Industrial Stormwater Permit

Industrial Stormwater Permit

The links below include a copy of the City of Omaha permit and associated appendices.  The EPA has established 30 Sectors, grouped by similar industrial activity.  Industries with one or more Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes included on the Sector list are required to apply for coverage under the City of Omaha Industrial Stormwater Permit.  The Sector list is included in Appendix B.  The Permit Application for electronic submittal and associated forms are included in the subsequent appendices.

Industries that are issued a City of Omaha Industrial Stormwater Permit must also obtain as NPDES Industrial Stormwater (ISW) Permit from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ). More information can be found at

The terms for the NDEQ ISW permit include the requirement for the creation and implementation of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).  A copy of the SWPPP needs to be included in the Application submittal to the City of Omaha.  Guidance for the elements of a SWPPP are included in the Forms & Download menu on this page.

Facilities required to apply for permit coverage, that have limited exposure of potential pollutants to stormwater, can apply for exclusion from permitting under a No Exposure Certification (NEC) with the City of Omaha.  Additional information and NEC Application are included in the Forms & Download menu.  The NDEQ NEC Form is available on their website.

Contact the Stormwater Hotline at 402-444-3908 for more information.


City of Omaha Permit


Annual Reporting Forms







The goal of this element is to reduce pollutants that can result from business or industrial activities. City staff will review the State required Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and provide assistance to commercial and industrial facilities to reduce inappropriate disposal of pollutants. In addition, the City is required to by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality to inspect specific types of industrial and commercial facilities for proper stormwater pollution reduction activities.   In 2009, the City will began issuing a City of Omaha Industrial Stormwater Permit in order to assist industries with NPDES permit compliance.