January 2018 Industrial Stormwater News

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Welcome to the Industrial Stormwater Program, January 2018 Newsletter! 

In this issue:

2017 annual reports are available!


General industrial stormwater permittees:

It’s time to fulfill an annual industrial stormwater permit requirement by filling out your facility’s Annual Report.  The 2017 general industrial stormwater annual report form is online and due March 31, 2018

Permittees can either fill out the Microsoft Word form or the PDF form.  Enter your Permit ID number plus information / data for all months your facility was active during 2017; for most Permittees, that’s the entire 2017 calendar year. 

If you fill out the form electronically, email it to the Industrial Stormwater Program.  You have the option to mail it in, if you prefer. 

We are also mailing out copies of the newsletter & instructions to every Permittee “site contact.” You can also read the Annual Report newsletter that contains instructions on filling out the annual report as well as an announcement of 2018 industrial stormwater training opportunities.

Individual wastewater permittees with a stormwater chapter:

For permittees with an individual wastewater permit with a stormwater chapter, part of your requirements include filling out an industrial stormwater annual report.  This permit requirement is for permittees only; it is not required for those who have certified for No Exposure. If you are not required to fill out an industrial stormwater annual report, please delete this message.

There is a specific (and shorter!) version of the Industrial Stormwater Annual Report form just for you. Please fill out either the Microsoft Word form or PDF form.

Wastewater permittees: please mail your completed Annual Report to: 

WQ Submittal Center

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

520 Lafayette Road

St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-4194

Due date: Please read your permit language for your plant’s annual report due date; the date varies by facility.

If you have any questions, visit the Industrial Stormwater Program websiteemail Stormwater Program Staff, or call the Stormwater Hotline at 651-757-2119 or 800-657-3804 (non-metro only).

Register now for an upcoming industrial stormwater training workshop

Our 2018 ISW training schedule is set! Thanks to a partnership between the MPCA and the University of Minnesota, the industrial stormwater program will be presenting at the following training opportunities:

  • January 23, 2018, Minneapolis/MECA Conference: Response to Benchmark Exceedances Workshop & Development of your ISW Annual Training Workshop
  • April 18, 2018, White Bear Lake: Regulations, SWPPPS, Sampling and Monitoring “overview” workshop
  • May 3, 2018, Chanhassen: Development of your ISW Annual Training Workshop
  • May 16, 2018, White Bear Lake: Development of your ISW Annual Training Workshop

Register today, as workshops often fill up 2-3 weeks before the class is held.  For additional information or to register for any of these workshops, please visit the U of M Erosion and Stormwater Management Certification Program’s website. Within the "course" section, select the "ISW industrial stormwater" option and click "apply".