The municipal stormwater general permit (also called the MS4 general permit) must be reissued every five years. The current permit has expired and the MPCA has drafted a proposed new permit. The agency is asking for public comments on the draft and has compiled some resources to assist interested parties.
- Draft municipal stormwater general permit - highlighted version (wq-strm4-93c) — Draft MS4 general permit with the requirements that the MPCA finds notable highlighted, such as requirements where additional specificity was included from the 2013 MS4 General Permit.
- Draft municipal stormwater general permit - redline version (wq-strm4-93) — Shows where edits were made to the permit language since the release of the early draft of the permit, from May 7, 2019 through June 6, 2019.
- Summary of significant new requirements in the draft MS4 general (wq-strm4-93d) — A high-level overview of new requirements in the draft MS4 general permit.
- Summary: Response to comments on early draft MS4 permit (wq-strm4-93a) — Overview of common themes in and MPCA responses to comments on the early draft MS4 general permit.
- Minimum control measure (MCM) 5 flowchart (wq-strm4-92) — Flowchart to assist in complying with MCM 5: Post-construction stormwater management, a requirement of the draft MS4 general permit.
- Municipal stormwater permit TMDL wasteload allocations list (wq-strm4-93b) — Applicable waste load allocations for each municipality covered by the MS4 general permit.
The Minnesota Stormwater Manual also has multiple guidance documents related to the requirements in the proposed permit.
The MPCA is seeking input on the proposed permit, which is open for public comment until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Submit comments via the survey form, or mail or email comments to Cole Landgraf, MPCA, 520 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul, MN 55155.
The MPCA will hold an interactive webinar via WebEx on Wednesday, December 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Central time) to share information about the proposed permit. The agency will provide a brief presentation starting at 9:00 a.m., but the rest of the webinar will be devoted to answering questions. If you know others interested participants, we encourage you to view it together in one room. The webinar will be recorded and made available after it's over.
Register for the webinar on WebEx before 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11.
You may ask questions through a chat box during the meeting. However, the MPCA encourages you to send questions prior to the meeting to ensure we cover the issues you care about. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day, December 9, 2019.
NOTE: Questions or comments submitted during the webinar do not constitute official comments. See instructions above for submitting comments.
Contact Carlee Kjeldahl (651-757-2171) with questions about the webinar.