Search Results Help - Industrial Stormwater

As described in detail on the primary Search Results Help home page, the Search Results page presents results that meet the search criteria specified. Information and data specific to the Industrial Stormwater facility search is described below, including:

Industrial Stormwater search restricts the available facility universe to Clean Water Act discharge permits with an industrial stormwater component, including EPA Industrial Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permits.


Customize the Data Table

ECHO data are initially aggregated at the state, county or zip code level when viewing results with the interactive map. The level of aggregation is dynamically scaled based on the number of results returned to maximize the number of points on the map. The following counts are provided:

  • Number of Facilities
  • Facilities in Indian Country
  • Facilities with Current Violations
  • Facilities with Significant Violations (3 yrs)
  • Facilities with Violations (3 yrs)
  • Facilities with Inspections (5 yrs)
  • Facilities with Informal Enforcement Actions (5 yrs)
  • Facilities with Formal Enforcement Actions (5 yrs)
  • Total Penalties (5 yrs)
Once 500 or fewer results are found when viewing results with the interactive map, the data table presents facility-level information. When you choose Data Table view from the search form, ECHO displays 500 table rows at a time and additional results are paginated. In Data Table view, total search results are limited to 100,000 or fewer records. An indication of how many results are returned and which set of results are in view is provided at the bottom of the table. Results are presented in tabular format in the data table (sorted by FRS ID by default) and initially include the following columns of data  (click on the links below to jump to the Results Guide for detailed descriptions of each):
 

Several facility reports are accessible from the Reports column. The following reports may be accessed by clicking the corresponding icon. Note that the types of reports available for specific facilities varies.

IconReportDescription
Single Civil Enforcement Case Report IconSingle Civil Enforcement Case ReportAn "I" icon is displayed in the Reports column if a Civil Enforcement Case Report exists for a facility. Click the "I" icon to access the Civil Enforcement Case Report.  
Multiple Civil Enforcement Case Report IconMultiple Civil Enforcement Case ReportsAn "I+" icon is displayed if multiple Civil Enforcement Case Reports exist for a facility. Click the “I+” icon to display links to all available Civil Enforcement Case Reports by  case number .  Click on a case number to access the selected Enforcement Case Report.
Compliance Report IconCompliance ReportThe  Detailed Facility Report  for each facility can be accessed by clicking the "C" icon in the  Reports  column. The Detailed Facility Report presents a concise enforcement and compliance history for a selected facility.
Effluent ChartsEffluent ChartsClick the "E" icon to access the facility's Effluent Charts page, which presents dynamic charts, tables, and data downloads of permitted discharges, effluent limits, and violations over time for Clean Water Act (CWA) wastewater discharge permits issued under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). 
CWA Pollutant Loading ReportPollutant Loading ReportClick the "L" icon to view the detailed pollutant loading report for a facility. This icon links to EPA's  Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool .
 
Facility Documents IconFacility DocumentsEPA Inspection and Permit Documents — Access documents related to inspection, enforcement, and environmental assesment (EAs) and environmental impact statements (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Document are currently limited to facilities in EPA Region 6.

Facility-Reported Clean Air Act Compliance Documents (CEDRI) — Access EPA facility documents submitted to EPA using the Compliance and Emissions Data Reporting Interface (CEDRI). For more information, see WebFIRE

Note: The types of documents and date ranges available may differ between facilities. EPA plans to expand the facility document linkages in the future.

Tip: Sort tabular data by clicking on the column heading. The Reports column cannot be sorted.

You can further manipulate the data presented using either the Customize Columns or Download Data buttons. Click Customize Columns to customize the tabular data to focus on the data most important to you. Data fields available for selection include (click on the links below to jump to the Results Guide for detailed descriptions of each):

Use the Select All link to quickly include all columns for display or use the Clear All link to clear all selections. Note: Facility Name, Mapped, and Reports are always included and cannot be unchecked.

ECHO allows you to download your search results for further analysis. Click Download Data to download tabular data in comma-separated value (CSV), Excel (XLS), or GEOJSON formats. Note: Excel format is only available for 10,000 or fewer records and may require several minutes to process.


Results Guide

Key Terms

"Violation," "noncompliance," "significant noncompliance," and "high priority violation" are all terms used by the ECHO website to describe the facility’s status in regard to compliance with the law. In many cases, these terms reflect determinations made by EPA or states when conducting inspections or reviewing facility self-reports. These determinations assist the government in tracking resolution of violations through the enforcement process and do not necessarily represent a final adjudication by a judicial or administrative body. In such cases, these characterizations should be considered alleged violations.

The search results present data from several EPA data sources. Read About the Data for more information on each data source and when the data were last updated in ECHO.

Data fields included in the search results are described below. The results page field name is listed in bold and the data download file field name is listed [within brackets in italics] .

