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Industrial Activities General Permit

The renewal of the NPDES General Storm Water Permit for Industrial Activities was finalized on April 3, 2009. This permit was effective May 1, 2009 and will expire April 30, 2014. Changes were made as a result of comments received by the Agency. Changes made based on comments are as follows:

  1. The permit now requires the electronic submission of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for all new and existing discharges. The address to which SWPPPs shall be submitted is epa.indilr00swppp@illinois.gov. For existing permits the SWPPP shall be submitted at the same time as the annual report.
  2. The permit now requires the electronic submission of Annual Inspection Reports to: epa.indannualinsp@illinois.gov.
  3. The permit now contains numerous changes to the contents of the SWPPP.
  4. A revised Notice of Intent has been developed which contains additional information similar to USEPA's Multi-Sector General Permit.
  5. Effective January 1, 2010, online Notice of Intents will be available. Refer to the Industrial Storm Water page for online submittals.

Construction Site Activities General Permit

The renewal of the NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharge from Construction Site Activities was finalized on August 11, 2008. This permit is effective August 11, 2008 and will expire July 31, 2013. Significant changes were made as a result of comments received during the public notice period. These major changes that were made as a result of public comments are as follows:
  1. Part II.A.1 - has been revised to clarify the need to submit the NOI in sufficient time to allow a 30 day period after receipt of the NOI and the start of construction.
  2. Part II.C.7 - has been revised to include electronic submission of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan to the Agency at the following email address: epa.constilr10swppp@illinois.gov .
  3. Part IV.D.2.a - has been revised to reflect a 7-day period before stabilization measures must be initiated. The period of construction interruption with stabilization measures has been reduced to 14 days. A sentence has been added to IV.D.2.a.(i) which specifies that local requirements must also be met.
  4. Part IV.D.4 - has been revised to include the qualifications of qualified personnel, such as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), a Certified Erosion Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI) or other knowledgeable personnel.
  5. Part IV.D.4.d - has been revised to allow telephone, fax, and email notification of incidences of non-compliance. However, at the present time the Agency requires original signatures on the ION forms sent to the Agency following the e-mail submission.
  6. A new Notice of Intent has been developed for the Construction Site Activities General Permit and may be submitted electronically along with the SWPPP to: epa.constilr10swppp@illinois.gov .
  7. Effective January 1, 2010, online submittals of Notice of Intents will be available. Refer to the Construction Storm Water page for online submittals.
  General Storm Water Permit for Construction Site Activities  (Revised as of April 30, 2014 to clarify BMP for post-construction)
  General Storm Water Permit for Industrial Activity
General Storm Water Permit for MS4

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