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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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
There are several types of forms that are required to be submitted to comply with the Iowa DNR's individual and general NPDES permits. The basic types of forms are listed below. Please follow the links for more information on and links to the forms.
For industrial, operation/land application, municipal - water treatment, municipal, and semipublic facilities. Also contains additional forms used in the individual permit application process (wasteload allocation form, treatment agreement form, variance request form).
Application forms for an NPDES permit for an Animal Feeding Operation are available on the AFO Forms page.
Until further notice, please submit all individual NPDES permit applications to the following email address: email@example.com.
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.
General Permit Forms, electronic and paper Notices of Intent (NOI), and Notices of Discontinuation (NOD)
NPDES Fee Invoices
Facility-specific electronic monitoring report forms for individual NPDES permits can be obtained from the Iowa DNR Regional Field Offices, as listed on the page linked above. DMR forms are also known as Monthly Operating Report forms, or MORs.
Other Wastewater Forms and Information
Questions Regarding NPDES Wastewater Forms
If you have questions on any of the above forms, please contact Courtney Cswercko at Courtney.Cswercko@dnr.iowa.gov.