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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Division of Water

Division of Water
Wastewater Discharge

All discharges to waters of the Commonwealth require a permit through the Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES).  Such permits include effluent limitations that are developed from technology-based and water quality-based criteria.  The General Procedures for Limitations Development describes how the Division of Water determines what effluent limitations will be included in a KPDES permit and how those effluent limitations are developed.

KPDES forms for permit applications and forms related to oil and gas and to antidegradation are available below in PDF format.  Click here to review the surface water permit fees as established in 401 KAR 5:310.

The various types of discharge permits are listed in the table below. Review and download permit applications or go to each site linked in the table for more information.

KPDES Individual Permit Forms

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 KPDES Individual Permits

 
Program/Permit Name
Program/Permit Description
Permit Application Form
Form 1 - Submit with all KPDES applications for individual permits
Operations that are defined as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) pursuant to 401 KAR 5:060, Section 10, are required to obtain a KPDES permit.
Form B  Form B - For concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that propose to have a point-source discharge
Municipalities with combined sewer systems must include all wet weather discharge points in the discharge permit applications for their respective publicly owned treatment works (POTWs).
Form A  Form A - For municipal wastewater discharges
Industrial
DOW reviews and approves all permit applications for industries as well as all domestic or sanitary wastewater treatment facilities.
Form C  Form C - For process wastewater discharges associated with manufacturing establishments and mining operations
KPDES is responsible for reviewing and approving all industrial wastewater discharges, including coal facilities.
Form C  Form C - For process wastewater discharges associated with manufacturing establishments and mining operations
Municipal
DOW reviews and approves all permit applications for municipalities as well as all domestic or sanitary wastewater treatment facilities.
Form A  Form A - For municipal wastewater discharges
DOW coordinates the registration of oil and gas tank batteries, transport off-site of produced water (TOS) and holding pit construction permits.
DOW reviews, approves and oversees pretreatment programs for industrial discharges to publicly owned wastewater treatment works.
(see Pretreatment page for report forms)
Sanitary
DOW reviews and approves all domestic or sanitary wastewater treatment facilities.
Form SC  Form SC - For services, wholesale and retail trade, and all other establishments that have sanitary and/or non-process discharges
Storm Water
DOW reviews and approves permit applications for storm water point source discharges. This includes storm water runoff associated with industrial activity, construction activities and storm water runoff from municipal storm separate sewer systems (MS4s).
Form F  Form F - For individual permit coverage for storm water associated industrial activity
 

 General Permits

 
General Permit Coverage Name
Description
Permit Application Form
Abandoned Mine Lands
NOI-AML - Notice of Intent for general permit coverage for abandoned mine lands
Antidegradation
SDAA - Socioeconomic Demonstration and Alternatives Analysis
Coal Mining Operations

NOI-CM - Notice of Intent for general permit coverage for coal mining

NOT-CM - Notice of Termination of general permit coverage for coal mining

Drinking Water Plant Activities

NOI-WTP - Notice of Intent for general permit coverage for wastewater discharges associated with drinking water plant activities

NOT-WTP - Notice of Termination of general permit coverage for wastewater discharges associated with drinking water plant activities

Individual Family Residences
NOI-IFR - Notice of Intent for general permit coverage for wastewater discharges associated with individual family residences
Noncoal (Mineral) Mining Operations

NOI-MM - Notice of Intent for general permit coverage for noncoal (mineral) mining

NOT-MM - Notice of Termination of Noncoal (Mineral) Mining Operations

Storm Water

NOI-SMS4 - Notice of Intent for a general permit for municipal separate storm sewer systems  

eNOT-SWCA - Electronic Notice of Termination of coverage under the KPDES general permit for storm water discharges associated with construction activity

eForm-NE - No exposure certification for exclusion from KPDES stormwater permitting (industrial activities)

eNOI-SWCA - Electronic Notice of Intent (NOI) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activity Under the KPDES General Permit

eNOI-KYR00 - Electronic Notice of Intent (NOI) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity Under the KPDES General Permit KYR00

Wastewater Construction Forms

Form W-1 -- Construction Permit Application for Wastewater Treatment Plant

 

 Kentucky Inter-System Operations Permits (formerly KIMOP)

 
Form
Form KISOP  Form KISOP - DOW reviews and authorizes publicly or privately owned sewer systems that discharge to a WWTP or a sewer system that is owned by another person.
 

 Kentucky No Discharge Operational Permits (KNDOP)

 
Form
Description
For facilities that do not have a point source discharge but use other means of disposal such as land application, subsurface injection, closed circuit, etc.
A voluntary certification of no point-source discharge for concentrated animal feeding operations. This certification does not release the facility from the requirement to obtain a Kentucky No Discharge Operating Permit.
For agricultural waste handling systems that do not have a point source discharge (also used for obtaining a construction permit).
Kentucky No Discharge Operational Permit for Agricultural Wastes Handling System - For facilities that handle agricultural wastes.