California Industrial General Permit SWPPP Requirements

Qualifications and Training. 
• A SWPPP must be prepared and certified by a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) and many other SWPPP tasks (i.e. inspections) must either be conducted directly by, or under the supervision of a QSD or Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP).  There are extensive qualification and training requirements for both the QSD and QSP. A copy of the SWPPP must be kept on site.

In California, the Discharger must provide the following things:
• Facility Name and Contact Information
• Site Map
• List of Industrial Materials
• Description of Potential Pollution Sources
• Assessment of Potential Pollutant Sources
• Minimum BMPs and Advanced BMP’s
• Monitoring Implementation Plan
• Annual Comprehensive Site Evaluation
• Date that SWPPP was initially prepared
• Date of each SWPPP amendment
• Signed Certification

What is the purpose of the SWPPP?
• Identify Pollutant(s)
• Identify BMPs for Pollutants
• Identify and anticipate future changes in circumstances that will require changes in SWPPP

What planning and organization elements should the SWPPP consider?
• Regular and Irregular Operating Hours
• Identification and Description of Pollution Prevention Team
• Existing Facility Plans, Procedures or Regulatory Compliance

SWPPP Site-Specific Facility Name and Contact Information
• Facility: Name, WDID, Review Date
• Facility Contact: Name, Title, Company, Street Address, City, State, Zip
• Consultant Contact: Name, Title, Company, Street Address, City, State, Zip

SWPPP Site Map
• Legible and clear map of site including legends and notes
• Facility boundaries
• Drainage areas
• Direction of flow
• On-site water bodies
• Areas of soil erosion
• Nearby water bodies
• Municipal storm drain inlets
• Points of discharge
• Structural control measures
• Impervious areas such as paved areas, buildings, covered areas, roofed areas
• Location of directly exposed materials
• Locations of significant spills and leaks
• Storage areas / Storage tanks
• Shipping and receiving areas
• Fueling areas
• Vehicle and equipment storage and maintenance
• Material handling / Material processing
• Waste treatment / Waste disposal
• Dust generation / Particulate generation

SWPPP List of Industrial Materials
• List of industrial materials
• Storage Location of materials
• Receiving and shipping location
• Handling location
• Normal quantities
• Normal frequency of handling

SWPPP Description of Potential Pollutant Sources (likely or occurred within previous 5 years)
• Industrial Processes
• Material handling and storage areas
• Dust and Particulate Generating Activities
• Significant Spills and Leaks and list of toxic chemicals or industrial materials
• Non-storm water discharges
• Erodible Surfaces

SWPPP Assessment of Potential Pollutant Sources
• Areas of likely sources of pollutant(s)
• Pollutant(s) (current and potential)
• Quantity of pollutant(s)
• Degree of exposure
• Direct and indirect pathways
• Sampling, inspection records, visual observation
• BMP effectiveness to address pollutant
• Relation to pollutants of state declared impaired water bodies and its TMDLs
• Inadequacies of any BMPs
• No Exposure situations

Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs)
• Minimum BMPs
• Advanced BMPs
• BMP Descriptions
• Design Storm Standards for Treatment Control BMPs

Monitoring Implementation Plan
• Implement Pollution Prevention
• Description of discharge locations, visual observation protocols
• Procedures for monitoring
• Chain Custody

Annual Evaluation and Review:
• Site Map
• Potential pollutants
• Sampling data and observation records
• BMPs and procedures
Annual Records