A municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) is a publicly-owned conveyance or system of conveyances (i.e., ditches, curbs, catch basins, underground pipes, etc.) designed or used for collecting or conveying stormwater and that discharges to surface waters of the state. Examples of MS4 operators include, but are not limited to, municipalities, counties, community development districts, universities, military bases or federal correctional facilities.
Operators of large, medium and regulated small MS4s are required to obtain NPDES permit coverage to discharge to waters of the state.
Explains which Phase II MS4s are regulated under the program, including automatic designation and designation by the permitting authority. Outlines stormwater management program requirements and details on how to obtain coverage under the Generic Permit.
NPDES Stormwater Program Florida Department of Environmental Protection 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3585 Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400 866-336-6312 (toll-free) NPDES-stormwater@FloridaDEP.gov
February 8, 2022 - 10:47am
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