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Energy Mineral and Land Resources - NPDES Stormwater

Energy Mineral and Land Resources

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 Laws ♦ Phase II MS4 Forms and Resources

NCG060000 (Food and Kindred Products) GP Update:  A BMP Assessment Report (Part II, Section E) was due to NCDENR from facilities that use or process animal fats or by-products by December 1, 2013.  Also, new guidance about which facilities are considered "meat processors" and must monitor for fecal coliform or enterococci is available
Individual NPDES Stormwater Permits expiring in 2013-14:  We are mailing renewal packages specific to your facility out to you.  However, if you wish to fill out blank form and supplements sooner, you can use this NCS Renewal Forms Package.  You can also find MS Word versions of these forms here.

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:

TitleForms
General Permit NOI ApplicationsSee 'General Permits' tab above
Individual NEW Permit Application (Industrial Activities)

EPA Form 1  and
Form 2F 
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
NCS Blank Renewal Form
Individual Permit Renewal Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Certification FormSP3 Certification Form
SP3 Certification Form
Individual Permit Renewal Supplement Info FormNCS Renewal Supplement Form
NCS Renewal Supplement Form
MS4 (Small) Individual Permit ApplicationPhase II MS4 Application Flowchart
Application Instructions 
Small MS4 Permit Application 
Small MS4 Permit Application 
MS4 (Small) Permit by Rule ApplicationApplication Instructions 
Permit by Rule Application 
Permit by Rule Application 
MS4 Non-owner/Non-operation CertificationMS4 Non-owner/Non-operation Form 
MS4 Stormwater Management Program ReportInstructions for Completing Report 
No Exposure CertificationNo Exposure Certification Application
No Exposure Certification Application
Name or Ownership ChangeName/Ownership Change Form
Name/Ownership Change Form
Rescission FormPermit Rescission Form
Permit Rescission Form
Representative Outfall Status (ROS) RequestROS Request Form 
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 DescriptionExpiration/ Renewal StatusPermit DocumentNotice of Intent (NOI) ApplicationAdditional Information

Contruction Activities

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

Previous NCG010000 Permit    (Expired Aug. 2, 2011)

Expires
July 31, 2016
NCG010000
Permit Text
Automatic coverage if NCG010000 ground stabilization and basin designs are included in the E&SC Plan.

NCG01 Technical Bulletin

Flocculent List
Construction-related 303(d) list 

NCG01 Combined Self-Monitoring Form

NCG01 Stabilization Requirements

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Activities
NCG020000
Mining Activities

**Instream mining activities covered by NCG520000 (NPDES)**
Expires
Dec. 31, 2014
Response to Comments
NCG020000
Permit Text

Session Law 2011-394 changes ATC requirements

NCG02 NOI
NCG02 NOI

Technical Bulletin
Flocc. List
Guidance on Monthly Monitoring Provision
Guidance on Mining & State SW Permit

NCG030000
Metal Fabrication, effective Nov 1, 2012

Prior NCG030000
expired

Expires
Oct. 31, 2017

Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

NCG030000
Permit Text

NCG03 NOI
NCG03 NOI

NEW Technical Bulletin (renewal)

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

Prior NCG050000
expired

Expires
May 31, 2018

Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft
NCG050000
Permit Text

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

NEW Technical Bulletin (renewal)

 

NCG060000
Food and Kindred effective Dec 1, 2012

Prior NCG060000
expired

Expires
Oct 31, 2017

Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

NCG060000
Permit Text

NCG06 NOI
NCG06 NOI

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

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

Prior NCG070000
expired 

Expires
May 31, 2018

Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

NCG070000
Permit Text

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

NCG07 NOI
NCG07 NOI
NEW Technical Bulletin (renewal)

NCG080000
Transit and Transportation, effective Nov 1, 2012

Expires
Oct. 31, 2017

Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

NCG080000
Permit Text

NCG08 NOI
NCG08 NOI

NEW Technical Bulletin (renewal)

Oil Spill Info.

NCG090000
Paints and Varnishes, effective Nov 1, 2012

Expires
Oct. 31, 2017

Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

NCG090000
Permit Text

NCG09 NOI
NCG09 NOI

NEW Technical Bulletin (renewal)

NCG100000
Used Motor Vehicles, effective Nov 1, 2012

Expires
Oct. 31, 2017

Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

NCG100000
Permit Text

NCG10 NOI
NCG10 NOI

NEW Technical Bulletin (renewal)

Oil Spill Info.

