DEC Issues Advance Notice of Modifications to MS4 Permit


Before July 24, please give your attention to the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) proposed modifications to the SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), GP-0-15-003.

DEC has issued an advance notice of the proposed modified permit to obtain unofficial, early comment on the changes, which are related to compliance schedules for municipalities that are subject to stormwater reduction requirements stated in a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).  The DEC anticipates it will publicly notice an official draft modification of GP-0-15-003 by mid-September 2015. 

This advanced notice is being used to gather input from all stakeholders so that DEC can address any concerns you have with the substance of the modifications before issuing the draft modified permit in September.  Your input can include questions or concerns related to implementation or any potential regulatory burdens imposed. 

To review the modified GP-0-15-003 permit and related materials and find out how to provide feedback to the DEC, please go to the July 8 Environmental Notice Bulletin.