Multi-Sector Stormwater General Permit

Activities that take place at industrial facilities, such as material handling and storage, are often exposed to the weather. As runoff from rain or snowmelt comes into contact with these materials, it picks up pollutants and transports them to nearby storm sewer systems, and streams, lakes and rivers. Stormwater pollution is a significant source of water quality problems for West Virginia’s waters. In order to minimize the impact of stormwater discharges from industrial facilities, the WV NPDES program includes an industrial stormwater permitting component. Operators of industrial facilities included in one of the 20 categories of stormwater discharges associated with industrial activity that discharge or have the potential to discharge stormwater to a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) or directly to waters of the State require authorization under a WV/NPDES industrial stormwater permit.

2019 Reissuance
WV/NPDES WV0111457 Multi Sector Stormwater General Permit was issued on September 12, 2019 and becomes effective October 12, 2019.

2019 Multi-Sector General Permit
2019 MSGP Fact Sheet
2019 MSGP Response to Comments


Jefferson County Development Authority, TeMa North America, LLC
Jefferson County Development Authority was issued Registration No. WVG611874, March 29, 2019, under WV General Permit No. WV0111457, WV/NPDES Multi-Sector General Water Pollution Control Permit for Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activities.  This registration covers the discharge of stormwater associated with the TeMa North America, LLC Jefferson County Operation facility.

A public notice/public comment period closed on February 9, 2019.

The permit approval and a summary of comments received and agency response can be found here:
Approval WVG611874
Responsive Summary

Permit Forms
Multi-Sector Stormwater No Exposure Form
Multi-Sector Stormwater Annual Certification
Generic Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
Generic Groundwater Protection Plan (GPP)

Previous General Permits, Drafts and Fact Sheets

Draft 2019 Multi-Sector Stormwater General Permit
WV0111457 Extension Letter for 2014 GP 
Latest WV0111457 Extension Letter for 2014 GP

2014 Multi-Sector Stormwater General Permit
2014 Multi-Sector Stormwater GP Fact Sheet
2009 Multi-Sector Stormwater General Permit
Fact Sheet - 2009 Multi-Sector Stormwater General Permit
Multi-Sector Stormwater Effluent Limit Guideline Modification
Multi-Sector Stormwater General Permit Modification B

Additonal Information and Contacts
For more information about WV DEP’s Multi-Sector General Permit, please visit our
Frequently Asked Questions page. Additional questions regarding the Multi-Sector General Permit should be directed to:
Patrick Burch, Environmental Resources Specialist
(304) 926-0499 ext. 1067
Patrick.D.Burch@wv.gov