Facility Information

 Facility Name  [cwp_name]
Company or permit holder name, as maintained in ICIS-NPDES. The facility name may differ across EPA databases due to differences in reported information, change in ownership, use of parent or subsidiary name, etc.
 Street Address (Address, City, County, State, and ZIP Code)  [cwp_street, cwp_city, cwp_county, cwp_state, cwp_zip]
Street address, city, county, state, and ZIP code where facility is located, as maintained by each data system. Certain data systems also maintain mailing address information, which is not used in this report. The street address may differ across EPA databases due to differences in reported information (e.g., use of mailing address), change in ownership, use of parent or subsidiary address, etc. The search logic includes results that match specified address criteria in any source database. The address displayed in the search results table reflects information in the ICIS-NPDES database. 
 Master General Permit Number  [master_external_permit_nmbr]
The general permit that the NPDES ID applies to.
 NPDES ID  [source_id]
A unique 9-character ID assigned for each permit within the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program. These identifiers are for used tracking purposes in the individual data systems. The ID may contain both letters and numbers and often begins with the two-letter abbreviation for the state in which the facility is permitted.
 Mapped  [fac_map_flg]
Graphical indicator denoting whether geographical data required to map a facility are available.
 Reports  [Excluded from download]
An indicator of additional ECHO reports that are available and accessible by clicking on the corresponding icons. The Reports Legend provides descriptions of each report icon.
 Facility Information (FRS) ID  [registry_id]
Facility Information included on this page is associated with a particular Facility Registry Service (FRS) ID. FRS uniquely identifies a facility by assigning an identification number (FRS ID), and uses this FRS ID to link together all regulatory program database records (such as permit IDs and facility IDs that facilities use in reporting to EPA).
 EPA Region  [cwp_epa_region]
The EPA region where the facility is located. EPA has  10 regional offices  that execute programs within several states and territories.
 Latitude/Longitude  [fac_lat], [fac_long]
Displays the latitude and longitude at which the facility or permit holder as maintained in the program data.
HUC (Watershed code)  [fac_derived_huc]
The Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) of the watershed in which the facility resides. A HUC number is assigned to every watershed in the nation and uniquely identifies the watershed.
 FIPS Code  [cwp_fips_code]
The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) code to identify the county that a facility is located in.
 Federal Agency   [fac_federal_agency_code]
Indicates the federal agency, as classified in FRS. Federal agencies are installations that are owned and operated by the U.S. government. The five character code consists of a letter followed by four numbers. There are four possible letters that can occupy the first character position: 'C' for Civilian Federal Agency; 'D' for Department of Defense; 'E' for Department of Energy; 'X' for Unknown. The second and third characters represent the agency code, while the fourth and fifth characters represent the bureau code.
 FRS Tribal Land Code [fac_indian_cntry_flg]
Displays “Y” if a facility is flagged as being located in Indian Country, based on information from the EPA's Facility Registry Service (FRS). Displays “N” if a facility is not located in Indian County.
 ICIS Tribal Land Flag [cwp_indian_cntry_flg]
Displays “Y” if a facility is flagged as being located in Indian Country, based on information from the EPA's Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS). Displays “N” if a facility is not located in Indian County.
 Within Spatial Tribal Boundary [fac_indian_spatial_flg]
Displays “Y” if a facility is located within 25 miles of a tribal spatial boundary as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau 2010 tribal boundary layer data for tribes in the lower 48 states and Bureau of Land Management Alaska State Office data for tribes in Alaska. Displays “N” if a facility is not located in Indian County.
 FRS Spatially Derived Tribe [fac_derived_tribes]
The tribes or tribal territories located within 25 miles of the facility's location. EPA compares the facility location in its Facility Registry Service to the U.S. Census Bureau 2010 tribal boundary layer data for tribes in the lower 48 states and Bureau of Land Management Alaska State Office data for tribes in Alaska. The tribal boundary locations identified are suitable only for general spatial reference and do not necessarily reflect EPA's position on any Indian country locations or boundaries, or the land status of any specific location.
Near US-Mexican Border  [fac_us_mex_border_flg]
A "Y" is displayed for facilities within 100 km of the U.S.-Mexico border.
SIC Code  [sic_codes]
Indicates the facility’s or permit's primary Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code. The SIC code describes the primary activity of the facility. The first two digits in the code define a major business sector; the last two digits denote a facility's specialty within the major sector.  SIC Lookup
 NAICS Code  [naics_codes]
Indicates the facility’s or permit's primary North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code. The NAICS Code has replaced the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. The system was developed to give special attention to developing production-oriented classifications for (a) new and emerging industries, (b) service industries in general, and (c) industries engaged in the production of advanced technologies.
NAICS industries are identified by a 6-digit code. The first two digits represent the Industry sector, in which there exist 20 broad sectors. The third digit represents industry subsector, the fourth digit represents industry group, the fifth digit represents industry, and the sixth digit is U.S., Canadian, or Mexican National specific. 
Discharging to MS4  [dsch_to_ms4]
Displays "Y" if a facility discharges into a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4).
MS4 Operator Name  [receiving_ms4_name]
Displays the name of the receiving MS4.
 Est. Area Exposed to Stormwater (Acres)  [storm_water_area]
Displays the estimated area of industrial activity at the site exposed to stormwater in acres.
 Historic Preservation Criterion  [historic_criterion_code]
Indicates the eligibility criteria for historic properties preservation. The ICIS-NPDES code is provides in parentheses.
