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CHAPTER 62-621
GENERIC PERMITS


62-621.100
62-621.105
62-621.200
62-621.250
62-621.301

62-621.302

62-621.700
62-621.800


Scope
Applicability
Definitions
General Conditions
Generic Permit for Discharges from Petroleum
Contaminated Sites.
Generic Permit for Discharges of Produced
Ground Water from any Non-Contaminated Site Activity
Best Management Practices Plan
Toxicity Testing Requirements


62-621.100 Scope. This Chapter sets forth the procedures to
obtain generic permits authorized under Section 403.0885, Florida
Statutes, and Chapter 62-620, Florida Administrative Code
(F.A.C.). The Department may issue a generic permit to regulate
a category of domestic or industrial wastewater facilities if
they all: involve the same or substantially similar types of
operations; discharge the same types of wastes or engage in the
same types of residuals or industrial sludge use or disposal
practices; require the same effluent limitations, operating
conditions, or standards for residuals or industrial sludge use
or disposal; require the same or similar monitoring; and, are
more appropriately controlled under a generic permit than an
individual permit.
Specific Authority: 403.061, 403.087, 403.088, 403.0885,
403.08851 F.S.
Law Implemented: 403.061, 403.087, 403.088, 403.0885,
403.08851 F.S.
History: New

62-621.105 Applicability.
(1) The generic permits issued under this Chapter are
subject to the procedural requirements of Chapter 62-620, F.A.C.
unless otherwise specified.
(2) This Chapter shall be implemented from the date on which
the Department receives authorization from the United States
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program or from
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(3) For wastewater facilities covered under the Federal
NPDES "General Permit for Dewatering and Petroleum Fuel
Contaminated Ground/Storm Waters in the State of Florida", the
Department shall, after receiving authorization to administer the
NPDES program, notify users that their coverage has been
transferred to the State permit by issuing a letter to the
permitted.
(4) Dischargers covered under the existing Federal NPDES
permit shall remain covered until the permitted notifies the
Department that it wishes coverage under the issued State generic
permit.
Specific Authority: 403.061, 403.087, 403.088, 403.0885,
403.08851 F.S.
Law Implemented: 403.061, 403.087, 403.088, 403.0885,
403.08851 F.S.
History: New

62-621.200 Definitions
Unless otherwise specified, the words and phrases contained
in this Chapter shall have the same meaning as specified in
Chapter 62-620, F.A.C.
(1) "Generic Permit" means a general permit issued under the
authority of Section 403.0885, F.S.
(2) "Hazardous Substance" means any substance designated
under 40 CFR Part 116, hereby incorporated by reference.
(3) "Toxic Pollutant" means any pollutant listed as toxic in
40 CFR 401.15, hereby incorporated by reference.
Specific Authority: 403.061, 403.087, 403.088, 403.0885,
403.08851 F.S.
Law Implemented: 403.061, 403.087, 403.088, 403.0885,
403.08851 F.S.
History: New

