NPDES Industrial SW

NPDES Stormwater Program

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater permitting program regulates three types of activities: (1) Industrial activities that fall in 10 categories; (2) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems ("MS4s"); and (3) Construction activities that disturb an acre or more.

NPDES Stormwater Program Rules and LawsPhase II MS4 Forms and Resources

Individual NPDES Stormwater Permits expiring in 2017: Please use this NCS Renewal Forms Package to submit your renewal application. You can find MS Word versions of these forms here.
 
General NPDES Stormwater Permits expiring in 2017: You do not need to submit a new Notice of Intent (NOI) application to request renewed coverage under you General Permit (per 15A 02H .0127(e)). Because of the large number of General Permits expiring this year and limited staff resources, we will automatically renew coverage for all permittees as long as annual fees are up to date. You will receive a letter with more information as expiration draws closer. In the meantime, please review the permit contacts for your facility (in particular Owner Affiliation) and notify us of any changes. That letter will also include instructions for submitting outfall locations in preparation for electronic DMR reporting for your permit. The Stormwater Program will propose revisions to the General Permit for a 30-day public notice period prior to issuance. Upon issuance, we will renew all active Certificates of Coverage (COCs) and mail you a final permit package. Please check our General Permits section periodically for a status of the renewal.

In 1972, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program was established under authority of the federal Clean Water Act and delegated to the Division of Water Quality for implementation in North Carolina. Phase I of the NPDES stormwater program was established in 1990. It focused on site and operations planning to reduce pollutant sources. Phase I covered industrial activities in 10 categories, construction activities that disturbed five or more acres, and municipalities with populations of 100,000 or more that owned or operated a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) (North Carolina had six). Phase II of the program expanded permit requirements to construction disturbing an acre or more and smaller communities (< 100,000 population) and public entities that own or operate an MS4. Phase II also expanded the option of the No Exposure Exclusion beyond the 'Light Industry' category.

NPDES Stormwater Application and Miscellaneous Forms

See the table below for various NPDES stormwater program application and other forms:

Title Forms
General Permit NOI Applications See 'General Permits' tab above
Individual NEW Permit Application (Industrial Activities)

EPA Form 1 (PDF) and
Form 2F (PDF)
Link to EPA's fillable PDF forms 1 and 2F

**MUST SEND THESE FORMS TO NC PROGRAM, NOT EPA**

Individual Permit Renewal Form (Industrial Activities) NCS Blank Renewal Form (PDF)
NCS Blank Renewal Form (MS Word)
Individual Permit Renewal Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Certification Form SPPP Certification Form (PDF)
SPPP Certification Form (MS Word)
Individual Permit Renewal Supplement Info Form NCS Renewal Supplement Form (PDF)
NCS Renewal Supplement Form (MS Word)
MS4 (Small) Individual Permit Application Phase II MS4 Application Flowchart
Application Instructions (PDF)
Small MS4 Permit Application (PDF)
Small MS4 Permit Application (MS Word)
MS4 (Small) Permit by Rule Application Application Instructions (PDF)
Permit by Rule Application (PDF)
Permit by Rule Application (MS Word)
MS4 Non-owner/Non-operation Certification MS4 Non-owner/Non-operation Form (MS Word)
MS4 Stormwater Management Program Report Instructions for Completing Report (PDF)
No Exposure Certification

No Exposure Certification Application (PDF)
No Exposure Certification Application (MS Word)

Annual Self-Recertification Form (PDF)
Annual Self-Recertifcation Form (MS Word)

Name or Ownership Change Name/Ownership Change Form
Name/Ownership Change Form
Owner Designation (Affiliation) Change Only (NO CHANGE in company name or ownership) Owner Affiliation Change Form (PDF)
Owner Affiliation Change Form (MS Word)
Rescission Form Permit Rescission Form
Permit Rescission Form
Representative Outfall Status (ROS) Request ROS Request Form (PDF)
ROS Request Form

NPDES Stormwater General Permits

North Carolina has several different General Permits that cover stormwater discharges associated with industrial activities and construction (please note that some documents are not yet available in other formats but will be added):

 

General Permit Description Expiration/ Renewal Status Permit Document Notice of Intent (NOI) Application Additional Information

Contruction Activities

NCG010000
Construction Activities
for projects permitted on or after Aug. 3, 2011

Expires
July 31, 2018
NCG010000
Permit Text
Automatic coverage if NCG010000 ground stabilization and basin designs are included in the E&SC Plan.

