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Phase II NPDES Permit – Is Your MS4 Program Meeting its Milestones?
Proposed E-Reporting Rule for All NPDES Reporting
EPA is proposing a regulation that would require electronic reporting for current paper-based NPDES reports, including the Phase II Annual Reporting for MS4s. The proposed Clean Water Act regulation would require permittees and regulators to use existing, available information technology to electronically report information and data related to the NPDES permit program in lieu of filing written reports.
Stormwater discharges are generated by runoff from land and impervious areas such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops during rainfall and snow events that often contain pollutants in quantities that could adversely affect water quality. Most stormwater discharges are considered point sources and require coverage by a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The primary method to control stormwater discharges is through the use of best management practices
Under the NPDES General Permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4), many of the Chagrin River watershed communities are required to submit Phase II stormwater management programs to detail how each individual community will comply with the Phase II mandates. These regulations require designated communities to develop and implement a stormwater management plan. This program is composed of six minimum control measures:(BMPs).
- Public Education
- Public Involvement
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
- Construction Site Runoff Control
- Post Construction Site Runoff Control
- Good Housekeeping
MS4 Permit OHQ000003
- CRWP Model Ordinance for Comprehensive Storm Water Management
- CRWP Model Ordinance for Erosion and Sediment Control
- Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) Template
- Minimum Control Measures Tables Template for SWMP
- Small MS4 Stormwater Program Overview
Northeast Ohio Stormwater Training Council Phase II Stormwater Training Opportunities and Archives