Draft DEEP MS4 Permit:

CCM Resources & Information

The CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) has issued a draft of proposed changes to the General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (known as the MS4 permit) which is set to expire on January 8, 2015. MS4 1.jpg

 CCM is leading the municipal strategy on this issue and coordinating a unified local response to the State's proposed mandated permit.  See the information below that outlines what municipal officials should be doing - from completing the CCM cost estimate survey, to the October 29th CCM MS4 workshop, to the important December 17th DEEP public hearing. 

As most local officials are aware, the draft MS4 permit would impose costly unfunded state mandates on municipalities and their residential and business property taxpayers.  These include but are not limited to (1) the increased frequency of required road sweeping by towns and cities, (2) additional sampling and testing of dry and wet weather stormfall monitoring, (3) increased municipal costs to meet the Public Outreach and Education requirements, and (4) increased costs associated with the expansion and implementation of Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) ordinance.

 There can - and should - be a better balance, and more cooperative process, of protecting the State's water bodies while also protecting local governments' ability to adequately afford and provide services to their taxpayers.

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DEEP releases proposed changes to Draft MS4 Permit

Click here to view changes.

                                                                                                                                                                                        

CCM 2014 MS4 Permit Testimony

Click here to view Tesitmony

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

CCM October 29 Workshop -- DEEP Proposed MS4 Permit: What to Care About and Why

CCM conducted an informational workshop for over 125 municipal attendees on October 29, to discuss specific issues and concerns with the current MS4 draft permit (PowerPoint Presentation).
                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Municipal Management Bulletins

Significant Unfunded State Mandates Remain in DEEP's Revised Draft MS4 Permit

Click link to view CCM Municipal Management Bulletinhttp://advocacy.ccm-ct.org/Resources.ashx?id=07c15773-091b-4a01-b1f9-7b9b47573648

DEEP Signals Possible Changes To Proposed MS4 Stormwater Permit

Click link to view CCM Municipal Management Bulletin: http://advocacy.ccm-ct.org/Resources.ashx?id=a16cb114-ea0c-47e7-af3c-8bf652634cee

Draft DEEP MS4 Permit:  Get Involved - Give Us Your Info

Click link to view CCM Municipal Management Bulletin: http://advocacy.ccm-ct.org/Resources.ashx?id=4ddcb4f3-4869-4a66-8420-94b1317ee9b7

DEEP MS4 Permit Public Hearing Announced: December 17, 2014

Click link to view CCM Municipal Management Bulletin:  http://advocacy.ccm-ct.org/Resources.ashx?id=8c0009e1-f47e-4a79-b6f3-96fc42744e6e

Proposed Changes to Municipal Stormwater Permit

Click link to view CCM Municipal Management Bulletin: http://advocacy.ccm-ct.org/Resources.ashx?id=d5e563e2-cb4c-4232-8ae7-739ace0f76ea

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

CCM Granted "Intervenor Status" by DEEP for MS4 Permit Adoption Process

Click here to view Prehearing Directive And Notice Of Status Conference

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Draft DEEP MS4 Permit

Click the link to view MS4 Permit:  http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/water_regulating_and_discharges/stormwater/140708_ms4_general_permit_with_draft.pdf.pdf

DEEP has proposed regulating all municipalities using a two-tiered permit program. Municipalities under the Tier 1 permit will include all 113 currently covered, plus 8 additional towns based on the 2010 census. Additionally, the draft MS4 general permit would create a new Tier 2 to regulate any municipalities not covered by the Tier 1 permit. A list of towns and cities covered by the Tier 1 or Tier 2 permit may be found in Appendix 1 of the draft permit (see link above). The draft MS4 permit would impose costly unfunded state mandates on municipalities and their residential and business property taxpayers. These include, but are not limited to, (1) The increased frequency of required road sweeping by towns and cities, (2) Additional sampling and testing of dry and wet weather stormfall monitoring, (3) Increased municipal costs to meet the Public Outreach and Education requirements, and (4) increased costs associated with the expansion and implementation of Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) ordinance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

CCM Candidate Bulletin on Unfunded State Mandates - featuring DEEP Proposed MS4 Permit

Click the link to view CCM Candidate Bulletin:  http://ccm-docs.org/CB_Mandates/Mandates.html

                                                                                                                                                                                            

For more information regarding DEEP Proposed MS4 Permit, please contact Randy Collins at rcollins@ccm-ct.org or 203-498-3053.