CC-08-010: Final NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Industrial Activities

In the September 29, 2008, edition of the Federal Register, EPA made notice of the final NPDES General Permit for the discharge of stormwater from industrial activity. This permit is also known as the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for industrial activity. It replaces the current MSGP which expired in October of 2005. Most mills manage stormwater under state permits rather than EPA’s MSGP; however, many state General Permits for stormwater are modeled after EPA’s MSGP, and thus the content of the MSGP may ultimately affect conditions in state permits.