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Storm Water Programs and Permits

NOTICE - As you likely have observed, the State Water Resources Control Boards' (State Water Board) SMARTS Storm Water Program database is limiting new enrollments or annual submittals from existing enrollees as required by the Statewide Industrial General Storm Water Permit (IGP). State Water Board staff have identified a technical issue that is affecting bandwidth of the system and restricting access to the database. Due to these challenges, the July 1, 2015 deadline for enrollment under IGP Permit 2014-0057-DWQ, adopted by the State Water Board on April 1, 2014, and the deadline for submittals under the now expired IGP Permit 97-03-DWQ have both been extended to close of business on Friday, August 14, 2015. This database access issue does not impact saved work items in SMARTS. If you have any questions or need customer assistance, our staff will be available to assist you during our normal business hours - Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Stormwater runoff contains many types of pollutants from the urban and industrial landscape. Stormwater runoff or urban runoff does not receive treatment in most cases, and is the single largest source of surface water pollution to Bay Area waters. The Water Board regulates stormwater quality under authorities of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act. We issue NPDES permits to dischargers of municipal and industrial stormwater runoff and operators of large construction sites.

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