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Stormwater Program - Industrial General Permit Toolbox

The resources on this page are intended to provide guidance on the Industrial General Permit and to provide some outreach materials on the permit for use by the public, storm water professionals and other agencies. New toolbox resources will be added as developed by the storm water staff at the State and Regional Water Boards.

  • Industrial General Permit Review
    Issue # 1 (2018)

  • Exceedance Response Actions: Level 2 Expectations

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oTO0O0FB84

    The presentation is intended to provide the regulated community and the public with a general understanding of Exceedance Response Action (ERA) for Level 2. For specific questions, please contact staff of the State Water Board or the appropriate Regional Water Quality Control Board.


  • 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 NEC. The NEC allows for a reduction in monitoring storm water permit requirements, and the annual fee. This brochure summarizes the NEC requirements that can be found in the Industrial General Permit (State Water Board Order 2014-0057-DWQ).

  • 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).

  • Presentations on the Industrial General Permit including Water Board Staff.

  • Notice of Intent (NOI) / Non-Exposure Certification (NEC) Training
    State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) staff conducted two training classes on preparing and implementing NOIs and NECs. The class announcement and agenda is linked below. To view the recorded training session please follow the instruction guide be low to access the videos.
  • State Water Resources Control Board presentation on Standard Industrial Classification Codes (SIC) codes
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTM_P2gwJMs

      The presentation is intended to provide the regulated community and the public with a general understanding of the application of SIC codes. This presentation is informational only, and is not intended to implement, interpret, or create any new or requirements. In the case of any conflict with existing statutes, regulations, or orders, the actual statute, regulation, or order governs. For specific SIC code questions, please contact staff of the State Water Board or the appropriate Regional Water Quality Control Board

  • Impaired Water Bodies
    • Webinars on Impaired Water Bodies:

    • DISCLAIMER: All presentations posted on this website are intended to provide the regulated community and the public with a general understanding of the Industrial General Permit from a staff perspective. These presentations are informational only, and are not intended to implement, interpret, or create new requirements. In the case of any conflict with existing statutes, regulations, or orders, the actual statute, regulation, or order governs. For specific questions, please contact staff of the State Water Board or the appropriate Regional Water Quality Control Board.

  • Impaired Waterbody and Total Maximum Daily Load Map Tool
    • Impaired Waterbody Map Features:
      • This map tool allows a user to locate Hydrologic Unit Code 10 (HUC-10) watersheds and impaired waterbodies with applicable requirements from Appendix 3 of the Industrial General Permit.
    • Total Maximum Daily Load Map Features:
      • This map tool allows a user to find Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) waterbody(ies) or watersheds that will have implementation requirements through the Industrial General Permit effective July 1, 2020.

    • DISCLAIMER: The map tool is for information only and there is no explicit or implied assurance of the accuracy for the information provided. The map tool will help Dischargers determine potentially applicable TMDL requirements based upon facility location, but it is ultimately the responsibility of the Discharger to identify applicable TMDL requirements by identifying the facility’s: 1) receiving waterbody(ies), 2) the pollutants discharged, and 3) applicable requirements in Attachment E of the Industrial General Permit.

  • Industrial Storm Water Sampling Video

    ©2019 California State Water Resources Control Board Hosted on https://youtu.be/sNjcU4iNvTI (run time 15.5 minutes) Copies of the film may be available in higher resolution formats. Email stormwater@waterboards.ca.gov or phone 866-563-3107 to request a copy.

    This video is available for public use at no charge. Permission is required to modify, adapt, and/or distribute for profit this Organization’s materials protected by copyright. Industrial General Permit Trainer of Records, Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioners, and/or other entities may use this video for training purposes. The State Water Board or the Regional Water Quality Control Boards do not endorse the use of any products or services used in this video.

    DISCLAIMER: This video is intended to provide the regulated community and the public with a general understanding of industrial stormwater sampling. This video is informational only, and does not implement, interpret, or create new requirements. In the case of any conflict with existing statutes, regulations, or orders, the actual statute, regulation, or order governs. For specific questions, please contact staff of the State Water Board or the appropriate Regional Water Quality Control Board.


  • 2018 Amended Industrial Storm Water General Permit Public Training Presentation

    State Water Resources Control Board staff conducted a training event on the 2018 Amended Industrial Storm Water General Permit, which covers the new requirements that are effective on July 1, 2020. The new requirements include sufficiently sensitive analytical test method implementation, Total Maximum Daily Load applicability and implementation, and compliance options to incentivize storm water capture and use. The following links are training material which include a recorded training session and the presentation slides.

 

(Updated 10/10/19)

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California StormWater Quality Association (CASQA) Industrial and Commercial BMP Handbook/Portal

CASQA has developed a new CASQA Industrial and Commercial BMP Handbook/Portal to complement the Industrial General Permit that became effective July 1, 2015.

The new CASQA Industrial and Commercial BMP Handbook / Portal is now available by annual subscription to assist Dischargers and other users to understand new permit requirements.

The content of the CASQA Website and documents does not necessarily reflect the view and policies of the State Water Resources Control Board, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.