General Industrial Permits

Fee adjustments 2023

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Many permit fees have changed for applications received on or after October 3, 2023. North Carolina’s 2023 Appropriations Act Session Law 2023-134 includes fee adjustments for 28 Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) programs, including Stormwater. A full list of fee adjustments is available on the DEQ website. Annual fees are now $120.

North Carolina has 21 General Industrial Permits.  Industries that are eligible for one of the General Industrial Permits are issued a Certificate of Coverage (COC). Each facility's COC contains the same requirements as for all other facilities covered under the same General Permit. General permits are renewed on a five-year cycle.

Things to Do if Your General Permit was Renewed in June 2023 (NCG05, NCG07, NCG11, NCG013, NCG21)

  • Read the new general permit and retain it at your facility. It contains changes from the previous permit.
  • Look out for renewal communication from DEMLR (will be mailed in early July). 
  • You can check your permit's current status on our Active Stormwater Permits Map or by running a Permit Summary Report.
  • Renewal COCs are now available! If you were current on your fees, your COC was automatically renewed. Obtain a new COC via the Renewal COC Request Form.
  • Is your permit still expired because of owed fees? Pay your permit fee as soon as possible (Stormwater ePayment is preferred). Then request renewal of your COC with the Renewal COC Request Form. Check the box that says "the COC is still expired, but owed fees have been paid."
  • Conduct required analytical and qualitative monitoring quarterly during the first measurable storm event as required by the General Permit. NCG21 begins quarterly monitoring on July 1, and the other permits now require analytical monitoring beginning Jan 1, 2024.
  • Read the Six Step Process and comply with the deadlines for registering to report through eDMR.
  • If you had Representative Outfall Status in the previous permit term, attach the completed ROS Renewal Certification Form and prior documentation that was provided when the Division originally granted ROS to the Stormwater Upload Form

Request Representative Outfall Status (New Requests)

Submit the completed Representative Outfall Status (ROS) Request Form to the Stormwater Upload Form. Mail one hard copy of the form and supporting documents directly to the appropriate Regional Office. There is no fee for a representative outfall status request.

Click on the General Permit number below to open a menu that contains the permit, the Notice of Intent (NOI), paper data monitoring forms (DMRs) to be used prior to entering eDMR, and other documents.

Stormwater General Permits

Tab/Accordion Items

NCG01 General Permit (effective Apr 1, 2019)
 
NCG01 Electronic Notice of Intent (e-NOI)  (Application for a Certificate of Coverage)
 
Inspection Forms
Technical Guidance

Please note that there is an error in the first paragraph of Part I – NCG010000 Permit Coverage on page 1 of 26, where it says “This permit shall not apply to land-disturbing activities that are covered under …the NCG120000 (Landfills) permit.” This statement is not accurate. Land disturbing activities at facilities with coverage under NCG120000 are normally subject to Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan requirements and in conjunction, require coverage under NCG010000, in addition to the industrial NPDES permit. The NCG010000 General Permit will be revised to correct the error upon next issuance.

Applies to SIC 14

NCG02 General Permit (effective Jul 1, 2021)
 
NCG02 Notice of Intent (application for a Certificate of Coverage)
 
NCG02 Public Notice (comment period ended Jun 16, 2021)
NCG02 Draft Permit to Notice
NCG02 Fact Sheet to Notice
Previous NCG02 General Permit (effective through Jun 30, 2021)
NCG520000 for Instream Mining Activities (NPDES Wastewater Program)

2021 Renewal update 
  • COCs that did not owe fees were automatically renewed. 
  • Renewal COCs are available via the COC Request Form.
  • The Laserfiche Repository contains renewal info and other permit records. 
Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Forms (effective Jul 1, 2021)
Previous Permit Cycle DMRs (for samples taken prior to Jul 1, 2021)
Qualitative Monitoring
Dormant Status
Technical Guidance

Applies to SICs 3398, 335, 34-38, and like activities and/or exposures 

NCG03 General Permit (effective Jul 1, 2021)
 
NCG03 Notice of Intent (application for a Certificate of Coverage)

NCG03 Public Notice Draft (comment period ended Jun 16, 2021)
NCG03 Previous General Permit (effective through Jun 30, 2021)

2021 Renewal update 
  • COCs that did not owe fees were automatically renewed. 
  • Renewal COCs are available via the COC Request Form.
  • The Laserfiche Repository contains renewal info and other permit records. 
Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Forms (effective Jul 1, 2021)
Qualitative Monitoring

 

Applies to SICs 23, 27, 30, 31, 39, 265, 267, and like activities and/or exposures 

NCG05 General Permit (effective Jun 1, 2023) 
Response to Comments/Summary of Changes (June 1) 

JUNE 1 RENEWAL INFO: All permits with no outstanding fees were renewed automatically. Permittees can request their Renewal Certificate of Coverage (COC) using this form, and letters will be mailed in early July. Renewal COCs and correspondence are also available in our repository inside permit folders.
 
