New California Industrial Storm Water Permit Requirements


The State Water Board has adopted the new Industrial General Permit. The Adoption date was April 1, 2014.  The Effective Date is July 1, 2015.  Once effective, this Industrial General Permit will replace the current Industrial General Permit (97-03-DWQ). This General Permit is different from the previous permit in the following areas:

  • Minimum Best Management Practices (BMPs)
  • CWA Section 303(d) Impairment
  • No Exposure Certification (NEC)
  • Electronic Reporting Requirements
  • Numeric Action Levels (NALs)
  • Inspections and Sampling Frequency
  • Exceedance Response Actions (ERA)
  • Design Storm Standards for Treatment Control BMPs
  • Training Requirements
  • Compliance Groups

How can ETIC help?

  • SWPPP Updates
  • Record Keeping, Reporting and Certification
  • Electronic Filing (SMARTS)
  • BMP Installation, Monitoring and Maintenance
  • Compliance Group Support

For more information on ETIC’s storm water compliance support services, please contact:

Michele Kinaan, PG, QSD
Office: (925)602-4710

Visit the State Water Resources Control Board website for details on the new Industrial General Permit.

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