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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
Stormwater Phase IIMunicipal Separate Storm Sewer SystemsandAct 167

Doug Brennan

PA DEP

September, 2002

the permit program
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
    • Use of statewide programs
why this new program in pennsylvania
Why this new program in Pennsylvania?
  • Evolution of water pollution priorities nationwide
    • Industrial operations, sewage treatment
    • “…maintain the chemical physical, and biological integrity…”
    • urban areas  impervious cover, etc.
  • Federal regulations
    • 1987 Clean Water Act amendments
    • EPA regulations in phases: 1990, 1999
    • 40 CFR 122.26
basic permitting approach
Basic Permitting Approach
  • WHO?
    • Operators of a storm sewer system
  • WHERE?
    • “Urbanized areas”
    • Designated by EPA or DEP
    • Petitions and waivers
  • HOW?
    • BMPs for water quality protection
    • Use of statewide programs
who must get a permit
Who Must Get a Permit?

“Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)”

  • System of conveyances – roads, swales, drainage systems
  • Used for collecting/conveying stormwater
  • Owned or operated by public body
  • Operator must get the permit
basic permitting approach6
Basic Permitting Approach
  • WHO?
    • Operators of a storm sewer system
  • WHERE?
    • “Urbanized areas”
    • Designated by EPA or DEP
    • Petitions and waivers
  • HOW?
    • BMPs for water quality protection
    • Use of statewide programs
where does this apply
WHERE does this apply?
  • “Urbanized Areas”
    • Bureau of Census draws the boundaries
  • Designated by EPA or DEP
    • Listed in Federal Register, along with MS4s and
      • MS4s outside of UAs which meet population/density criteria or
      • Physically interconnected
    • Petitions
      • MS4  interconnected systems, CSOs
      • Any person  discharge which contributes to pollution
    • Waivers
      • Small MS4s
automatic designation based on 1990 and 2000 census with over 700 ms4s requiring permits
Allentown

Altoona

Bethlehem/Easton

Binghamton

Erie

Hagerstown

Harrisburg

Hazelton

Johnstown

Lancaster

Lebanon

Monessen

Philadelphia

* - tentative list

Pittsburgh

Pottstown

Reading

Scranton-Wilkes-Barre

State College

Uniontown-Connellsville

Weirton-Steubenville

Williamsport

York

Youngstown

Automatic Designation*(Based on 1990 and 2000 Census’)(With over 700 “MS4s” requiring Permits)
state designation dep must decide
Berwick

Bloomsburg

Butler

Carlisle

Chambersburg

Ephrata

Hanover

* - tentative list

Hazelton

New Castle

Oil City

Pottsville

Sunbury

Union City

State Designation(DEP Must Decide*)
basic permitting approach10
Basic Permitting Approach
  • WHO?
    • Operators of a storm sewer system
  • WHERE?
    • “Urbanized areas”
    • Designated by EPA or DEP
    • Petitions and waivers
  • HOW?
    • Municipal Program – 6 Elements
    • Use of statewide programs
what is required
What is Required?
  • Stormwater program - 6 Elements
    • Public Education
    • Public Participation & Involvement
    • Illicit Discharges
    • Construction
    • Post-construction
    • Pollution prevention/good housekeeping
what is a bmp
What is a BMP?
  • for post-construction….
    • “non-structural”
      • Ordinance
      • Policies for inspections
      • Open space design criteria
    • “structural”
      • Wet ponds
      • Infiltration basins
  • for illicit discharges ….
    • Establish “priority areas,” take corrective actions, education
basic permitting approach13
Basic Permitting Approach
  • WHO?
    • Operators of a storm sewer system
  • WHERE?
    • “Urbanized areas”
    • Designated by EPA or DEP
    • Petitions and waivers
  • HOW?
    • Municipal Program – 6 Elements
    • Use of statewide programs
state wide programs which can be used
State-wide programs which can be used
  • Erosion and Sediment Control (“Chapter 102”) & NPDES Storm Water Construction Permits
    • NPDES permit revisions to address post-construction
  • Storm Water Management Act (“Act 167”)
act 167 stormwater management act
Act 167 Stormwater Management Act
  • Basic Process:
    • County does the plan
      • with involvement of municipalities
      • In consultation with DEP
    • DEP provides technical oversight, approves plan
    • Municipalities implement through ordinance
    • Developers follow requirements in plan -- BMPs
act 167 stormwater management act16
Act 167 Stormwater Management Act
  • Enacted in 1978 – program focus has been on flooding (“peak flow attenuation”)
    • Water quality focus added in 2001
    • Watershed-based, multi-municipal participation
  • Allows 75% cost-share funding for stormwater management in counties and municipalities
    • Planning and implementation
  • Authorizes funding for all 6 elements required under federal MS4 regs
what is required17
What is Required?
  • Stormwater Program - 6 Elements
    • Public Education
    • Public Participation & Involvement
    • Illicit Discharges
    • Construction
    • Post-construction
    • Pollution prevention/good housekeeping
ms4 general permit proposal pag 13
MS4 General Permit Proposal(PAG-13)
  • MS4s have two options:
    • Follow DEP “Stormwater Management Protocol”
      • Commit to Act 167--watershed-based, multi-municipal
      • “Pre-approved”
      • Up to 75% cost-share funding
      • Relaxed deadlines

Or

    • Develop own program
      • Must get DEP approval
      • Ineligible for funding under Act 167
what is required19
What is Required?
  • Stormwater Program – 6 Elements
    • Public Education
    • Public Participation & Involvement
    • Illicit Discharges
    • Construction
    • Post-construction
    • Pollution prevention/good housekeeping
dep s proposed protocol
DEP’s Proposed “Protocol”
  • Construction and Post-Construction
      • No building permits in municipality until
        • Approved E&S plan (and if needed, NPDES Construction Permit (revised))
        • Approved post-construction plan
      • Follow Act 167 requirements (where applicable)
        • Generates watershed-specific standards for post-construction protection of water quality
post construction and water quality standards
Post Construction and Water Quality Standards
  • maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity (federal and state law)
  • Anti-degradation requirements – Section 93.4a
  • Considerations
    • Infiltration and base flow
    • Pollutants in runoff
    • Channel protection
what is required22
What is Required?
  • Stormwater Program – 6 Elements
    • Public Education
    • Public Participation & Involvement
    • Illicit Discharges
    • Construction
    • Post-construction
    • Pollution prevention/good housekeeping
ms4 general permit proposal
MS4 General Permit Proposal
  • Illicit Discharges
    • System mapping--outfalls
    • Ordinance—set the legal standard
    • Education—get the word out
    • Program—find the illegal discharges, eliminate them
model ordinance
Model Ordinance
  • No building permits or land development approvals until SW addressed
    • Construction
    • Post-construction
  • Non-stormwater discharges prohibited
  • Penalties and enforcement
what is required25
What is Required?
  • Stormwater Program – 6 Elements
    • Public Education
    • Public Participation & Involvement
    • Illicit Discharges
    • Construction
    • Post-construction
    • Pollution prevention/good housekeeping
ms4 permitting what s next
MS4 Permitting—What’s Next
  • On-going public outreach sessions
  • PAG-13 finalized
    • Individual permit documents will be similar
  • Model Ordinance proposed in October
  • Permit applications must be submitted by March 10, 2003
stormwater and environmental futures planning
Stormwaterand Environmental Futures Planning
  • What is Environmental Futures Planning?
  • What is the status?
  • How does Stormwater fit?