This is a legal form that was released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System on March 1, 2019 and used country-wide. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.
Q: What is NPDES Form 2E?
A: NPDES Form 2E is an application form used to apply for an NPDES permit to discharge nonprocess wastewater.
Q: What is an NPDES permit?
A: An NPDES permit is a permit issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that allows a facility to discharge wastewater into US waters.
Q: What types of facilities can use NPDES Form 2E?
A: NPDES Form 2E is used by manufacturing, commercial, mining, and silvicultural facilities that discharge only nonprocess wastewater.
Q: What is nonprocess wastewater?
A: Nonprocess wastewater refers to any wastewater generated from activities that are not directly related to the production process of a facility.
Q: Why is an NPDES permit required?
A: An NPDES permit is required to regulate and control the discharge of wastewater into US waters, ensuring that it does not harm the environment or public health.
Q: How do I obtain an NPDES permit?
A: To obtain an NPDES permit, you need to complete and submit NPDES Form 2E to the appropriate EPA regional office or authorized state agency.
Q: Can NPDES permits be granted to facilities that discharge process wastewater?
A: No, NPDES permits are only issued for facilities that discharge nonprocess wastewater. Facilities that discharge process wastewater require a different type of permit.
Q: What information do I need to provide in NPDES Form 2E?
A: NPDES Form 2E requires information about the facility, its activities, wastewater characteristics, and the proposed methods for treating and disposing of the wastewater.
Q: Is there a fee for submitting NPDES Form 2E?
A: Yes, there is usually a fee associated with submitting NPDES Form 2E. The fee amount varies depending on the specific requirements of the EPA region or state agency.
Q: What happens after submitting NPDES Form 2E?
A: After submitting NPDES Form 2E, the EPA or authorized state agency will review the application and may require additional information or modifications before issuing the NPDES permit.
Download a fillable version of NPDES Form 2E (EPA Form 3510-2E) by clicking the link below or browse more documents and templates provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.