Our Water Program (NPDES II)
Annual Reports / Informational Updates
Through the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) establised the Phase II regulations in 1999. The NPDES Phase II requires permit coverage for storm water discharges from small Ms4s in urbanized areas and construction activities that disturb between 1 and 5 acres of land. Within Michigan the program is managed by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). Under the MDEQ, Genesee County and the communities that have an urbanized area, have applied for and received permits called certificate of coverage. One of the requirements of this permit is submitting an annual report, due November 1 of each year.
Annual report for November 1, 2003 through October 31, 2004
What is an Ms4? An
Ms4 is a drainage system (including roads, catch basins, curbs, gutters, parking
lots, ditches, conduits, pumping devices, or man-made channels) that is owned by
a government agency and designated or used for collecting storm water.
To update our communities on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II program for Genesee County. In an attempt to keep all the communities informed, we have developed this newsletter that will summarize where we are at in this process.