Industrial stormwater

Forklift moving box filled with ewasteFebruary 2019: What's new

Question: When is the next University of Minnesota training workshop? Are there other training opportunities?

Answer: The next Industrial Stormwater Regulations, SWPPPs, Sampling and Monitoring workshop will be held on March 14, 2019 in White Bear Lake. Register at: Also, check out the MPCA’s fully online industrial stormwater training module. It takes elements of the above workshop and condenses it down to less than an hour, and you can view at your own pace.


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

  • Featured article: 2020 permit issuance update
  • Fully online industrial stormwater training now available!
  • U of M announces first training workshop of 2019
  • Upcoming industrial stormwater compliance webinar
  • More salt = more pollution
  • National Pollution Prevention Conference: an update
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Tips and suggestions
Published: December 03, 2018
  • Featured article: September 13: next U of M training workshop
  • 2020 general permit reissuance, an update
  • MPCA presenting at national pollution prevention conference
  • MN 2018 Conference on the Environment
  • Words from one permittee
Published: September 04, 2018
  • 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

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)