Development of the New NPDES Industrial Storm Water General Permit
This information is provided by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
to assist the public and regulated community.

Form #:  16-007
Guidance Documents
Revised: 5/11/16

The current National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Industrial Storm Water General Permit NER900000, which became effective July 1, 2011, is scheduled to expire June 30, 2016. NDEQ is in the process of developing a new general permit (NER910000), which is expected to be in place July 1, 2016 to replace it.

The purpose of this web page is to provide updated information about the development of this new Industrial Storm Water General Permit. At the top of this web page ( are PDF copies of the draft new general permit, the fact sheet, and public notice.

Written comments, objection and/or hearing requests concerning permit issuance may be submitted to Lisa Giesbrecht, NPDES/NPP Permits Unit, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, 1200 N St., Suite 400, the Atrium, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922 before the comment period ending date of June 8, 2016. A determination to hold a hearing will be based upon factual environmental or regulatory consideration.

Background on Existing Permit

The NPDES Industrial Storm Water General Permit, or ISW-GP, NPDES NER900000, is an industrial storm water permit that authorizes discharges of storm water associated with industrial activities to: Waters of the State, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems, or Combined Sewer systems. This permit is applicable statewide to 11 categories of industrial activity established in Title 119, Ch. 10. It does not apply to construction activity. To view the current permit, go to

Notice of Intent Requirements in the New Permit

All facilities that require coverage under the Industrial Storm Water General Permit will need to submit an updated Notice of Intent (NOI) or No Exposure Certification form within six months following issuance to obtain coverage under the new permit. These forms will be included as attachments in the new permit.

Please check this web page for the latest updates regarding the application process and submittal deadlines.

Produced by: Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922; phone (402) 471-2186. To view this, and other information related to our agency, visit our web site at