General No-Discharge Permits

The No-Discharge Section may issue a general permit for similar facilities that require the same type of conditions placed on their operation. Facilities eligible for coverage under a general permit must submit required information to DEQ and obtain notification of their coverage in order to operate. DEQ may deny coverage under a general permit and require the submission of a permit application for an individual permit.

DEQ will consider issuing a permit to facilities seeking coverage when payment has been received. Follow the permitting procedures under each general no-discharge permit type.

When applicable, submit the completed application package, including all supporting information and materials, via ePortal, email or mail:

Do your permitting online

Most General No-Discharge Permits may be completed and submitted online through the DEQ ePortal site.

  • Select Organization. A drop-down menu will appear.
  • Scroll to Water Division and select No-Discharge Permits to find form selections.
  • Before using ePortal, register online then download and complete the DEQ Electronic Signature Agreement form and mail it to the Electronic Signature Agreement Committee, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118.


Submit application and all supporting information and materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF) to Water Permits Application.


Mail application and all supporting information and materials by U.S. Certified Mail (Return Receipt Requested), Federal Express, or hand-delivery to the address below. DEQ's office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment
Permits Branch, No-Discharge Section
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118-5317

  • ADH - Arkansas Department of Health
  • AOGC - Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission
  • NOI - Notice of Intent
  • NOT - Notice of Termination

General No-Discharge Permit Application Information

The following general No-Discharge permits are available and are listed with coverage forms and information. Select the appropriate category below.

Septic Tank for Carwash

This general permit expires October 31, 2022.

Guidance Documents Required Documents

Saltwater Disposal System Surface Facility
[associated with Class II UIC wells permitted by Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission (AOGC)]

This general permit expires November 30, 2021.

Guidance Documents Required Documents Additional Documents

  • Termination Request Form:
  • Disclosure Statement:

If you are making an Operator change you must file information with the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission.

Land Application of Water Treatment Plant Residuals

This general permit expires March 31, 2022.

Guidance Documents Required Documents

  • Disclosure Statement: