Individual No-Discharge Permits

An individual permit is tailored specifically for each application and allows ADEQ to put specific conditions on each permitted facility or activity depending on its unique conditions. Most individual permits take 180 days to issue after the application is deemed administratively complete.

Permitting Procedures for Specific Facility or Activity

Individual permits are developed for a specific facility or activity. ADEQ recommends reviewing the Permitting Procedures document and the relevant laws and regulations before getting started. Each Permitting Procedures document is specific to the individual permit application process.

Some individual permits require public notices or public review. Find public notices of a specific individual permit:

ADEQ considers issuing a permit to facilities seeking coverage only after payment has been received. Follow the permitting procedures under each individual 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 No-Discharge Permits may be completed and submitted online through the ADEQ 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 ADEQ 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.

Email

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

Mail

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. ADEQ's office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
Water Division
Permits Branch, No-Discharge Section
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118-5317

Individual No-Discharge Permit Application Information

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

Animal Waste Disposal

This individual permit is for a Liquid Animal Waste Management System used for the collection, storage, distribution or disposal of animal waste in liquid form generated by a confined animal operation.

Guidance Document and Application Required Documents Additional Documents
  • Permitting Procedures:
  • Disclosure Statement:
  • Notice of Permit Transfer:

Land Application / Storage Permit Application

This permit application is for land application/storage of industrial waste, biosolids, water treatment residuals, or domestic wastewater.

Application Required Documents Additional Documents
  • Disclosure Statement:
  • Notice of Permit Transfer:

Land Application / Storage (Oil and Gas Waste)

This individual permit is for land application and/or waste storage of water-based drilling fluids.

Guidance Document and Application Required Documents Additional Documents
  • Permitting Procedures:
  • Land Application Authorization Request:
  • Disclosure Statement:
  • Notice of Permit Transfer:

The No-Discharge Permits Section, in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Health, issues permits to facilities that utilize shallow subsurface wastewater disposal wells such as septic tanks and leach fields. Regulatory jurisdiction of a subsurface wastewater disposal system depends on the type and volume of waste.

Subsurface Wastewater Disposal

This individual permit is for subsurface disposal for domestic wastewater and industrial wastewater (septic systems and drip irrigation systems).

Guidance Documents and Application Required Documents Additional Documents
  • Permitting Procedures:
  • Disclosure Statement:
  • Notice of Permit Transfer:
  • Monthly Monitoring Report:

    The Monthly Monitoring Report (MMR) is similar to the Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR). MMRs are for no-discharge systems that need to be monitored on a monthly basis (e.g., drip irrigation systems). The subsurface wastewater disposal systems monthly monitoring changes based on the permit.

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