Governing Law and Regulations
Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)Division of Water Quality
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Utah is fully authorized to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program, known as the Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) program in the state, and to issue permits for stormwater discharges associated with municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s). See the national section STORMWATER - MUNICIPALITIES for information concerning the federal program.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Division of Water Quality is fully authorized to administer and enforce the state's UPDES permit program for stormwater discharges associated with MS4s. Applications for UPDES permits should be filed with the Division on forms approved by the state.
The Phase II general permit for stormwater discharges from MS4s was issued on December 9, 2002. This permit applies to municipal stormwater systems such as cities, counties, state universities, state hospitals, etc.
For a copy of the NOI for Coverage under the UPDES General Permit for Discharges Associated with Small MS4s, see Forms in this section. There is no state fee for MS4 permits, although some Utah municipalities, like Salt Lake City, have user fees for city storm ...