Storm Water Permitting

Contact
NAME/EMAIL ADDRESSPROGRAMPHONE
Jason ThomasWYPDES Program Manager307-777-5504
Discharge Permitting  
Kathy Shreve - SupervisorDischarge Permits307-777-7093
Mike LocatelliDischarge Permits307-777-7081
Eric PribilDischarge Permits307-777-8991
Anita RehnerStorm Water Permits307-777-5622
   
Marilyn SiemensApplications & NOIs & Fees307-777-2592
Inspection, Compliance & Enforcment  
Kevin Wells - SupervisorInspection, Compliance & Enforcement307-777-8669
Kevin CampbellElectronic Reporting, DMRs, Transfers & Terminations307-777-2431
Katherine McCreaCompliance & DMRs307-777-5990
Jim Eisenhauer - Coordinator (Sheridan)Inspections307-675-5636
Jessica Barnes (Sheridan)Inspections307-675-5631
Jon Deutscher (Sheridan)Inspections307-675-5635
Brad Kniss (Cheyenne)Inspections307-777-2457
Vacant (Lander)Inspections307-335-6956
Andrea Summers (Rock Springs)Inspections307-352-2559
Christy Hutchinson (Casper)Inspections307-473-3468
Beth Opheim (Casper)Inspections307-473-3474
Electronic Documents Submittal

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) would like to remind WYPDES permittees that they can now submit applications electronically and pay permit fees electronically. The DEQ would like to thank permittees who have used these electronic options, as doing so helps streamline the application and payment process and assists the DEQ Water Quality Division with its transition to a digital records environment.

Permittees can submit WYPDES applications electronically using the WYPDES Electronic Document Upload Form. Permittees who submit applications electronically do not need to follow up with a hard-copy application unless specifically contacted by WYPDES staff with a request to do so.

After submitting their applications electronically, permittees can then pay WYPDES permit fees electronically using DEQ’s e-payment website. Submitting an application electronically through the above form will generate a receipt number (WYPDES_2020_XXXX) that will be emailed to the permittee; the permittee will need this receipt number to submit the electronic payment. Additional instructions about submitting an application electronically and making an electronic payment are available on the respective websites noted above.

Please note that permittees who choose to submit applications in hard copy should still include a hard-copy check for permit fees with their applications; electronic payment should only be used for applications submitted electronically.

A fee calculator is available to assist permittees with calculating correct permit fee amounts. It is particularly important that permittees using the electronic payment option use the correct fee amount. Please note that, based on 2020 revisions to Wyoming Statute 35-11-312, increased WYPDES permit fees went into effect on July 1, 2020. If you have any questions about the correct fee amount for your permit(s), please contact Marilyn Siemens at 307-777-2592 or marilyn.siemens@wyo.gov before making the electronic payment.

For general questions about using the electronic application and payment systems, please contact Jennifer Zygmunt at 307-777-6080 or jennifer.zygmunt@wyo.gov. Para español, visite http://deq.wyoming.gov/.

Updates
  1. WYPDES permit fees were raised on July 1, 2020.  Fees for storm water permits changed from $100 per each 12-months to $200 per each 12-months.  The maximum fee will be $1000 for a five year term.  All WYPDES permits are affected whether storm water or discharge permits. Permit fees cannot be pro-rated for partial years. Visit our fee calculator. (December 28, 2020)

  2. The Water Quality Division is requesting that the public submit documents (applications and other forms) via an upload link whenever possible.  Please see more information about what can be uploaded here:  https://deq.wyoming.gov/water-quality/  (April 2, 2020)
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.

Storm Water Guidance Documents

This resource page contains guidance documents related to WYPDES Storm Water Permitting.

Storm Water Links

Best Management Practices

  • City of Casper Storm Water Web Page.  The City of Casper has put together a web page with many resources for homeowners to contractors.  (12/07)
  • A Guide to Temporary Erosion-Control Measures for Contractors, Designers and Inspectors (Available Below):  The state of North Dakota has produced this excellent and straightforward guidebook for temporary erosion controls on construction sites. (6/05)

Erosion and Sediment Control Best Management Practices for the City of Casper Wyoming.  Casper has published this manual for contractors working in Casper.  In addition to recommended BMPs the manual has information City ordinances addressing erosion control. (9/05)

  • Cover Page for Manual (Available Below for Download)
  • BMP Manual  (Available Below for Download)
  • Manual Appendices (Available Below for Download)

This EPA site has published a number of webcasts addressing many aspects of storm water. They may be appropriate for construction, industrial, or municipal applications.  Other EPA storm water related resources including a National Menu of BMPs and various fact sheets can be found on this page.

National Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database - This database provides monitoring results measuring the effectiveness of structural and non-structural BMPs used around the country.  http://www.bmpdatabase.org/

Protecting Water Quality in Urban Areas - This document from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has a wealth of information on protecting surface waters in urban areas.

Rules and Regulations
All official Wyoming State Rules and Regulations are kept at the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office. Click here to view all current Rules and Regulations.

Active Storm Water Authorizations