Step 7: Follow applicable permit/sector-specific requirements

How do I comply with my sector requirements?

The general Industrial Stormwater Permit is a unique general permit because there are the sector-specific requirements. Take a look below for the specific requirements per sector plus guidance information for each sector.

Step 7a: Read 2015 Permit

Read and comply with the entire PDF icon 2015 Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Activity. Part VII is below, divided by the 29 sector parts. PDF icon Part I-VI and PDF icon Part VIII + Appendices are also available as separate documents.

Step 7b: Read the elements within the sector-specific requirements

What's in each MPCA Sector Specific Permit Requirement document?

Each document contains additional specific permit requirements beyond the general permit:

  1. Authorized stormwater discharges
  2. Industrial activities authorized by sector
  3. Limitations on authorization
  4. Sector-specific definitions
  5. Stormwater controls
  6. SWPPP requirements
  7. Monitoring and reporting requirements (including monitoring parameters)
  8. Use of infiltration devices and/or industrial stormwater ponds for stormwater treatment and disposal
  9. Mercury minimization plan (if applicable)

Step 7c: Need to know permit requirements, or need BMP ideas? Read sector-specific guidance from the MPCA and other states

MPCA Sector-Specific Permit Requirements and Guidance per sector. Note: the links in the table below are to PDF files.

Sector
Letter

MPCA Sector-Specific Permit Requirements

 

EPA Pollutants and Control Measures Fact Sheet

MPCA Guidance

Other (non-MPCA) guidance

All Sectors

PDF icon 2015 Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Activity

PDF icon ISW sectors: Part I-VI

 

PDF icon ISW sectors: Part VIII + Appendices

 

Microsoft Office document icon Industrial Stormwater Compliance Inspection Checklist(3/15)

HTML icon Best management practices for disposal of snow accumulations from roadways and parking lots

PDF icon Scrap metal bins and roll off boxes

HTML icon Video - Introduction to Michigan's stormwater permit program

Sector A

PDF icon ISW sectors: Timber products

EPA Timber Products Fact Sheet

PDF icon Sector A: Timber Products, Industrial Stormwater Pollution Prevention: p-p2s8-01

PDF icon Stormwater BMPs for Chemicals and Allied Products(Vermont DEC)

Sector B

PDF icon ISW sectors: Paper and Allied Products Manufacturing

EPA Paper and Allied Products Manufacturing Fact Sheet

 

Vermont Sector B BMP Guidance Document

Sector C

PDF icon Chemical and Allied Products Manufacturing

EPA Chemical and Allied Products Manufacturing Fact Sheet

PDF icon Sector C: Chemical and Allied Products Manufacturing, Industrial Stormwater Pollution Prevention

PDF icon Stormwater BMPs for Chemicals and Allied Products(Vermont DEC)

Sector D

PDF icon ISW sectors: Asphalt Paving and Roofing Materials and Lubricant Manufacturing

PDF icon EPA fact sheet - Asphalt paving and roofing materials manufacturers and lubricant manufacturers

 

 

Sector E

PDF icon ISW sectors: Glass, Clay, Cement, Concrete and Gypsum Products Manufacturing

EPA Glass, Clay, Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum Product Manufacturing Fact Sheet

 

Vermont Sector E BMP Guidance Document

Sector F

PDF icon ISW sectors: Primary Metals

EPA Primary Metals Fact Sheet

 

 

Sector G

PDF icon ISW sectors: Metal Mining (Ore Mining and Dressing)

EPA Metal Mining (Ore Mining and Dressing) Fact Sheet

 

 

Sector H

PDF icon ISW sectors: Coal Mines and Coal Mining-Related Facilities

EPA Coal Mines and Coal Mining-Related Facilities Fact Sheet

 

 

Sector I

PDF icon ISW sectors: Oil and Gas Extraction and Refining

EPA Oil and Gas Extraction and Refining Fact Sheet

 

 

Sector J

PDF icon ISW sectors: Mineral Mining and Dressing

EPA Mineral Mining and Dressing Fact Sheet

 

