Point Source Discharges to Surface Waters (North Carolina)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place North Carolina

Applies to States or Provinces North Carolina
Name Point Source Discharges to Surface Waters (North Carolina)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Geothermal Electric, Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Primary Website http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/wq/swp/ps/npdes/regs

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/wq/swp/ps/npdes


This rule requires permits for control of sources of water pollution by providing the requirements and procedures for application and issuance of state National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for a discharge from an outlet, point source, or disposal system discharging to the surface waters of the state, and for the construction, entering a contract for construction, and operation of treatment works with such a discharge. It also contains the requirements and procedures for issuance of state permits for pretreatment facilities.</br>

Any person who discharges or who proposes to discharge pollutants to the surface waters of the state or to a Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) when pretreatment of the wastewater is required shall complete, sign, and submit, in triplicate, an application accompanied by the processing fee described herein for each application in the form of a check or money order made payable to N.C. Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources.</br>

For all discharges which do not qualify for a general NPDES permit and which have a total volume of 500,000 or more gallons on any day, a fact sheet providing a brief synopsis of the application shall be prepared by the staff and made available upon request following issuance of the public notice. Staff of the Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources are authorized to conduct any investigations for the purpose of determining compliance with water quality standards, effluent limitations, permit conditions and any duly adopted rule of the Commission. The rule also states some regulations for stormwater management in the state.</br>

Policy Contact

Contact Name Tom Belnick
Department Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Division Division of Water Quality
Address 512 N. Salisbury Street, Archdale Building
Address 2 1617 Mail Service Center
Place Raleigh, North Carolina
Zip/Postal Code NC 27699-1617
Phone 919-807-6390

Email tom.belnick@ncdenr.gov
Website http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/wq/swp/ps/npdes/contactinfo

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: § 143‑215.1

Authority 2: § 143‑215.3A