On April 16, 2012, Georgia EPD issued the final 2012 Industrial Storm Water NPDES General Permit. The new permit will be effective June 1, 2012. Facilities subject to the general permit are required to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) for coverage under the new permit by July 1, 2012. The existing general permit remains in effect until June 1, 2012. Storm water pollution prevention plans (SWP3) must be updated by August 30, 2012. The permit includes several new sector-specific requirements, including additional benchmark monitoring.