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 email@example.com 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