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