NCG05 Notice of Intent (application for a Certificate of Coverage) 

Previous NCG05 General Permit (expired May 31, 2023) 
 
For copies of a past renewal Certificates of Coverage (COC) or other permit documents, please navigate to the General Permit COC folder in our Laserfiche Repository.
Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Forms 
Qualitative Monitoring 

Applies to SICs 20, 21, 283, 284, 422 (except 4226), and like activities and/or exposures 

NCG06 General Permit (effective Jul 1, 2021)
 
NCG06 Notice of Intent (application for a Certifcate of Coverage)

NCG06 Public Notice Draft (comment period ended 6/16/2021)
Previous NCG06 General Permit (reissued with no changes thorugh June 30, 2021)

2021 Renewal update 
  • COCs that did not owe fees were automatically renewed. 
  • Renewal COCs are available via the COC Request Form.
  • The Laserfiche Repository contains renewal info and other permit records. 
Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Form (effective Jul 1, 2021)
Previous Permit Cycle DMRs (for samples taken prior to Jul 1, 2021)
Qualitative Monitoring

Guidance on Fecal Monitoring Requirement. and BMP Assessment Report (12-4-2013)

Applies to SIC 32, and like activities and/or exposures; 3273 is excluded 

NCG07 General Permit (effective Jun 1, 2023) 
Response to Comments/Summary of Changes (June 1) 

JUNE 1 RENEWAL INFO: All permits with no outstanding fees were renewed automatically. Permittees can request their Renewal Certificate of Coverage (COC) using this form, and letters will be mailed in early July. Renewal COCs and correspondence are also available in our repository inside permit folders.
 
NCG07 Notice of Intent (application for a Certificate of Coverage)

Previous NCG07 General Permit (expired May 31, 2023)
 
For copies of a past renewal Certificates of Coverage (COC) or other permit documents, please navigate to the General Permit COC folder in our Laserfiche Repository.
Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Form
Qualitative Monitoring

Applies to SICs 40-43, and like activities and/or exposures

NCG08 General Permit (effective Jul 1, 2021)
 
NCG08 Notice of Intent (application for a Certficate of Coverage)

NCG08 Public Notice Draft (comment period ended 6/16/2021)
NCG08 Previous General Permit (reissued with no changes thorugh June 30, 2021)

2021 Renewal update 
  • COCs that did not owe fees were automatically renewed. 
  • Renewal COCs are available via the COC Request Form.
  • The Laserfiche Repository contains renewal info and other permit records. 
Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Form (effective 7/1/2021)
Previous Permit Cycle DMRs (for samples taken prior to July 1, 2021)
Qualitative Monitoring

 

Oil Spill Information

Applies to SIC 285, and like activities and/or exposures

NCG09 General Permit (effective July 1, 2021)
 
NCG09 Notice of Intent (application for coverage)

NCG09 Public Notice Draft (comment period ended 6/16/2021)
Previous NCG09 General Permit (effective through June 30, 2021) 

2021 Renewal update 
  • COCs that did not owe fees were automatically renewed. 
  • Renewal COCs are available via the COC Request Form.
  • The Laserfiche Repository contains renewal info and other permit records. 
Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Form (effective Jul 1, 2021)
Previous Permit Cycle DMRs (for samples taken prior to Jul 1, 2021)
Qualitative Monitoring

Applies to SICs 5015, 5093, and like activities and/or exposures

NCG10 General Permit (effective Jul 1, 2021) 
 
NCG10 Notice of Intent (application for coverage)

NCG10 Public Notice Draft (comment period ended 6/16/2021)
Previous NCG10 General Permit (reissued with no changes thorugh June 30, 2021) 

2021 Renewal update 
  • COCs that did not owe fees were automatically renewed. 
  • Renewal COCs are available via the COC Request Form.
  • The Laserfiche Repository contains renewal info and other permit records. 
Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Form (effective Jul 1, 2021)
Previous Permit Cycle DMRs (for samples taken prior to Jul 1, 2021)
Qualitative Monitoring


 

Oil Spill Information

NCG11 General Permit (effective Jun 1, 2023) Note: new draft NCG11 out to public notice Dec 1, 2023
Response to Comments/Summary of Changes (June 1) 

RENOTICE AND 2024 RENEWAL INFO: DEQ has posted a new draft NCG110000 for public notice and comment.  All permits with no outstanding fees were renewed automatically under the new permit when it becomes effective March 1, 2024. Permittees will be able to request their Renewal Certificate of Coverage (COC) in spring of 2024.
 
