Nebraska Stormwater-General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Nebraska Stormwater-General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations applicable to stormwater discharges: Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) 119-10-001 to 007

Regulatory Agencies
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The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) Water Quality Division U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7

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Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Nebraska is authorized to administer the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program for stormwater discharges. The state issues individual permits and general permits for discharges associated with industrial facilities, construction activities, and municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s).

See the national section STORMWATER—GENERAL for more information on the federal program, and the state sections STORMWATER—INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES, STORMWATER—CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES and STORMWATER—MUNICIPALITIES for information on the state requirements for these specific types of stormwater discharges.

· Administration and enforcement. The NDEQ administers and enforces the stormwater program in the state.


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