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).

Visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/41392.html for more details.

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: Stormwater_info@dec.ny.gov 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