Industrial stormwater

Forklift moving box filled with ewasteWhat's new — June 2018

Frequently asked question

Question:  I’m looking for topic-specific or sector-specific guidance. Can you help me and my facility? 

Answer:  Yes! The industrial stormwater program just created a Digital Document Library that provides topic-specific and sector-specific guidance. Though the tool is still a work-in-progress, it is still helpful for permittees. Check out the Industrial Stormwater Digital Document Library today!


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)