NCG110000
Treatment Works
effective Jun 1, 2013

Prior NCG110000
expired

Expires
May 31, 2018

Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

NCG110000
Permit Text

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

NCG11 NOI
NCG11 NOI
NEW Technical Bulletin (renewal)

NCG120000
Landfills, effective Nov 1, 2012

Expires
Oct 31, 2017

Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

NCG120000
Permit Text

NCG12 NOI
NCG12 NOI

NEW Technical Bulletin (renewal)

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

Prior NCG130000
expired

Expires
May 31, 2018

Rsp to Comments/ Changes from Draft

NCG130000
Permit Text

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

NCG13 NOI
NCG13 NOI
NEW Technical Bulletin (renewal)

NCG140000
Ready-Mixed Concrete

Expires
June 30, 2016

NCG140000
Permit Text

Session Law 2011-394 changes ATC requirements

NCG14 NOI
NCG14 NOI

Technical Bulletin

Recycle System Permit Options & Advantages Flow Chart

Cover Letter to Renewal Permittees

NCG150000 AirportsExpires Aug. 31, 2014NCG150000
Permit Text
NCG15 NOI
NCG15 NOI
Technical Bulletin
NCG160000
Asphalt Paving Mixtures, Blocks
Expires
Sep 30, 2014
Response to Comments
NCG160000
Permit Text
NCG16 NOI
NCG16 NOI
Technical Bulletin
NCG170000
Textile Mills
Expires
Jul 31, 2014
NCG170000
Permit Text
NCG17 NOI
NCG17 NOI
Technical Bulletin
NCG180000
Furniture Manufacture
Expires
Aug 31, 2014
NCG180000
Permit Text
NCG18 NOI
NCG18 NOI
Technical Bulletin
NCG190000
Marinas and Shipbuilding
Expires
Sep. 30, 2014
Response to Comments
NCG190000
Permit Text
NCG19 NOI
NCG19 NOI
Technical Bulletin
NCG200000
Scrap Metal
Expires
Dec. 31, 2014
Response to Comments
NCG200000
Permit Text
NCG20 NOI
NCG20 NOI
Technical Bulletin

NCG210000
Timber Products
effective Aug 1, 2013

Prior NCG210000
expired

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

NCG210000
Permit Text

2013 Renewal Print Package (Permit, DMR forms, etc.)
NCG21 NOI
NCG21 NOI
NEW Technical Bulletin (renewal)
NCG220000
Chip Mills
Expired
Nov. 30, 2008
Will not be renewed
NCG220000
Permit Text
N/AThis permit is permanently expired.  Wood Chip Mills are now covered under NCG210000.
NCG240000
Composting Operations
Expires
Sept. 30, 2016
NCG240000
Permit Text

Important Changes to ATC Requirements
NCG24 NOI
NCG24 NOI
Technical Bulletin
Pending
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s)
NCG230000
Small MS4 outside coastal counties
Expires
May 31, 2010
NCG230000
Permit Text
NCG23 NOIDirector's Memo (2005)
Hearing Officers' Report (2005)

    

NPDES Stormwater Monitoring Forms and Documents

Below are various monitoring forms: 

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

Qualitative Monitoring Form 
Qualitative Monitoring Form

N/AQualitative 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/AConstruction-related 303(d) list 
See Construction SW website
General Permits with Vehicle Maintenance SDO Monitoring Only (e.g., NCG05, NCG07, NCG11, & NCG13)SDO DMR Form
SDO DMR Form (Vehicle Maintenance)
Annual DMR for SPPP review only - no need to submit to DEMLR.
Generic Annual DMR
Generic Annual DMR
N/A
NCG020000 Mining

**Annual reporting only, unless benchmark exceedances or limit violations.**
SW Tier 2/Exccedence DMR Form (send to RO)
SW Tier 2/Exccedence DMR Form (send to RO)
WW Limit Violation DMR Form (send to RO)
WW Limit Violation DMR Form (send to RO)
SW Annual DMR Form
SW Annual DMR Form
WW Annual DMR Form
WW Annual DMR Form
Outfall Monitoring Guidance
under development
NCG030000 Metal Fabrication

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
NCG060000 Food and Kindred

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
NCG080000 Transit & Transportation

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
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/AN/A
NCG140000 Ready-Mix ConcreteStormwater DMR
Stormwater DMR
Wastewater DMR
Wastewater DMR

N/AN/A
NCG150000 AirportsQualitative Monitoring
Only
N/AN/A
NCG160000 Asphalt Paving/BlocksSDO DMR Form
SDO DMR Form 
Annual Summary DMR Form
Annual Summary DMR Form
N/A

NCG170000 Textile MillsSDO DMR Form
SDO DMR Form
Annual Summary DMR Form N/A
NCG180000 Furniture ManufactureSDO DMR Form
SDO DMR Form
Annual Summary DMR Form N/A
NCG190000 MarinasSDO DMR Form
SDO DMR Form 
Annual Summary DMR Form
Annual Summary DMR Form 
N/A
NCG200000 Scrap MetalSDO DMR Form
SDO DMR Form
Annual Summary DMR Form
Annual Summary DMR Form
N/A
NCG210000 Timber

SDO DMR Form 2013

SDO DMR Form 2013

 

Previous Permit cycle SDO DMR Form

Annual DMR for SPPP review only - no need to submit to DEMLR
Use Generic Annual DMR Form (MS Word)
N/A
NCG220000 Chip MillsSDO DMR Form N/AN/A
NCG240000 Composting OperationsStormwater DMR
Stormwater DMR
Wastewater DMR
Wastewater DMR

N/AN/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:

NC No Exposure Certification Application (MS Word Format)
 

No Exposure Self Re-Certification Form ♦ Self Re-Certification Information 

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

 

 

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