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Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP)

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The Permit (GP-0-17-004)

Applicability of the MSGP

MSGP Decision Tree (PDF) - Use this to determine if MSGP coverage is applicable for your facility.

Forms for Reporting to the Department

Notice of Intent - Apply for MSGP coverage (MSGP Part I.D). See Notice of Intent Guidance section to find information to help complete the NOI.

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Click on Blue Button to go to the nForm Portal information webpage to gain access to the Notice of Intent or Annual Certification Report electronic forms. Users must be registered with in order to use the nForm Portal. User guides and help on registering for the portal are also available on the page.

Annual Certification Report - Report compliance with permit conditions every year by January 28. (MSGP Part VI.A.1)

MSGP eReport Certification Form (PDF) - TAs the final part of submission of the Notice of Intent or the Annual Certification form, this form is to be uploaded and attached as certification to the truth, accuracy, and completeness of the submitted form.

Notice of Termination (NOT) (PDF) - Complete and submit this form to terminate MSGP coverage.

Corrective Action/Non-compliance Event Form (PDF)

Notice of Intent Guidance

Use the tools in this section to help complete the Notice of Intent (NOI).

Online Form system Quick Start Guide - These instructions will helo the user in signing up for an account and navigating through the eNOI and eACR.

Notice of Intent Instructions (PDF) - General instructions to help with completion of the MSGP Notice of Intent.

Mapping Tools

Instructions for the Google Earth Maps --This document provides guidance on how to download Google Earth and instructions on how to answer Questions 4 and 5(a) on the Notice of Intent and find the coordinates of the facility by using the map.

Google Earth map of Priority Waterbodies List - The Priority Waterbodies List Map is a statewide inventory of NYS waterbodies which characterizes water quality and the waterbody uses supported. The map may be used to help facilities answer Question 4 on the Notice of Intent. In addition, this map may be used to determine the facilities geographic coordinates which is necessary to complete the Notice of Intent.

Google Earth map of Impaired Waterbodies Applicable to MSGP -The map of Impaired Waterbodies Applicable to MSGP shows impaired waterbodies as defined in SPDES Multi-Sector General Permit. These waterbodies are subject to additional requirements in the Permit. The map may be used to help facilities answer Question 5(a) on the Notice of Intent. In addition, this map may be used to determine the facilities geographic coordinates which is necessary to complete the Notice of Intent.

Instructions and Tips on Using Google Earth - supplemental information on how to get the most out of Google Earth.

DECinfo Locator is an interactive map that lets you access many DEC documents and other public data about the environmental quality of specific sites in New York State.

The Environmental Resource Mapper is an interactive mapping application that can be used to identify some of New York State's natural resources and environmental features that are state or federally protected, or of conservation concern, such as endangered species, rare plants and rare animals and significant natural communities.

Look Up Your SIC Code

OSHA SIC System Search - OSHA Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code System Search

Helpful Forms to keep with the Facility's Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

Corrective Action for Semi-Annual Benchmark Monitoring (PDF)

Quarterly Visual Monitoring Forms (PDF) - Use this form when conducting your Quarterly Visual Monitoring.

Storm Event Data Form (PDF) - Use this form to record Storm Event Data.

Monitoring and Reporting Table (PDF) - Describes the different monitoring and reporting timetables required by the MSGP and divides the required reports and monitoring into what must be reported to the Department and what should be kept with the SWPPP.

Discharge Monitoring Reports

DMR Instructions (PDF) - How to fill out the Discharge Monitoring Report.

DMR Manual and NetDMR Information - webpage

If you have any questions related to DMR reporting or registering for NetDMR, please call (518) 402-8177 or email

ELAP Laboratories - Find a NYS Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP) certified lab at the NYS Department of Health Wadsworth Center's ELAP certified laboratories.

Waiver Forms

Adverse Climatic Conditions Waiver Form (PDF) - Use this form to claim an Adverse Climatic Conditions Waiver.

Inactive and Unstaffed Waiver Form (PDF) - Use this form to claim an Inactive and/or Unstaffed Waiver.

Representative Outfalls Waiver Form (PDF) - Use this form to claim a Representative Outfall Waiver.

Representative Outfalls Waiver Instructions (PDF)

Conditional Exclusion for No Exposure

A No Exposure Exclusion from MSGP coverage is available if all industrial materials and activities are protected by a storm resistant shelter to prevent exposure to rain, snow, snow melt and/or runoff. In order to obtain a waiver, a facility must submit a No Exposure Certification form certifying a condition of No Exposure. No Exposure Certification form (PDF)

Contact Information

For information regarding the content of the general permit, contact:

Steven McCague, P.E.
NYSDEC, Division of Water
625 Broadway - 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3505
(518) 402-8108
Email the Division of Water

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