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Due to the COVID-19 circumstances, Iowa DNR NPDES section is currently unable to receive hard copy permit applications and Notices of Intent via the United States Postal Service mail or other delivery services. However, we are still drafting and issuing individual and general NPDES permits.
Until further notice, please submit all individual NPDES permit applications to the following email address: email@example.com. Email attachment size is limited to 25 MB. Please use zip files or other options to submit attachments greater than 25 MB and communicate that in your email submittal.
Part F of the individual municipal/semipublic permit application and Form 5 of the individual industrial permit application require wet-ink signatures. Please sign Part F or Form 5 according to the instructions, scan the form, attach it to an email, and send it with the other appropriate application forms to the previously noted email address.
Electronic Notices of Intent for the storm water General Permits, #1, #2, and #3 may be submitted online using the Storm Water Permits Database. Notices of Intent for General Permits #5, #8, and #9 may be submitted online using the General Permits 5, 8 & 9 Database.
Individual NPDES permit application fees, individual permit amendment fees, general permit fees for paper NOIs (those not submitted online), and the completed fee invoices must still be mailed to the Wallace Building at: Iowa Department of Natural Resources Attn: NPDES Section, 502 East 9th St., Des Moines IA 50319-0034.
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, pesticide discharges, hydrostatic testing, tank ballasting, or water line discharges, dewatering activities, and residential geothermal 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 a permit for any of these discharges.
The individual permit application forms were updated in May 2019. The new forms have a different look than the old forms. In addition, minor changes in the required information have been made to the industrial forms. You may have received some of the old forms from the department; we will continue to accept these through June 30, 2020. Please note, the Supplement – Sulfate and Chloride Data is not needed with the new versions of Form 2 and Form 3 for industrial facilities.
Industrial - Municipal/ Semi-public - Operation/ Land Application - Water Treatment
To apply for an NPDES permit for an Animal Feeding Operation, please go to the AFO Forms page.
Form 1 and Form 5 must be submitted by all industrial applicants together with one or more of the other four forms. Consult the 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
New - Applicants for new operation permits, including land application operation permits, must first submit the project for evaluation to the Iowa DNR's Wastewater Engineering Section (WES). Please proceed to the Land Application Permits webpage for more information on the land application permit process and the applicable forms.
Renewals - Operation permit renewals require the submittal of Forms 5 and 6. Electronic versions of these forms are available from your permit writer, as noted in your renewal letter.
Operation Permit Application Forms contact: Wendy Hieb at 515-725-8405 or email@example.com
Municipal water treatment plants discharging wastewater need coverage under an NPDES permit in addition to the water use permit requirements of Iowa DNR's Water Supply section. Water treatment plants must apply for an NPDES permit using the industrial wastewater forms. Please use the Supplemental Instructions below to determine which forms are needed.
Municipal Water Treatment Plant NPDES Application Forms contact: Wendy Hieb at 515-725-8405 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 forms contain instructions at the end.
Municipal or Semi-Public Application Forms contact: Courtney Cswercko at 515-725-8411 or email@example.com
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