Industrial and Commercial Site Controls
In December 1996, the Program developed the Industrial/Commercial Discharger Control (IND)
Performance Standards to define the level of implementation that Co-permittees should attain to demonstrate that their IND activities reduce pollutants to the maximum extent practicable. The IND Performance Standards were developed to meet an earlier permit requirement and were incorporated into the Program’s Urban Runoff Management Plan.
In October 2000, the performance standards were also updated to include the reporting of stormwater infiltration devices (SWIDs) and the preparation of internal summaries which include the type and number of violations reported, and the type of facilities with reported violations. The performance standards were again updated in February 2005 with administrative changes (e.g., incorporating enhanced reporting requirements and results of Co-permittee evaluations).
Co-permitees continue to implement the IND Performance Standards by conducting inspections of specific industrial and commercial facilities which may be a source of pollutants to stormwater, and providing outreach to facility owners. When necessary, Co-permittees initiate enforcement actions against responsible parties. In addition, Co-permittees continue to provide information on the type of facilities inspected and the level of enforcement taken at inspected facilities, as well as an evaluation of IND program effectiveness, in their annual reports. To supplement individual Co-permittee IND inspection data, Program staff prepares IND summary tables for Co-permittee inspections that have occurred the previous fiscal year. Co-permittee IND inspection summary tables for FY 08-09 are provided here. Each year, IND inspection summary tables are included within Appendix G of the Program’s Annual Report. Refer to past Annual Reports to view these summaries.