|Agency||Area of Coordination and/or Approval|
|Department of Natural Resources (DNR)||Any project or work affecting "public or private water." Reference: Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 105.|
|Watershed Districts||"Regulate improvements of the beds, banks, and shores of lakes, streams, and marshes...to preserve the same for beneficial use." Reference: Minnesota Statues, Chapter 112.|
|County Commissions and Joint County Ditch Authorities||Drainage ditch systems located respectively: (1) completely within county limits or, (2) in two or more counties or servicing more than one county. Reference: Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 106. Note: In some cases Watershed Districts have begun representing the county commissions and Joint County Ditch Authorities on these matters.|
|U.S. Army Corps of Engineers||Section 10 permits: "for all work in, over or under navigable waters of the United States." Reference: River and Harbor Act of 1899. Section 404 permits: "for work affecting the 'waters' of the United States." Reference: Federal Water Pollution Act of 1972. Note: Nationwide permits by the Department of the Army were granted in 1977 for certain "noncontroversial, environmentally insignificant activities." These permits exempt certain activities from further involvement in the Sections 10 and 404 permit process.|
|U.S. Coast Guard||Bridges, causeways, overhead pipelines, and work affecting Coast Guard navigational aids.|
The Technical Memorandum, or subsequent issues, describes the process to obtain the permit. The current TM has expired, clicking on the link will let you access the old TM. Once a new TM has been drafted, the link will be updated.
The following link provides information about the NPDES program and guidance from the MPCA. This also links you the the permit and application forms.
|NPDES Permit Changes||http://www.pca.state.mn.us/publications/wq-strm2-42.pdf|
|MOU between MnDOT and MPCA||NPDES Phase II Construction Storm-water Permit (PDF)|
|MOU between MnDOT and MPCA||Preliminary Approval for Design Build projects under NPDES (PDF)|