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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

Stormwater Discharges from Industrial Activities-Fact Sheets and Guidance

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Industrial Stormwater Fact Sheet Series

EPA has developed a fact sheet for each of the 29 industrial sectors regulated by the MSGP. Each fact sheet describes the types of facilities included in the sector, typical pollutants associated with the sector, and types of stormwater control measures used to minimize the discharge of the pollutants.

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Industrial Stormwater Guidance

  • Industrial SWPPP Guidance —Provides guidance on developing a SWPPP that meets MSGP requirements.
  • EPA Industrial SWPPP Template(29 pp, 152 K) (Word version) —Provides a template that industrial facilities can use to create their SWPPPs.
    Note: All facilities must have a SWPPP completed before submitting their NOI for coverage under the 2015 MSGP.
  • Additional MSGP Documentation Template(22 pp, 102 K) —Provides a form for keeping records on monitoring, inspection, maintenance, visual evaluation and corrective action activities.
  • Industrial Stormwater Monitoring and Sampling Guide —Explains how to conduct visual and analytical monitoring of stormwater discharges. Can be used by facilities required to comply with MSGP’s monitoring requirements as well as facilities subject to state-issued industrial stormwater permits.
  • EPA Region 10 Questions and Answers Regarding the MSGP —Provides answers to commonly asked questions in EPA Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).
  • Approved or Established TMDLs -- Provides links to sources and program contacts related to approved or established TMDLs for waterbodies located in jurisdictions covered under the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP).
  • NPDES Compliance Monitoring Strategy - outlines inspection and compliance goals for the entire NPDES program, including stormwater. This new strategy, which takes effect in 2009, places increased emphasis on wet weather issues, particularly stormwater sources, and sets ambitious targets for audits and inspections of Phase I and II MS4s, construction sites, and industrial facilities.

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