Annual Reporting Template

Annual Reporting Template, Year 20

Below is this year’s customizable annual reporting template, which can be used to create your Year 20 Annual Facility Inspection Report (i.e., Annual Report). Before using the template to create your Annual Report, please carefully review the provided tips, comments and information provided in the red text preceding each part of the template. These boxes provide useful information and helpful tips for completing your Annual Report. There should be NO yellow shaded text, red text boxes or margin comments in your final document when the annual report is completed and ready for submission to IEPA. 
Please note that IL EPA issued a new version of its General NPDES Permit No. ILR40 (Permit) for Public Comment in September 2021, however this version is not effective. The permit effective on March 1, 2016 is being administratively continued by the IEPA. In order to comply with the General NPDES Permit No. ILR40 issued on March 1, 2016 that has been administratively continued, the Year 20 Annual Reporting Template includes updates on SMC QLP activities, DRWW and NBWW activities, and various text references of the 2016 permit references. 

MS4 Year 20 Annual Report Template 

The cover sheet can be found on this site General Storm Water Permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) (  and then click on Annual Facility Inspection for MS4Communities that have still not created an SMPP should update their annual report based on the format they previously submitted; SMC has not provided a template for these communities.

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As a reminder, your reporting packet (i.e.,Cover Sheet  & Annual Facility Inspection Report) should be sent to IEPA by no later than June 1, 2023. The packet should be submitted electronically and directly to IEPA using the following e-mail address: [email protected]; there is no need to submit a copy to SMC. 
Please call 847-377-7700 if you should have any questions about the template or any questions about IL EPA's municipal stormwater program.