General Industrial Permits

Storm Water Program Coordinator:

  Dallas Grossman  E-mail

  Phone:  701.328.5242


  Luci Snowden  E-mail

  Phone:  701.328.5239


  Patrick Schuett  E-mail

  Phone:  701.328.5235 


  Dan Weber E-mail

  Phone: 701.328.5285



  Fax:  701.328.5200



     North Dakota Department of Health

     Division of Water Quality

     918 East Divide Avenue, 4th Floor

     Bismarck, ND 58501-1947


  Electronic Submissions: 


A draft permit and fact sheet for general permit NDR05-0000, stormwater discharges associated with industrial activity, is available for public review and comment.  The draft permit and fact sheet may be found by clicking on the corresponding links below. The public comment period begins February 9, 2015 and ends March 11, 2015.  The department invites comments from the public regarding the draft permit and fact sheet.  Comments received by March 11, 2015 will be considered prior to finalizing the permit.  If there is significant interest, a public hearing will be scheduled.  Comments may be submitted to the department at the address above.

Draft Industrial Stormwater Permit
        Fact Sheet

Industrial permits are required if a facility falls under a specific primary SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) Code.  Examples of industrial activity under these codes include, but are not limited to Asphalt/Concrete plants, Landfills, Manufacturing, and Transportation. 

Find your facility's SIC code on the OSHA Website.

See the EPA Website to find out if your facility requires a permit.

Permit Application:

To apply for permit coverage, a Notice of Intent (NOI) form must be filled out and submitted to the Department along with the Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPP) Plan.  Permit and forms are available in the links on the left side menu. 

There is no fee to obtain storm water discharge permits.

*Note: The forms available in the side menu can be filled out electronically - the forms also require a .pdf reader such as Acrobat Reader.  To download a free copy click the icon to the right or go to Get Adobe Acrobat Here

Form Descriptions:

Notice of Intent (NOI) - this form is used to apply for permit coverage.
Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPP) Plan - this packet of forms is used to describe the activities and materials used at the facility, erosion and sediment control measures, and other measures taken to prevent pollutants from leaving the site with storm water.
Site Inspection Form
- this form is used for recording site inspection observations and kept by the permittee  - not necessary to submit this form unless requested by the Department.
No Exposure Certification -  this form is filled out instead of applying for a permit if all Industrial Activities are "sheltered" from contacting storm water. If you already have a permit, but your operations are not exposed to storm water contact, this form can be filled out and submitted, and the Department will send you confirmation of your No Exposure Certification.
Notice of Termination (NOT) - this form must be submitted to the Department if a facility has ceased its industrial operations and certifies that all industrial activities are no longer exposed to storm water.
DMR Form - this form is used to enter sampling data by the facilities required to sample storm water runoff and is submitted to the Department.  See permit to determine if your type of facility is required to sample runoff.
Relocation Form - this form is submitted to the Department when portable asphalt or paving plants are being relocated. 

General Permit Requirements:

BMPs (Best Management Practices) must be utilized to prevent hazardous materials and other materials used at an industrial facility from leaving the site with storm water runoff.  It is up to the owner to determine and install the appropriate BMPs for their facility. 

The Division of Waste Management publishes guidance documents to assist industrial facilities in developing BMPs or procedures that ensure that hazardous wastes are handled accordingly.  These guides also help minimize the potential for storm water pollution.  Publications can be found on the Division of Waste Management Publications webpage.

Storm water sampling is required for the facilities (industrial activities) identified below.  The specific monitoring conditions and parameter list for each facility group is outlined in Appendix 1 of the permit.  DMR forms for a specific group may be obtained by clicking on the associated activity.

Last Updated: 02/09/2015