62-621.250 General Conditions
Notwithstanding Rule 62-620.610, and unless stated otherwise in
this Chapter, the following conditions apply to all permits
listed in this Chapter.
(1) The terms, conditions, requirements, limitations and
restrictions set forth in this permit are binding and enforceable
pursuant to Chapter 403, Florida Statutes. Any permit
noncompliance constitutes a violation of Chapter 403, Florida
Statutes, and is grounds for enforcement action, permit
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(2) As provided in subsection 403.087(6), F.S., the issuance
of coverage under this permit does not convey any vested rights
or any exclusive privileges. Neither does it authorize any
injury to public or private property or any invasion of personal
rights, nor authorize any infringement of federal, state, or
local laws or regulations. Coverage under this permit is not a
waiver of or approval of any other Department permit or
authorization that may be required for other aspects of the total
project which are not addressed in this permit.
(3) Coverage issued under this permit conveys no title to
land or water, does not constitute State recognition or
acknowledgment of title, and does not constitute authority for
the use of submerged lands unless herein provided and the
necessary title or leasehold interests have been obtained from
the State. Only the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust
Fund may express State opinion as to title.
(4) Coverage under this permit does not relieve the
permitted from liability and penalties for harm or injury to
human health or welfare, animal or plant life, or property caused
by the construction or operation of this permitted source; nor
does it allow the permitted to cause pollution in contravention
of Florida Statutes and Department rules, unless specifically
authorized by an order from the Department. The permitted shall
take all reasonable steps to minimize or prevent any discharge,
reuse of reclaimed water, or residuals use or disposal in
violation of this permit which has a reasonable likelihood of
adversely affecting human health or the environment. It shall
not be a defense for a permitted in an enforcement action that it
would have been necessary to halt or reduce the permitted
activity in order to maintain compliance with the conditions of
this permit.
(5) The permitted shall at all times properly operate and
maintain the facility and systems of treatment and control, and
related appurtenances, that are installed and used by the
permitted to achieve compliance with the conditions of this
permit. This provision includes the operation of backup or
auxiliary facilities or similar systems when necessary to
maintain or achieve compliance with the conditions of the permit.
(6) This permit may be modified, revoked and reissued, or
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changes or anticipated noncompliance does not stay any permit
condition.
(7) The permitted, by accepting coverage under this permit,
specifically agrees to allow authorized Department personnel,
including an authorized representative of the Department and
authorized EPA personnel, when applicable, upon presentation of
credentials or other documents as may be required by law, and at
reasonable times, depending upon the nature of the concern being
investigated, to
(a) Enter upon the permitted's premises where a regulated
facility, system, or activity is located or conducted, or where
records shall be kept under the conditions of this permit;
(b) Have access to and copy any records that shall be kept
under the conditions of this permit;
(c) Inspect the facilities, equipment, practices, or
operations regulated or required under this permit; and
(d) Sample or monitor any substances or parameters at any
location necessary to assure compliance with this permit or
Department rules.
(8) In accepting coverage under this permit, the permitted
understands and agrees that all records, notes, monitoring data,
and other information relating to the construction or operation
of this permitted source which are submitted to the Department
may be used by the Department as evidence in any enforcement case
involving the permitted source arising under the Florida Statutes
or Department rules, except as such use is proscribed by section
403.111, Florida Statutes, or Rule 62-620.302, Florida
Administrative Code. Such evidence shall only be used to the
extent that it is consistent with the Florida Rules of Civil
Procedure and applicable evidentiary rules.
(9) When requested by the Department, the permitted shall
within a reasonable time provide any information required by law
which is needed to determine whether there is cause for revising,
revoking and reissuing, or terminating coverage under this
permit, or to determine compliance with the permit. The
permitted shall also provide to the Department upon request
copies of records required by this permit to be kept. If the
permitted becomes aware of relevant facts that were not submitted
or were incorrect in the permit application or in any report to
the Department, such facts or information shall be promptly
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(10) The permitted, in accepting coverage under this permit,
" agrees to pay the applicable regulatory program and surveillance
fee in accordance with Rule 62-4.052, F.A.C.
(11) Coverage under this permit is transferable only upon
Department approval in accordance with Rule 62-620.340, F.A.C.
The permitted shall be liable for any noncompliance of the
permitted activity until the transfer is approved by the
Department.
(13) The permitted shall give advance notice to the
Department of any planned changes in the permitted facility or
activity which may result in noncompliance with permit
requirements. The permitted shall be responsible for any and all
damages which may result from the changes and may be subject to
enforcement action by the Department for penalties or revocation
of this permit. The notice shall include the following
information:
(a) A description of the anticipated noncompliance;
(b) The period of the anticipated noncompliance, including
dates and times; and,
(c) Steps being taken to prevent future occurrence of the
noncompliance.
(14) Sampling and monitoring data shall be collected and
- analyzed in accordance with Rule 62-4.246, F.A.C., Chapter 62-
160, F.A.C. and 40 CFR 136, hereby incorporated by reference, as
appropriate.
(a) Monitoring results shall be reported at the intervals
specified elsewhere in this permit and shall be reported on a
Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR), DEP Form 62-620.910(10).
(b) If the permitted monitors any contaminant more
frequently than required by the permit, using Department approved
test procedures, the results of this monitoring shall be included
in the calculation and reporting of the data submitted in the
DMR.
(c) Calculations for all limitations which require averaging
of measurements shall use an arithmetic mean unless otherwise
specified in this permit.
(d) Under Chapter 62-160, F.A.C., sample collection shall be
performed by following the protocols outlined in "DER Standard
Operating Procedures for Laboratory Operations and Sample
Collection Activities" (DER-QA-001/92). Alternatively, sample
collection may be performed by an organization who has an


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approved Comprehensive Quality Assurance Plan (CompQAP) on file
with the Department. This CompQAP shall be approved for
collection of samples from the required matrices and for the
required tests.
(15) The permitted shall report to the Department any
noncompliance which may endanger health or the environment. Any
information shall be provided orally within 24 hours from the
time the permitted becomes aware of the circumstances. A written
submission shall also be provided within five days of the time
the permitted becomes aware of the circumstances. The written
submission shall contain a description of the noncompliance and
its cause; the period of noncompliance including exact dates and
time, and if the noncompliance has not been corrected, the
anticipated time it is expected to continue; and steps taken or
planned to reduce, eliminate, and prevent recurrence of the
noncompliance.
(a) The following shall be included as information which
must be reported within 24 hours under this condition:
1. Any unanticipated bypass which causes any reclaimed water
or the effluent to exceed any permit limitation or results in an
unpermitted discharge,
2. Any upset which causes any reclaimed water or the
effluent to exceed any limitation in the permit,
3. Violation of a maximum daily discharge limitation for any
of the pollutants specifically listed in the permit for such
notice, and
4. Any unauthorized discharge to surface or ground waters.
(b) If the oral report has been received within 24 hours,
the noncompliance has been corrected, and the noncompliance did
not endanger health or the environment, the Department shall
waive the written report.
(16) The permitted shall report all instances of
noncompliance not reported under condition (14) of this permit at
the time monitoring reports are submitted. This report shall
contain the same information required by condition (15) of this
permit.
(17) Bypass Provisions.
(a) Bypass is prohibited, and the Department may take
enforcement action against a permitted for bypass, unless the
permitted affirmatively demonstrates that:
1. Bypass was unavoidable to prevent loss of life, personal
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2. There were no feasible alternatives to the bypass, such
" as the use of auxiliary treatment facilities, retention of
untreated wastes, or maintenance during normal periods of
equipment downtime. This condition is not satisfied if adequate
back-up equipment should have been installed in the exercise of
reasonable engineering judgment to prevent a bypass which
occurred during normal periods of equipment downtime or
preventive maintenance; and
3. The permitted submitted notices as required under
condition (17)(b) of this permit.
(b) If the permitted knows in advance of the need for a
bypass, it shall submit prior notice to the Department, if
possible at least 10 days before the date of the bypass. The
permitted shall submit notice of an unanticipated bypass within
24 hours of learning about the bypass as required in condition
(15) of this permit. A notice shall include a description of the
bypass and its cause; the period of the bypass, including exact
dates and times; if the bypass has not been corrected, the
anticipated time it is expected to continue; and the steps taken
or planned to reduce, eliminate, and prevent recurrence of the
bypass.
(c) The Department shall approve an anticipated bypass,
"- after considering its adverse effect, if the permitted
demonstrates that it will meet the three conditions listed in
condition (17)(a)l. through 3. of this permit.
(d) A permitted may allow any bypass to occur which does not
cause reclaimed water or effluent limitations to be exceeded if
it is for essential maintenance to assure efficient operation.
These bypasses are not subject to the provision of condition
(17)(a) through (c) of this permit.
(18) Upset Provisions.
(a) A permitted who wishes to establish the affirmative
defense of upset shall demonstrate, through properly signed,
contemporaneous operating logs, or other relevant evidence that:
1. An upset occurred and that the permitted can identify the
causes) of the upset;
2. The permitted facility was at the time being properly
operated;
3. The permitted submitted notice of the upset as required
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4. The permitted complied with any remedial measures
required under condition (4) of this permit.
(b) In any enforcement proceeding, the permitted seeking to
establish the occurrence of an upset has the burden of proof.
(c) Before an enforcement proceeding is instituted, no
representation made during the Department review of a claim that
noncompliance was caused by an upset is final agency action
subject to judicial review.
(19) Generic permits are valid only for the specific
activities indicated. Any deviation from the specified
activities and the conditions for undertaking those activities
shall constitute a violation of the permit. The permitted is
placed on notice that violation of the permit may result in
suspension or revocation of the permitted's use of the generic
permit and may cause the Department to begin legal proceedings.
(20) The use of generic permits issued under this Chapter
are limited to the expiration date of the generic permit. Terms
and conditions of the permit are automatically continued in
accordance with 40 CFR 122.6, hereby incorporated by reference,
only where the permitted has submitted a timely and complete
Notice of Intent 180 days prior to expiration of this permit.
(21) Coverage under this generic permit may be modified in
accordance with Chapter 120, F.S., or suspended or revoked in
accordance with Rule 62-620.710(4), F.A.C., if the Secretary
determines that there has been a violation of any of the terms or
conditions of the permit, there has been a violation of state
water quality standards or the permitted has submitted false,
incomplete or inaccurate data or information.
Specific Authority: 403.061, 403.087, 403.088, 403.0885,
403.08851 F.S.
Law Implemented: 403.061, 403.087, 403.088, 403.0885,
403.08851 F.S.
History: New

62-621.301 Generic Permit for Discharges From Petroleum
Contaminated Sites
(1) The document "Generic Permit for Discharges From
Petroleum Contaminated Sites", issued by the Department and dated
June 14, 1995, is hereby incorporated by reference and made part
of this Chapter.
(2) The document referenced in item(l), of this section,
contains the specific discharge limits, operating requirements,
and application requirements for discharges from petroleum
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(3) Coverage under this generic permit expires on [Five
years from the effective date of this rule]
Specific Authority: 403.061, 403.087, 403.088, 403.0885,
403.08851 F.S.
Law Implemented: 403.061, 403.087, 403.088, 403.0885,
403.08851 F.S.
History: New

62-621.302 Generic Permit for Discharge of Produced Ground Water
From any Non-Contaminated Site Activity
(1) The document "Generic Permit for the Discharge of
Produced Ground Water From Any Site Activity", issued by the
Department and dated June 14, 1995, is hereby incorporated by
reference and made part of this Chapter.
(2) The document referenced in item(l), of this section,
contains the specific discharge limits and operating requirements
for discharges of produced ground water from any site activity.
(3) Coverage under this generic permit expires on [Five
years from the effective date of this rule]
Specific Authority: 403.061, 403.087, 403.088, 403.0885,
403.08851 F.S.
Law Implemented: 403.061, 403.087, 403.088, 403.0885,
403.08851 F.S.
History: New

62.621.700 Best Management Practices Plan
When a BMP plan is required by a generic permit listed in this
Chapter, the permitted shall prepare the plan in accordance with
the following procedures.
(1) The permitted shall maintain the BMP plan at the
facility and shall make the plan available to the Department upon
request.
(2) The permitted shall develop and implement a BMP plan
which prevents, or minimizes the potential for, the release of
pollutants from ancillary activities, including:
a. material storage areas;
b. plant site runoff;
c. in-plant transfer, process and material handling areas;
d. loading and unloading operations; and
e. sludge and waste disposal areas,
to the waters of the United States through plant site runoff;
spillage or leaks; sludge or waste disposal; or drainage from raw
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listed as toxic under Section 307(a)(1) of the Clean Water Act,
oil, as defined in Section 311(a)(1) of the Act, and substance
listed as hazardous under Section 311 of the Act.
(3) The "NPDES Guidance Document" can be used as a
reference which contains technical information on BMPs and the
elements of the BMP program'. Copies of the "NPDES Guidance
Document" may be obtained by submitting written requests to:
Director, Water Management Division, U.S. EPA Region IV, 345
Courtland St. N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30365.
Specific Authority: 403.061, 403.087, 403.088, 403.0885,
403.08851 F.S.
Law Implemented: 403.061, 403.087, 403.088, 403.0885,
403.08851 F.S.
History: New

62-621.800 Toxicity Testing Requirements
The toxicity testing procedures described below are applicable
only to generic permits listed in this Chapter and only when
specifically required by the generic permit.
(1) Discharges of Freshwater
(a) Permittees whose discharge is freshwater with a
salinity of less than 1 gram per liter, shall initiate the series
of tests described below to evaluate whole effluent toxicity of
the discharge from the outfall. If more than one (1) outfall
exists, separate tests will be performed on each outfall. All
test species, procedures and quality assurance criteria used
shall be in accordance with Methods for Measuring the Acute
Toxicity of Effluents to Freshwater and Marine Organisms,
EPA/600/4-90/027F, or the most current edition. The
dilution/control water used will be moderately hard water as
described in EPA/600/4-90/027F, Section 7, or the most current
edition. A standard reference toxicant quality assurance test
shall be conducted concurrently with each species used in the
toxicity tests and the results submitted with the discharge
monitoring report (DMR). Alternatively, if monthly QA/QC
reference toxicant tests are conducted, these results must be
submitted with the DMR.
1. The permitted shall conduct 96-hour acute static-renewal
multi-concentration toxicity tests using the daphnid
(Ceriodaphnia dubia) and the bannerfin shiner (Cyprinella leedsi)
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conducted on one grab sample of 100% final effluent. All tests
shall be conducted on a control (0%) and the following dilution
concentrations at a minimum: 100.0%, 50.0%, 25.0%, 12.5%, and
6.25%.
2. If control mortality exceeds 10% for either species in
any test, the test(s) for that species (including the control)
shall be repeated. A test will be considered valid only if
control mortality does not exceed 10% for either species.
(b) The toxicity tests specified above shall be conducted
once every month until three (3) valid monthly tests have been
completed, and once every year thereafter for the duration of the
permit, unless notified otherwise by the permit issuing
authority. These tests are referred to as "routine" tests.
(c) Unacceptable Toxicity
1. If unacceptable acute toxicity (an LCs5 of 100% or less
occurs in either test species in any of the above-described tests
within the specified time) is found in a "routine" test, the
permitted shall conduct two additional acute toxicity tests in
the same manner as the "routine" test on the species) indicating
unacceptable acute toxicity. For each additional test, the
sample collection requirements and test acceptability criteria
specified in Section 1 above must be met for the test to be
considered valid. The first test shall begin within two weeks of
the end of the "routine" tests, and shall be conducted weekly
thereafter until two additional, valid tests are completed. The
additional tests will be used to determine if the toxicity found
in the "routine" test is still present.
2. Results from additional tests, required due to
unacceptable acute toxicity in the "routine" test(s), must be
reported on the Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Form for the
month in which the test was begun. Such test results must be
submitted within 45 days of completion of the second additional,
valid test.
(2) Saltwater Language
(a) Permittees whose discharge is saltwater with a salinity
equal to or greater than 1 gram per liter, shall initiate the
series of tests described below to evaluate whole effluent
toxicity of the discharge from the outfall. If more than one (1)
outfall exists, separate tests will be performed on each outfall.
All test species, procedures and quality assurance criteria used
shall be in accordance with Methods for Measuring the Acute
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EPA/600/4-90/027F, or the most current edition. The
dilution/control water and effluent used will be adjusted to a
salinity of 20 parts per thousand using artificial sea salts as
described in EPA/600/4-90/027F, Section 7 (or the most current
edition). A standard reference toxicant quality assurance test
shall be conducted concurrently with each species used in the
toxicity tests and the results submitted with the discharge
monitoring report (DMR). Alternatively, if monthly QA/QC
reference toxicant tests are conducted, these results must be
submitted with the DMR.
1. The permitted shall conduct 96-hour acute static-
renewal multi-concentration toxicity tests using the mysid shrimp
(Mysidopsis bahia) and the inland silverside (Menidia beryllina).
All tests shall be conducted on one grab sample of 100% final
effluent. All tests shall be conducted on a control (0%) and the
following dilution concentrations at a minimum: 100.0%, 50.0%,
25.0%, 12.5%, and 6.25%.
2. If control mortality exceeds 10% for either species in
any test, the test(s) for that species (including the control)
shall be repeated. A test will be considered valid only if
control mortality does not exceed 10% for either species.
(b) The toxicity tests specified above shall be conducted
once every month until three (3) valid monthly tests have been
completed, and once every year thereafter for the duration of the
permit, unless notified otherwise by the permit issuing
authority. These tests are referred to as "routine" tests.
(c) Unacceptable Toxicity
1. If unacceptable acute toxicity (an LC5s of 100% or less
occurs in either test species in any of the above-described tests
within the specified time) is found in a "routine" test, the
permitted shall conduct two additional acute toxicity tests in
the same manner as the "routine" test on the species) indicating
unacceptable toxicity. For each additional test, the sample
collection requirements and test acceptability criteria specified
in Section 1 above must be met for the test to be considered
valid. The first test shall begin within two weeks of the end of
the "routine" tests, and shall be conducted weekly thereafter
until two additional, valid tests are completed. The additional
tests will be used to determine if the toxicity found in the
"routine" test is still present.


