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Industrial Storm Water Program

The Statewide General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities, Order 2014-0057-DWQ (Industrial General Permit or IGP) implements the federally required storm water regulations in California for storm water associated with industrial activities discharging to waters of the United States. The IGP regulates discharges associated with 10 federally defined categories of industrial activities. The IGP requires the implementation of best management practices, a site-specific Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), and monitoring plan. The IGP also includes criteria for demonstrating no exposure of industrial activities or materials to storm water, and no discharges to waters of the United States

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  • Information on becoming or finding a Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner (QISP) can be found here: Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner (QISP)
  • Web map for looking up Watershed and Impaired Waterbody Information
    The map tool provided below allows a user to find the Hydrologic Unit Code 10 (HUC-10) watershed where a facility is located, and determine the associated impaired waterbodies applicable in Appendix 3 of the Industrial General Permit. Click on the map below to open the map tool.

    DISCLAIMER: The map tool is for information only and there is no explicit or implied assurance of the accuracy for the information provided. The data are updated periodically; the information provided, especially permitted industrial facility information, may be out-of-date. For a current list of permitted facilities please use the Storm Water Multiple Application and Report Tracking System (SMARTS) database.

How to apply for the Industrial General Permit (IGP)

Does this permit apply to you? See Frequently Asked Questions

  • Standard Industrial Classification Manual, 1987
  • See Attachment A of the permit for a complete list of facilities covered by the Industrial General Permit. Industrial facilities such as manufacturers, landfills, mining, steam generating electricity, hazardous waste facilities, transportation with vehicle maintenance, larger sewage and wastewater plants, recycling facilities, and oil and gas facilities are required to obtain Industrial General Permit coverage.
    • Regulated Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes:

Types of Coverages:

If your facility operations are categorized by a Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code regulated by the Industrial General Permit, you must review the permit documents to determine which type of permit coverage you must obtain and which permit registration documents are applicable to your operations and required

  1. Notice of Intent (NOI) - Industrial activities are exposed to storm water:
    • SMARTS Registration for a new Industrial General Permit NOI
    • Legally Responsible Person must sign up for a SMARTS account
    • Certify and submit the new NOI application
    • Upload a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (See Section X of the IGP)
    • Upload a separate Site Map (See Section X.E of the IGP)
    • Verify that your eAuthorization form has been mailed in for this Organization
    • Mail $1,282 check (or pay online via SMARTS), and the SMARTS fee statement to the State Water Board (mailing address is on the fee statement)

    To Do List (English) | To Do List (Spanish)

    This 2-page summary of the key components of the Industrial General Permit is intended to introduce the permit to individuals new to the program.(Note: Individuals are responsible for understanding the requirements set forth in the permit. This document does not provide an exhaustive summary of the permit requirements).


  2. No Exposure Certification (NEC) - Industrial Activities are not exposed to storm water per Section XVII of the IGP:
    • SMARTS Registration for a new No Exposure Certification (NEC)
    • Legally Responbile Person must sign up for a SMARTS account
    • Certify and submit the new NEC application (includes checklist)
    • Upload a Site Map (See Section X.E of the IGP)
    • Verify that your eAuthorization form has been mailed in for this Organization
    • Mail $200 check (or pay online via SMARTS), and the SMARTS fee statement to the State Water Board (mailing address is on the fee statement)
  3. No-Exposure Certification (NEC) Brochure (English) | No-Exposure Certification (NEC) Brochure (Spanish)

    If a facility does not have industrial materials outdoors, does not conduct industrial activities outdoors and there is no exposure to storm water (in accordance with Section XVII of the Industrial General Permit) the facility may qualify for the No Exposure Certification (NEC). The NEC allows for a reduction in storm water monitoring requirements, and a reduced annual fee. This brochure summarizes the NEC requirements in the Industrial General Permit.

- All permit registration documents and reporting are required to be submitted electronically through the SMARTS database as described in the next section-

Electronic Reporting - Storm Water Multiple Application and Report Tracking System (SMARTS) Database

Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner (QISP) Training Program

The QISP Training Program is available for individuals providing compliance assistance to industrial dischargers. A QISP is required for dischargers that have exceeded numeric action levels in the permit and required to perform additional permit actions called Exceedance Response Actions. This process is outlined in Section XII of the IGP.

For more information, visit the Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner (QISP) Training Program page.


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 was August 4, 2015.

Comment Deadline was August 3, 2015 by 12 noon.


Industrial General Permit 2014-0057-DWQ (EFFECTIVE July 1, 2015)

The Industrial General Permit (IGP) adopted April 1, 2014 became effective on July 1, 2015 and replaces the previous 1997 statewide permit for industrial storm water. The IGP requires electronic applications and reporting.

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.


Proposed Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Language for the Industrial General Permit

State Water Board staff is developing an amendment to the Statewide Industrial General Permit, 2014-0057-DWQ (IGP) for the State Water Board's to incorporation of TMDL implementation language for TMDLs listed in Attachment E of the IGP. Please go to the IGP TMDL page for more information.





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