purpose of the
Industrial Program is to prohibit unauthorized non-storm water
discharges and reduce pollutants in storm water runoff from industrial facilities to the maximum extent possible. Objectives of the Industrial Program consist of the following:
inspections to ensure facilities are in compliance;
outreach to industrial businesses.
inventory of industrial businesses
located within the County's jurisdiction has been developed and
maintained by the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program. To
view a map of the County of San Joaquin area , click below.
State Industrial General Permit Requirements
State Industrial General Permit requires facilities designated by
the State Regional Board, facilities whose operators seek coverage,
and facilities required by U.S. EPA storm water regulations to:
authorized non-storm water discharges
in the Special Conditions section of the Industrial General
pollutant discharges using the best
available technology economically achievable and best
conventional pollutant control technology.
retain on site, and implement a
Storm water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).
a monitoring program to demonstrate
compliance with the Industrial General Permit.
To learn about the State Water Board Industrial
Storm water Program, visit the SWRCB's Industrial Storm water web page by clicking on the link below.
Industrial businesses that can produce significant sources of pollutants are:
Waste Treatment, Storage, or Disposal
Waste Transfer Stations
- Recycling facilities
- Sewage or
Wastewater Treatment facilities
Storm water Pollution Prevention Program
industrial inspections annually. When an unsatisfactory inspection arises, the inspector shall provide the facility a report noting the violations and corrections needed for compliance. Follow-up inspections will be conducted as needed. To assist with a successful inspection, please view the Countyís
Storm water Pollution Prevention Program Industrial Inspection Form by clicking on the link below.
of con artists posing as storm water
inspectors. Storm water inspectors have County Public Works
badges. If you're unsure about an inspector, call us at (209)
are performed to assess
compliance with County storm water ordinances. The County has a
progressive enforcement and referral policy to ensure enforcement
actions match the severity of violations and include distinct,
progressive steps. Noncompliance may include failure to implement
Best Management Practices (BMPs), or other violation of County
ordinances. Please view the Countyís Storm water Pollution
Prevention Program Industrial Investigation-Enforcement Procedure by
clicking on the link below.
staff conducts outreach activities to
industrial facilities that are potential storm water polluters and
educates facility owners/operators about storm water regulations and
how storm water pollution can be minimized. Such outreach activities
are conducted for individual businesses and groups of
The Storm water Program of San Joaquin County
participates in joint activities with the City of Stockton and Port
of Stocktonís Storm water Pollution Prevention Programs. Click below
to visit GOT SWPPP? website.
Specific industry groups may
find more information with the
Manufacturer's Industrial Distribution
Roundtable that provides guidance for businesses though environmental regulations and the economic environment by clicking the link below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Storm Water Inspections?
are based upon Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) criteria and
primarily include a review of the facility's Storm Water Pollution
Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and a physical inspection of the facility to
identify any potential sources of storm water pollution.
often will my facility be inspected?
Industrial facilities are inspected at least once a year, but it
can be more often depending on their potential for contributing
pollutants as determined by previous inspection results.
are typical things that inspectors will
pollution including, but not limited to the following:
commercial vehicle and equipment washing to the storm drainage
of dumping materials and wastes into
the storm drainage system.
that work areas such as oily service
bays are being hosed out and discharged into the storm drainage
from barrels and other outdoor
washing discharges to the storm
the storm drainage system of
materials such as concrete, paint, automotive fluids, etc.
- Mismanagement of hazardous wastes.
- Oily, dirty items such as engine parts
that are left outdoors exposed to rainfall.
- Other poor housekeeping practices that
result in the exposure of pollutants to storm water.
- Open or leaking dumpsters.
of process activities and equipment
to rainfall that is likely to result in pollutant wash-off.
- Open containers of liquids and other
materials that are left outdoors.
- Track-out of sediment and other
materials from facilities onto roadways, and from indoor areas
to outdoor areas.
- Evidence of failure to maintain grease
traps and interceptors.
- Failure to properly manage leaks and
drainage system includes storm drains, roadside drainage ditches and
all man made and natural water conveyance systems such as channels,
What will happen if violations are found at my facility?
identified, education and enforcement are used together to achieve
compliance. A Re-inspection may be required to ensure the proper
BMPs are in place to protect the storm drains and that the facility
is operating in compliance with the law.
Will I be
charged for the inspection?
facilities that are
subject to inspection include manufacturing and service related
businesses that have the potential to pollute storm water runoff. An
inspection fee is charged annually.
What are the storm water
storm water inspections fee = $110
Re-inspection fee = $285
What if my
facility activities are not exposed to Storm Water? Am I still required to be inspected?
that discharge, or
have the potential to discharge, pollutant loadings to the storm
drain system must be inspected. Please contact program staff if you
have a question regarding your specific industry.
How can I
prepare my business for inspection?
Identify potential and actual sources of pollutants at your facility
and the locations of storm drains and nearby waterways that could
receive drainage from your facility. Determine whether materials are
being intentionally or accidentally discharged from your facility
into the storm drainage system or local waterways. Document changes
that you make to prevent pollutants at your facility from entering
storm drains and nearby waterways in your Storm Water Pollution
Prevention Plan (SWPPP).
What are common problems found at industrial sites?
- No Permit, SWPPP, or Records.
- Failure to
at site specified in the SWPPP.
- Did not
- SWPPP not
outdated to reflect BMP changes.
- Improper use
of facility equipment.
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