Industrial Storm Water Program
The Industrial General Permit is an NPDES permit that regulates discharges associated with 10 broad categories of industrial activities. The Industrial General Permit requires the implementation of Best Available Technology Economically Achievable (BAT) and Best Conventional Pollutant Control Technology (BCT) to achieve performance standards. The Industrial General Permit also requires the development of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and monitoring plan. The SWPPP will identify the site specific sources of pollutants and describe the measures at the facility applied to reduce storm water pollution.
Storm Water Section
PO Box 1977
Sacramento, CA 95812-1977
General Storm Water Questions:
Fax: (916) 341-5543
New! SMARTS Database User Guide for the Industrial General Permit
The guide will help Industrial General Permit (IGP) applicants navigate the Storm Water Multiple Application and Report Tracking System (SMARTS) registration and permit applications.
- Frequently Asked Questions on the IGP in SMARTS
- Quick Start Guide for the IGP in SMARTS (download the guide for document links to become active)
- Discharger's Guide to the SMARTS Database
Proposed Amendment to Order 2014-0057-DWQ
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment and Notice of Public Hearing and Consideration of Adoption on the Proposed Amendment to General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities (Order 2014-0057-DWQ) Extending Deadline for Electronic Submittals of Permit Registration Documents.
The Adoption Hearing is scheduled for August 4, 2015.
Comment Deadline is August 3, 2015 by 12 noon.
- Comments Received, August 3, 2015
- Public Notice for the Proposed Amendment
- Proposed Amendment
- Proposed Amendment change sheet #1
Industrial General Permit 2014-0057-DWQ (EFFECTIVE July 1st 2015)
The new Industrial General Permit (IGP) was adopted April 1, 2014. Once effective (July 1, 2015) it will replace the current permit. The IGP requires electronic applications and reporting. *The factsheet to the IGP was updated in January 2015 to correct typographical errors. The deadline listed in Section I.D.13 (page 8) and Section II.G.1 (page 27) of the factsheet for dischargers with outfalls to ocean waters to develop and implement a monitoring program in compliance with the California Ocean Plan model monitoring provisions was corrected to July 1, 2015, which is the deadline listed in finding 44 in the general order. Appendix 3 now includes clerical edits made in March 2015.
Order 2014-0057-DWQ – Effective July 1, 2015
- Complete Adopted Permit Package (Order, Factsheet, Attachments, Appendices)
- Attachment A Facilities Covered
- Attachment B Acronyms
- Attachment C Glossary
- Attachment D Permit Registration Documents (PRDs)
- Attachment E TMDL Implementation
- Attachment F Effluent Limitation Guidelines (ELGs)
- Part 411 - Cement Manufacturing
- Part 418 - Fertilizer Manufacturing
- Part 419 - Petroleum Refining
- Part 422 - Phosphate Manufacturing
- Part 423 - Steam Electric Power Generating
- Part 429 - Wetting of logs at wet deck storage areas
- Part 434 - Coal Mining
- Part 436 - Mineral Mining And Processing
- Part 440 - Ore Mining And Dressing
- Part 443 - Paving And Roofing Materials (Tars And Asphalt)
- Part 445 - Landfills
- Part 449 - Airport Deicing
- Attachment G Requirements for Dischargers Who Have Been Granted An Ocean Plan Exception for Discharges to Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS)
- Attachment H Storm Water Sample Collection and Handling Instructions
- Appendix 1 Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Checklist
- Appendix 2 No Exposure Certification (NEC) Conditional Exclusion Instructions
- Appendix 3 Waterbodies with Clean Water Act section 303(d) Listed Impairments
- Appendix 3 Waterbodies with Clean Water Act section 303(d) Listed Impairments - Excel Spreadsheet
The red text in the rows has been corrected to include all the cells in that row. For the purposes of appendix 3, if the text in a row is red, and no parameter is listed in the spreadsheet column labeled "parameter", then the potential monitoring for that impaired water body is only required if requested by the Regional Water Board.
New! List of Qualified California Industrial General Permit Trainers of Record/QISPs (IGP ToRs/QISPs)
The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) has approved the first California Industrial General Storm Water Permit (IGP) Trainers of Record (ToR) for the new IGP. ToRs will be conducting in-person trainings for the Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner (QISP) beginning in late 2015. The IGP ToRs/QISPs listed below are eligible to assist New Dischargers with the 303(d) listed impaired water body requirements in Section VII.B.
The listing of qualified IGP ToRs/QISPs is now posted on the CASQA website.