Stormwater Permits

Stormwater runoff and snow melt can pick up chemicals, bacteria, sediment, and debris from urban areas, construction sites, and industrial facilities. Runoff that enters a storm sewer or ditch does not go to a lagoon or treatment plant. Instead, runoff flows directly to rivers, lakes, and streams without any treatment.

Stormwater permits provide a level of treatment through planning and management that minimizes pollution in runoff from urban areas, construction sites, and industrial facilities.

There are no fees for stormwater permits. For more information please email stormwater@nd.gov.

 


Construction Permits

Construction Permits: The construction general permit applies to construction projects that disturb one or more acres including smaller projects within or part of a large development.

  1. Develop and implement a plan (SWPPP) to minimize pollution from soil erosion and other sources like fuel, oil, and waste
  2.  Submit a notice of intent no later than seven days before construction starts
  3.  Monitor the site and complete inspections
  4.  Submit a notice of termination once final stabilization has been met

A project is automatically covered under the permit seven days after the department receives the notice of intent.

Coverage under the permit is required for oil and gas projects if runoff from the project can carry eroded material to a water of the state. Coverage is not required for oil and gas projects if runoff will not carry eroded material to water of the state.

Industrial Permits

Industrial permits are required if a facility falls under a specific primary Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) 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.

Mining, Extraction & Paving Material Permits

The permit issued for mining or extraction activities is a "General" permit. A general permit is one that written to address all mining or extraction activities and the same permit is issued to applicants.

Municipal Seperate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4)

EPA's Phase II Final Rule published in December, 1999, included permit requirements for designated small municipalities and certain facilities that maintain control of a separate storm sewer system.  The small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit and it covers stormwater discharges from these systems.

Stormwater Workshop Presentations

EPA's Phase II Final Rule published in December, 1999, included permit requirements for designated small municipalities and certain facilities that maintain control of a separate storm sewer system.  The small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit and it covers stormwater discharges from these systems.

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