Vermont Sector J BMP Guidance Document

Sector K

PDF icon ISW sectors: Hazardous Waste Treatment Storage or Disposal Facilities

EPA Hazardous Waste Treatment Storage or Disposal Facilities Fact Sheet

PDF icon Solid Waste Facilities - A guide to Minnesota's Industrial Stormwater Permit (3/15)

 

Sector L

PDF icon ISW sectors: Landfills and Land Application Sites

EPA Landfills and Land Application Sites Fact Sheet

PDF icon Solid Waste Facilities - A guide to Minnesota's Industrial Stormwater Permit (3/15)

 

Sector M

PDF icon ISW sectors: Automobile Salvage Yards

PDF icon EPA fact sheet - Automobile salvage yards

PDF icon Vehicle dismantling and salvage

PDF icon Solid Waste Facilities - A guide to Minnesota's Industrial Stormwater Permit (3/15)

PDF icon Sector M: Automotive Salvage Yards, Industrial Stormwater Pollution Prevention

PDF icon Auto recycling industry compliance guide
 

PDF icon Stormwater best management practices for automobile salvage yards

Sector N

PDF icon ISW sectors: Scrap Recycling and Waste Recycling Facilities

EPA Scrap Recycling and Waste Recycling Facilities Fact Sheet

PDF icon Sector N: Scrap Recycling and Waste Recycling Facilities, Industrial Stormwater Pollution Prevention

PDF icon Solid Waste Facilities - A guide to Minnesota's Industrial Stormwater Permit (3/15)

Vermont Sector N BMP Guidance Document

Sector O

PDF icon ISW sectors: Steam Electric Generating Facilities

EPA Steam Electric Generating Facilities Fact Sheet

PDF icon Solid Waste Facilities - A guide to Minnesota's Industrial Stormwater Permit (3/15)

 

Sector P

PDF icon ISW sectors: Land Transportation and Warehousing

EPA Land Transportation and Warehousing Fact Sheet

PDF icon Sector P: Land Transportation and Warehousing, Industrial Stormwater Pollution Prevention

PDF icon Solid Waste Facilities - A guide to Minnesota's Industrial Stormwater Permit (3/15)

PDF icon Guidance on the Industrial Stormwater Permit for Transportation Sectors (3/15)

Vermont Sector P BMP Guidance Document

Sector Q

PDF icon ISW sectors: Water Transportation

EPA Water Transportation Fact Sheet

 

State of Michigan Compliance Assistance for Marina Operations

Missouri’s Preventing Pollution at Marinas

Sector R

PDF icon ISW sectors: Ship and Boat Building and Repair Yards

EPA Ship and Boat Building and Repair  Yards Fact Sheet

 

 

Sector S

PDF icon ISW sectors: Air Transportation

EPA Air Transportation Fact Sheet

PDF icon Guidance on the Industrial Stormwater Permit for Transportation Sectors (3/15)

PDF icon Guidance on the Industrial Stormwater Permit for the Air Transportation Sector (Sector S) (3/15)

Vermont Sector S BMP Guidance Document

Sector T

PDF icon ISW sectors: Treatment Works

EPA Treatment Works Fact Sheet

 

 

Sector U

PDF icon ISW sectors: Food and Kindred Products

EPA Food and Kindred Products Fact Sheet

 

Vermont Sector U BMP Guidance Document

Missouri Preventing Pollution in Wood Furniture Manufacturing

Sector V

PDF icon ISW sectors: Textile Mills, Apparel, and Other Fabric Products Manufacturing

EPA Textile Mills, Apparel, and Other Fabric Products Manufacturing Fact Sheet

 

Vermont Sector V BMP Guidance Document

Sector W

PDF icon ISW sectors: Furniture and Fixtures

EPA Furniture and Fixtures Fact Sheet

 

Vermont Sector W BMP Guidance Document

Missouri Preventing Pollution in Wood Furniture Manufacturing

Sector X

PDF icon ISW sectors: Printing and Publishing

PDF icon EPA fact sheet - Printing and publishing facilities

 

Vermont Sector X BMP Guidance Document

Sector Y

PDF icon ISW sectors: Rubber, misc. plastic products and misc. manufacturing industries

