Permits / Authorizations

The permitting and authorization process is the primary way government balances environmental protection with social and economic considerations. By issuing permits and authorizations, NDEQ ensures facilities are legally constructed and operated and that discharges to the air, water and soil are within healthful standards established by law. Beyond this, the process enables citizens to stay informed and involved as decisions are made about proposed activities affecting the environmental quality of their community.

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Are you not certain what permits your business may need?
For more information,
refer to our
Permit Matrix.
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Online Applications

What Every Nebraska Business Should Know About Environmental Permits

NDEQ Permitting and Authorization Programs
Information about agency permitting programs, including forms and guidance documents

Consultants' Directory
Listing of consultant/engineering firms organized by environmental services they provide

Search Active Permitted Facilities (Opens in New Tab or Window)
This feature allows you to search for active permitted facilities in Nebraska. You can search by County, City, Permitting Program, Facility Name or Facility Address.