Resources for Newly Designated MS4s
EPA has identified new MS4s based on the 2010 Census urbanized areas maps. The designation will require coverage the under the General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems.
Newly designated MS4s are encouraged to review the General Permit for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems Permit, GP-0-10-002, forms and supplemental documents. These documents are available on the Stormwater MS4 Permit and Forms web page.
MS4 Introduction and Overview Presentation (PDF, 3.4 MB)--this presentation is an overview and introduction to the MS4 program
Overview of Federal Requirements for MS4 Designation (PDF) (75 KB)-overview of definitions and the federal requirements for a municipality to be designated as a MS4.
Decision Tree for Local School Districts-information will help to evaluate a school districts MS4 designation.
Decision Tree for MS4 Waiver I (PDF) (16 KB)-the document will help MS4s evaluate eligibility for Waiver I.
EPA's Stormwater Overview & Lessons Learned Webinar--EPA webinar about the MS4 program on February 12, 2013. See "Links Leaving DEC's Website", on the right-hand side, for information about the webinar and other EPA training courses and workshops.
EPA's Stormwater Phase II Final Rule Fact Sheet Series--fact sheets about small MS4 programs, minimum control measures and permitting. The link is available in the right-hand side under "Links Leaving DEC's Website".
Recommendations for Stormwater Managers
Developing, implementing, and enforcing the Stormwater Management Program involves additions and modifications to many areas of responsibility. Stormwater program managers must make sure that municipal personnel (elected officials, professional staff, and laborers) are informed about the value and necessity; assigned appropriate responsibilities; provided with technical and procedural training; and have appropriate performance standards.
Stormwater Management Programs should be designed to work in concert with other water resource improvement projects. When possible managers should use inter-municipal partnerships to improve efficiency, promote consistency, and reduce costs.
MS4s are encouraged to contact NYSARC representatives for information about local stormwater coalitions. NYSARC contact information can be found on the Partners Available to Assist MS4s web page.
MS4 Draft Funding Document (PDF, 178 KB)-- was developed to summarize the provisions in existing state law that may allow for the funding of the local share of the MS4 program.