Municipal and Industrial Treatment Program
Municipal and Industrial Treatment Program Coordinators:
Mail: 918 East Divide Avenue, 4th Floor
Bismarck, ND 58501-1947
Summary of application process, including timeline
- North Dakota's NPDES program is responsible for regulating discharges of pollutants from point sources into waters of the state.
Any discharge of wastwater from a point source must have a NDPDES permit prior to discharging to be in compliance with state and federal regulations.
- For a new point source, a completed NDPDES appication must be submitted for review. Review of the application, developing the permit, providing
30 days for public comment and finalizing the permit may take up to 180 days. Each permit takes into account site specific information to limit
discharges so that the state's water quality standards are met.
- If a facility meets the requirements for coverage under a general permit, they may request coverage under that permit, a process which may take 30
to 60 days.
- The Department does not issue individual permits limits prior to completing the permit review process, however facilities treating domestic wastewater
may expect to meet limits similar to those in the general permits for discharges from waste stabilization ponds
and domestic waterwater treatment facilities (NDG-120000, NDG-220000, NDG-320000,
information on the classification of various water bodies in North Dakota, please refer to the state water quality standards.
- Domestic wastewater treatment systems must also be reviewed and approved by the Division of Municipal Facilities.
For other types of permit applications please contact the Division of Water Quality at (701) 328-5210.
Standards of Quality for Waters of the State - NDAC 33-16-02.1 (pdf)
NPDES Rules - NDAC 33-16-01 (pdf)
Modular Treatment Package Plants Guidance (pdf)
Wastewater Stabilization Pond Operation Factsheet (pdf)
EPA has a website that provides a great deal of information on
Municipal treatment of waste water.