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    State of Arkansas

    Arkansas Stormwater Laws & Regulations

    The State of Arkansas operates under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program under the authorization of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) manages the permitting and compliance of stormwater discharge.

    EXCERPT- ADEQ Stormwater Website

    How to Receive Coverage through a General Stormwater Permit

    ADEQ considers issuing a Notice of Coverage (NOC) to facilities seeking coverage only after payment has been received. When applicable, send a completed and signed NOI, a completed Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), and permit fee to:

    Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
    Water Discharge Permits Section
    5301 Northshore Drive
    North Little Rock, AR 72118-5317

    Or email documents in PDF format to Water Permits Application.

    Most General NPDES Permits may be completed and submitted online through the ADEQ ePortal site.

    General Stormwater Permits

    The following general stormwater permits are available in Arkansas and are listed with coverage forms and information. Select the appropriate category below.

    Construction Stormwater Permits

    Permit: ARR150000 Large Site (5 Acres or More)

    • Expires: October 31, 2021
    • Annual Fee: $200

    Permit: ARR150000 Small Site (AUTOMATIC COVERAGE for 1 Acre or More but Less than 5 Acres)

    • Expires: October 31, 2021

    Supplemental Documents:

    ARR150000 e-Notice of Intent (greater than 5 acres)

    ARR150000 Construction Stormwater Permit Fact Sheet