Storm Water General Industrial Permit Non-Filers Identification and Outreach

by L. Donald Duke,
Y. Jae Chung,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


Storm water discharges convey pollutants from urban activities that can impair surface water quality. Industrial facilities have been identified as one source of storm water pollutants and are subject to regulations on the federal, state, and local levels intended to reduce pollutants conveyed in storm water to lakes, oceans, streams, and rivers. In the U. S., the 1972 Clean Water Act established the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), which requires a permit that specifies water quality standards for any point discharge to surface waters. The 1987 amendments to the Clean Water Act recognized storm water discharges as a point source, subject to NPDES regulation, and subsequent rulemaking by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) established a comprehensive framework for addressing storm water discharges under the NPDES system.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Water discharge | Water quality | Water pollution | Pollutants | Permits | Laws and regulations | United States

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