Fresh Fruit Packing General Permit

This permit outlines uniform conditions and treatment, discharge, and disposal methods for fresh fruit packing wastewater based on the similarities of wastewater characteristics among facilities.

The combined State Waste Discharge Permit and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (NPDES) provides assurance that fruit packers are protecting nearby lakes, rivers, and groundwater when managing the wastewater coming from their facilities.

The current permit went into effect Sept. 1, 2016, and was modified in early 2019 to allow the use of additional products in the fruit packing industry. The modified permit is effective July 1, 2019, and will expire on August 31, 2021.

Para más información sobre la modificación del permiso general, contacte a Marcia Porter al 509-454-7864. Para más información en español, favor de contactar a Coleman Miller al 509-454-4246.

Permit documents

Modifications to the 2016 permit

We modified the 2016 Fresh Fruit Packing Industry General Permit to authorize the use of additional products within the fresh fruit packing industry in Washington. Those products include:

  • One post-harvest fungicide for stone and pome fruits
  • Two wastewater treatment coagulants for treating wastewater from the fresh fruit packing industry prior to discharge under the permit
We held a workshop and public hearing during the comment period from March to April 2019. We responded to comments in the Fact Sheet Addendum. View comments received.

Application and forms

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Implement & comply

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Central Region

For facilities located in the following counties:

Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, Yakima

Marcia Porter
Central Regional Office
1250 West Alder Street
Union Gap, WA 98903
marcia.porter@ecy.wa.gov
509-454-7864

Eastern Region