EPA issues final NPDES General Permit for stormwater discharges from industrial activities

March 4, 2009
EPA previously announced the issuance of the NPDES general permit for stormwater discharges from industrial activity, also referred to as the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP), in the Federal Register of September 29, 2008 (73 FR 56572). Today's action provides notice of final MSGP issuance for the states of Alaska and Idaho; for federal facilities in Washington; and for Indian Country in the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington...

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 26, 2009 -- EPA previously announced the issuance of the NPDES general permit for stormwater discharges from industrial activity, also referred to as the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP), in the Federal Register of September 29, 2008 (73 FR 56572). Today's action provides notice of final MSGP issuance for the states of Alaska and Idaho; for federal facilities in Washington; and for Indian Country in the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Today's action is effective on Feb. 26, 2009. This effective date is necessary to provide dischargers with the immediate opportunity to comply with Clean Water Act requirements in light of the expiration of the previous version of the MSGP on October 30, 2005. In accordance with 40 CFR Part 23, this permit shall be considered issued for the purpose of judicial review on Mar. 12, 2009. Under section 509(b) of the Clean Water Act, judicial review of this general permit can be had by filing a petition for review in the United States Court of Appeals with 120 days after the permit is considered issued for purposes of judicial review. Under section 509(b)(2) of the Clean Water Act, the requirements in this permit may not be challenged later in civil or criminal proceedings to enforce these requirements. In addition, this permit may not be challenged in other agency proceedings. Deadlines for submittal of Notices of Intent from facilities located in the areas listed above are provided as part of this action.

For information about the issuance of the MSGP in Alaska; Idaho; for federal facilities in Washington; and in Indian Country in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, contact Misha Vakoc, EPA Region 10, Office of Water and Watersheds at (206) 553-6650 or [email protected].

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