General Stormwater NPDES Permits

When stormwater from rain or snow melt flows, it carries dirt, litter, chemicals, or other pollutants that could harm water quality. Stormwater discharges are considered point sources, and stormwater permitting is administered under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program.

ADEQ issues individual and general stormwater permits. The permit conditions for an individual permit are specific for each facility. General permits are used for those facilities with similar operations. Facilities seek coverage with a Notice of Intent (NOI) document to obtain coverage under a general permit.

Find notices of a specific general permit:

How to Receive Coverage through a General Stormwater Permit

ADEQ considers issuing a Notice of Coverage (NOC) to facilities seeking coverage only after payment has been received. When applicable, send a completed and signed NOI, a completed Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), 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.

  • Visit the ADEQ ePortal website.
  • 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.

  • DMR - Discharge Monitoring Report
  • NOC - Notice of Coverage
  • NOI - Notice of Intent
  • NOT - Notice of Termination
  • SWPPP - Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
  • SWAR - Stormwater Annual Report

General Stormwater Permits

The following general stormwater permits are available in Arkansas and are listed with coverage forms and information. Select the appropriate category below.

Construction Stormwater Permits

Permit: ARR150000 Large Site (5 Acres or More)

Expires: October 31, 2021

Annual Fee: $200

General Permit Information Required Documents As Needed Documents

Permit ARR150000

Response to Comments

Fact Sheet

  • Stormwater Pollution
    Prevention Plan
    (SWPPP):

Submit only as needed:

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

Permit: ARR150000 Small Site (AUTOMATIC COVERAGE for 1 Acre or More but Less than 5 Acres)

Expires: October 31, 2021

General Permit Information Required Documents

Permit ARR150000

Response to Comments

Fact Sheet

Post the following at the site prior to beginning construction.
Do NOT send any documents to ADEQ.

  • Notice of Coverage (NOC):
  • Stormwater Pollution
    Prevention Plan
    (SWPPP):
  • Inspection Form:

Industrial Stormwater Permits

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Permit: ARR000000

Expires: June 30, 2019

Annual Fee: $200

General Permit Information Required Documents As Needed Documents

Permit ARR000000

Fact Sheet (2014 Renewal)

Industrial Sectors Covered

Comments Received

Response to Comments

  • Notice of Intent (NOI):
  • Stormwater Pollution
    Prevention Plan
    (SWPPP):
  • Inspection Form (provided by Facility)
  • Stormwater Annual Report (SWAR):
  • SWAR Appendix:

    NOTE: This form can be used only as an attachment to the SWAR Form - not as a sole reporting form.

Submit the following form to request modifications of outfalls covered under this permit:

  • Outfall Modification Form:

Submit the following documents only as needed:

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

Permit: ARR000000 (No-Exposure Certification)

Expires: June 30, 2019

Annual Fee: $200

General Permit Information Required Documents As Needed Documents

Permit ARR000000

Fact Sheet (2014 Renewal)

Industrial Sectors Covered

  • No-Exposure Certification:

Submit the following documents only as needed:

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

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)

Find notices of facilities that have submitted a recent Notice of Intent (NOI) for coverage or renewal

Permit: ARR040000

Expires: July 31, 2019

Annual Fee: $200

General Permit Information Required Documents As Needed Documents

Permit ARR040000

Fact Sheet (2014 Renewal)

Response to Comments

  • Notice of Intent (NOI):
  • Stormwater Management Program (SWMP)
    • Refer to Part 3 of the Current Permit for SWMP requirements

Submit the following each year of permit term:

  • Change of Signatory Authorization Form: