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.
Storm Water Section
PO Box 1977
Sacramento, CA 95812-1977
General Storm Water Questions:
Fax: (916) 341-5543
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)
- 2015 Workshops for the New Industrial General Permit
- Summary of Significant Changes for the New Industrial General Permit
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! 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: