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.
The Draft Permit and Fact Sheet may be inspected by appointment between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday from February 25, 2019 - March 29, 2019 at the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Waste Management, Public Information Office, 601 57th Street SE, Charleston, WV 25304. Copies of the documents may be obtained from this webpage or from the Division at a nominal cost. Hearing impaired individuals having access to a Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) may contact our agency by calling (304) 926-0489. Calls must be made between 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p. m. Monday through Friday.
DEP issued the latest Multi-Sector Stormwater General Permit on March 3, 2014 and it became effective April 2, 2014. This permit regulates contaminated, or potentially contaminated, stormwater discharges associated with industrial activity, as defined by the U.S. EPA, flowing into the waters of the State. The current general permit expires February has been extended to August 31st 2019.
WV0111457 Extension Letter
2019 Draft Reissuance
WVDEP DWWM is proposing to reissue the Multi-Sector Stormwater General Permit.
Draft 2019 Multi-Sector Stormwater General Permit
Fact Sheet 2019 Multi-Sector Stormwater GP
Any interested persons may submit written comments on the Draft Permit. Comments will be accepted until March 29, 2019. They should be addressed to:
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Attention: Sharon Mullins
Phone: (304) 926-0499, Extension 1132
Fax: (304) 926-0463
All comments received within this period will be considered prior to acting on the Draft Permit. Correspondence should include the name, address, and telephone number of the writer and a concise statement of the nature of the issues being raised. The Director may hold a public hearing whenever a finding is made, based on requests, that there is a significant degree of public interest on issues relevant to the draft General Permit.
Interested persons may contact Sharon Mullins (Sharon.A.Mullins@wv.gov / 304.926.0499 Ext 1132) to obtain further information.
Multi-Sector Stormwater No Exposure Form
Multi-Sector Stormwater Annual Certification
Generic Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
Generic Groundwater Protection Plan (GPP)
General Permit and Fact Sheet
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: