Storm Water Permits
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General Multi-Sector Industrial Storm Water Permit
Industrial Storm Water (UPDES)
- Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities
Operators of facilities that have industrial storm water discharges are covered by the General Multi-Sector Industrial Storm Water Permit. A general permit is a permit that is issued to cover a large number of facilities with similar discharges. Facilities most commonly covered in Utah are manufacturing facilities, mining operations, landfills, steam electric plants, automotive recyclers, waste and metal recycling, and transportation facilities. Coverage is based on the facility's Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code. The general permit cycle is for 5 years.
- Requirements for Specific Industrial Sectors SIC Codes (Appendix II)
Coverage by the Industrial Storm Water Program is determined by a facility’s industrial activities or SIC code. If an industry is not classified on the table, the Executive Secretary of the Utah Water Quality Board may still designate the facility for permitting based upon potential water quality impacts.
- Create Online Account/Access to Existing Permits
First create an "utah.gov" account, then "login" to the database to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) for coverage under the general permit (see Permit Coverage). An annual fee of $150 is required. The online account cannot be used to renew permits. If you need a hard copy of the NOI form, download here: DOC | PDF
- Industrial Storm Water Notice of Termination: DOC | PDF
An industrial activity may submit a Notice of Termination (NOT) form when their facilities no longer have any storm water discharges.
No Discharge Form: DOC | PDF
An industrial facility that does not discharge may formally opt for exclusion from obtaining an Industrial Storm Water Permit by signing and submitting a No Discharge form to the DWQ.
No Exposure Certification: PDF
An industrial facility may opt for exclusion from an Industrial Storm Water Permit by submitting a No Exposure Certification that is available online or as a hard copy. A condition of no exposure exists when all industrial materials and activities are protected by a storm resistant shelter to prevent exposure to rain, snow, snow melt, and/or runoff. Beginning July 1, 2015, the fee will be $100 for the five-year certification period.
General SWPPP Template
Use the SWPPP template to comply with UPDES general permit requirements.
NOTE: this is just a basic template. refer to the general permit (MSGP) and your specific requirements under appendix II for your industrial sector. This SWPPP is not complete until you include requirements for your industrial sector.
General SWPPP Worksheet
Use the SWPPP Worksheet to compile a list of potential pollutant sources, pollutants, BMPs, and site inspections.
Environmental Best Management Practices at Industrial and Municipal Sites
Utah DEQ’s Top Ten Best Management Practices for Industrial and Municipal Sites poster.
EPA's BMPs Fact Sheet Series
EPA's fact sheet series includes a summary of typical pollutants associated with each sector in addition to practices to use to minimize the discharge of those pollutants.
Center for Watershed Protection
For best practices in storm water management, visit the Center for Watershed Protection Website.
International Stormwater BMP Database
For additional BMPs, go to the International Stormwater BMP Database Website.
Storm Water Discharge Monitoring Report Form:
Monitoring and Reporting Guidance Document
This guidance document provides basic guidelines for the UPDES general permit monitoring and reporting requirements.
Monitoring and Reporting Requirements
Specific monitoring and reporting requirements for industry sectors. Click on “Industry Type” and scroll down the document to the Monitoring and Reporting Requirements section.
Collecting Grab Samples
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s video describing how to collect storm water samples from grab samples from concentrated flow.
Collecting Samples from Sheet Flow
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s video describing how to collect storm water samples from sheet flow from concentrated flow.
- Searchable Database of Certified Environmental Laboratories in Utah
- EPA's Stormwater Page
EPA’s Stormwater Web page that provides technical and regulatory information about the NPDES stormwater program.