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Industrial Storm Water Program

The Industrial Storm Water General Permit Order 97-03-DWQ (General Industrial Permit) is an NPDES permit that regulates discharges associated with 10 broad categories of industrial activities. The General Industrial Permit requires the implementation of management measures that will achieve the performance standard of best available technology economically achievable (BAT) and best conventional pollutant control technology (BCT). The General Industrial Permit also requires the development of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and a monitoring plan. Through the SWPPP, sources of pollutants are to be identified and the means to manage the sources to reduce storm water pollution are described.

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Current Industrial General Permit 97-03-DWQ (EXPIRES June 30th 2015)

The General Industrial Permit requires that an annual report be submitted each July 1. Facility operators may be able to participate in group monitoring program.

New 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 were 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.

2015 Workshops for the New Industrial General Permit (Effective July 1, 2015)

Summary of Significant Changes in the new Industrial General Permit (last updated January 9, 2015)

New! Statement of Qualifications Submission Information and Fee for the Trainer of Record (ToR) Program

The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) is soliciting for the first round of applicants to become a California Industrial General Stormwater Permit (IGP) Trainer of Record (ToR) for the new IGP. ToRs will be conducting the in-person trainings for the Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner (QISP) training courses beginning towards the end of 2015.

Only ToRs are eligible to:

1) train QISPs under the new IGP, and;

2) to become Compliance group Leaders under the new IGP.

Applicants must submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) and a non-refundable $500 submittal fee to cover the review and evaluation of the SOQ. If not approved, applicants may resubmit a SOQ along with a non-refundable $250 resubmittal fee the next time CASQA issues a solicitation for ToR applications.

SOQs will be accepted for online submittal until 4:00 PM PDT April 9, 2015.

To apply, go to:


Electronic Data Management

Storm Water Multiple Application and Report Tracking System (SMARTS) Enrollment Information (coming soon)

SMARTS Database

Other Industrial Databases

Annual Report Storm Water Data - The Water Board staff has collected and merged all available Regional Board electronic annual report data into one Access table. Please note that much of this data has been entered with little or no QA/QC, and that the data does not represent all Regional Boards or compliance years. (updated 2/16/05)