NCG01 Technical Bulletin

PAMS/Flocculent List

Construction-related 303(d) list

NCG01 Combined Self-Monitoring Form

NCG01 Stabilization Requirements

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Activities
NCG020000
Mining Activities, effective Oct 1, 2015

**Instream mining activities covered by NCG520000 (NPDES)**

Expires
Sep 30, 2020
Response to Comments and Summary of Changes

NCG02 Print Package (Permit, DMRs, etc.)

NCG02 NOI (PDF)
NCG02 NOI (MS Word)

NCG02 Technical Bulletin

PAMS/Flocculant List

Guidance on WW and SW under NCG02

Guidance on Mining & State SW Permitting

NCG030000
Metal Fabrication, effective Nov 1, 2012

Public Notice of Reissuance with no changes for one year comment period ends 11/1/2017

Expires
Oct 31, 2017
Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

NCG030000
Permit Text

NCG03 NOI (PDF)
NCG03 NOI (MS Word)

NCG03 Technical Bulletin

NCG050000
Apparel, Printing, Leather, Rubber
effective Jun 1, 2013

Expires
May 31, 2018

Rsp to Comments/Changes from Draft

2013 Renewal Print Package
(Permit, DMR Forms, etc.)
NCG05 NOI
NCG05 NOI

Technical Bulletin

 

NCG060000
Food and Kindred effective Dec 1, 2012

Public Notice of Reissuance with no changes for one year comment period ends 11/1/2017

Expires
Oct 31, 2017
Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

NCG060000
Permit Text

NCG06 NOI
NCG06 NOI

Guidance on Fecal Monitoring Rqmt. and BMP Assessment Report (Dec 4, 2013)
Technical Bulletin

NCG070000
Stone, Clay, and Glass
effective Jun 1, 2013

Expires
May 31, 2018
Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

NCG07 Print Package

NCG07 NOI
NCG07 NOI
Technical Bulletin

NCG080000
Transit and Transportation, effective Nov 1, 2012

Public Notice of Reissuance with no changes for one year comment period ends 11/1/2017

Expires
Oct 31, 2017
Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

NCG080000
Permit Text

NCG08 NOI
NCG08 NOI

Technical Bulletin

Oil Spill Info.

NCG090000
Paints and Varnishes, effective Nov 1, 2012

Public Notice of Reissuance with no changes for one year comment period ends 11/1/2017

Expires
Oct 31, 2017
Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

NCG090000
Permit Text

NCG09 NOI
NCG09 NOI

Technical Bulletin

NCG100000
Used Motor Vehicles, effective Nov 1, 2012

Public Notice of Reissuance with no changes for one year comment period ends 11/1/2017

Expires
Oct 31, 2017
Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

NCG100000
Permit Text

NCG10 NOI
NCG10 NOI

Technical Bulletin

Oil Spill Info.

NCG110000
Treatment Works
effective Jun 1, 2013

Expires
May 31, 2018
Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

 

2013 Renewal Print Package
(Permit, DMR Forms, etc.)

NCG11 NOI
NCG11 NOI
Technical Bulletin

NCG120000
Landfills, effective Nov 1, 2012

Public Notice of Reissuance with no changes for one year comment period ends 11/1/2017

Expires
Oct 31, 2017
Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

NCG120000
Permit Text

NCG12 NOI
NCG12 NOI

Technical Bulletin

NCG130000
Non-metal Waste and Scrap
effective Jun 1, 2013

Expires
May 31, 2018
Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

2013 Renewal Print Package (Permit, DMR Forms, etc.)

NCG13 NOI
NCG13 NOI
Technical Bulletin

NCG140000
Ready-Mixed Concrete
effective August 1, 2017

Expires
Jun 30, 2022

Response to Comments pending

2017 Print Package (Permit, DMR Forms, etc.)

Revised DMR forms added to package on 8/23/2017

NCG14 NOI (PDF)
NCG14 NOI (MS Word)

Technical Bulletin

Recycle System Permit Options Guidance

NCG150000 Airports, effective Sep 1, 2017

previous NCG150000 Airports, expired Aug 31, 2017

Expires Aug 31, 2022

2017 Print Package (Permit, DMR forms, etc.) NCG15 NOI (PDF)
NCG15 NOI (MS Word)
Technical Bulletin
NCG160000
Asphalt Paving Mixtures, Blocks, effective Oct 1, 2014
Expires
Sep 30, 2019

Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

2014 Print Package (Permit, DMR forms, etc.)

NCG16 NOI
NCG16 NOI
Technical Bulletin
NCG170000
Textile Mills, effective Aug 1, 2014
Expires
Jul 31, 2019

Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

2014 Print Package (Permit, DMR forms, etc.) NCG17 NOI
NCG17 NOI
Technical Bulletin

NCG180000
Furniture Manufacture, effective Sep 1, 2014

Expires
Aug 31, 2019

Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

2014 Print Package (Permit, DMR forms, etc.) NCG18 NOI
NCG18 NOI
Technical Bulletin
NCG190000
Marinas and Shipbuilding, effective Jun 2, 2015
Expires
May 31, 2020
Response to Comments
2015 Revised Print Package (Permit, DMR forms, etc.) NCG19 NOI
NCG19 NOI
Technical Bulletin

NCG200000
Scrap Metal, effective Feb 2, 2015

Expires
Dec 31, 2019
Rsp to Comments/
Changes

2015 Print Package (Permit, DMR forms, etc.

NCG20 NOI
NCG20 NOI
Technical Bulletin

NCG210000
Timber Products
effective Aug 1, 2013

Expires
Jul 31, 2018
Rsp to Comments/Changes from Draft

2013 Print Package (Permit, DMR forms, etc.) NCG21 NOI
NCG21 NOI
Technical Bulletin
NCG220000
Chip Mills
Expired
Nov 30, 2008
Will not be renewed
NCG220000
Permit Text
N/A This permit is permanently expired. Wood Chip Mills are now covered under NCG210000.

NCG240000
Composting Operations, effective Oct 2, 2017

previous
NCG240000

Composting Operations, expired Sep 30, 2017

Renewal COCs will be mailed out in early October.

Expires
Sep 30, 2022

2017 Print Package (Permit, DMR Forms, etc.)

NCG24 NOI (PDF)
NCG24 NOI (MS Word)
Technical Bulletin
not available
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s)
NCG230000
Small MS4 outside coastal counties
Expires
May 31, 2010
NCG230000
Permit Text
NCG23 NOI Director's Memo (2005)
Hearing Officers' Report (2005)
         

NPDES Stormwater Monitoring Forms and Documents

Below are various monitoring forms:

Permit or Description Monitoring Form(s) Annual Summary Monitoring Report Form(s) Guidance Documents, etc.
Qualitative Monitoring
(NPDES Permits)

Qualitative Monitoring Form

Qualitative Monitoring Form

N/A Qualitative Monitoring Guidance
Stormwater Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Form
(General Permit)

Generic DMR Form

Generic DMR Form

Generic Annual DMR Form

MS Word

Also check specific permit forms below.
Stormwater Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Form
(Individual Permit)

Generic DMR Form

Generic DMR Form

Generic Annual DMR Form

MS Word

Also check specific permit forms below.
NCG010000 Construction Permit Inspections

Example Logsheet

NCG01 Combined Monitoring Form

N/A

Construction-related 303(d) list (xls)

See Construction SW website

General Permits with Vehicle Maintenance SDO Monitoring Only (e.g., NCG05, NCG07, NCG11, & NCG13)

SDO DMR Form (PDF)

SDO DMR Form (MS Word)

Annual DMR for SPPP review only - no need to submit to DEMLR unless required by permit.

Generic Annual DMR (PDF)

Generic Annual DMR (MS Word)

N/A
NCG020000 Mining

**Annual reporting only, unless benchmark exceedances or limit violations.**

SW Tier 2/Exccedence DMR Form (send to RO) (PDF)

SW Tier 2/Exccedence DMR Form (send to RO) (MS Word)

WW Limit Violation DMR Form (send to RO) (PDF)

WW Limit Violation DMR Form (send to RO) (MS Word)

SW Annual DMR Form (PDF)

SW Annual DMR Form (MS Word)

WW Annual DMR Form (PDF)

WW Annual DMR Form (MS Word)

N/A
NCG030000 Metal Fabrication

SDO DMR Form (PDF)

 

SDO DMR Form (MS Word)

Annual DMR for SPPP review only - no need to submit to DEMLR.

Generic Annual DMR Form (PDF)

Generic Annual DMR Form (MS Word)

N/A
NCG060000 Food and Kindred

SDO DMR Form (PDF)

SDO DMR Form (MS Word)

Annual DMR for SPPP review only - no need to submit to DEMLR.

