CC-15-008: Stormwater – Final Permit – EPA General NPDES Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Industrial Activities

In the June 16, 2015, edition of the Federal Register, EPA issued the final 2015 NPDES General Permit for discharge of stormwater from industrial activity. This permit is also known as the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP). Issuance of the final permit follows release of the proposed permit in September 2013 and updates the prior MSGP issued in 2008. Most mills manage stormwater under state permits rather than EPA’s MSGP. However, many state permits for stormwater are modeled after EPA’s MSGP and thus the content of the MSGP can influence the content of state permits.