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Recent changes to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program require that storm water discharges associated with industrial activity and from municipal separate storm sewer systems serving a population of 100,000 or more be regulated under the NPDES program. These changes greatly expanded the number of industrial facilities subject to the NPDES program. An industrial facility that is subject to the regulation must apply for a storm water permit based on application requirements that were recently established. The NPDES permit application process for storm water discharges associated with industrial activity is discussed.