  • Criterion A (NRB) – The stormwater discharges and allowable non-stormwater discharges do not have the potential to have an effect on historic properties and the facility is not constructing or installing new stormwater control measures on the site that cause subsurface disturbance.
  • Criterion B (NSC) – The discharge-related activities (i.e., construction and/or installation of stormwater control measures that involve subsurface disturbance) will not affect historic properties.
  • Criterion C (WRA) – The stormwater discharges, allowable non-stormwater discharges, and discharge related activities have the potential to have an effect on historic properties, and the facility consulted with the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO), or other tribal representative regarding measures to mitigate or prevent any adverse effects on historic properties. The facility has either (1) obtained and is in compliance with a written agreement that outlines all such measures, or (2) been unable to reach agreement on such measures.
  • Criterion D (CNR) – The facility has contacted the SHPO, THPO, or other tribal representative and EPA in writing informing them that stormwater discharges and allowable non-stormwater discharges have the potential to have an effect on historic properties and the facility did not receive a response from the SHPO, THPO, or tribal representative within 30 days of receiving your letter.
For more information on the procedures relating to the historic properties preservation, please refer to Appendix F of the 2015 EPA Multi-Sector General Permit documents.
 Endangered Species Protection Criterion  [species_critical_habitat_flag]
Indicates the eligibility criteria for the protection of endangered species:
  • Criterion A (NON) – No federally listed threatened or endangered species or their designated critical habitat(s) are likely to occur in the "action area" as defined in Appendix A  of the 2015 EPA Multi-Sector General Permit documents.
  • Criterion B (OTH) – The industrial activity's discharges and discharge-related activities were already addressed in another operator's valid certification of eligibility for the action area under this permit, and there is no reason to believe that federally listed species or designated critical habitat not considered in the prior certification may be present or located in the "action area" (e.g., due to a new species listing or critical habitat designation).
  • Criterion C (SPU) – Federally listed threatened or endangered species or their designated critical habitat(s) are likely to occur in or near the facility's "action area," and the industrial activity's discharges and discharge-related activities are not likely to adversely affect listed threatened or endangered species or critical habitat.
  • Criterion D (SC7) – Consultation between a Federal Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or the National Marine Fisheries Service under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been concluded. Consultations can be either formal or informal, and would have occurred only as a result of a separate federal action (e.g., during application for an individual wastewater discharge permit or the issuance of a wetlands dredge and fill permit), and consultation must have addressed the effects of the industrial activity’s discharges and discharge-related activities on federally listed threatened or endangered species and designated critical habitat. The result of this consultation must be one of the following:
    1. A biological opinion that concludes that the action in question (taking into account the effects of your facility's discharges and discharge-related activities) is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of listed species, or result in the destruction or adverse modification of critical habitat.
    2. A biological opinion that concludes that the action is likely to jeopardize listed species or to result in the destruction or adverse modification of critical habitat, and any recommended reasonable and prudent alternatives or reasonable and prudent measures are being implemented.
    3. Written concurrence from the applicable Service(s) with a finding that the facility's discharges and discharge-related activities are not likely to adversely affect listed species or critical habitat.
  • Criterion E (S10) – The industrial activities are the subject of a permit under section 10 of the ESA, and activities on federally listed species and designated critical habitat.
For more information on the procedures relating to endangered species protection, please refer to Appendix E of the 2015 MSGP documents.
 Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan  [swpp_url]
A link to the facility's Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), where available. A SWPPP identifies the industrial activities conducted at the site, including any structural control practices, which the industrial facility operator will implement to prevent pollutants from making their way into stormwater runoff. For more information on SWPPP, see the EPA factsheets on Industrial Stormwater Guidance.
 Onsite Industrial Activities Exposed to Stormwater [exposed_activity]
Description of industrial materials or activities exposed to stormwater.
 Potential Pollutants Exposed to Stormwater  [exposed_activity], [associated_pollutant]
Identifies potential activity and pollutant discharge concerns at the facility, as listed in a SWPPP. For more information, see the EPA factsheets on Industrial Stormwater Guidance.
 Control Measure  [control_measure]
Control measures specified in the SWPPP. Identifies the best management practices (BMPs) or other structural or non-structural practices that are used to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants in stormwater. For more information, see the EPA factsheets on Industrial Stormwater Guidance.
 O&M Schedule  [control_measure_schedule]
The Operations and Maintenance schedule specified in the SWPPP. Identifies the routine practices, such as inspection, training, and maintenance, implemented to keep exposed areas of the site clean. For more information, see the EPA factsheets on Industrial Stormwater Guidance.
 Type of Monitoring  [type_of_monitoring]
The type of monitoring specified in the SWPPP. Identifies the type of monitoring activity the facility is required to to conduct based on its industrial activity. For more information on the monitoring approaches and procedures found in the SWPPP, see the EPA factsheets on Industrial Stormwater Guidance.
 Type of Water  [type_of_water]
The type of water body receiving discharges stormwater discharges specified in the SWPPP. The type of water generally refers to saltwater, freshwater, and hardness. For more information, see the EPA factsheets on Industrial Stormwater Guidance and Appendix J of the Final 2015 EPA Multi-Sector General Permit Documents

