[Ok-sus] FW: Public Notice for 2015 Small MS4 General Permit OKR04

Milford, Karen karen.milford at deq.ok.gov
Wed Apr 1 16:51:39 UTC 2015

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From: Milford, Karen
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:51 AM
To: Milford, Karen
Subject: Public Notice for 2015 Small MS4 General Permit OKR04

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announces that the general permit OKR04 for stormwater discharges associated with municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) in small cities, urbanized areas, and other county areas within the State of Oklahoma is available for review.

30-day Public Comment Period: April 1, 2015 thru April 30, 2015
Informal Public Meeting: 3:00pm on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

DEQ will consider additional outreach to support newly regulated small MS4s based on the level of interest and demand.
DEQ has evaluated sixty-six small MS4s that are located in the Census 2010 urbanized areas and other areas that may have a high pollution potential. As a result of the evaluation, DEQ granted fourteen small MS4s a waiver according to 40 C.F.R. 122.32(d) and (e). The list of these MS4s and justification for their waivers can be found in Section S.2 of the small MS4 fact sheet. The new MS4s designated as a result of the 2010 US census are the following:

*         Town of Arkoma

*         City of Glenpool

*         City of Harrah

*         Town of Jones

*         Logan County

*         Town of Kiefer

*         Rogers County
There are a total of fifty-one existing and new small MS4s which are required to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) for this general permit. These fifty-one small MS4s will be required to either revise their existing stormwater management programs (SWMPs), if necessary, or develop, implement and enforce a SWMP which must include milestones (measurable goals and target dates). It is expected that by the end of the five-year permit term all newly regulated small MS4s will have fully developed and implemented their programs by achieving these milestones along the way.

This proposed general permit will replace the 2005 small MS4 general permit OKR04, which is administratively continued in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act. A list of changes in the proposed general permit as compared to the previous small MS4 general permit can be found in Section H of the small MS4 fact sheet. The NOI, draft permit, fact sheet and other documents are available on DEQ's website at http://www.deq.state.ok.us/wqdnew/stormwater/index.html or contact DEQ's central office by phone (405)702-8100.

Comments must be received before close of business on April 30, 2015. Comments may be submitted by email to Karen.Milford at deq.ok.gov<mailto:Karen.Milford at deq.ok.gov> or by mail to Karen Milford, Water Quality Division/ODEQ, P.O. Box 1677, Oklahoma City, OK 73101. Comments will also be accepted at the public meeting.

DEQ will consider removing the provision of Part VIII "Optional Permit Requirements for Municipal Construction Activities" from this proposed permit OKR04. This provision, a so-called "7th minimum control measure," would allow small MS4s (except non-traditional MS4s) to seek coverage under the small MS4 permit for their municipal construction activities. DEQ seeks comments on whether the Part VIII provision should be continued.

Public meeting will be held at 3:00pm, Wednesday on April 22, 2015 at:
Department of Environmental Quality
1st Floor Multipurpose room
707 North Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK

Directions to DEQ can be found online at www.deq.state.ok.us/mainlinks/map2deq.pdf<http://www.deq.state.ok.us/mainlinks/map2deq.pdf>.

A copy of DEQ's Public Notice publishing on today's Journal Record is attached for your reference. If you have any questions regarding this public notice, please contact me at (405)702-8191 or email me at your convenience. Thanks:).

Karen Milford, PE
Municipal Discharge and Stormwater Permitting
Tel: (405)702-8191

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