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<span title="A municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) is a means of transportation, individually or in a system, (e.g. roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, storm drains, etc.) that are: owned or operated by a public entity (e.g. cities, townships, counties, military bases, hospitals, prison complexes, highway departments, universities, etc.) with jurisdiction over disposal of sewage, industrial wastes, stormwater, or other wastes. This includes special districts under State law (sewer, flood control, or drainage districts, etc.), an authorized Indian tribal organization, or a designated and approved management agency under section 208 of the Clean Water Act; designed or used for collecting or transporting stormwater; not a combined sewer; and not part of a publicly owned treatment works."> '''MS4'''</span> (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) permittees who have a U.S.EPA-approved <span title="the amount of a pollutant from both point and nonpoint sources that a waterbody can receive and still meet water quality standards"> [https://stormwater.pca.state.mn.us/index.php?title=Total_Maximum_Daily_Loads_(TMDLs) '''total maximum daily load''']</span> <span title="the portion of a receiving water's assimilative capacity that is allocated to one of its existing or future point sources of pollution"> '''wasteload allocation'''</span> (WLA) that they are not meeting must annually report on progress made toward achieving those WLAs. This is achieved by submitting an annual report on a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) form approved by the MPCA Commissioner. This page provides links to guidance on completing that form, including links to resources and tools used to complete the form.
 
<span title="A municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) is a means of transportation, individually or in a system, (e.g. roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, storm drains, etc.) that are: owned or operated by a public entity (e.g. cities, townships, counties, military bases, hospitals, prison complexes, highway departments, universities, etc.) with jurisdiction over disposal of sewage, industrial wastes, stormwater, or other wastes. This includes special districts under State law (sewer, flood control, or drainage districts, etc.), an authorized Indian tribal organization, or a designated and approved management agency under section 208 of the Clean Water Act; designed or used for collecting or transporting stormwater; not a combined sewer; and not part of a publicly owned treatment works."> '''MS4'''</span> (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) permittees who have a U.S.EPA-approved <span title="the amount of a pollutant from both point and nonpoint sources that a waterbody can receive and still meet water quality standards"> [https://stormwater.pca.state.mn.us/index.php?title=Total_Maximum_Daily_Loads_(TMDLs) '''total maximum daily load''']</span> <span title="the portion of a receiving water's assimilative capacity that is allocated to one of its existing or future point sources of pollution"> '''wasteload allocation'''</span> (WLA) that they are not meeting must annually report on progress made toward achieving those WLAs. This is achieved by submitting an annual report on a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) form approved by the MPCA Commissioner. This page provides links to guidance on completing that form, including links to resources and tools used to complete the form.
  
NOTE: Permit requirements differ for Phase 2 MS4s and the two Phase 1 cities (St. Paul and Minneapolis), so the page is divided into separate sections based on those differing requirements.
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NOTE: Permit requirements differ for <span title="The Stormwater Phase II Rule extends coverage of the NPDES stormwater program to certain “small” MS4s but takes a slightly different approach to how the stormwater management program is developed and implemented."> '''Phase 2'''</span> MS4s and the two <span title="The Phase I program for MS4s requires operators of “medium” and “large” MS4s, that is, those that generally serve populations of 100,000 or greater, to implement a stormwater management program as a means to control polluted discharges from these MS4s"> '''Phase 1'''</span> cities (St. Paul and Minneapolis), so the page is divided into separate sections based on those differing requirements.
  
 
==Phase 2 MS4s==
 
==Phase 2 MS4s==

Latest revision as of 13:59, 10 October 2019

MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) permittees who have a U.S.EPA-approved total maximum daily load wasteload allocation (WLA) that they are not meeting must annually report on progress made toward achieving those WLAs. This is achieved by submitting an annual report on a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) form approved by the MPCA Commissioner. This page provides links to guidance on completing that form, including links to resources and tools used to complete the form.

NOTE: Permit requirements differ for Phase 2 MS4s and the two Phase 1 cities (St. Paul and Minneapolis), so the page is divided into separate sections based on those differing requirements.

Phase 2 MS4s

Guidance for completing the Annual Report form

  1. Download page with TMDL forms
  2. Guidance for completing the TMDL reporting form
    1. Quick Guide: BMP-Activities completed tab
    2. Quick Guide: Cumulative reductions tab
  3. Examples for completing the TMDL reporting form
  4. FAQs on TMDL reporting form
  5. Baseline year
  6. TMDL shapefiles
  7. Flow regime discussion

Guidance for resources and tools used to complete the Annual Report form

  1. Additional resources for completing the TMDL form
  2. Guidance and examples for using the MPCA Estimator
    1. Quick Guide: MPCA Estimator tab

Phase 1 MS4s

Guidance for completing the Annual Report form

  1. Download page with TMDL forms
  2. Guidance for completing the TMDL reporting form
    1. Quick Guide: BMP-Activities completed tab
    2. Quick Guide: Cumulative reductions tab
  3. Examples for completing the TMDL reporting form
  4. Additional resources for completing the TMDL form
  5. Guidance and examples for using the MPCA Estimator
    1. Quick Guide: MPCA Estimator tab
  6. FAQs on TMDL reporting form
  7. Baseline year
  8. TMDL shapefiles
  9. Flow regime discussion

Guidance for resources and tools used to complete the Annual Report form

  1. Additional resources for completing the TMDL form
  2. Guidance and examples for using the MPCA Estimator
    1. Quick Guide: MPCA Estimator tab

This page was last modified on 10 October 2019, at 13:59.

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