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EPA Industrial Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) Annual Report

MSGP Latest Annual Report Year [MsgpLastReportYear]
The calendar year of the latest MSGP annual report submitted by the permitted facility. Note that MSGP annual reports are only submitted for stormwater discharges associated with industrial activity located in areas where EPA is the permitting authority.
MSGP Facility Inspection Summary [MsgpFacilityInspctnSmmry]
Summary of the quarterly facility inspection documentation (part 3.1 of the permit) during the MSGP annual report year.
MSGP Visual Assessment Summary [MsgpVisualAssessmentSmmry]
Summary of the quarterly visual assessment documentation (part 3.3 of the permit) during the MSGP annual report year.
MSGP No Further Reduction Rationale [MsgpNoFurtherRdctnRtnle]
Description of rationale for why no further reductions are achievable (part 6.2.1.2 of the permit) during the MSGP annual report year.
MSGP Corrective Action Summary [MsgpCorrectiveActionSmmry]
Summary of the corrective action documentation (part 4.3 of the permit) during the MSGP annual report year.

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Regulatory Programs

CAA IDs  [CAAIDs]
A unique 10-digit ID assigned for each stationary source in the national program database, ICIS-Air.
RCRA IDs  [rcra_ids]
A unique 12-character ID assigned for each record/permit/site/facility within the RCRAInfo database. This identifier is used to track waste handlers subject to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The ID may contain both letters and numbers and often begins with the two-letter abbreviation for the state in which the facility is permitted.
SDWA PWS IDs  [sdwa_ids]
A unique 9-character ID assigned for each public water system within the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS). These identifiers are for used tracking purposes in the individual data systems. The ID may contain both letters and numbers and often begins with the two-letter abbreviation for the state in which the facility is permitted.
TRI IDs  [tri_ids]
A unique 15-character ID assigned for each facility within the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) program. The format is ZZZZZNNNNNSSSSS, where ZZZZZ = ZIP code, NNNNN = the first 5 consonants of the name, and SSSSS = the first 5 non-blank non-special characters in the street address. These identifiers are for used tracking purposes in the individual data systems.

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Permits

EPA Industrial Stormwater Sector  [sector]
The industrial sector associated with the facility. EPA Industrial Stormwater Sectors include:
  • Section A: Timber Products
  • Section B: Paper and Allied Products
  • Section C: Chemicals and Allied Products
  • Section D: Asphalt Paving and Roofing Materials and Lubricants
  • Section E: Glass, Clay, Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum Products
  • Section F: Primary Metals
  • Section G: Metal Mining (Ore Mining and Dressing)
  • Section H: Coal Mines and Coal Mining-Related Facilities
  • Section I: Oil and Gas Extraction and Refining
  • Section J: Mineral Mining and Dressing
  • Section K: Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facilities
  • Section L: Landfills, Land Application Sites, and Open Dumps
  • Section M: Automobile Salvage Yards
  • Section N: Scrap Recycling Facilities
  • Section O: Steam Electric Generating Facilities
  • Section P: Land Transportation and Warehousing
  • Section Q: Water Transportation
  • Section R: Ship and Boat Building or Repairing Yards
  • Section S: Air Transportation Facilities
  • Section T: Treatment Works
  • Section U: Food and Kindred Products
  • Section V: Text Mills, Apparel, and Other Fabric Product Manufacturing; Leather and Leather Products
  • Section W: Furniture and Fixtures
  • Section X: Printing and Publishing
  • Section Y: Rubber, Miscellaneous Plastic Products, and Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries
  • Section Z: Leather Tanning and Finishing
  • Section AA: Fabricated Metal Products
  • Section AB: Transportation Equipment, Industrial or Commercial Machinery
  • Section AC: Electronic, Electrical, Photographic, and Optical Goods
  • Section AD: Non-Classified Facilities
For more information on the Industrial Stormwater Sector, see the EPA factsheet for each sector under the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP), found on Industrial Stormwater Fact Sheet Series.
 Subsector  [subsector]
The industrial subsector associated with the facility. For more information on the Industrial Stormwater Subsectors, see Appendix D of the Final 2105 MSGP Documents.
 MSGP Notification Type  [msgp_permit_type_code]
Indicates the permit notification classification. Permit notification types include:
  • Industrial No Exposure Certification (NOE) – Selects facilities with its industrial materials and activities protected by a storm resistant shelter to prevent exposure to rain, snow, snowmelt, and/or runoff is eligible for an exemption from NPDES industrial stormwater permit requirements.
  • Notice of Intent (NOI) – Selects facilities that have submitted a a notice requesting authorization to discharge pollutants to waters of the United States under EPA's NPDES Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit for industrial stormwater.
 Permit Status  [msgp_permit_status]
The code associated with the facility's permit status.
  • Active – A complete Notice of Intent (NOI) has been received. The waiting period has been completed and no additional issues have been identified. Coverage under the EPA permit began on the date indicated.
  • Expired – The 2008 EPA Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) expired at midnight on September 29, 2013. A new permit to replace it has not been issued. Facilities that obtained coverage under the 2008 MSGP prior to its expiration are automatically granted an administrative continuance of permit coverage. The administrative continuance will remain in effect until a new permit is issued. Those facilities already covered under the 2008 MSGP are not required to submit a new NOI for permit coverage until the MSGP is reissued, and must continue to comply with all of the requirements in the 2008 permit, including requirements for monitoring and reporting.
  • On Hold – A complete NOI has been received, however, it has been placed on hold by EPA. This project or facility is ineligible for coverage under the EPA permit until identified issues are resolved.
  • NOITS Hold
  • Terminated Certified – A Notice of Termination (NOT) has been submitted for this project. This project is no longer covered by the EPA permit.
  • Not Needed
 Permit Issuing Agency  [issuing_agency]
The environmental agency that issued the permit.
 Submitted Date  [submitted_date]
Date that the permit was submitted to the issuing agency.
 Active Date  [active_date]
Date that the permit is active.
 Effective Date  [effective_date]
Date that the permit covers.
 Termination Date  [termination_date]
Date that the permit was terminated.
 Expiration Date  [expiration_date]
Date that the permit expires.
 Major Status   [cwp_major_minor_status_flag]
A facility marked as "Major" refers to CWA major permittees.