Generic Annual DMR Form (PDF)

Generic Annual DMR Form (MS Word)

N/A
NCG080000 Transit & Transportation

SDO DMR Form (PDF)

SDO DMR Form (MS Word)

Annual DMR for SPPP review only - no need to submit to DEMLR.
Use Generic Annual DMR Form (MS Word)
N/A
NCG090000 Paints & Varnishes

SDO DMR Form
SDO DMR Form

Annual DMR for SPPP review only - no need to submit to DEMLR.
Use Generic Annual DMR Form (MS Word)
N/A
NCG100000 Used Motor Vehicles

SDO DMR Form
SDO DMR Form

Annual DMR for SPPP review only - no need to submit to DEMLR.
Use Generic Annual DMR Form (MS Word)
N/A
NCG120000 Landfills

SDO DMR Form
SDO DMR Form

N/A N/A
NCG140000 Ready-Mix Concrete

SW Tier 2/Exccedence DMR Form (send to RO) (PDF)

SW Tier 2/Exccedence DMR Form (send to RO) (MS Word)

WW Limit Violation DMR Form (send to RO) (PDF)

WW Limit Violation DMR Form (send to RO) (MS Word)

SW Annual DMR Form (PDF)

SW Annual DMR Form (MS Word)

WW Annual DMR Form (PDF)

WW Annual DMR Form (MS Word)

Note - Annual DMR reporting will cease when electronic reporting for this General Permit begins.

N/A
NCG150000 Airports Qualitative Monitoring Only (see above) N/A N/A
NCG160000 Asphalt Paving/Blocks SDO DMR Form
SDO DMR Form
NEW Annual Summary DMR Form
NEW Annual Summary DMR Form

prev. permit Annual Summary DMR Form
prev. permit Annual Summary DMR Form

N/A
NCG170000 Textile Mills SDO DMR Form
SDO DMR Form
Annual Summary DMR Form
Annual Summary DMR Form
N/A
NCG180000 Furniture Manufacture SDO DMR Form
SDO DMR Form
Annual Summary DMR Form
Annual Summary DMR Form
N/A
NCG190000 Marinas SDO DMR Form renewal
SDO DMR Form renewal
Annual Summary DMR Form renewal
Annual Summary DMR Form renewal
N/A
NCG200000 Scrap Metal SDO DMR Form
SDO DMR Form

prior SDO DMR Form
prior SDO DMR Form

Annual Summary DMR Form
Annual Summary DMR Form

prior Annual Summary DMR Form
prior Annual Summary DMR

N/A
NCG210000 Timber

SDO DMR Form 2013
SDO DMR Form 2013

Annual DMR for SPPP review only - no need to submit to DEMLR.
Use Generic Annual DMR Form (MS Word)
N/A
NCG220000 Chip Mills SDO DMR Form N/A N/A
NCG240000 Composting Operations

SW Tier 2/Exccedence DMR Form (send to RO) (PDF)

SW Tier 2/Exccedence DMR Form (send to RO) (MS Word)

WW Limit Violation DMR Form (send to RO) (PDF)

WW Limit Violation DMR Form (send to RO) (MS Word)

2017 renewal

SW Annual DMR Form (PDF)

SW Annual DMR Form (MS Word)

WW Annual DMR Form (PDF)

WW Annual DMR Form (MS Word)

Note - Annual DMR reporting will cease when electronic reporting for this General Permit begins.

N/A

No Exposure Certification

Facilities with stormwater discharges "associated with industrial activity" may be excluded from permit coverage if industrial materials and operations are not exposed to stormwater. The facility must maintain this condition of no exposure to qualify for the permitting exclusion. If the condition changes, the facility must seek permit coverage for industrial stormwater discharge under a general or individual permit. Effective August 2010, the facility is responsible for self re-certifying annually that the no exposure condition is being maintained.

The no exposure exemption is not available for construction activities covered under the NPDES stormwater program. See the following links for more detailed information on No Exposure:

No Exposure Certification Application (PDF)
No Exposure Certifcation Application (MS Word)
NPDES Permit Rescission Form (PDF) - Permit can be rescinded once No Exposure issued
NPDES Permit Rescission Form (MS Word) - Permit can be rescinded once No Exposure issued

Self Re-certifcation Information
No Exposure Annual Self Re-Certification Form (PDF)
No Exposure Annual Self Re-Certification Form (MS Word)

EPA Fact Sheet on No ExposureEPA Guidance Manual on No Exposure Exclusion

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Resources

EPA's SPPP templates and resources for the Multi-Sector General Permit (note the MSGP requirements differ from North Carolina NPDES permits, and permittees may need to modify the SPPP template accordingly.)

Oil Spill Information Sheet

Vehicle Washing Information Sheet