Links to the permit application form and other details about this situation are available here:
Pesticide Application Discharge (PGP)
This general permit authorizes the applications of biological and chemical pesticides in water when such applications are made in, over, or near surface waters of the State.
The direct link to the application, called a "Request for Authorization", is http://www.nj.gov/dep/dwq/pdf/pgp_rfa.pdf.
More details about the General Permit rules, including who is covered by the following thresholds are available at http://www.nj.gov/dep/dwq/pdf/final_pgp.pdf.
|Use Pattern||Annual Threshold Value|
|Mosquitoes and Other Flying Insect Pests||6,400 acres of treatment area|
|Aquatic Weeds and Algae||20 linear miles or 80 acres of water|
|Aquatic Nuisance Animals||20 linear miles or 80 acres of water|
|Forest Canopy||6,400 acres of treatment area|
|Aquatic Agricultural Activities||1,000 acres of treatment area|
|Utility Transmission and Distribution Line Vegetation Control||20 miles|
|FW1 and Pineland waters||5 acres or 100 linear feet of stream, whichever is more stringent|
The RFA can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; faxed to (609) 984-7938; or submitted in writing to: Pilar Patterson, Chief
Bureau of Surface Water Permitting
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625.
An e-mail confirmation will be sent when the RFA is received by the Department. Once the application is submitted to the Department, the operator is automatically covered by the NJPDES PGP. Operators below the threshold values do not need to submit an RFA and are automatically covered by the NJPDES PGP as of the effective date of this permit. An individual authorization will not be issued at this time and there is no fee for an authorization under this general permit at this time.