NCG11 Notice of Intent (application for coverage) 

Previous NCG11 General Permit (expired May 1, 2023)
 
For copies of a past renewal Certificates of Coverage (COC) or other permit documents, please navigate to the General Permit COC folder in our Laserfiche Repository.
Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Forms
Qualitative Monitoring

NCG12 General Permit (effective Jul 1, 2021)
 
NCG12 Notice of Intent (application for coverage)

NCG12 Public Notice Draft (comment period ended Jun 16, 2021)
NCG12 Previous General Permit (effective thorugh Jun 30, 2021) 

2021 Renewal update 
  • COCs that did not owe fees were automatically renewed. 
  • Renewal COCs are available via the COC Request Form.
  • The Laserfiche Repository contains renewal info and other permit records. 
Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Form (effective Jul 1, 2021)
Previous Permit Cycle DMRs (for samples taken prior to Jul 1, 2021)
Qualitative Monitoring

Please note that there is an error in the first paragraph of Part I – NCG010000 Permit Coverage on page 1 of 26, where it says “This permit shall not apply to land-disturbing activities that are covered under …the NCG120000 (Landfills) permit.” This statement is not accurate. Land disturbing activities at facilities with coverage under NCG120000 are normally subject to Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan requirements and in conjunction, require coverage under NCG010000, in addition to the industrial NPDES permit. The NCG010000 General Permit will be revised to correct the error upon next issuance.

Applies to SIC 5093, and like activities and/or exposures 

NCG13 General Permit (effective Jun 1, 2023) 
Response to Comments/Summary of Changes (June 1) 

JUNE 1 RENEWAL INFO: All permits with no outstanding fees were renewed automatically. Permittees can request their Renewal Certificate of Coverage (COC) using this form, and letters will be mailed in early July. Renewal COCs and correspondence are also available in our repository inside permit folders.
 
NCG13 Notice of Intent (NOI application for coverage) 

Previous NCG13 General Permit (expired May 31, 2023) 
Response to Comments/Summary of Changes (2018 Renewal)  

For copies of a past renewal Certificates of Coverage (COC) or other permit documents, please navigate to the General Permit COC folder in our Laserfiche Repository.
Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Forms
Qualitative Monitoring

 

Applies to SIC 3273, and like activities and/or exposures 

NCG14 General Permit (effective July 1, 2022)
NOTE: NOTE: Renewal COCs are now available electronically, and communication letters will go out to permittees in August. You can request a copy of your new COC via the COC Request Form if you are current on your fees (your COC was automatically renewed on July 1, 2022).
Key Changes to 2022 General Permits at Renewal  NEW!
Changes from Draft to Final General Permits in 2022
 
Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Forms
Qualitative Monitoring
Dormant Status

To request dormant status, attach the completed  NCG14 Dormant Status Request Form to the Stormwater Upload Form.

Applies to SIC 45, and like activities and/or exposures 

NCG15 General Permit (effective July 1, 2022)
NOTE: Renewal COCs are now available electronically, and communication letters will go out to permittees in August. You can request a copy of your new COC via the COC Request Form if you are current on your fees (your COC was automatically renewed on July 1, 2022).
Key Changes to 2022 General Permits at Renewal  NEW!
Changes from Draft to Final General Permits in 2022
 
NCG15 2022 Renewal General Permit Public Notice 
NCG15 2022 Draft Permit to Notice
NCG15 Fact Sheet
No comments were received on the draft NCG150000 General Permit during the public notice period.
 
