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 and information. Select the appropriate category below.

Sanitary Landfill Pond

Find notices of facilities that have submitted a recent NOI for coverage or renewal

Permit: ARG160000

Expires: February 28, 2020

Annual Fee: $400

General Permit Information Required Documents As Needed Documents

Permit ARG160000

Fact Sheet

Response to Comments

  • Effective March 1, 2020
    • Notice of Intent (NOI):
    • Disclosure Statement:

    Submit only as needed:

    • Change of Signatory Authorization:
    • Notice of Permit Transfer Form:
    • Notice of Termination (NOT):

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

    Find notices of facilities that have submitted a recent NOI for coverage

    Permit: ARG250000

    Expires: November 30, 2017

    Annual Fee: $200

    General Permit Information Required Documents As Needed Documents

    Permit ARG250000

    Fact Sheet

    • Notice of Intent (NOI):
    • Disclosure Statement:

    Submit only as needed:

    • Change of Signatory Authorization:
    • Notice of Permit Transfer Form:
    • Notice of Termination (NOT):

    Aggregate Facility (Sand and Gravel)

    Find notices of facilities that have submitted a recent NOI for coverage

    Permit: ARG500000

    Expires: January 31, 2021

    Annual Fee: $200

    General Permit Information Required Documents As Needed Documents

    Permit ARG500000

    Fact Sheet

    ARG500000 Permit Flow Chart
    A flow chart guide to determine dredging operation permit requirements.

    Response to Comments

    • Notice of Intent (NOI):
    • Disclosure Statement:

    Submit only as needed:

    • Change of Signatory Authorization:
    • Notice of Permit Transfer Form:
    • Notice of Termination (NOT):

    Individual Treatment System for Domestic Waste (Non-Industrial)

    Find notices of facilities that have submitted a recent NOI for coverage or renewal

    Permit: ARG550000

    Expires: June 30, 2019

    Annual Fee: $200 (not applicable to individual homeowners)

    General Permit Information Required Documents As Needed Documents

    Permit ARG550000

    Fact Sheet

    Response to Comments

    List of Acceptable Systems

    • Notice of Intent (NOI):
    • Disclosure Statement:

      Homeowners are exempt from filling out a disclosure statement under ARG550000

    Submit only as needed:

    • Change of Signatory Authorization:
    • Notice of Termination (NOT):
    • Individual Treatment System Evaluation Form:

    Filter Backwash Wastewater from Municipal Drinking Water Supplies

    Find notices of facilities that have submitted a recent NOI for coverage

    Permit: ARG640000

    Expires: November 30, 2021

    Annual Fee: $400

    General Permit Information Required Documents As Needed Documents

    Permit ARG640000

    Fact Sheet

    Response to Comments

    • Notice of Intent (NOI):
    • Disclosure Statement:

    Submit only as needed:

    • Change of Signatory Authorization:
    • Notice of Permit Transfer Form:
    • Notice of Termination (NOT):

    Hydrostatic Testing

    Find notices of facilities that have submitted a recent NOI for coverage

    Permit: ARG670000

    Expires: June 30, 2023

    Annual Fee: $200

    General Permit Information Required Documents As Needed Documents

    Permit ARG670000

    Fact Sheet

    Response to Comments

    • Notice of Intent (NOI):
    • Disclosure Statement:

    Submit only as needed:

    • Change of Signatory Authorization:
    • Notice of Permit Transfer Form:
    • Notice of Termination (NOT):

    Car/ Truck Wash

    Find notices of facilities that have submitted a recent NOI for coverage or renewal

    Permit: ARG750000

    Expires: November 30, 2019

    Annual Fee: $200

    General Permit Information Required Documents As Needed Documents

    Permit ARG750000

    Fact Sheet

    • Notice of Intent (NOI):
    • Disclosure Statement:

    Submit only as needed:

    • Change of Signatory Authorization:
    • Notice of Permit Transfer Form:
    • Notice of Termination (NOT):

    Groundwater Cleanup

    Find notices of facilities that have submitted a recent NOI for coverage

    Permit: ARG790000

    Expires: March 31, 2021

    Annual Fee: $500

    General Permit Information Required Documents As Needed Documents

    Permit ARG790000

    Fact Sheet

    • Notice of Intent (NOI):
    • Disclosure Statement:

    Submit only as needed:

    • Change of Signatory Authorization:
    • Notice of Permit Transfer Form:
    • Notice of Termination (NOT):

    Pesticide Runoff

    This general permit has automatic coverage and no NOI submittal is required. To be covered by this permit, owners/operators must post the Notice of Coverage at the site. Do not send any documents to ADEQ.

    Permit: ARG870000

    Expires: February 28, 2022

    General Permit Information Required Documents

    Permit ARG870000

    Fact Sheet

    • Notice of Coverage (NOC):