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Comments Sought on Proposed Permit for Stormwater Discharges

Release Date: 12/07/2005
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Contact: Dale Kemery, 202-564-4355 /

(12/7/05) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking comments on a proposed reissue of the Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP). The new permit contains several changes from its predecessor, including:

  • fast and easy electronic application
  • a 30-day public notice for permit applications
  • electronic submission of monitoring results
  • updated monitoring schedules.

As part of the reissue process, EPA is publishing a notice of the proposal in the Federal Register and is accepting public comments for a 45-day period. During the comment period, EPA will hold one public meeting at the agency's Washington, D.C. headquarters on Dec. 20, 2005, to answer questions about the MSGP.
The MSGP regulates stormwater discharges from 29 categories of industrial facilities in states, territories and other areas not authorized to implement EPA's National Pollution Discharge Elimination System.

For further information, including a copy of the proposed MSGP, visit the NPDES website at: