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Draft State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems, draft GP-0-22-002

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has made the Draft State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems, draft GP-0-22-002 and Fact Sheet (PDF) available for public comment. The SWMP Plan Components tool and Compliance Summary Items tool (found on the MS4 Toolbox page) are serving as informational documents only. There will be a live overview presentation with a question and answer session on January 26, 2022, 1:00 PM (see below for details). Registration is required to join the virtual meeting. Please register no later than January 25, 10 AM, using the "Attendee Link" below. A pre-recorded overview presentation of the draft GP-0-22-002 is available to view ahead of the live presentation.
Written comments may be mailed or emailed to the contact listed below by the close of business, February 18, 2022. If submitting comments by e-mail, please include "Comments on the Draft SPDES General permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (GP-0-22-002)" in the subject line. Constructive criticism, as well as support for permit conditions, are welcomed.

Contact:
Ethan Sullivan
NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Water Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor,
Albany, NY 12233-3505

Email: MS4GP@dec.ny.gov

NYS Draft MS4 General Permit Overview Virtual Public Meeting Information:
Date: January 26, 2022
Time: 1 PM - 3 PM
Attendee Link:
https://meetny-broadcast-pilot.webex.com/meetny-broadcast-pilot/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8fc4fa8a9acbce1622ec66b5e9f755b7
Meeting Access No.: 2340 556 3139
Audio Information: Dial 518-549-0500
Enter Meeting Access Number: 2340 556 3139 #
Password: Jan26-1PM

Program Overview

Small municipal stormwater sewer systems (MS4s) that are located within the boundaries of a Census Bureau defined "urbanized area" are regulated under EPA's Phase II Stormwater Rule. This requires MS4s to develop a stormwater management program that will reduce the amount of pollutants carried by stormwater during storm events to waterbodies to the "maximum extent practicable". The goal of the program is to improve water quality and recreational use of waterways.

MS4 stormwater programs have six elements called minimum control measures (MCM) that when implemented together, are expected to result in a reduction of pollutants discharged into waterbodies.

Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) in Urbanized or Additionally Designated Areas must be authorized in accordance with a permit for stormwater discharges from MS4s. This page contains the General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems and the forms necessary to obtain coverage under that permit.

Permit

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems Permit, GP-0-15-003 (PDF). This permit was originally issued in April 2015. This is the second modification which became effective on January 13, 2016.

Forms

The following forms are needed to comply with the requirements of the General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems GP-0-15-003:

Supplemental Documents


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