Tag: MS4

EPA to Update Stormwater Urban Runoff Rules

EPA has agreed to update the federal regulations for permitting stormwater runoff by November 2016. The proposed rules are intended to strengthen existing regulations for communities with populations less than 100,000 people. The agreement by EPA is a result of a lawsuit filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (San Francisco) in December 2014 in […]

Massive Sewage Leak Highlights the Need for Advance Planning

A massive sewage leak in Conaway, Virginia, approximately one mile from the Kentucky border, has officials and residents worried about water quality in Fishtrap Lake, a popular boating and fishing destination near Pikeville. The leak began on March 4, 2015, when a deluge of floodwater from major successive snow melt and rain events forcefully removed […]

SMG attends MSD Stormwater Training

I had the pleasure of attending Construction Field Day training presented by Louisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) this week.  Sessions focused on topics such as industrial stormwater inspections, hazardous materials use and spill prevention planning (HMPC Plans), Louisville’s consent decree and MS4 permit compliance requirements, green best management practices (BMPs), the qualified post construction […]

MSD's New Stormwater Rules are Now in Effect

I just returned from an MSD briefing on the new Green Infrastructure program that went into effect on August 1, 2013.  In a nutshell, all new development sites over 1 acre or part of a larger development plan, must implement new green infrastructure practices.  Here are some specifics.  Also, here’s some additional information: Landowners can pay a […]

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TMDLs and MS4s - What Your Community Needs to Know

The Kentucky Stormwater Association hosted their first quarterly meeting of 2013 in Elizabethtown on March 26, 2013.  MS4 communities with stream segments listed on the 303(d) List of KY Surface Waters as impaired for not meeting designated uses as described in 401 KAR 10:026 should expect a TMDL to be developed by the Division of […]