Discharge Permitting


In response to the Governor's request to limit contact and the move toward staff working remotely for the near future, the WDEQ Water Quality Division (WQD) has made electronic document submittal available. This includes permit applications, response to comments, reports, and other communications. Forms have been set up for individual WQD Sections (Watershed, WYPDES, Groundwater, Water/Wastewater), and a form is also available for general WQD submittals. Please choose the appropriate form from the list of links below to upload your documents. If submitted electronically, no hardcopy is required to be submitted unless you are contacted by a WQD Section Manager with a request to submit the hard copy. Please note that the Water Quality Division is unable to accept comments on documents in public notice via these forms. Please refer to the public notice for instructions on how to submit comments.

Groundwater Section: https://bit.ly/2WvE30H 
Watershed Section:  https://bit.ly/2QAz379
Water and Wastewater Section: https://bit.ly/2UriqvM
WYPDES Section:  https://bit.ly/3dbcKyy
General WQD: https://bit.ly/WDEQ-WQD



The federal Clean Water Act provides that the discharge of any pollutants from a point source into surface water of the United States must be regulated under the Wyoming Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WYPDES) Program. Through this program, operators of a point source discharge are required to receive coverage under a WYPDES discharge permit. The permits contain limitations and conditions that will assure that the state's surface water quality standards are protected.

Before a WYPDES permit can be issued, the proposed permit must be published in a 30-day public notice. The public notice is a vehicle for informing all interested parties of the contents of a draft permit and other significant actions. The intent of the public notice is to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed permit.

If you are interested in receiving a copy of WYPDES public notices, you may submit a written request to Jason Thomas, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division, 122 West 25th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82002. 

Current and recent WYPDES public notices can also be viewed by clicking here.

Below are links related to WYPDES Permitting:

For more related information on WYPDES permitting, please go to our resource section located to the left of this page.