General Non-Stormwater NPDES Permits

General permits provide a streamlined National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting process for certain categories of industrial discharges. A facility seeks coverage under an applicable permit rule instead of an individual permit.

Facilities seeking coverage through a general permit report their request for coverage and any changes in coverage through a Notice of Intent (NOI) form and pay permit and modification fees. Fees for coverage under general permits are established in Regulation 9.

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

How to Receive Coverage Through a General Non-Stormwater Permit

ADEQ considers issuing coverage under a general non-stormwater permit only after payment has been received. Follow instructions, send the completed and signed forms and documents, and permit fee to:

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
Water Discharge Permits Section
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118-5317

Or email documents in PDF format to Water Permits Application.

Most General NPDES Permits may be completed and submitted online through the ADEQ ePortal site.

  • Select Organization. A drop-down menu will appear.
  • Scroll to Water Division, General NPDES 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.

Why use ePortal?

The ADEQ ePortal system has all the conveniences of online submission while also allowing you to track your submission’s progress.

General Non-Stormwater Permits

The following general non-stormwater permits are available and are listed with:

  • coverage forms
  • information
  • notices of facilities that have submitted a recent NOI for coverage

Select the appropriate category below.

Sanitary Landfill Pond

Information on ARG160000 Permit

Required Documents

Submit the following documents to apply for coverage:

Submit the following documents only as needed:

Notices of facilities that have submitted a recent NOI for coverage:

Non-contact Cooling Water, Cooling Tower Blowdown, and Boiler

Information on ARG250000 Permit

Required Documents

Submit the following documents to apply for coverage:

Submit the following documents only as needed:

Notices of facilities that have submitted a recent NOI for coverage:

Renewal Permit and Fact Sheet Effective December 1, 2017

Aggregate Facility (Sand and Gravel)

Information on ARG500000 Permit

Required Documents

Submit the following documents to apply for coverage:

Submit the following documents only as needed:

Notices of facilities that have submitted a recent NOI for coverage:

Individual Treatment System for Domestic Waste (Non-Industrial)

Information on ARG550000 Permit

Required Documents

Submit the following documents to apply for coverage:

Submit the following documents only as needed:

Notices of facilities that have submitted a recent NOI for coverage:

Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO)

Information on ARG590000 Permit

Required Documents

Submit the following documents to apply for coverage:

Submit the following documents only as needed:

Notices of facilities that have submitted a recent NOI for coverage:

Filter Backwash Wastewater from Municipal Drinking Water Supplies

Information on ARG640000 Permit

Required Documents

Submit the following documents to apply for coverage:

Submit the following documents only as needed:

Notices of facilities that have submitted a recent NOI for coverage:

Hydrostatic Testing

Information on ARG670000 Permit

Required Documents

Submit the following documents to apply for coverage:

Submit the following documents only as needed:

Notices of facilities that have submitted a recent NOI for coverage:

Car/Truck Wash

Information on ARG750000 Permit

Required Documents

Submit the following documents to apply for coverage:

Submit the following documents only as needed:

Notices of facilities that have submitted a recent NOI for coverage:

Groundwater Cleanup

Information on ARG790000 Permit

Required Documents

Submit the following documents to apply for coverage:

Submit the following documents only as needed:

Notices of facilities that have submitted a recent NOI for coverage:

Pesticide Runoff