The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on stormwater runoff from specific industrial operations have been revised and permitting authority is being transferred to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC). The Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) specifies stormwater management requirements for industrial operations, including Air Transportation (Sector S). As required by these regulations, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is in the process of applying for the general stormwater permit for operation of airports and common areas in Central Region. The primary requirement for this permit is to write a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) a secondary portion of the SWPPP includes a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC) for the management and storage of potential petroleum related pollutants.
The DOT&PF prepared SWPPP for Central Region airports that only cover DOT&PF activities. Therefore if you are a lease holder, for example, at the following airports, it is your responsibility to research and determine if a stormwater permit is required for your operations and if so, to comply with the EPA/ADEC rules and the Clean Water Act. Failure to comply could result in a significant penalty.
For more information on the Multi-Sector General Permit and permit coverage visit the ADEC stormwater website.
These SWPPPs are the original approved version and the hardcopy SWPPPs onsite at the airport may have new, updated and different information. For the most recent version and information please contact the appropriate Airport Manager.
Adak Airport (ADK)
Bethel Airport (BET)
Cold Bay Airport (CDB)
Dillingham Airport (DLG)
Homer Airport (HOM)
King Salmon Airport (AKN)
Kodiak Airport (ADQ)
Unalaska Airport (DUT)