Technical Bulletin (previous permit)

NCG15 Notice of Intent (application for coverage)
Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Forms
Qualitative Monitoring

Applies to SIC 2951 and like activities and/or exposures 

NCG16 General Permit (effective Aug 1, 2019)
 
NCG16 Notice of Intent (application for coverage)
 
 
For copies of a past renewal Certificates of Coverage (COC) or other permit documents, please navigate to the General Permit COC folder in our Laserfiche Repository.
Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Forms
Qualitative Monitoring

Applies to SIC 22 and like activities and/or exposures 

NCG17 General Permit (effective Aug 1, 2019)

NCG17 Notice of Intent (application for coverage)

NCG17 Draft Permit to Draft Public (May 2019)
NCG17 Previous General Permit (2014)

For copies of a past renewal Certificates of Coverage (COC) or other permit documents, please navigate to the General Permit COC folder in our Laserfiche Repository.

Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Forms
Qualitative Monitoirng

Applies to SIC 25 and like activities and/or exposures 

NCG18 General Permit (effective Aug 1, 2019)

NCG18 Notice of Intent (application for coverage)

NCG18 Draft Permit to Public Notice (May 2019)
NCG18 Previous General Permit

For copies of a past renewal Certificates of Coverage (COC) or other permit documents, please navigate to the General Permit COC folder in our Laserfiche Repository.

Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Forms
Qualitative Monitoring

 

Applies to SICs 373, 4493, and like activities and/or exposures 

NCG19 General Permit (effective Jul 1, 2021)
 
NCG19 Notice of Intent (application for coverage)

NCG21 Draft Permit to Public Notice (Jun 2021)
NCG19 Previous General Permit (effective Oct 1, 2020 but reissued with changes in Jul 2021)

NCG19 Draft Permit to Public Notice (Jul 2020)
NCG19 Previous General Permit Prior to 2020 (expired Sep 30, 2020)

2021 Renewal update 
  • COCs that did not owe fees were automatically renewed. 
  • Renewal COCs are available via the COC Request Form.
  • The Laserfiche Repository contains renewal info and other permit records. 

Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Form (effective Jul 1, 2021)
Previous Permit Cycle DMRs (for samples taken prior to Jul 1, 2021)
Qualitative Monitoring
Additional Technical Guidance for Marinas

Applies to SIC 5093 and like activities and/or exposures; excludes automobile wrecking for scrap, non-metal scrap recycling, and used motor vehicle parts

NCG20 General Permit (effective Aug 1, 2019)
NCG20 Notice of Intent (application for coverage)

NCG20 Draft Permit to Public Notice from May 2019
NCG20 Previous General Permit

For copies of a past renewal Certificates of Coverage (COC) or other permit documents, please navigate to the General Permit COC folder in our Laserfiche Repository.

Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Form
Qualitative Monitoring 

Applies to SIC 24, and like activities and/or exposures; excludes 2434, 2491, and 2411

NCG21 General Permit (effective Jun 1, 2023)  
Response to Comments/Summary of Changes (June 1) 

JUNE 1 RENEWAL INFO: This General Permit was renewed earlier than its expiration date! All permits with no outstanding fees were renewed automatically. Permittees can request their Renewal Certificate of Coverage (COC) using this form, and letters will be mailed in early July. Renewal COCs and correspondence are also available in our repository inside permit folders.
 
NCG21 Notice of Intent (application for coverage)   
Previous NCG21 General Permit (superseded by June 2023 Renewal GP)  
For copies of a past renewal Certificates of Coverage (COC) or other permit documents, please navigate to the General Permit COC folder in our Laserfiche Repository.
Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Forms
Qualitative Monitoring

Applies to SIC 2875 and/or SIC 2879, and like activities and/or exposures 

NCG24 General Permit (effective July 1, 2022)
NOTE: Renewal COCs are now available electronically, and communication letters will go out to permittees in August. You can request a copy of your new COC via the COC Request Form if you are current on your fees (your COC was automatically renewed on July 1, 2022).
Key Changes to 2022 General Permits at Renewal  NEW!
Changes from Draft to Final General Permits in 2022
 
NCG24 2022 Renewal General Permit Public Notice 
NCG24 2022 Draft Permit to Notice
NCG24 Fact Sheet
No comments were received on the draft NCG240000 General Permit during the public notice period.
 
Previous NCG24 General Permit (from 2017)
Factsheet (from 2017)
 
NCG24 Notice of Intent (application for coverage)
 
Data Monitoring Report (DMR) Forms
Qualitative Monitoring
Dormant Status

To request dormant status, attach the completed  NCG24 Dormant Status Request Form to the Stormwater Upload Form.

Applies only to Construction Activities that are not subject to the NC Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973

NCG25 General Permit (effective Oct 1, 2020)
 
NCG25 eNOI Application (same as eNOI for NCG01)