Holding Tank Program

General Information


The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Pollution Control, develops the following holding tank general permits to allow for the proper onsite collection and temporary storage of domestic sewage from commerical activities.

GNEVTHT09 - Temporary Holding Tanks - These systems would only collect domestic sewage from temporary commercial operations such as mining and geothermal exploration; wastewater would then be transferred for treatment and disposal. The proposed permit would be valid for a period of 180 days; renewals would be granted at the Division's discretion.

GNEVPHT09 - Permanent Holding Tanks - These systems would only collect domestic sewage from permanent commercial operations where, due to remote nature of the locations, standard domestic sewage treatments methods along with sub-subsurface disposal can not be implemented in a practical way. Wastewater would then be transferred for treatment and disposal.

Holding tanks may only be approved for limited duration events for construction projects such as night watchman's trailer, contractors shack, etc.; or a holding tank under the control of a city or other legal entity approved for temporary use. Holding tanks may not be used to service a permanent dwelling, permanent structure or recreational vehicles (RV). Other uses may be considered on a site specific - case by case basis.

User Instructions: We suggest users read the fact sheet and the general permit listed below and related information to determine if your activity requires a Holding Tank General permit.

If you are subject to holding tank permitting requirements, please fill out the appropriate holding tank application in order to submit plans and seek approval to construct and operate a holding tank. When construction has taken place, you may seek coverage under the corresponding general holding tank permit by completing the corresponding Notice of Intent (NOI) form (see link below). Please fill out the appropriate form and mail it, along with all other pertinent information to NDEP at the address indicated.

Applies to:

Construction and operation of both Temporary and Permanent Holding Tanks as defined by Nevada statutes (NRS 445A), Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A and specific requirements for Holding Tanks within Onsite Sewage Disposal System regulations (NAC 445A.950 through NAC 445A.9706). This program includes the installation and operation of Holding Tanks in commercial properties along with inclusions under general permits for Temporary Holding Tank (GNEVTHT09) and Permanent Holding Tank (GNEVPHT09). See Fact Sheet.

Temporary Holding Tanks

Temporary Holding Tanks - Application for Plan Approval

  

Temporary Holding Tanks - Notice of Intent (NOI) for coverage

  

Temporary Holding Tank - General Permit - GENVTHT09

  

Holding Tank - Factsheet - GNEVTHT09 & GNEVPHT09

  



Permanent Holding Tanks

Permanent Holding Tanks - Application for Plan Approval

  

Permanent Holding Tanks - Notice of Intent (NOI) for coverage

Permanent Holding Tank - General Permit - GENVPHT09

  

Holding Tank - Factsheet - GNEVTHT09 & GNEVPHT09

  

Filing Fee:

$200.00

Annual Fee:

$200.00 - for Permanent Holding Tanks Permit (For Temporary Holding Tanks - No Annual Fee)

Payable to:

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Water Pollution Control
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001
Carson City NV 89701-5249

Continuation of Coverage:

NDEP's general permits remain in effect until reissued (NAC 445A.241). Coverage obtained under the existing permits will continue under the reissued permits

Contact Info:

Bureau of Water Pollution Control
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
901 S. Stewart St., Ste 4001
Carson City NV 89701
Phone: 775.687.9418 - Fax: 775.687.4684

Holding tank systems within Clark County and below 3,000 gallons in volume capacity are permitted by Southern Nevada Health District. For more information please contact:

Southern Nevada Health District
625 Shadow Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89106
(702)759 - 0660
Email

Holding tank systems within Nye County and below 3,000 gallons in volume capacity are permitted by Southern Nevada Health District. For more information please contact:

Nye County Building Safety Department
250 N. Hwy. 160 - Suite 2
Pahrump, NV 89060
Ph: (775) 751-3773
Fax: (775) 751-3778

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