For general questions about the Multi-Sector Stormwater General Permit, contact:
To report compliance problems, call EPA Region 10’s 24-hour reporting line at 206-553-1846 and leave a description of the problem, your contact information, and your MSGP tracking number.
Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Industrial Stormwater
This information applies to:
- facilities in Idaho
- facilities on Indian Country lands in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
- federal operators in Washington
- the Metlakatla Reservation and Denali National Park in Alaska
If your facility is not within one of the categories listed above, contact your state's stormwater program: Alaska | Oregon | Washington
- Do I need a permit?
- How do I get a permit?
- I have a permit, what do I do now?
Do I need a permit?
Use this chart to help you decide whether you need to apply for coverage under the MSGP:
Industrial Stormwater Decision Chart (PDF) (1 pg, 9K)
What if everything we do is indoors?
You may submit a No Exposure Certification if all of your industrial materials and activities are protected by a storm resistant shelter to prevent exposure to rain, snow, snowmelt, and/or runoff. Read Appendix K of the MSGP: No Exposure Certification (PDF) (6 pp, 245K) to determine if you're eligible for exclusion from stormwater permitting.
If you're eligible, file your No Exposure Certification online.
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How do I get a permit?
- Read the Multi-Sector General Permit (PDF) (369 pp, 3.3MB). A Technical Fact Sheet (PDF) (78 pp, 791K) is also available.
- Prepare a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (see guidance below)
- Complete the endangered species determination
- Complete the historic properties determination
- Submit your Notice of Intent (NOI) online. Electronic submittal is required in most circumstances, but you can review the information needed in Appendix G: NOI for Industrial Stormwater Discharges (NPDES Form 3510-6) (PDF) (8 pp, 269K).
- Wait for confirmation from EPA that your facility is covered (typically within 30 days).
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I have a permit, what do I do now?
Check for special permit conditions
If your facility is located in the following areas, be sure to check Part 9.10 of the MSGP for details about additional permit conditions:
- State of Idaho (except in Indian Country) (see Part 9.10.3)
- Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (see part 10.4.1)
- Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (see part 188.8.131.52)
- Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation (see part 184.108.40.206)
- Lummi Nation (see part 220.127.116.11)
- Puyallup Tribe of Indians (see part 18.104.22.168)
- Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (see part 22.214.171.124)
- Tulalip Tribes (see part 126.96.36.199)
- Federal operators in Washington State (see part 9.10.7)
Report compliance problems
Call EPA Region 10’s 24-hour reporting line at 206-553-1846 and leave a description of the problem, your contact information, and your MSGP tracking number.
- MSGP Documentation Template (Word File) (22 pp, 100K) - Use these sample templates and forms to keep records of your monitoring, inspection, maintenance, visual evaluation, and corrective action activities.
- MSGP Industrial Discharge Monitoring Report (MDMR) Form (PDF) (8 pp, 269K) - If you cannot access the EPA's online eNOI reporting system, you can use this fillable PDF to submit your analytical monitoring results to EPA. You may also use this form as a checklist for the information you will need when submitting a MDMR electronically via eNOI.
- Annual Reporting Form (PDF) (6 pp, 234K) - Use this form to submit your annual reports to EPA that summarize your comprehensive site inspection and corrective actions taken during the year.
Industry-specific compliance information