Do I Need a Permit? - What information is needed?

Do I Need a Permit? - What information is needed?

NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System)

An applicant/discharger must provide the following information on the NPDES application forms:

  • U.S. EPA identification number;

  • Pollutant characteristics;

  • Facility name, location, address, and contact name and phone number;

  • NAISC codes (type of industry);

  • Existing environmental permits;

  • Topographic map showing facility features;

  • Production, operation and discharge information specific to the type of facility.


WDRs (Waste Discharge Requirements)

An applicant discharger must provide the following information on the Report of Waste Discharge:

  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the owner(s) of the facility, the owner's authorized agent, and any lessee(s) of the facility;

  • Description of the facility or activity, including whether the applicant proposes to increase or change an existing discharge or create a new one;

  • Location of the operation by section, township, and range with a USGS 7.5 minute series topographic map attached;

  • Description of the discharge by type, quality, quantity, interval, and method of discharge;

  • Source of water that contributes to or transports the waste;

  • Water flow and location map, identifying all discharge points; and

  • Statement noting whether an environmental document has been or must be prepared and submitted in a timely manner.