This website has been authorized by the Palm Beach County MS4 NPDES (PBC NPDES) Steering Committee as a resource for all permittees within the county. It is intended that this site will provide the permittee with helpful information on understanding and complying with the requirements of the MS4 NPDES permit.

Permit Component - Industrial and High Risk Facilities

The MS4 permit requires that permittees continue to implement a program to identify and control pollutants in stormwater discharges to the MS4 from:

  • Operating municipal landfill(s)
  • Hazardous waste treatment, storage, disposal and recovery facilities
  • Facilities that a subject to EPCRA Title III, Section 313 (also known as the Toxic Release Inventory)
  • Any other industrial or commercial discharge which the permittee(s) determines is contributing, or has the potential to contribute a substantial pollutant loading to the MS4.

The program requires that the permittee:

  • Maintain an inventory of high risk facilities that could discharge into its MS4.
  • Conduct inspections of the high risk facilities.
  • Conduct sampling of the discharge from the facility, if necessary.

Useful Links:

The FDEP database of landfills can be accessed from the Solid Waste Main Page.

EPCRA Title III, Section 313 facilities and other potential high risk facilities can be research on EPA's Envirosearch webpage.

FDEP provided the following list of types of facilities that do not need to be considered as high risk facilities, but that may be generated by the EPA database search results.

  • Dry Cleaners
  • Gas Stations
  • Schools
  • Photo Labs
  • Drug Stores
  • Medical Office/Hospitals
  • Auto Parts Stores
  • Quick Oil Change Stores
  • FPL Substations
  • Bellsouth Facilities/Buildings
  • NPDES/Construction

FDEP provided a list of the types of facilities that are most likely required to have coverage under the MSGP (multi-sector generic permit) program.

The FDEP website has an up-to-date list of facilities have already coverage under by an MSGP. Once on the FDEP webpage, click on "NPDES Stormwater Facilities" to download the list.

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