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2. Results from additional tests, required due to
unacceptable acute toxicity in the "routine" test(s), must be
reported on the Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Form for the
month in which the test was begun. Such test results must be
submitted within 45 days of completion of the second additional,
valid test.
Specific Authority: 403.061, 403.087, 403.088, 403.0885,
403.08851 F.S.
Law Implemented: 403.061, 403.087, 403.088, 403.0885,
403.08851 F.S.
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STATE OF FLORIDA

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION




GENERIC PERMIT

FOR

DISCHARGES FROM PETROLEUM

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Generic Permit for Discharges From Petroleum Contaminated
Sites
(1) Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements
for Existing Sources and New Dischargers.
(a) Contamination by Automotive Gasoline. The
facility is authorized to discharge treated ground water and
storm water that has been contaminated by automotive
gasoline. These contaminated waters shall be treated by air
stripping, followed by activated carbon adsorption, if
necessary, or equivalent treatment to meet the following
effluent limitations. Such discharges shall be limited and
monitored by the permitted as specified in Table 1:


Table 1
Effluent Limitations Monitoring Requirements
Effluent Daily Avg Daily Max Measurement Sample
Characteristic Frequency Type
Flow, (MGD) Report Report Continuous Flowmeter
Benzene, Jg/l ------ 1.0 1/month Grab
*Total Lead ------ 30.0 1/month Grab
'g/1
pH, Standard See Paragraph (1)(a)2 Grab or
Units Continuous
Acute Whole See Paragraph (1)(a)l and Grab
Effluent Paragraph (2)(b)
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*Monitoring for this parameter is required only when
contamination results from leaded fuel.
1. An LCs0 of 100% or less in a test of 96 hours
duration or less shall constitute a violation of rule 62-
4.244(3)(a), F.A.C., and the terms of this permit. The
testing for this requirement must conform with rule 62-
621.800, F.A.C.
2. For fresh waters and coastal waters, the pH of the
effluent shall not be lowered to less than 6.0 units for
fresh waters, or less than 6.5 units for coastal waters, or
raised above 8.5 units, unless the permitted submits natural
background data in the NOI request confirming a natural
background pH outside of this range. If natural background
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the permitted in the NOI request, is determined to be less
than 6.0 units for fresh waters, or less than 6.5 units in
coastal waters, the pH shall not vary below natural
background or vary more than one (1) unit above natural
background for fresh and coastal waters. If natural
background of the receiving water, as revealed by sampling
data from the permitted in the NOI request, is determined to
be higher than 8.5 units, the pH shall not vary above
natural background or vary more than one (1) unit below
natural background of fresh and coastal waters. The
acceptable pH range shall be included in the letter granting
permit coverage and on the DMR. The pH shall be monitored
once every month by grab sample, or continuously with a
recorder. For purposes of this section only, fresh waters
are those having a chloride concentration of less than 1500
mg/l, and coastal waters are those having a chloride
concentration equal to or greater than 1500 mg/l.
3. In accordance with rule 62-302.500(1) (a-c), F.A.C.,
the discharge shall at all times be free from floating
solids, visible foam, turbidity, or visible oil in such
amounts as to form nuisances on surface waters.
4. Samples taken in compliance with the monitoring
requirements specified above shall be taken at the nearest
accessible point after final treatment but prior to actual
discharge or mixing with the receiving waters.
(b) Contamination by Aviation Gasoline, Jet Fuel or
Diesel Fuel. The permitted is authorized to discharge
treated ground water and storm water that has been
contaminated by aviation gasoline, jet fuel or diesel fuel.
These contaminated waters shall be treated by air stripping,
followed by activated carbon adsorption, if necessary, or
equivalent treatment to meet the following effluent










limitations. Such discharges shall be limited and monitored
by the permitted as specified in Table 2:


Table 2
Effluent Limitations Monitoring Requirements
Effluent Daily Avg Daily Max Measurement Sample
Characteristic Frequency Type
Flow, (MGD) Report Report Continuous Flowmeter
Benzene, pg/l ------ 1.0 1/month Grab
Naphthalene, ------ 100.0 1/month Grab
Pg/l
*Total Lead ------ 30.0 1/month Grab
ng/1
pH, Standard See Paragraph (1)(b)2 Grab or
Units Continuous
Acute Whole See Paragraph (1) (b)l and Grab
Effluent Paragraph (2) (b)
Toxicity


*Monitoring for this parameter is required only when
contamination results from leaded fuel.
1. An LCs0 of 100% or less in a test of 96 hours
duration or less shall constitute a violation of rule 62-
4.244(3) (a), F.A.C., and the terms of this permit. The
testing for this requirement must conform with rule 62-
621.800, F.A.C.
2. The permitted shall comply with the same pH
requirements as specified in paragraph (1)(a)2, of this
permit. The pH shall be monitored once every month by grab
sample, or continuously with a recorder.
3. In accordance with rule 62-302.500(1) (a-c), F.A.C.,
the discharge shall at all times be free from floating
solids, visible foam, turbidity, or visible oil in such
amounts as to form nuisances on surface waters.
4. Samples taken in compliance with the monitoring
requirements specified above shall be taken at the nearest
accessible point after final treatment but prior to actual
discharge or mixing with the receiving waters.









