Industrial stormwater

Forklift moving box filled with ewasteAugust 2018: What's New

Question: Are there any industrial stormwater training opportunities coming up?

Answer: Yes! The University of Minnesota is hosting an “overview” workshop. This workshop will cover regulations, stormwater pollution prevention plans, sampling/monitoring requirements.  The workshop is September 13, 2018, and is at the MnDOT Conference Center in Arden Hills. Register today as workshops often fill up 1-2 weeks before the class is held. For additional information or to register for this workshop, visit the University of Minnesota Erosion and Stormwater Management Certification Program.


Industrial Stormwater Permit Information Access

A searchable database to find detailed information about industrial stormwater facilities. Permittees: download your quarterly sampling forms, annual report, and change form here.

10 steps to compliance

Step 1: Applicability — do you need a permit?

Step 2: Consider certifying for No Exposure

Step 3: Assess for pollutants, sources of contaminated stormwater

Step 4: Create SWPPP, choose and implement BMPs

Step 5: Gather application materials before applying

Step 6: Apply, modify or terminate permit coverage / No Exposure certification

Step 7: Follow applicable permit /sector-specific requirements

Step 8: Annual requirements — employee training, reports and monthly inspections

Step 9: Sampling

Step 10: Submitting sample results

Industrial Stormwater e-Newsletters

  • Industrial stormwater training workshop just announced!
  • Grant assistance for installing stormwater Best Management Practices
  • Digital Document Libraries: New water tools to help you!
  • MPCA updates wastewater web pages
  • You can make a difference in our water quality, at work AND at home!
  • Coal tar sealant ban
  • National industrial stormwater updates
  • Keeping your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan updated
Published: June 01, 2018
  • 2020 permit reissuance: Dates and updates
  • New industrial stormwater workshop!
  • New staff to the industrial stormwater program
  • From the manager’s desk: What does 25 years of collaboration and cooperation look like?
  • Sampling requirements: Are you finished with monitoring?
  • Annual Report deadline reminder
Published: March 01, 2018
  • 2017 annual reports are available!
  • Register now for an upcoming industrial stormwater training workshop
  • Maximizing stormwater BMPs for phosphorus removal webinar
Published: January 04, 2018

Program contact information

About the Industrial Stormwater Program

  • Develop an effective Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) which contains your Stormwater Control Measures, described as Best Management Practices (BMPs).
  • Manage stormwater runoff by meeting the permit requirements or certify condition of No Exposure.
  • Read and comply with the PDF icon Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Activity (wq-strm3-67a)