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Stormwater Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems and Act 167. Doug Brennan PA DEP September, 2002. The Permit Program. WHO? Operators of a storm sewer system WHERE? “Urbanized areas” Designated by EPA or DEP Petitions and waivers HOW? BMPs for water quality protection
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Stormwater Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems and Act 167 Doug Brennan PA DEP September, 2002

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The Permit Program WHO? Administrators of a tempest sewer framework WHERE? "Urbanized regions" Designated by EPA or DEP Petitions and waivers HOW? BMPs for water quality security Use of statewide projects

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Why this new program in Pennsylvania? Advancement of water contamination needs across the nation Industrial operations, sewage treatment "… keep up the concoction physical , and organic uprightness… " urban ranges  impenetrable cover, and so forth. Government controls 1987 Clean Water Act revisions EPA directions in stages: 1990, 1999 40 CFR 122.26

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Basic Permitting Approach WHO? Administrators of a tempest sewer framework WHERE? "Urbanized regions" Designated by EPA or DEP Petitions and waivers HOW? BMPs for water quality insurance Use of statewide projects

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Who Must Get a Permit? "Metropolitan Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)" System of movements – streets, swales, seepage frameworks Used for gathering/passing on stormwater Owned or worked by open body Operator must get the allow

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Basic Permitting Approach WHO? Administrators of a tempest sewer framework WHERE? "Urbanized ranges" Designated by EPA or DEP Petitions and waivers HOW? BMPs for water quality security Use of statewide projects

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WHERE does this apply? "Urbanized Areas" Bureau of Census draws the limits Designated by EPA or DEP Listed in Federal Register, alongside MS4s and MS4s outside of UAs which meet populace/thickness criteria or Physically interconnected Petitions MS4  interconnected frameworks, CSOs Any individual  release which adds to contamination Waivers Small MS4s

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Allentown Altoona Bethlehem/Easton Binghamton Erie Hagerstown Harrisburg Hazelton Johnstown Lancaster Lebanon Monessen Philadelphia * - conditional rundown Pittsburgh Pottstown Reading Scranton-Wilkes-Barre State College Uniontown-Connellsville Weirton-Steubenville Williamsport York Youngstown Automatic Designation* (Based on 1990 and 2000 Census\') (With more than 700 "MS4s" requiring Permits)

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Berwick Bloomsburg Butler Carlisle Chambersburg Ephrata Hanover * - speculative rundown Hazelton New Castle Oil City Pottsville Sunbury Union City State Designation (DEP Must Decide*)

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Basic Permitting Approach WHO? Administrators of a tempest sewer framework WHERE? "Urbanized regions" Designated by EPA or DEP Petitions and waivers HOW? City Program – 6 Elements Use of statewide projects

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What is Required? Stormwater program - 6 Elements Public Education Public Participation & Involvement Illicit Discharges Construction Post-development Pollution counteractive action/great housekeeping

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What is a BMP? for post-development… . "non-auxiliary" Ordinance Policies for assessments Open space plan criteria "basic" Wet lakes Infiltration bowls for illegal releases … . Build up "need regions," take restorative activities, training

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Basic Permitting Approach WHO? Administrators of a tempest sewer framework WHERE? "Urbanized territories" Designated by EPA or DEP Petitions and waivers HOW? City Program – 6 Elements Use of statewide projects

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extensive projects which can be utilized Erosion and Sediment Control ("Chapter 102") & NPDES Storm Water Construction Permits NPDES allow corrections to address post-development Storm Water Management Act (" Act 167 ")

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Act 167 Stormwater Management Act Basic Process: County does the arrangement with association of districts In conference with DEP gives specialized oversight, favors arrange Municipalities execute through mandate Developers take after necessities in plan - BMPs

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Act 167 Stormwater Management Act Enacted in 1978 – program center has been on flooding ("top stream weakening") Water quality center included 2001 Watershed-based, multi-civil interest Allows 75% cost-share financing for stormwater administration in areas and regions Planning and usage Authorizes subsidizing for every one of the 6 components required under government MS4 regs

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What is Required? Stormwater Program - 6 Elements Public Education Public Participation & Involvement Illicit Discharges Construction Post-development Pollution counteractive action/great housekeeping

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MS4 General Permit Proposal (PAG-13) MS4s have two alternatives: Follow DEP "Stormwater Management Protocol" Commit to Act 167- - watershed-based, multi-metropolitan "Pre-affirmed" Up to 75% cost-share subsidizing Relaxed due dates Or Develop claim program Must get DEP endorsement Ineligible for financing under Act 167

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What is Required? Stormwater Program – 6 Elements Public Education Public Participation & Involvement Illicit Discharges Construction Post-development Pollution avoidance/great housekeeping

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DEP\'s Proposed "Convention" Construction and Post-Construction No building grants in district until Approved E&S arrange (and if necessary, NPDES Construction Permit ( reexamined )) Approved post-development arrange Follow Act 167 prerequisites (where appropriate) Generates watershed-particular benchmarks for post-development assurance of water quality

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Post Construction and Water Quality Standards keep up the substance, physical and natural trustworthiness (government and state law) Anti-debasement prerequisites – Section 93.4a Considerations Infiltration and base stream Pollutants in spillover Channel insurance

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What is Required? Stormwater Program – 6 Elements Public Education Public Participation & Involvement Illicit Discharges Construction Post-development Pollution aversion/great housekeeping

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MS4 General Permit Proposal Illicit Discharges System mapping - outfalls Ordinance — set the legitimate standard Education — get the word out Program — locate the unlawful releases, dispense with them

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Model Ordinance No building grants or land improvement endorsements until SW tended to Construction Post-development Non-stormwater releases restricted Penalties and authorization

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What is Required? Stormwater Program – 6 Elements Public Education Public Participation & Involvement Illicit Discharges Construction Post-development Pollution counteractive action/great housekeeping

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MS4 Permitting—What\'s Next On-opening up to the world effort sessions PAG-13 concluded Individual allow records will be comparable Model Ordinance proposed in October Permit applications must be put together by March 10, 2003

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Permits for Industrial Activities

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Stormwater and Environmental Futures Planning What is Environmental Futures Planning? What is the status? How does Stormwater fit?

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