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Industrial storm water permit forms

Use the forms below to apply for general industrial storm water discharge permits and meet compliance requirements.

Beginning October 2020, applicants submitting a NOI for coverage under an industrial storm water permit must use the online e-permitting system.

When to submit a Notice of Intent

  • New industrial facilities must apply for permit coverage with a Notice of Intent (NOI) at least 14 working days prior to initiating industrial operations. Coverage under an industrial storm water discharge permit must be conferred before the facility is in operation.
  • Facilities are required to develop and submit a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) summary to the DNR prior to initiating construction and may also need to submit a Notice of Intent if there will be clearing, grading, excavating, or stockpiling of fill material resulting in the disturbance of one or more acre of land at the site during construction.

How to apply

Beginning October 1, 2020, applicants submitting a NOI for coverage under an industrial storm water permit must use the online e-permitting system. The e-permitting system is available for use at water permit applications. The e-permitting system does not require any special software and is completely web-based and available using any internet browser.

If the facility does not have materials exposed to storm water, applicants may apply for No Exposure Certification. If the facility has been sold, permit coverage can be transferred to the new operator.

Notice of Intent/No Exposure Certification Pub # Date
Notice of Intent [PDF] 3400–163 January 2020
Non-Metallic Mining [PDF] 3400–179 January 2020
No Exposure Certification [PDF] 3400–188 January 2020
Transfer of Coverage [PDF] 3400–222 January 2020
Online Process Available*   May 2020
* = WAMS ID and password needed to log in.
 
ePermit User Support Tools Date
Instructional training videos  
Step-by-step help document May 2020

Delegation of signature authority

Use this form to delegate electronic signature authority for submittals in our Water Permit system (such as electronic Notices of Intent or Notices of Termination). Submission of this form constitutes notice by the landowner or permittee that the person electronically signing the electronic submittal is authorized to do so on behalf of the landowner or permittee.

Form Form # Date
Delegation of Signature Authority [PDF] 3400–220 June 2019
 

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan

Industrial permittees develop a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan identifying best management practices.

Pollution Prevention Plan Form Pub # Date
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Summary [PDF] 3400–167 December 2016

Permit Compliance

General Permits

Print out the general permit that applies to the facility, read it and keep it in files. See industrial storm water permits overview to determine the appropriate permit.

General Permits Pub # Date
Tier 1 Industrial General Permit To Discharge Storm Water Associated with Industrial Activity [PDF 198KB] S067849-4 June 15, 2016
Tier 2 Industrial General Permit To Discharge Storm Water Associated with Industrial Activity [PDF 195KB] S067857-4 June 15, 2016
Non-metallic Mining Operations (Non-Industrial Sand and Other Aggregates) General Permit [PDF 166KB] A046515-6 August 1, 2016
Non-metallic Mining Operations for Industrial Sand and Processing General Permit [PDF 187KB] B046515-6 August 1, 2016
Dismantling of Vehicles for Parts Selling and Salvage [PDF 144KB] S059145-3 May 26, 2016
Recycling of Scrap and Waste Materials [PDF 141KB] S058831-3 May 27, 2016

Permit cost

There is no application fee to apply for permit coverage. However, an annual fee is charged to all industrial storm water permittees. Invoices for the annual fees are mailed to all facilities in May/June of each year. Instructions on how to pay the fee, where to mail the invoice and payment, and the due date are all indicated on the invoice.

The amount of the annual fee depends on whether the facility is a general permit or an individual permit holder. At this time, the DNR is issuing only general permits.

Fees for the different general permits are $260 per year for Tier I permittees and $130 per year for Tier 2 permittees.

Annual General Permit Fee
Tier 1 Tier 2 No Exposure
$260 $130 None
 

Inspection forms

Tier 1 and Tier 2 permittees complete quarterly visual inspections and an annual facility site compliance inspection. Print, complete, sign and submit these forms:

Inspection Forms Pub # Date
Quarterly Visual Inspection - Field Sheet [PDF] 3400–176a March 2001
Annual Facility Site Compliance Inspection Report [PDF] 3400–176 January 2020
 

Chemical monitoring form

Tier 1 permittees need to perform annual chemical monitoring. Print, complete, sign and submit this form on an annual basis.

Chemical Monitoring Form Pub # Date
Storm Water Chemical Analysis Report [PDF] 3400–176b January 2020

 

Discharge Monitoring Report forms

Non-Metallic Mining permittees need to perform discharge monitoring. To view discharge monitoring report forms, see wastewater general permits, under Nonmetallic Mining Operations

 

Terminating Permit Coverage

If the facility is no longer operational, or the nature of the operation changes such that the facility is no longer required to have a permit, submit a Notice of Termination. Submit a Notice of Termination either through the online process or by filling out, signing and submitting the PDF form.

Notice of Termination Forms Pub # Date More Information
Notice of Termination [PDF] 3400–170 January 2020  
Online Process Available*   March 2019 eNOT submittal training [MP4]

* = WAMS ID and password needed to log in.

Industry permit search

Search the industrial storm water database for permitted facilities. If the facility’s SIC code is one of those that is required, by category, to have a permit, it should be on the list of permitted industrial facilities. If the facility has been granted a no exposure exclusion, it should be on the list of facilities with that status.

If the facility does not have permit coverage or no exposure exclusion, a Notice of Intent or a No Exposure Certification Request must be completed via the online e-Permitting system, beginning September 2020.

The DNR Water Permits web site and the US EPA web site [exit DNR] may have additional information for industrial facilities.