2021 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Industrial Stormwater Discharges (Final Rule)

ICR 202101-2040-002

OMB: 2040-0300

Federal Form Document

ICR Details
2040-0300 202101-2040-002
Received in OIRA 202003-2040-001
EPA/OW 2612.02
2021 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Industrial Stormwater Discharges (Final Rule)
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Regular 02/11/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved
36,818 0
68,460 0
0 0

This Information Collection Request (ICR) calculates the burden and costs associated with information collection and reporting activities from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Pollutant Elimination System (NPDES) Multi-Sector General Permit (2021 MSGP) for stormwater discharges associated with industrial activity. The burden and costs associated with the entire NPDES program are accounted for in an approved ICR (EPA ICR number 0229.23, OMB control no. 2040-0004). Certain changes in the 2021 MSGP would require revisions to the ICR to reflect changes to the forms and other information collection requirements. The EPA is reflecting the paperwork burden and costs associated with this permit in a separate ICR instead of revising the existing ICR for the entire program for administrative reasons. Eventually, the EPA plans to consolidate the burden and costs in this ICR into that master ICR for the entire NPDES program and discontinue this separate collection.

US Code: 33 USC 1251 Name of Law: Clean Water Act(CWA)

2040-ZA30 Final or interim final rulemaking 85 FR 1228 03/02/2020


  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 36,818 0 0 36,818 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 68,460 0 0 68,460 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
The information collection changes between the 2015 and 2021 MSGP are associated with the following: • Notice of Intent (NOI) • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs); • Sampling and Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs); • Corrective Action/Additional Implementation Measure (AIM) Documentation; and • Other Information. EPA also estimated the change in burden associated with new or changed requirements in the 2021 MSGP compared to the NPDES Programmatic ICR (2017). For comparison purposes, EPA assumes the NPDES Programmatic ICR accounts for 2,400 respondents under the EPA’s MSGP. The incremental change in burden is due to an increase in the number of respondents and change in burden for various reporting and recordkeeping activities because of updated permit requirements. The 2021 MSGP has an estimated increase in annual labor burden of 38,210 hours at a labor cost of $724,853. The estimated increase in Agency labor burden is 1,920 hours annually at a labor cost of $90,981.

Katherine Stebe 202 564-7933


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
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