The municipal storm water National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit (Permit) was issued to the Los Angeles County Flood Control District, the County of Los Angeles, and 84 cities by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board on December 13, 2001. The permit requires Permittees to develop and implement an Industrial/Commercial Facilities Control Program. This document provides guidance that Permittees can follow to implement their own Industrial/Commercial Facilities Control program in compliance with the Permit.

Part 4.C of the Permit requires Permittees to conduct specific activities related to
industrial/commercial facilities control, as shown in Table 1. More specifically, Permittees must maintain a list of industrial/commercial facilities to be inspected, Inspect/visit industrial waste facilities, enforce implementation of BMPs from an approved list of BMPs and report quarterly on the facilities they visited. The permit requirements are fully enforceable and can only be changed through action by the Regional Board. The model program contents will be reviewed and approved by the Regional Board staff (Executive Officer) and can be changed by approval of the Executive Officer.