Ten years from the date that construction is completed.
(2) Ten years from the date the source begins to discharge process or
other nonconstruction-related wastewater.
(3) The period of depreciation or amortization of the facility for the
purposes of Section 167 or 169 (or both) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
However, the protection from more stringent conditions does not extend to
limitations not based upon technological considerations (e.g., conditions based upon
compliance with water quality standards or toxic effluent standards) or to
toxic/hazardous pollutants not subject to any limitation in the applicable new source
The following conditions are applicable to all NPDES
NPDES Permit Conditions.
a) The permittee must comply with all conditions of the permit. Failure to
do so is grounds for enforcement action; for permit termination, revocation and
reissuance, or modification; or for denial of a permit renewal application. Violation
of any permit condition will not be excused on the grounds that it would have been
necessary to halt or reduce the permitted activity in order to remain in compliance.
b) The permittee must take all reasonable steps to minimize or correct any
adverse impact on the environment resulting from noncompliance with the permit.
c) The permittee must at all times properly operate and maintain all
facilities and systems of treatment and control (and related appurtenances) which are
installed or used by the permittee to achieve compliance with the conditions of the
permit. Proper operation and maintenance includes effective performance, adequate
funding, adequate operator staffing and training, and adequate laboratory and process
controls, including appropriate quality assurance procedures. This condition requires
the operation of backup or auxiliary facilities or similar systems only when necessary
to achieve compliance with the conditions of the permit.
The permit does not grant any property rights or any exclusive
e) The permittee must allow EPA or its authorized representative, upon the
showing of any documents required by law, to conduct the following actions.