NPDES and WQM Public Notice
DEP publishes the receipt of NPDES and WQM permit applications, tentative decisions on the applications (individual NPDES permits only), and final actions on the applications under Chapters 92a and 91 of DEP’s regulations, respectively, in the
This website provides information on NPDES and WQM permit applications that is intended to supplement the information DEP publishes in the
Pennsylvania Bulletin. DEP offers three reports as described below.
Users should review the instructions documents for each report to understand how the information compares to that which is published in the
Applications and NOIs without Comment Periods Report (View Instructions) – This report identifies the NPDES and WQM permit applications and Notices of Intent (NOIs) that have been received by DEP and have been deemed administratively complete, but do not have public comment periods. DEP provides this information for public notification purposes only. The types of applications/NOIs covered by this report include all general WQM permit NOIs, all general NPDES permit NOIs, Joint Chapter 91.38 pesticide permits, and all applications/NOIs received for the transfer of or minor amendment to NPDES and WQM permits.
Applications Received with Comment Periods Report (View Instructions) – This report identifies the NPDES and WQM permit applications that have been received by DEP, have been deemed administratively complete, and do have public comment periods. With some exceptions, WQM permit applications have a 15-day public comment period and NPDES permit applications have a 30-day public comment period. The types of applications covered by this report includes draft individual NPDES permits for new, renewal and major amendment applications (including DEP-initiated major amendments) and new, renewal and amendment WQM permit applications. For individual NPDES permits, links to the draft permit and supporting fact sheet are provided.
Final Actions Report (View Instructions) – This report identifies all final actions taken by DEP for all application types and NPDES and WQM permit types. This report includes actions where a permit has been issued, a permit has been waived, and where an application or NOI has been denied. For individual NPDES and WQM permits a link to the final permit is provided.