: General Permit for the Storage and Distribution of Two (2) Inch Nominal Tire Chip Aggregate for Beneficial Use in Leaching Systems of Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems

General Permit for the Storage and Distribution of Two (2) Inch Nominal Tire Chip Aggregate for Beneficial Use in Leaching Systems of Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems

An Environmental Permitting Fact Sheet

General Permit Overview

This general permit was issued under the authority of, and administered by the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP's) Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance. DEP uses both individual and general permits to regulate activities. Individual permits are issued directly to an applicant, whereas general permits are permits issued to authorize similar activities by one or more applicants throughout a prescribed geographic area. Authorization of an activity under a general permit is governed by that general permit. A general permit sets terms and conditions for conducting an activity which, when complied with, are protective of the environment. General permits are a quicker and more cost-effective way to permit specific activities for both the department and the applicant.

This general permit authorizes the storage and distribution of two (2) inch nominal tire chip aggregate for beneficial use as an approved aggregate in leaching systems of subsurface sewage disposal systems.

Authorizing Statutes

Section 22a-209f of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS)

Requirements For All Authorized Facilities

All authorized facilities must comply with the conditions set forth in the general permit, which include specific operating and beneficial use requirements for storage and distribution of two (2) inch nominal tire chip aggregate for beneficial use in leaching systems of subsurface sewage disposal systems. Read the general permit carefully to be sure you can operate in compliance with the general permit. If you fail to comply with the conditions in the general permit, you are in violation of the general permit and potentially subject to legal action.

Registration

Who Must Register? Anyone wishing to operate a facility to engage in the storage and distribution of two (2) inch nominal tire chip aggregate for beneficial use in leaching systems of subsurface sewage disposal systems.

How is an Approval of Registration obtained for a facility? The registrant must submit to the department a complete registration form with the appropriate fee. After departmental review, the commissioner will issue a decision regarding the registration.

How many facilities can be registered on one form? A registrant shall register each storage and distribution facility, by site, for which the registrant seeks authorization under this general permit, on a separate registration form.

When should a registration form be submitted?  A person who wishes to store and distribute two (2) inch nominal tire chip aggregate for beneficial use in leaching systems of subsurface sewage disposal systems must register in order to be issued an Approval of Registration under this general permit.

  1. A permittee must submit a new registration if there will be changes in the operations or in the types or quantities of materials accepted at the facility. Note: If the facility operation changes such that it is no longer eligible to operate under the general permit, the permittee cannot continue operating until he has an individual permit.
  2. A permittee must submit a renewal of the registration within 180 days before the expiration date of the current Approval of Registration if they wish to continue to operate the facility under the authority of the general permit.

The same form should be used for either a new registration or for a renewal of an existing Approval of Registration.

Who need not register? Any person or municipality who owns property that has a leaching system of a subsurface sewage disposal system constructed or installed with two (2) inch nominal tire chip aggregate as an approved aggregate is not required to file a registration with the commissioner.

Transfer

Is an Approval of Registration transferable? A permittee may not transfer an Approval of Registration to another person. The new owner or operator of the facility must complete a new registration form and submit it along with the applicable fee.

Fees

How much does it cost to register a facility? $500.00

Are registration fees refundable? Registration fees are non-refundable.

Permit Duration

The General Permit for the Storage and Distribution of Two (2) Inch Nominal Tire Chip Aggregate for Beneficial Use in Leaching Systems of Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems was issued on September 30, 2005 and will expire five (5) years from the date of issuance.

Contact Information

SOURCE REDUCTION AND RECYCLING PROGRAM
WASTE ENGINEERING AND ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
79 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CT 06106-5127

860-424-3372

This overview is designed to answer general questions and provide basic information. You should refer to the appropriate statutes and regulations for the specific regulatory language of the different permit programs. This document should not be relied upon to determine whether or not an environmental permit is required. It is your responsibility to obtain and comply with all required permits.

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Content Last Updated on July 8, 2008

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