NDPDES - Permits Program

The North Dakota Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NDPDES) Program, commonly called the Permits Program, was developed in response to the legislation of the 1972 Clean Water Act (CWA). One of the requirements of the CWA was that States needed to create permit programs with the goal of controlling water pollution by regulating sources that discharge pollutants into State water bodies.

Marty Haroldson

Program Manager



None at this time

NDPDES Permits

Animal Feeding Operations

The North Dakota Department of Health is authorized to provide and administer Chapter 33-16-03.1 of the Administrative Code relating to the control of pollution from animal feeding operations under the provisions of North Dakota Century Code section 61-28-04.

Biosolids/Sludge

EPA administers this program in North Dakota.

Municipal/Industrial

The goal of the North Dakota Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NDPDES) program is to provide a permitted structure in addressing wastewater discharged from point source facilities.  Individual and general permits comprise the regulated spectrum on providing specified minimum levels of treatment based on available and achievable water treatment technologies.

Pesticide Application

This program authorizes the discharge to surface waters of the state from the handling, use or application of pesticides provided the activity is in accordance with state laws and regulations, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the pesticide labeling.

Pretreatment

The Industrial Pretreatment Program prevents the discharge of pollutants to Publicly-Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) which will interfere with the operations of the POTW or its use and disposal of municipal biosolids.  In addition, the Pretreatment Program prevents the introduction of pollutants to POTWs that may pass through into rivers, lakes, and streams causing toxicity or other impacts.  Implementation of the Pretreatment Program is defined at 40 CFR Part 403.  These regulations describe the responsibility of the EPA, states, POTWs, and industrial users in protecting the POTWs, sewer systems, biosolids, receiving waters, and worker health and safety.

Septic Pumper

The septic pumper program regulates the use and disposal of domestic septage while protecting public health from unsanitary and unhealthful practices and conditions; and to protect surface waters and groundwaters of the state from contamination by septage. A person wishing to engage in the business of servicing septic systems must obtain a permit from the department.

Stormwater

The department regulates pollution from stormwater runoff from large municipalities and urbanized areas, industrial facilities, and most construction projects. Stormwater permits provide a level of treatment through planning and management that minimizes pollution in runoff from urban areas, construction sites, and industrial facilities.

Temporary Discharges

The department authorizes the discharge of relatively uncontaminated water from temporary dewatering activities such as the hydrostatic testing of pipes, tanks or similar vessels; disinfection of potable water lines; construction dewatering; and the treatment of gasoline or diesel contaminated groundwater.

 


Email List (click to expand) then click "Program" to sort

Last Name First Name E-Mail Address Program Phone
Anderson Carl cjanders@nd.gov WQ — Groundwater - Program Manager 701.328.5213
Collins James jcollins@nd.gov WQ — Watershed Management - TMDLs 701.328.5161
Crowdus Kory kcrowdus@nd.gov WQ — Spill Investigation 701.328.5202
Ell Mike mell@nd.gov WQ — Watershed Management - Program Manager 701.328.5214
Espe Brady bespe@nd.gov WQ — Permits - CAFO/AFO 701.328.5228
Giuliani Bill wgiuliani@nd.gov WQ — Permits 701.328.5285
Gleich Casey ctgleich@nd.gov WQ — Groundwater 701.328.4164
Gross Joe jlgross@nd.gov WQ — Watershed Management - Database Mgmt 701.328.5292
Grossman Dallas dgrossma@nd.gov WQ — Permits - Stormwater 701.328.5242
Hargiss Mike mhargiss@nd.gov WQ — Watershed Management - TMDLs 701.499.5209
Haroldson Marty mharolds@nd.gov WQ — Permits - Program Manager 701.328.5234
Harries Alison aharries@nd.gov WQ — Groundwater - Database Mgmt 701.328.5217
Husband Heather hduchsch@nd.gov WQ — Watershed Management - TMDLs 701.537.2043
Kannenberg Derek dKannenberg@nd.gov WQ — Groundwater 701.328.5296
Lang Jeremy jmlang@nd.gov WQ — Permits - CAFO/AFO 701.328.5219
Larsen Aaron allarsen@nd.gov WQ — Watershed Management 701.328.5230
Nett Joe jnett@nd.gov WQ — Watershed Management 701.328.5227
Nieraeth Shawna sNieraeth@nd.gov WQ — Groundwater 701.328.5267
O'Gorman Brian bogorman@nd.gov WQ — Spill Investigation 701.328.5177
Olson Paul paulrolson@nd.gov WQ — Watershed Management 701.328.5233
Peterson Andrew awpeterson@nd.gov WQ — Groundwater 701.328.5294
Piper Dianna dpiper@nd.gov WQ — Administrative 701.328.5210
Rockeman Karl krockema@nd.gov WQ — Director 701.328.5225
Roerick Jeff jroerick@nd.gov WQ — Permits - Discharges 701.328.5240
Sandness Greg gsandnes@nd.gov WQ — Watershed Management - NPS 701.328.5232
Sandvick Duane dsandvick@nd.gov WQ — Permits - Stormwater 701.328.5260
Schuett Patrick pschuett@nd.gov WQ — Permits - Database Mgmt 701.328.5235
Souder Taylor tSouder@nd.gov WQ — Spill Investigation 701.328.5236
Starr Sarah sstarr@nd.gov WQ — Permits - 701.328.5215
Stockdill Scott sjstockdill@nd.gov WQ — Spill Investigation 701.328.5241
Strommen Rachel rstrommen@nd.gov WQ — Permits - CAFO/AFO 701.328.5244
Suess Bill bsuess@nd.gov WQ — Spill Investigation - Program Manager 701.328.5216
Suggs Shannon ssuggs@nd.gov WQ — Groundwater 701.328.6409
Swanberg Samantha sswanberg@nd.gov WQ — Permits - Stormwater 701.328.5239
Waldron Feld Sarah sfeld@nd.gov WQ — Permits - 701.328.5237
Wax Peter pwax@nd.gov WQ — Special Projects 701.328.5268
Wells Whitney wwells@nd.gov WQ — Watershed Management - TMDLs 701.328.5253