(c) Short term discharges.
1. If benzene, naphthalene, or total lead
concentrations indicative of contamination from petroleum
fuels are known to be present as a result of site
assessment, and the discharge will occur for thirty (30)
days or less, the permitted shall comply with the applicable
effluent limitations and monitoring requirements shown in
Table 3.

Table 3
Effluent Limitations Monitoring Requirements
Effluent Daily Avg Daily Max Measurement Sample
Characteristic Frequency Type
Flow, (MGD) Report Report Continuous Flowmeter
Benzene, g/l ------ 1.0 1/week Grab
Naphthalene, ------ 100.0 1/week Grab
ipg/l
*Total Lead ------ 30.0 1/week Grab
[g/l
pH, Standard See Paragraph (1)(a)2 Grab or
Units Continuous


a. For discharges that last for less than one week,
daily monitoring shall be required for the applicable
parameters.
b. Discharge Monitoring Reports shall be submitted to
the Department within thirty (30) days after termination of
the discharge, along with a letter stating that discharge
has ceased.
c. Coverage under paragraph (1)(c)l is limited to a
total of 30 days of discharge.
2. If benzene, naphthalene, or total lead
concentrations indicative of contamination from petroleum
fuels are known to be present as a result of site
assessment, and the discharge is for a pump test to
characterize the aquifer and will last for eight (8) hours
or less, the discharge is covered under this generic permit
if the following conditions are met.
a. The effluent limitations shown in Table 3 are met.
b. A Discharge Monitoring Report is sent to the
Department within thirty (30) days after termination of the
discharge.










c. Coverage under paragraph (1)(c)2 is limited to a
total of eight (8) hours of discharge.
3. Applicants who wish to be covered under the
provisions of paragraph(1)(c)1 or 2 but have not had the
site assessed, may obtain coverage only if the reported
values for the parameters listed in Table 4 do not exceed
any of the listed screening values. Before discharge can
occur, analytical tests on untreated samples of the ground
water shall be performed for the parameters listed in
Table 4.

Table 4
Screening Values for
Discharge into:
Parameter Fresh Coastal
Waters Waters
Total Organic Carbon (TOC) 10.0 mg/l 10.0 mg/l
pH, standard units 6.0-8.5 6.5-8.5
Total Recoverable Mercury 0.012 pg/l 0.025 pg/l
Total Recoverable Cadmium 9.3 pg/l 9.3 pg/l
Total Recoverable Copper 2.9 pg/l 2.9 pg/l
Total Recoverable Lead 0.03 pg/l 5.6 pg/l
Total Recoverable Zinc 86.0 pg/l 86.0 gg/l
Total Recoverable Chromium (Hex.) 11.0 pg/l 50.0 pg/l
Benzene 1.0 pg/l 1.0 pg/l
Naphthalene 100.0 pg/l 100.0 pg/l


a. If any of the analytical test results exceed the
screening values in Table 4, except TOC, benzene,
naphthalene, and lead, then discharge is not authorized by
this permit.
b. For initial TOC values that exceed the screening
values listed in Table 4, which may be caused by naturally-
occurring, high molecular weight organic compounds, the
permitted may request to be exempted from the TOC
requirement. To request this exemption the permitted shall
submit additional information with an NOI which describes
the method used to determine that these compounds are
naturally occurring.
c. If levels of benzene, naphthalene, or lead are
detected in amounts that exceed the screening values listed
in Table 4, which indicate contamination from petroleum
fuels, the facility may proceed in accordance with paragraph









(1) (c)l or 2.
(2) Other permit requirements.
(a) Within sixty (60) days after the effective date of
this permit or startup of discharge, the permitted shall
submit the results of the following analyses. These
analyses are not required for short term dischargers covered
under paragraph (1)(c). These analyses shall be performed
on a representative sample of the ground water effluent
discharge, taken after final treatment.
The following analyses are required one time only
during the coverage of this permit:
1. EPA Method 625 Acid and Base/Neutral Extractable
Organics
2. EPA Method 624 Purgeable Organics
(b) Within thirty (30) days after commencement of
discharge, permittees, other than those seeking coverage
under paragraph (1)(c), shall initiate the series of tests
described in rule 62-621.800, F.A.C., to evaluate whole
effluent toxicity of the discharge from the outfall. If
more than one (1) outfall exists, separate tests shall be
performed on each outfall.
(c) If the pH is monitored continuously, the pH values
shall not deviate outside the required range more than 1% of
the time in any calendar month; and no individual excursion
shall exceed sixty (60) minutes. An "excursion" is an
unintentional and temporary incident in which the pH value
of discharge wastewater exceeds the range set forth in this
permit.
(d) All of the general conditions listed in rule 62-
621.250, F.A.C., are applicable to this generic permit.
(e) A Best Management Practices (BMP) Plan shall be
prepared in accordance with rule 62-621.700, F.A.C., and in
conjunction with development of the Remedial Action Plan
required by the Department.
(f) The permitted shall notify the Department in
writing within thirty (30) days after the permanent
termination of discharge to surface waters from the
facility. This letter shall include the Site Rehabilitation
Completion Order (SRCO) from the Department which
constitutes final agency action by the Department for
cleanup activities at the site, if applicable.










