On April 13, 2016, EPA issued a Notice that it has adopted the new MS4 permit. The effective date is July 1, 2017, and towns subject to the permit must file for coverage by September 29, 2017.

Public Meetings to explain permit requirements are scheduled later this Spring:

  • Western Massachusetts (Co-Sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission)
    Date: May 9, 2016
    Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am
    Location: Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress Street, Springfield, MA
  • Southeastern/Cape Cod Massachusetts (Co-sponsored by the Cape Cod Commission)
    Date: May 18, 2016
    Time: 12:30 - 2 pm
    Location: Lecture Hall A, Science Building; Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Route 132, West Barnstable, MA 02668
  • Northeastern Massachusetts (Co-sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission)
    Date: May 19, 2016
    Time: 8 - 10am
    Location: Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliot St, Haverhill, MA 01830
  • Central Massachusetts (Co-sponsored by the 495/MetroWest Partnership)
    Date: May 24, 2016
    Time: 8:30 - 10:30am
    Location: 200 Friberg Parkway, Westborough, MA
  • Boston Area
    Date: June 6, 2016
    Time: 9am - 12pm
    Location: EPA Region 1, 5 Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109

The permit and EPA’s response to the public comments it received about the 2014 draft permit are available here:

https://www3.epa.gov/region1/npdes/stormwater/MS4_MA.html

 

See also the MassDEP Calendar .

 


For presentations given at Stormwater workshops, see the Stormwater homepage .