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Compliance Status

CWA Compliance Status

A permit-level CWA compliance status is generated after every quarter and then reviewed before becoming "official". Discharge data for the most recent quarter were reported after the last official quarter, and a permit-level compliance status has not yet been generated. Since these data were reported after the last Quarterly Noncompliance Report (QNCR) was issued, they are considered draft and have not been fully quality assured. A QNCR description is provided in the Detailed Facility Report Data Dictionary . Post QNCR data are taken into account for the following results table columns:

  • Compliance Status
  • Quarters in Noncompliance (3 yrs)
  • Current Violation
  • Effluent Violations (3 yrs)
 Compliance Status  [cwp_status13]
An indication of the facility's current compliance status under the Clean Water Act. The following designations are made:
  • Significant Violation
  • Noncompliance
  • No Violation
  • Unknown
Note: This field considers the most current data available, including effluent exceedances reported after the last Quarterly Noncompliance Report (QNCR) was issued; post QNCR data are considered draft and have not been fully quality assured.
 Significant Noncompliance (SNC) Status  [cwp_current_snc_status]
When a major source is in significant noncompliance (SNC) or a non-major source has a Category I violation, the specific type of SNC/Category I will be displayed. 
 
Effluent Violations
• E(EffViol) - effluent violations of monthly average limits
• X(EffNMth) - effluent violations of non-monthly average limits
 
Violations of a Compliance Schedule
• S(CSchVio) - an enforcement action has been issued, and the facility is not meeting its compliance schedule
• T(CSchRpt) - compliance schedule reporting violation
 
Failure to Report
• D(DMR NR) - non-receipt of discharge monitoring report
 SNC Status Date  [cwp_current_snc_status_date]
The status date of the facility's Significant Noncompliance designation.
 Quarters in Noncompliance (3 yrs)  [cwp_qtrs_in_nc]
Count of the number of quarters, out of the last twelve quarters, in which the permit or site is considered either with violations, in noncompliance (NC) status, or in Significant Noncompliance (SNC), as described above under Compliance Status. A quarter is any of the following 3-month calendar periods: January-March, April-June, July-September, or October-December. Further violation and detailed compliance information can be found on ECHO's  Frequently Asked Questions page. Note: This field considers the most current data available, including effluent exceedances reported after the last QNCR was issued; post QNCR data are considered draft and have not been fully quality assured.
 Current Violation  [cwp_current_viol]
Displays "Yes" if the facility is currently in any violation under the Clean Water Act, either in Noncompliance or Significant Noncompliance. Note: This field considers the most current data available, including effluent exceedances reported after the last Quarterly Noncompliance Report (QNCR) was issued; post-QNCR data are considered draft and have not been fully quality assured. If the official data show the facility is in violation and the post-QNCR data show the facility is not in violation or unknown, the status is based on the official QNCR data. Otherwise, the status is based on post-QNCR.
 Quarters in SNC (3 yrs)  [cwp_quarters_in_snc]
Count of the number of quarters, out of the last twelve quarters, in which the permit is considered in Significant Noncompliance (SNC), as described above under Compliance Status. A quarter is any of the following 3-month calendar periods: January-March, April-June, July-September, or October-December. Further violation and detailed compliance information can be found on ECHO's  Frequently Asked Questions  page.
 Effluent Violations (3 yrs)  [cwp_e90_cnt]
Displays the number of instances where effluent limits have been exceeded in the past 3 years (E90 compliance code), based on monthly Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) submitted by facilities.  Note: This field considers the most current data available, including effluent exceedances reported after the last QNCR was issued; post QNCR data are considered draft and have not been fully quality assured. The number of effluent violations reported in the post QNCR data are added to the total number of officially reported exceedances.