(3) Test Procedures.
(a) In performing analyses for dissolved constituents
in surface and ground waters, the permitted shall use the
guidelines recommended and described in rules
62-770.600(8) (a-d), F.A.C.
(b) If the petroleum contamination is from a petroleum
fuel in which the source of contamination has not been
identified, the ground water shall be analyzed using the
recommended methods listed below for the following
parameters as described in rule 62-770.600(8) (c)l, F.A.C.:
1. Lead EPA Method 239.2 or Standard Method 304;
2. Priority Pollutant Volatile Organics EPA Method
624;
3. Priority Pollutant Extractable Organics EPA
Method 625; and
4. Non-Priority Pollutant Organics (with GC/MS Peaks
greater than 10 ppb) EPA Methods 624 & 625.
(4) Reporting of Monitoring Results.
Monitoring results obtained for each calendar month shall be
summarized and reported on a Discharge Monitoring Report
(DMR) form (DEP form 62-620.910(10)), once each month.
Unless stated otherwise, these forms shall be submitted
after each calendar quarter and postmarked no later than the
28th day of the month following the completed calendar
quarter. For example, data for January-March shall be
submitted by April 28. Calendar quarters are January-March,
April-June, July-September and October-December. Signed
copies of these and all other reports required by this
permit shall be submitted to the Department at the following
address:
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Water Facilities Planning and Regulation
Water Facilities Regulation Section
Mail Station #3551
2600 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
If no discharge occurs during the reporting period, sampling
requirements of this permit do not apply. The statement "No
Discharge" shall be written on the DMR form.


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(5) Application Requirements
(a) Unless stated otherwise, all dischargers seeking
coverage under this generic permit are required to submit a
Notice of Intent (NOI) to the appropriate Department
district office. The NOI shall include:
1. the name and address of the person that the permit
coverage will be issued to;
2. the name, and address of the operation, including
county location;
3. any applicable individual wastewater permit
numberss;
4. if applicable, the identification of any new
discharge location not contained in the expired permit;
5. evidence that the operation has obtained approval of
a Remedial Action Plan (RAP) Order from the Department;
6. a map showing the facility and discharge location
(including latitude and longitude);
7. the name of the receiving water; and
8. a Pollution Prevention Plan prepared in accordance
with paragraph (6) of this permit, for discharges lasting
over one (1) year.
(b) Dischargers who have not previously obtained an
individual wastewater permit are required to submit the NOI
at least thirty (30) days before the discharge is to begin.
(c) Dischargers with current individual wastewater
permits that desire coverage under this generic permit are
required to file an NOI with the Department at least thirty
(30) days prior to expiration of their current permitss.
(d) All facilities with continued coverage under this
generic permit, shall be required to submit a NOI requesting
continued coverage under the reissued generic permit within
60 calendar days after the effective date of the reissued
permit.
(e) Facilities seeking coverage under paragraph (1)(c)1
of this permit shall be required to submit to the Department
the date the discharge is expected to cease, results of the
analytical data required under paragraph (1)(c)3, if
applicable, and the same information in paragraph (5)(a),
except items (5)(a)3, 4, 5, and 8. Notification of coverage
to discharge will be upon receipt of the Department's short-
term coverage letter. Discharge may not begin until the
applicant receives the short-term coverage letter.










(f) For facilities seeking coverage under paragraph
(1) (a) or (b) of this permit, notification of coverage shall
be given by the Department by certified mail to the
permitted, with the issuance date for each facility being
the effective date of coverage by the Department. Discharge
may not begin until the applicant receives the notice of
coverage.
(g) Facilities seeking coverage under paragraph (1)(c)2
of this permit, shall be covered automatically once the
facility receives acceptable ground water screening values,
if applicable.
(h) Permittees who are covered by this generic permit
who seek to continue their coverage until the permit is
reissued, shall submit a complete NOI in accordance with
paragraph (5)(a), to the Department district office 180 days
before the expiration of this permit.
(i) Annual regulatory program and surveillance fees are
required for all facilities that discharge in excess of
thirty (30) days during the life of this permit. The fees
are due in accordance with rule 62-4.052 F.A.C.
(6) Pollution Prevention Plan
New permittees with long term treatment systems expected to
discharge one (1) year or more shall develop a Pollution
Prevention Plan for the site and submit it with the NOI.
It shall contain the following information:
(a) A narrative of what caused the ground water
contamination.
(b) Methods currently being deployed at the site to
prevent ground water contamination from reoccurring.
(c) Other alternative treatment options which were
considered in reducing the ground water contamination.
(d) Explanation of why long term treatment of
discharge to Surface Waters of the United States was chosen
as opposed to:
1. An in situ ground water remediation technique which
does not involve recovery of contaminated water;
2. An alternative means of discharge or disposal of
treated ground water, such as re-infiltration on site; or,
3. Using a limited scope cleanup strategy which
involves short term ground water recovery followed by
monitoring-only at the site.
In an effort to promote pollution prevention, the
Department may issue permits which include or require
pollution prevention activities.
















