NPDES Annual Report Documents
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a program created in 1990 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect water quality through the regulation of the discharge of pollutants to lakes, streams, wetlands, and other surface waters. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is the local authority responsible for administering this program. Under this program, specific permits are issued to regulate different types of municipal and industrial activities.
The MPCA issued the existing Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Phase I NPDES Permit to the City of Minneapolis (City) and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB), as co-permittees, on January 21, 2011. As required under the Permit, the City and the MPRB prepared a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP), for approval by the MPCA. The SWMP was submitted for approval on September 28, 2011.
As of June 1, 2012, SWMP is still under review by the MPCA. An Annual Report is due June 30, 2012, reporting on activities from 2011. The Annual Report, due June 30, 2012, is being prepared in the format of the previous MS4 Permit, which was issued in November 2000.
Public comments are being sought on the draft Annual Report. A public hearing will be held as an opportunity for oral comments on the Annual Report -- Tuesday June 5, 2012, 9:30 AM, at the Transportation & Public Works Committee of the City Council, Council Chambers, 3rd Floor of City Hall, 350 S. Fifth Street. The end of the public comment period for the Annual Report is Noon on Friday June 22. (NOTE: Written comments must be RECEIVED by June 22, therefore sending via email or fax is preferable to sending in the mail.) Written public comments can be submitted as follows:
Lois Eberhart, City of Minneapolis Water Resources Administrator, Public Works Department, City of Lakes Building, 309 S. Second Ave., Minneapolis MN 55401, email email@example.com, fax (612) 673-2048
Following the ends of public comment period, the draft will be finalized, posted to the City's website, and submitted to the MPCA on June 30, 2012.
The following are Adobe Reader files.
You can view the Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) here (DRAFT until approved by MPCA):
Last updated Jan. 30, 2013