Industrial & Commercial

The Industrial & Commercial BMP Online Handbook is an interactive online reference that provides the information you need to stay in compliance with California stormwater regulations for an industrial general permit, with detailed monitoring guidance and inspection forms, including the SWPPP Template.

Purchasing or renewing a subscription to the Industrial & Commercial  BMP Online Handbook assures that you are getting the latest version of the handbook (December 2019) and includes the SWPPP Template. CASQA plans to take full advantage of the online format to issue more frequent updates; likely at least annually.

If you are a current subscriber, go here to view the online handbook

New January 2022

Water Quality Based Corrective Action (WQBCA) Report Template: This template will assist dischargers that trigger a WQBCA and must then conduct a facility evaluation, evaluate BMPs, assess the facility’s SWPPP, and submit documentation of these procedures in SMARTS.

The 2019 Updates Include:

  • Added persistent organic pollutants to list of potential pollutants, conditions, and impacts
  • Added separate regulatory definition of trash
  • Updated Decision Tree to include NONA Coverage
  • Expanded definition and requirements of minimum and advanced BMPs
  • Updated SWPPP signature requirements
  • Changed alphanumeric designations to distinguish maintenance sheets from fact sheets and guide sheets
  • Added Permeable Pavement and Green Roof fact sheets
  • Referenced and reiterated trash Full Capture System (FCS) maintenance requirements in maintenance sheets of Multi-Benefit Trash Treatment Systems deemed FCS by State Water Board
  • Referenced and reiterated trash FCS maintenance requirements in maintenance sheets of Proprietary Trash Treatment Control Devices deemed FCS by State Water Board
  • Added new section listing relevant SIC and corresponding NAIC codes
  • Added CASQA Fact Sheet on No Exposure Certification
  • Updated ERA Level 1 Tool to include examples of mandated parameters
  • Public Agencies: There is a new copyright statement that clarifies the extent of a public agency subscriber’s permission to distribute portions of the Handbook. Please check it out and contact us with any questions.

SWPPP Template Information

The template is available in both a .pdf and a .docx version:

  • The .docx version gives users the ability to fill in background information in the indicated areas or delete content that is not appropriate for their facilities - the .pdf version is not editable.
  • Both versions include instructions, but the instructions in the Word document are as hidden text. Hidden text can be turned on or off by clicking the Show button (¶ symbol) in the top row of the document menu bar. 

Subscription Notes

Industrial & Commercial BMP Online Handbook annual subscriptions are available for individuals (CASQA members and non-members) as well as for groups (CASQA members only).

  • CASQA membership does not include a subscription to the BMP Online Handbooks (including the SWPPP Templates), however, CASQA members receive reduced subscription rates.
  • Purchasing a subscription does not include CASQA membership.

Only subscribers may access the Industrial & Commercial BMP Online Handbook. To find out if you are already a subscriber, eligible to receive a member discount, or eligible for renewal, please log in. Subscription prices are as follows.

Member Subscription Rates

Individual (1 user) $160 
Small Group (2-3 users) $400 
Medium Group (4-10 users) $900 
Large Group (11-25 users) $1,800 

Member Renewal Rates

Individual (1 user) $40
Small Group (2-3 users) $100
Medium Group (4-10 users) $225
Large Group (11-25 users) $450

Non-Member Subscription Rates*

Individual (1 user) $200  Buy now

Non-Member Renewal Rates*

Individual (1 user) $55

Group Subscription Information

Group subscriptions have a designated primary subscriber (purchaser) who can share the subscription with others (sub-subscribers). Adding sub-subscribers is the responsibility of the primary subscriber and is a one time step unless someone leaves or joins the organization.

View instructions to add sub-subscribers

Renewal Information

  • Subscriptions must be renewed before the expiration date to receive the renewal rate. If not, you will be charged the full subscription rate.
  • There is no penalty for early renewal. Upon renewal, 12 months will be added to the original expiration date.
  • If not renewed by 11:59 PM Pacific time on the day before the expiration date, access to the BMP Online Handbook will be denied. For those with group subscriptions access will also be denied for your sub-subscribers.
  • If you are upgrading to a broader subscription type, you must pay the initial rate for the new subscription type and then the renewal rate after the first year.

To renew your BMP Online Handbook subscription, please follow the steps below:

  1. The CASQA website does not support Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10 and may not support Microsoft Edge. Please upgrade or use another browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.
  2. Renewals must be done through the account of the primary subscriber (purchaser). Log in to your CASQA account page.
  3. Select the Orders tab and look for the subscription that needs to be renewed; click 'renew' - the discount will automatically be deducted in the shopping cart.