DEC has Released the Draft MS4 Permit for Public Comment


The Department has prepared a DRAFT renewal of the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (GP-0-17-002) (PDF, 832KB). When final, GP-0-17-002 will replace the current MS4 General Permit, GP-0-15-003, which is due to expire on April 30, 2017. GP-0-17-002 will be effective for a five (5) year term and will cover discharges of stormwater to surface waters of the State from small MS4s as defined in 40 CFR Part 122.26(a)(1)(v), 122.26(b)(8), and 122.26(b)(16)-(19).

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Written statements or comments on the draft MS4 Renewal Permit and supporting documents will be accepted until the close of business on December 2, 2016. Comments should be submitted to: with a subject line of “Comments on 2017 Draft MS4 renewal” or the contact listed below:

Steven McCague, NYS DEC – Division of Water
Bureau of Water Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3505


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