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Industrial Storm Water Program

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.

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.

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  PO Box 1977
  Sacramento, CA 95812-1977

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  Email: stormwater@waterboards.ca.gov
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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.

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.

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

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.