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Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permits


Storm Water Program Coordinator:


  Dallas Grossman  E-mail

  Phone:  701.328.5242

 

  Luci Snowden  E-mail

  Phone:  701.328.5239

 

  Patrick Schuett  E-mail

  Phone:  701.328.5235 

 

  Dan Weber E-mail

  Phone: 701.328.5285

 

  Fax:  701.328.5200
 

  Mail: 

     North Dakota Department of Health

     Division of Water Quality

     918 East Divide Avenue, 4th Floor

     Bismarck, ND 58501-1947


UPDATES:

The municipal separate storm sewer system permit NDR04-0000 is currently under administrative extention.


EPA's Phase II Final Rule published in December, 1999, included permit requirements for designated small municipalities and certain facilities that maintain control of a separate storm sewer system.  This is the small MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) Permit and it covers storm water discharges from these systems.

The objectives of the Phase II regulations are to: (1) Reduce the discharge of pollutants to the "maximum extent practicable" (MEP); and (2) Protect water quality. 

Excerpt from EPA's Storm Water Phase II Final Rule published in October, 1999......  "Common pollutants include oil and grease from roadways, pesticides from lawns, sediment from construction sites, and carelessly discarded trash, such as cigarette butts, paper wrappers, and plastic bottles. When deposited into nearby waterways through MS4 discharges, these pollutants can impair the waterways, thereby discouraging recreational use of the resource, contaminating drinking water supplies, and interfering with the habitat for fish, other aquatic organisms, and wildlife."

In order to meet these objectives, an MS4 must implement a program by identifying approved best management practices (BMPs) for the 6 control measures referenced in the permit.  The MS4's program must also include measurable goals that will be used to evaluate the progress towards meeting the completion of each BMP selected to satisfy the minimum control measures.

There is no fee to obtain storm water discharge permits.

Note: The forms available in the side menu can be filled out electronically - the forms also require a .pdf reader such as Acrobat Reader.  To download a free copy click the icon to the right or go to www.adobe.com.

 


  MODEL ORDINANCES TO PROTECT LOCAL RESOURCES

●  ILLICIT DISCHARGE DETECTION AND ELIMINATION (IDDE) MANUAL

●  NATIONAL MENU OF STORMWATER BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPs)

 

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MS4 Cities

Bismarck

Dickinson

Fargo

Grand Forks

Jamestown

Lincoln

Mandan

Minot

West Fargo

Williston

 

MS4 Counties

Burleigh County

Cass County

Grand Forks County

Morton County

 

MS4 Colleges and Universities

Bismarck State College

North Dakota State University

University of North Dakota

 

Other MS4 Permittees

ND Dept. of Transportation

MS4 Information Sources

US EPA Stormwater Program

UND Energy & Environmental Research Center

Red River Regional Storm Water Association Program

Moorhead, MN

East Grand Forks, MN

 


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Last Updated: 07/17/2014