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NPDES & PA DEP Permits


A National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit is required for any point source discharge to waters of the Commonwealth. The Clean Water Program in DEP's regional offices issues the majority of NPDES permits for sewage, industrial waste (IW), IW stormwater, municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4), Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO), biosolids and pesticides activities or facilities that are regulated under the NPDES program. The Bureau of Clean Water (BCW) in DEP's Central Office issues statewide General NPDES permits. If applicants qualify, they may be approved for coverage under a General NPDES permit. The General NPDES Permits that have been issued by BCW are listed below, with links to the Notice of Intent (NOI) forms, instructions and other information.

PAG-03 Discharges of Stormwater Associated with Industrial ActivitiesPAG-04 Discharges from Small Flow Sewage Treatment FacilitiesPAG-05 Discharges from Petroleum Contaminated Groundwater SystemsPAG-06 Discharges from Combined Sewer SystemsPAG-07 Beneficial Use of Exceptional Quality BiosolidsPAG-08 Beneficial Use of BiosolidsPAG-09 Beneficial Use of Residential SeptagePAG-10 Discharges from Hydrostatic Testing of Tanks and PipelinesPAG-11 Discharges from Aquatic Animal Production FacilitiesPAG-12 Concentrated Animal Feeding OperationsPAG-13 Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer SystemsPAG-15 Discharges from the Application of Pesticides