 Number of Benchmark Limit Exceedances (3 yrs)

Displays the number of instances where the benchmark limits have been exceeded in the past 3 years. Benchmark monitoring is required under the 2015 Multi-Sector General Permit as an indicator of performance of stormwater control measures. Benchmark limit exceedances indicate instances when stormwater pollutant concentrations exceed levels that could adversely affect receiving water quality, and require permittees to review their stormwater control measures and take corrective action. These exceedances are not violations, but rather indicators of potential problems at the site. For more information on benchmark monitoring, see the Industrial Stormwater Monitoring and Sample Guide under the Industrial Stormwater Fact Sheets and Guidance tab.

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Inspections

Inspections (5 yrs)  [cwp_inspection_count]
The number of inspections/compliance evaluations, under the corresponding statute, occurring at the facility within the last five years. The last five years include data from the twenty most recently completed quarters, plus data from the current quarter up until the refresh date. This count only includes inspection types that are counted as inspections in official counts.
Days Since Last Inspection  [cwp_days_last_inspection]
Indicates the number of days since the most recent inspection of the facility. Inspections listed within the last five years are included.
Date of Last Inspection  [cwp_date_last_inspection]
The date on which the most recent inspection of the facility took place. For the CAA, the date on which a Full Compliance Evaluation (FCE) was completed. This date may or may not correspond to an actual site visit. A series of partial on- or off-site inspections may have been conducted during the fiscal year as part of this an FCE.

Enforcement Actions

Informal Enforcement Actions (5 yrs)  [cwp_informal_enf_act_count]
Indicates the total number of informal enforcement actions/notices of violations (NOVs) taken against the facility within the last five years. Notices of Violation are activities taken by EPA or the state that often precede a formal administrative or civil/judicial enforcement action. Not all notices of violation are escalated to formal enforcement action for a variety of reasons, including the following: the facility quickly corrects the problem(s) indicated in the notice, the violation is determined to be less severe than originally thought, or consultation between the facility and EPA or the state indicates that a violation has not occurred.
Formal Enforcement Actions (5 yrs)  [cwp_formal_ea_cnt]
Indicates the total number of enforcement actions taken against the facility within the last five years. This count only includes enforcement actions that have been entered in the national program databases: ICIS-Air, ICIS-NPDES, and RCRAInfo. Federal CAA and RCRA enforcement actions that have been entered into ICIS are not included in this section to avoid duplicative counting. (Please note that all actions at NPDES facilities in states using ICIS-NPDES are counted.)
Indicates that the database shows no formal EPA or state enforcement action. Note that enforcement actions that are in process are not publicly available. For more information, continue to check this site for updates (monthly). The relevant state environmental agency also may have additional information. Also note that all violations do not receive formal enforcement actions. Violations that are minor, short in duration, or quickly corrected by the facility may not warrant formal enforcement action.
“NA” indicates that this measure is not applicable for facilities with no associated CAA, CWA, or RCRA permits.
Date Last Informal Action  [cwp_date_last_informal_ea]
Indicates the effective date of the most recent listed informal enforcement action taken against the facility within the last five years.
Date Last Informal Action (EPA)  [cwp_date_last_iea_epa]
Indicates the effective date of the most recent listed informal enforcement action taken against the facility by EPA within the last five years.
Date Last Informal Action (State)  [cwp_date_last_iea_st]
Indicates the effective date of the most recent listed informal enforcement action taken against the facility by a state environmental agency within the last five years.
Date Last Formal Action [cwp_date_last_fea]
Indicates the effective date of the most recent listed formal enforcement action taken against the facility within the last five years.
Date Last Formal Action (EPA)  [cwp_date_last_fea_epa]
Indicates the effective date of the most recent listed formal enforcement action taken against the facility by EPA within the last five years.
Date Last Formal Action (State)  [cwp_date_last_fea_st]
Indicates the effective date of the most recent listed formal enforcement action taken against the facility by a state environmental agency within the last five years.

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Pollutants

Pollutant(s) With Violations (3 yrs) [poll_in_violation]
The names of pollutants with reporting violations (i.e., violation codes D80 and D90) or effluent exceedances  (i.e., violation code E90) in the past three years in ICIS-NPDES. Click on the Effluent Charts "E" icon in the Reports column for additional detail, including graphical display of the violation types and dates.
TRI Surface Water Releases  [fac_tri_sw_rel]
Chemical surface water release information from the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is provided for each reporting facility. Data are for information purposes only and do not indicate any association with other sections of this report. Chemical releases are not a measure of compliance as the reported releases are typically permissible under current laws.
TRI Surface Water Releases represent the total chemical releases discharged to surface water, in pounds, as reported to TRI by the facility for the most recent reporting year.
TRI POTW Transfers  [fac_tri_potw_trans]
POTW transfer information from the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is provided for each reporting facility. Data are for information purposes only and do not indicate any association with other sections of this report. POTW transfers are not a measure of compliance as the reported releases are typically permissible under current laws.
TRI POTW Transfers represent the amount of toxic chemicals transferred to a Publicly Operated Treatment Works (POTW), in pounds, as reported to TRI by the facility for the most recent reporting year.

