Wet Deck Log Spray General Permit

Applicants are authorized to operate a Wet Deck Log Spray (WDLS) operation with recirculation. The WDLS general permit GP covers all areas of the State of Mississippi. The permit covers wet deck log spray facilities with recirculation systems that are operated in a no discharge manner and only discharge intermittently as a direct result of rainfall. Discharges from WDLS recirculation ponds include water sprayed on the timber in the wet deck storage area and storm water run-off from the timber wet deck storage area. Discharges from WDLS recirculation ponds may also include boiler blowdown and exterior equipment and vehicle wash waters where no internal washing or engine washing occurs and where no detergents or chemicals are used. These discharges must be small in volume and not interfere with the no discharge operation of the system. These discharges should be eliminated or reduced to the extent feasible. Discharges of storm water exposed to industrial activities and allowable non-storm water discharges that do not drain to and discharge from the WDLS recirculation pond are covered under this GP.

The Permit Board on Environmental Quality has reissued the Wet Deck Log Spray General Permit (MSG17) on March 1, 2022. This permit replaces the previous general permit. Recoverage instructions are being mailed to coverage holders at this time.  The general permit, recoverage form, and list of significant changes can be found below.

General Permit and Related Information
General Permit
List of Significant Changes

Forms for Coverage
Form can be electronically submitted here
Recoverage Form
Notice of Intent Form

Supplemental Forms
Notice of Intent Form
Notice of Termination Form
Proper Line Buffer Zone Waiver
Transfer/Name Change Form

Required WDLS GP Forms
Monthly Site Inspection Form
Monthly Visual Jar Test Form
Monthly Spill and Leak Log Sheet
Annual SWPPP Evaluation Form
Personnel Training Form