Discharge Permitting

Electronic Documents Submittal

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/WDEQ-WQD
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

NOTICE: Effective November 23, 2021, all permits to be submitted for water distribution systems and/or sewage collection systems that are within the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (BOPU) district shall be submitted to the BOPU for approval.  BOPU contacts are Frank Strong or Bryce Dorr at (307) 637-6460, ENGreview@cheyennebopu.org, or www.cheyennebopu.org for additional information.

Fee Calculator

Beginning July 1, 2013 payment of permit fees for individual permits and general permit authorizations are required to be submitted with the permit application or NOI form.  Some types of permits have flat fees and others have variable fees that must be calculated. 

This "Fee Calculator" should be used to determine the proper amount to be submitted with each application or NOI.  Checks should be made out to the "Dept. of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division.

General Permits and Notices of Intent

This resource page contains General Permit and Notice of Intent (non-storm water) documents 

  • Permit Fees:  Beginning July 1, 2020, permit fees for individual permits and general permit authorizations will increase to $200.00 per year.  Permit fees are not prorated, if a permit or general permit authorization is active during any year, the $200.00 fee applies.  Some types of permits have flat fees (individual permits in particular), while others have variable fees that should be calculated using the WYPDES Program’s ‘Fee Calculator.’  Fees shall be submitted with your permit application or notice of intent.  Note your WYPDES permit number or facility name in the check’s subject line so that your fee is applied to the correct facility.

 
Individual Permit Apps for Discharges

This resource page contains downloadable Individual Permit Application Forms for Discharge

  • Permit Fees:  Beginning July 1, 2020, permit fees for individual permits and general permit authorizations will increase to $200.00 per year.  Permit fees are not prorated, if a permit or general permit authorization is active during any year, the $200.00 fee applies.  Some types of permits have flat fees (individual permits in particular), while others have variable fees that should be calculated using the WYPDES Program’s ‘Fee Calculator.’  Fees shall be submitted with your permit application or notice of intent.  Note your WYPDES permit number or facility name in the check’s subject line so that your fee is applied to the correct facility.

Issued Permits

Please use the table below to search for and download WYPDES permits issued within the last five years (2014 and later). Permits are named using the following format: "PermitNumber_CompanyName_IssuedDate." Use the search function to search by permit number, company name, or other keywords. The search function searches within the document name as well as within the text of the document. 

For copies of permits issued prior to 2014, please submit a records request at https://wydeq.nextrequest.com/.  

Recent General Permit Authorizations

The DEQ Water Quality Division accepts comments on all permits authorized under a general permit for a period of 30 days, as provided for in W.S. 35-11-801(d).

Interested persons may mail or fax comments to the main Cheyenne office. The ‘Date’ column in the table below indicates the date the authorization was posted to the website. Comments must be received before 5:00 pm on the 30th day after the authorization was posted to the website. For example, comments for an authorization posted on 10/1/18 must be received by 5:00 p.m. on 10/31/18. DEQ does not accept emailed comments.

You may sort the table by posting date or search for the type of general permit, the county where the permit was issued, the permit number, or the name of the person or company to whom the permit was issued.

If you wish to review the general permit documents, please go to the web page for each permitting program:

  • Storm Water Construction, Mineral Mining, and Industrial General Permits.
  • Underground Injection Control (UIC) General Permits
  • Water and Wastewater Construction General Permits.
  • WYPDES General Permits

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. 

Below is a list related to WYPDES Permitting:

  • Individual Permits
  • General Permits
  • CBM Permitting
  • Pesticide Permitting
  • Storm Water Permitting
  • Issued Permits
  • Recently Issued General Permit
  • CAFOs

For more related information on WYPDES permitting, please go to our resource tabs located on top.