Preliminary Draft Renewal of the Tier A MS4 NJPDES Permit

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is soliciting comments on a Preliminary Draft Renewal of the Tier A Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) NJPDES Permit which is attached for your convenience.  A preliminary draft permit provides interested parties with an opportunity to comment prior to the issuance of a draft permit.  This gives the Department an opportunity to consider and possibly resolve some issues raised by interested parties prior to the issuance of a draft permit.  The release of the preliminary draft permit does not mark the start of the formal comment period and the Department will not issue a response to comments received on the preliminary draft permit renewal, but will consider these comments during preparation of a draft permit renewal.

 

Although this Preliminary Draft renewal permit applies to only Tier A municipalities, the Department is sharing it with all New Jersey MS4 permittees and other interested parties in order to gather additional feedback.  The Department intends to issue the Tier B renewal permit in the next few months.  Attached is a listing of Tier A and Tier B municipalities.  For more information about the Department’s municipal stormwater regulation program visit www.nj.gov/dep/dwq/msrp_home.htm.

 

The Department is interested in your comments on the preliminary draft permit.  The preliminary draft permit, supporting documents and instructions for submitting comments are posted atwww.nj.gov/dep/dwq/tier_a_draft.htm.  As indicated on the webpage, comments and questions can be directed to ms4predraft@dep.nj.gov or by replying directly to this email.  The Department is requesting the submission of written comments on the preliminary draft Tier A permit by April 15, 2016.

 

James Murphy, Chief

Bureau of Nonpoint Pollution Control

Division of Water Quality

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

 

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