The new California Industrial General Storm Water Permit (IGP) is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2015. That date was also the deadline for facilities already operating under the previous 1997 IGP to submit any updates to their compliance documents. Additionally, facilities newly covered by the new IGP needed to register and submit their compliance documents by July 1, 2015, unless they planned to seek “no exposure certification.”

The new IGP requires that all compliance filings be made electronically through the State Board’s “Storm Water Multiple Application Reporting and Tracking System” (SMARTS).

However, due to technical issues affecting the bandwidth of the system and restricting access to the SMARTS database, SMARTS had been limiting new enrollments or annual submittals from existing enrollees. As a result of these technical challenges, the July 1, 2015 deadlines have been extended to close of business on Friday, August 14, 2015.

Additionally, the database issues luckily have not impacted saved work items in SMARTS.

However, any covered facility seeking “no exposure certification” must apply and submit other registration material by the currently unchanged October 1, 2015 deadline.

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For more information about ensuring your compliance with the new Industrial Storm Water permit, please contact Michael Mills (, 916.319.4642), Missy Foster (, 916.319.4673),  Parissa Florez (, 858-794-4106), or the Stoel Rives attorney already tracking the 2014 Permit for you. More information about Stoel Rives’s water quality practice may be found here.