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Listed below are the permit application forms for individual non-storm water NPDES permits to operate a wastewater disposal system and/ or to discharge industrial or domestic wastewater. These forms should not be used to apply for general permits for storm water, onsite systems, mining and quarry operations, water well construction related wastewater, or pesticide discharges; or for permits for open or confined animal feeding operations. Please refer to the specific program webpages listed in the left-hand navigation bar to apply for any of these permits.
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Industrial - Municipal/ Semi-public - Operation/ Land Application - Water Treatment
To apply for an NPDES permit online, please use the Wastewater Permits Information Exchange (WWPIE) System. For more information on how to use WWPIE, refer to the WWPIE User Manual.
To apply for an NPDES permit for an Animal Feeding Operation, please go to the AFO Forms page.
Industrial Wastewater NPDES Permit Applications
Form 1, 5, and the Supplement - Sulfate and Chloride Data must be submitted by all industrial applicants together with one or more of the other four forms. Consult "General Information and Glossary of Terms" to determine which forms are applicable to your discharge(s). Use the "Industrial Application Review Checklist" to make sure you have completed all necessary portions of the application. All forms contain instructions at the end.
Industrial Application Forms contact: Wendy Hieb at 515-725-8405 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Operation Permit Applications
Form 6 and Form 5 must be submitted by all applicants for an operation permit. Use the "Operation Permit Application Review Checklist" to make sure you have completed all necessary portions of the application. Applicants for new operation permits, including land application, must first submit the project for evaluation to DNR's Wastewater Engineering Section (WES). More information can be found in the "Land Application Permit Manual" on the Wastewater Engineering webpage.
Operation Permit Application Forms contact: Wendy Hieb at 515-725-8405 or email@example.com
Wastewater Discharges from Municipal Water Treatment Plants
Municipal water treatment plants discharging wastewater need coverage under an NPDES permit in addition to the permit requirements of the DNR Water Supply section. Water treatment plants must apply using the industrial wastewater forms. Please use the "Supplemental Instructions" below to determine form applicability.
Municipal Water Treatment Plant NPDES Application Forms contact: Wendy Hieb at 515-725-8405 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Municipal and Semi-public NPDES Permit Applications (for Non-Industrial or Domestic Wastewater)
Form 30 Parts A and F must be submitted by all municipal or semi-public applicants. Form 30 Parts A - F are for use by publicly or privately-owned non-industrial systems that treat domestic sewage. Consult the "Application Requirements" to determine which forms are applicable to your discharge(s). Use the "Application Review Checklist" to make sure you have completed all necessary portions of the application. All application forms contain instructions at the end.
Municipal or Semi-Public Application Forms contact: Courtney Cswercko at 515-725-8411 or email@example.com
Other Useful NPDES Forms
Below are other forms that may be useful during the NPDES permit application or renewal process.
Other NPDES Forms contact: Courtney Cswercko at 515-725-8411 or firstname.lastname@example.org