Dauphin County Conservation District to hold two public presentations on Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit requirements

HARRISBURG, PA (May 24, 2018)—Dauphin County Conservation District staff will present information on the county’s efforts to fulfill the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit requirements for the 2018-19 program year at a public meeting in May and June.

The MS4 program is a component of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, a federal program administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  In Pennsylvania, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is responsible for implementing the program and designating regulated entities, such as counties, municipalities, and facilities like hospitals, transportation departments and universities, under the permit requirements. These entities must develop and implement a plan to meet permit requirements for six Minimum Control Measures (MCMs).  The measures are: Public Education, Public Participation, Illicit Discharge Elimination, Construction Site Storm Water Management, Post Construction Stormwater Management, and Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping.

The county’s plan will be presented at the following public meetings:

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at  10 a.m. at the Dauphin County Commissioners’ meeting, Dauphin County Administration Building, 4th floor, 2 S. Second St., Harrisburg.
  • Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 7  p.m. at the Dauphin County Conservation District Board of Directors’ meeting, Dauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resource Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Rd, Dauphin.

Comments on the plan and the county’s stormwater management efforts can be provided at the public meetings or submitted to Robert Christoff at 717-921-8100 or rchristoff@dauphinc.org.

Dauphin County’s plan is available on the Conservation District website at www.dauphincd.org by selecting “Stormwater Management” and then “NPDES for MS4s” tab at the top of the page.  The link to the implementation plan is at the bottom of the MS4 page.

The Dauphin County Conservation District ensures the responsible use of Dauphin County’s natural resources, protects and restores the natural environment, promotes public health and safety, and enhances the quality of life for all county residents.