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General NPDES Permit for Non-coal Mines

The general NPDES permit NPDES No. ILG84 for non-coal mines can cover operations that mine or process: construction sand and gravel, crushed stone or industrial sand. The mine owner or operator must submit a permit application or Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Illinois EPA prior to initiating mining activities to obtain coverage under the general NPDES permit.

After the Illinois EPA reviews the permit application or notice of intent and determines that the mining operation could be covered by the general NPDES permit, a notice will be posted on the Illinois EPA's webpage that the mining operation may be covered by the general NPDES permit for non-coal mines 30 days after the posting date. Coverage under the general NPDES permit will be by letter issued by Illinois EPA.

The non-coal mines permit notifications posted on this webpage after December 11, 2017 are subject to the reissued  general NPDES permit No. ILG84. The Illinois EPA published a public notice for the reissuance of the ILG84 on December 11, 2017. The public notification is available here.

The construction authorization are available below for each facility posted after December 11, 2017. Additional facility information may be obtained by request in accordance with the IEPA's FOIA rules.

Interested parties may contact the Illinois EPA, Bureau of Water, Division of Water Pollution Control, Permit Section at (217) 782-0610 regarding the mining operations covered by the general NPDES permit. Permit application or facility information may be obtained by request in accordance with the  IEPA's FOIA rules.