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Local Water Bodies

 State Waterbody (ICIS)  [cwp_state_water_body_code]
Code from the Assessment TMDL Tracking & Implementation System (ATTAINS) database , assigned by the US Geological Survey, used to classify watersheds in the United States and the Caribbean. The code consists of twelve digits which correspond to six levels of classification:
  • Region (first-level, 2-digit HUC)
  • Subregion (second-level, 4-digit HUC)
  • Accounting unit (third-level, 6-digit HUC)
  • Cataloguing unit (fourth-level, 8-digit HUC)
  • Watershed (fifth-level, 10-digit HUC)
  • Subwatershed (sixth-level, 12-digit HUC)
 State Waterbody Name (ICIS)  [cwp_state_water_body_name]
The name of the watershed in which the facility resides, as entered into ICIS-NPDES. A watershed is an area that drains or contributes water to a particular point, stream, river, lake, or ocean.
Waterbody Most Recent State Assessment  [attains_cycle_year]
The year in which the most recent state assessment occurred for the waterbody. The data are from the ATTAINS database.
Waterbody Name (GNIS)  [rad_gnis_name]
The name of the waterbody from the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) database in which the facility is permitted to discharge directly. A waterbody is a geographically defined portion of navigable waters, waters of the contiguous zone, and ocean waters under the jurisdiction of the United States, including segments of rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, coastal waters and ocean waters.
GNIS, developed by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, contains information about physical and cultural geographic features in the United States and associated areas, both current and historical (not including roads and highways). The database holds the Federally recognized name of each feature and defines the location of the feature by state, county, USGS topographic map, and geographic coordinates.
Waterbody Number (Reach Code)  [rad_reachcode]
A nationally unique and permanent identifier for the waterbody, assigned by the US Geological Survey.
 12-Digit WBD HUC (RAD) [rad_wbd_huc12]
Code from the Reach Address Database (RAD), assigned by the US Geological Survey, used to classify watersheds in the United States and the Caribbean. The code consists of twelve digits which correspond to six levels of classification:
  • Region (first-level, 2-digit HUC)
  • Subregion (second-level, 4-digit HUC)
  • Accounting unit (third-level, 6-digit HUC)
  • Cataloguing unit (fourth-level, 8-digit HUC)
  • Watershed (fifth-level, 10-digit HUC)
  • Subwatershed (sixth-level, 12-digit HUC)
WBD Subwatershed Name (RAD)  [rad_hu_12_name]
The name of the waterbody in which the facility is permitted to discharge directly (from RAD). A waterbody is a geographically defined portion of navigable waters, waters of the contiguous zone, and ocean waters under the jurisdiction of the United States, including segments of rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, coastal waters and ocean waters.
WBD Subwatershed Name (FRS Derived)  [fac_derived_wbd_name]
The facility derived name of the waterbody in which the facility is permitted to discharge directly. A waterbody is a geographically defined portion of navigable waters, waters of the contiguous zone, and ocean waters under the jurisdiction of the United States, including segments of rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, coastal waters and ocean waters.
CWA Report (ATTAINS)  [attains_source]
The CWA Report in which the waterbody data can be found. EPA recommended approach to integrating water quality conditions data submitted by states under Clean Water Act sections 303(d) and 305(b).  EPA guidance provides recommended organization for states' Integrated Report submittals. The data are from the Assessment TMDL Tracking & Implementation System (ATTAINS) database .
Impaired Water Body (Section 303(d))  [cwp_imp_water_flg]
Displays "Y" if the permitted facility discharges directly into category 4 or 5 impaired waters, as designated under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act. Impaired waters are waters that are too polluted or otherwise degraded to meet the water quality standards set by states, territories, or authorized tribes.
Listed for Impairment (ATTAINS)  [attains_imp_water_flg]
Displays “Y” if the waterbody in which the facility resides is listed for impairment. The data are from the ATTAINS database.
Under  section 303(d)  of the CWA, states, territories, and authorized tribes are required to develop lists of impaired waters. These are waters that are too polluted or otherwise degraded to meet the water quality standards set by states, territories, or authorized tribes. The law requires that states establish priority rankings for waters on the lists and develop  Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) , for these waters. A TMDL is a calculation of the maximum amount of a pollutant that a water body can receive and still safely meet water quality standards. For more information about impaired waters or TMDLs, please visit  EPA's overview of impaired waters and Total Maximum Daily Loads Program webpage .
Impairment Class (ATTAINS)  [attains_au_category]
The impairment class or category of the waterbody in which the facility is permitted to discharge directly. The data are from the ATTAINS database
  • 5. Impaired - TMDL needed.  Available information indicates that at least one designated use is not being supported and a TMDL is needed (also known as the 303(d) listed waters).
  • 4. Impaired - TMDL not needed.  Available information indicates that at least one designated use is not being supported, but a TMDL is not needed (see subcategories).
  • 4a. TMDL completed.  A TMDL has been completed, but impairment still exists.
  • 4b. TMDL alternative.  Impairment is being addressed by a method other than a TMDL (e.g., stream bank improvements).
  • 4c. Non-pollutant causes.  Cause of impairment is not a pollutant (e.g., habitat destruction).
Detailed information on the categorization of waters can be found in Section V of the  2006 Integrated Report Guidance.
Causes of Impairment(s)  [attains_state_causes]
Lists all pollutants or stressors that are causing impairment in the assessed waterbody. While most of the cause names (such as nutrients or metals) are standard and widely used by all states, others may be unique to a given state. See the state 305(b) report for more information. The data are from the ATTAINS database.
Causes of Impairment(s) by Group(s)  [attains_cause_groups]
Lists all groups of pollutants or stressors that are causing impairment in the assessed waterbody. The data are from the ATTAINS database.
Facility Pollutant(s) Potentially Contributing to Impairment  (ECHO Derived) [attains_possible_npdes_params]
Lists all pollutants discharged by the facility that are potentially contributing to the impairment of local waterbodies.
Aquatic Life Use Designation (ATTAINS)  [attains_aquatic_life_use_flg]
Displays “Y” if the waterbody in which the facility resides is designated for aquatic life use. The data are from the ATTAINS database.
Exceptional Use (ATTAINS)  [attains_exceptnl_use_flg]
Displays “Y” if the waterbody in which the facility resides is designated for exceptional use. The data are from the ATTAINS database.
Recreational Use Designation (ATTAINS)  [attains_recreation_use_flg]
Displays “Y” if the waterbody in which the facility resides is designated for recreational use. The data are from the ATTAINS database . Please visit EPA’s Recreational Water Quality Criteria web page for more information.
Shellfish Use Designation (ATTAINS)  [attains_shellfish_use_flg]
Displays “Y” if the waterbody in which the facility resides is designated for shellfish use. The data are from the ATTAINS database.
Beach Closure Within Last Year (BEACHES)  [beach_close_last_year_flg]
Displays “Y” if the facility is located on or near a waterbody with a beach closure within the last year. Visit EPA’s Beach Monitoring and Notification web page for more information.
Beach Closure Within Two Years (BEACHES)  [beach_close_last_2yrs_flg]
Displays “Y” if the facility is located on or near a waterbody with a beach closure within the last two years. Visit EPA’s  Beach Monitoring and Notification web page  for more information.
Chesapeake Bay Flag (FRS Derived) [chesapeake_bay_flg]
Displays “Y” if the facility is located within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. For information on the Chesapeake Bay restoration program and activities, see the Chesapeake Bay Program Office.

