Industrial facilities that are required to obtain coverage under the Industrial General Permit (IGP), must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI), online through the SMARTS electronic filing system for the State Water Board. Dischargers are required to pay the annual permit fee of $1632.00. Under an NOI, dischargers are required to develop a SWPPP, a monitoring implementation plan, collect four runoff samples per year and electronically submit results, and implement basic BMPs. Click here for more information on filing an NOI.
Industrial facilities that can show all industrial activities, materials, and wastes have no exposure to storm water can apply for a No Exposure Certification, (NEC). An NEC requires that the discharger submits facility diagrams, performs an annual inspection, and certifies that conditions of no exposure are maintained. Upon application a $200 permit fee is required. Facilities that were considered “light industry” under the old IGP, may now qualify for an NEC. Click here for more information on applying for an NEC.
Industrial facilities can apply for an exemption to the permit through a Notice of Non-Applicability, (NONA). In order to file for a NONA, a facility must prove that they are not hydrologically connected to the waters of the US, or that the facility is constructed to contain the maximum historic precipitation event, (or series of events), using precipitation data collected by NOAA, so that there will be no discharge of industrial stormwater to the waters of the United States. A report must be prepared by a licensed Professional Engineer and submitted via the SMARTS database. Click here for more information on obtaining a NONA.