STATE OF FLORIDA

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION


GENERIC PERMIT

FOR THE

DISCHARGE OF PRODUCED GROUND WATER

FROM ANY NON-CONTAMINATED SITE ACTIVITY


April 28, 1995












Generic Permit for the Discharge of Produced Ground Water
from any Non-Contaminated Site Activity
(1) The facility is authorized to discharge produced
ground water from any non-contaminated site activity which
discharges by a point source to waters of the State, as
defined in Chapter 62-620, F.A.C., only if the reported
values for the parameters listed in Table 1 do not exceed
any of the listed screening values. Before discharge of
produced ground water can occur from such sites, analytical
tests on samples of the proposed untreated discharge water
shall be performed to determine if contamination exists.
(2) Minimum reporting requirements for all produced
ground water dischargers. The effluent shall be sampled
before the commencement of discharge, again within thirty
(30) days after commencement of discharge, and then once
every six (6) months for the life of the project to maintain
continued coverage under this generic permit. Samples taken
in compliance with the provisions of this permit shall be
taken prior to actual discharge or mixing with the receiving
waters. The effluent shall be sampled for the parameters
listed in Table 1.



Table 1
Screening Values for
Discharges into:
Parameter Fresh Coastal
Waters Waters
Total Organic Carbon (TOC) 10.0 mg/l 10.0 mg/l
pH, standard units 6.0-8.5 6.5-8.5
Total Recoverable Mercury 0.012 pg/l 0.025 pg/l
Total Recoverable Cadmium 9.3 pg/l 9.3 ig/l
Total Recoverable Copper 2.9 gg/l 2.9 ig/l
Total Recoverable Lead 0.03 Vg/l 5.6 pg/l
Total Recoverable Zinc 86.0 pg/l 86.0 pg/l
Total Recoverable Chromium (Hex.) 11.0 pg/1 50.0 jIg/l
Benzene 1.0 ig/l 1.0 Pg/l
Naphthalene 100.0 pg/l 100.0 Pg/l











(3) If any of the analytical test results exceed the
screening values listed in Table 1, except TOC, then the
discharge is not authorized by this permit.
(a) For initial TOC values that exceed the screening
values listed in Table 1, which may be caused by naturally-
occurring, high molecular weight organic compounds, the
permitted may request to be exempted from the TOC
requirement. To request this exemption, the permitted shall
submit additional information with a Notice of Intent (NOI)
which describes the method used to determine that these
compounds are naturally occurring.
(b) The NOI shall be submitted to the appropriate
Department district office thirty (30) days prior to
discharge, and contain the following information:
1. the name and address of the person that the permit
coverage will be issued to;
2. the name, and address of the facility, including
county location;
3. any applicable individual wastewater permit
numberss;
4. a map showing the facility and discharge location
(including latitude and longitude);
5. the name of the receiving water; and
6. the additional information required by paragraph
(3) (a) of this permit.
(c) Discharge shall not commence until notification is
received from the Department.
(4) For fresh waters and coastal waters, the pH of the
effluent shall not be lowered to less than 6.0 units for
fresh waters, or less than 6.5 units for coastal waters, or
raised above 8.5 units, unless the permitted submits natural
background data confirming a natural background pH outside
of this range. If natural background of the receiving water
is determined to be less than 6.0 units for fresh waters, or
less than 6.5 units in coastal waters, the pH shall not vary
below natural background or vary more than one (1) unit
above natural background for fresh and coastal waters. If
natural background of the receiving water is determined to
be higher than 8.5 units, the pH shall not vary above
natural background or vary more than one (1) unit below
natural background of fresh and coastal waters. The
permitted shall include the natural background pH of the










receiving waters with the results of the analyses required
under paragraph (2) of this permit. For purposes of this
section only, fresh waters are those having a chloride
concentration of less than 1500 mg/l, and coastal waters are
those having a chloride concentration equal to or greater
than 1500 mg/l.
(5) In accordance with rule 62-302.500(1) (a-c),
F.A.C., the discharge shall at all times be free from
floating solids, visible foam, turbidity, or visible oil in
such amounts as to form nuisances on surface waters.
(6) If contamination exists, as indicated by the
results of the analytical tests required by paragraph (2),
the discharge cannot be covered by this generic permit. The
facility shall apply for an individual wastewater permit at
least ninety (90) days prior to the date discharge to
surface waters of the State is expected, or, if applicable,
the facility may seek coverage under any other applicable
Department generic permit. No discharge is permissible
without an effective permit.
(7) If the analytical tests required by paragraph (2)
reveal that no contamination exists from any source, the
facility can begin discharge immediately and is covered by
this permit without having to submit an NOI request for
coverage to the Department. A short summary of the proposed
activity and copy of the analytical tests shall be sent to
the applicable Department district office within one (1)
week after discharge begins. These analytical tests shall
be kept on site during discharge and made available to the
Department if requested. Additionally, no Discharge
Monitoring Report forms are required to be submitted to the
Department.
(8) All of the general conditions listed in rule 62-
621.250, F.A.C., are applicable to this generic permit.

(9) There are no annual fees associated with the use
of this generic permit.


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