EPA Issues New MSGP!

June 4, 2015


On June 4, 2015, the USEPA issued the new Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharges from Industrial Activities.  The new MSGP replaces the MSGP that was issued in September 2008.



Deadline: September 2, 2015

Facilities authorized for coverage under the 2008 MSGP will need to update their Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) and file a Notice of Intent (NOI) by September 2, 2015.


What's different for this permitting cycle?  

The requirements of the new MSGP are similar to the requirements of the 2008 MSGP; however, the USEPA has made some changes to the reporting requirements. Changes most likely to affect your facility include: 

  1. All reports must be submitted electronically via the Central Data Exchange (CDX) website via the NPDES eReporting Tool (NeT). 
  2. Annual reports must include a summary of the routine inspections and assessments conducted at the facility throughout the previous year. 
  3. The facility’s SWPPP must be posted online and/or addressed in the NOI. 


Download a 2015 MSGP Fact Sheet

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