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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

 
Permit
Description
  
  

No Discharge Operational Permit - Closed loop and spray irrigation systems

5/2/20114/30/2016

​No Discharge Operational Permit - Small and Medium Animal Feeding Operations (AFO)​

3/1/20112/29/2016

​Voluntary No Discharge Certification for Animal Feeding Operations (AFO)​

N/AN/A

Coal Mining Operations (Renewal 2014 - permit splits Kentucky east and west - KYGE4 and KYGW4 )

10/1/14*3/30/19
​Abandoned Mine Lands (Renewal 2014 draft permit renames to Inactive Mine Lands - not yet issued)
6/1/20095/31/2014*

​Construction Material Manufacturing Operations (concrete and asphalt plants) (New 2014 draft permit - not yet issued)​

​General Aviation Airports

9/1/20148/31/2019

​Storm Water associated with Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s)​

4/1/20103/31/2015

​On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems Serving Individual Family Residences

8/1/20147/31/2018

​Highway Maintenance and Equipment Facilities​

4/1/20033/31/2008*

​Drinking Water Production

6/1/20115-31-2016

​Noncoal (Mineral) Mining Operations (Renewal 2014 draft permit - not yet issued)​

7/1/20076/30/2012*

​Pesticide Application

4/1/20123/31/2017

​Storm Water Associated with Industrial Activities​

6/1/20135/31/2018

​Storm Water Construction (New 2014 draft permit being developed)

8/1/20097/31/2014

​Storm Water Associated with Industrial Activities - No Exposure

Antidegradation (Additional information for some general and individual permits)
N/AN/A
​*Currently not available for new coverage. If a KPDES permit is required, apply for an IP. A facility covered by an expired GP continues to be covered until the GP is reissued and in the interim shall comply with the expired GP.
 

 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.
 

 One-Time Discharge Program

 
Form
Description

​For off-permit authorization for a one-time or temporary discharge of pollutants to the waters of the Commonwealth.  Examples of OTDs potentially covered by this One-Time Discharge program include maintenance or repair of systems, hydrostatic tests of pipelines or of field-built, above-ground tanks, farm pond drainage, construction excavation de-watering, oil and gas pit close out, and fire system testing.