Other Information

EJ Indexes Above 80th Percentile [Over80CountUs]
Indicates the number of primary EJSCREEN environmental justice (EJ) indexes exceeding the 80th or higher national percentile for the Census block group that the facility is located in. EPA uses EJSCREEN as a screening tool to identify geographic areas that may warrant further consideration or analysis. Note that use of this field does not designate an area as an “EJ community” or “EJ facility.” EJSCREEN provides screening level indicators, not a determination of the existence or absence of EJ concerns. For more information, see the EJSCREEN home page.
Population Density (3 mi) [fac_pop_den]
The number of persons per square mile in the profiled area. The ratio of total persons (displayed in the Total Persons field) to total land area (displayed in the Land Area field).
Percent Minority (3 mi) [fac_percent_minority]
Percent Minority is the percentage of the population of the given area that is considered minority. The field is calculated by subtracting the number of persons who are white (and not of Hispanic origin) from the total persons. This number is then divided by the total persons and multiplied by one hundred to determine the percentage.
Statistics are shown for the area within a 3-mile radius of each facility. The radius is measured from the best available lat/long coordinate (normally from EPA's Locational Reference Tables - LRT file). Users should be aware that the Demographic Profile is based upon the reported latitude and longitude of the facility or permit holder. Surrounding populations and other statistics were estimated by retrieving the data for Census block groups within three miles of each facility.

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View Facility Summary Information

Once facility-level data are displayed (Data Table view or 500 or fewer results in Interactive Map view), the facility summary panel becomes visible. Upon clicking in a table row (or on a map pin), the Facility Summary panel will expand (or update) to present a brief overview of the selected facility’s compliance information. The facility name and street address are displayed at the top of the panel. A miniature map zoomed in on the selected facility is shown below the name and address.

Below the map, the following facility data are displayed:

The facility's Effluent Charts page can be accessed by clicking the NPDES Permit hyperlink. The facility's Detailed Facility Report can be accessed by clicking the "More Facility Details" hyperlink on the bottom right of the panel.

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