PDF icon EPA fact sheet - Rubber, miscellaneous plastic products, and miscellaneous manufacturing industries

PDF icon Sector Y: Rubber, misc. plastic products, and misc. manufacturing industries - Industrial Stormwater Pollution Prevention

PDF icon Stormwater BMPs for rubber, misc. plastic products, and misc. products (Vermont DEC)

Sector Z

PDF icon ISW sectors: Leather Tanning and Finishing

EPA Leather Tanning and Finishing Fact Sheet

 

 

Sector AA

PDF icon ISW sectors: Fabricated Metal Products

EPA Fabricated Metal Products Fact Sheet

PDF icon Sector AA: Fabricated Metal Products, Industrial Stormwater Pollution Prevention

Vermont Sector AA BMP Guidance Document

Sector AB

PDF icon ISW: sectors: Transportation Equipment, Industrial and Commercial Machinery

EPA Transportation Equipment, Industrial and Commercial Machinery Fact Sheet

 

Vermont Sector AB BMP Guidance Document

Sector AC

PDF icon ISW sectors: Electronic and Electrical Equipment and Components, Photographic and Optical Goods

EPA Electronic and Electrical Equipment and Components, Photographic and Optical Goods Fact Sheet

 

Vermont Sector AC BMP Guidance Document

Step 7d: Minnesota guidance on environmental topics related to stormwater

MPCA Road Salt Education Program
 
MPCA has been working with private and municipal salt applicators to help them use less salt and save money. Learn about training opportunities, parking lot/sidewalk maintenance recommendations and more.
 
PDF icon Concrete, paint, stucco and other washout guidance (wq-strm2-24)

 
Use this guidance for managing concrete washouts facilities. It includes BMPs for concrete washout onsite.
 

Wastewater permits
 

The permitting process for wastewater/wash water that is discharged into surface and groundwater.
 
Nonmetallic Mining and Associated Activities
 
This webpage was created to determine what type(s) of water quality permit is required at facilities that mine construction sand and gravel; quarry limestone, granite or dimension stone; operate hot mix asphalt production areas and/or have concrete manufacturing/recycling activities.
 
PDF icon Dust Control Treatments for Roads and Surfaces (aq1-15) (4/13)
 
This fact sheet outlines some of the water quality issues you should consider when using surface treatments, so your air-pollution solution doesn’t turn into a water pollution problem instead.
 
PDF icon Reporting spills and leaks (c-er1-01) (2/09)
 
Report spills that may cause pollution, such as spills of toxic, flammable, corrosive and dangerous industrial chemicals. Also report spills of environmentally damaging materials, including milk, coal, animal parts, batteries, etc.
 
Publications for Hazardous Waste Management
 
In Minnesota, commercial entities that produce any amount of hazardous waste are regulated as hazardous-waste "generators" with requirements that depend upon the amount of waste they produce.
 
PDF icon Powerwashing and Other Water-based Blasting (w-hw4-39b)
 
What is water-based blasting? Water-based blasting is the use of steam or pressurized water (with or without added abrasives) to remove paint or other coatings, oils or grease, or corrosion from a surface, or to prepare a surface for a new coating. Often called hydroblasting or powerwashing, it includes any type of surface preparation by a stream of water.
 
Aboveground Storage Tank Systems

Underground Storage Tank Systems
 
These web pages provide information about tank requirements at facilities storing less than one million gallons of liquid substances and for underground storage tank systems.
 
PDF icon Proper storage of silage - Avoiding leachate/seepage problems (wq-f8-20) (2/12)
 
This fact sheet provides information on the permit requirements for storage and avoiding leachate and seepage problems. Liquids from silage storage are considered "process wastewaters" in accordance with feedlot rules and, therefore, must meet all requirements for storage, handling, and land application.
 
Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP)
 
MnTAP is an outreach program at the University of Minnesota that helps Minnesota businesses develop and implement industry-tailored solutions that prevent pollution at the source, maximize efficient use of resources, and reduce energy use and cost to improve public health and the environment.
 

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