|Story of another watershed
The radio show All Things Considered recently released a two-part series on stormwater pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. They do a great job in explaining the impact of polluting activities on a watershed. You can read it or listen to it from the links below.
Wanted: Success Stories
Let’s celebrate the successes that Kentucky’s Phase II MS4 communities have with their stormwater education and participation programs.
If you have a successful program or idea that you would like to share, please send a brief description of your program to firstname.lastname@example.org
, along with photos, so that we can add it to the success stories.
New KPDES Permit for Small MS4 Communities
The new Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) General Permit to Discharge from a Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (sMS4) into Waters of the Commonwealth (KYG20), was released for public notice in July 2009 and public comments are currently under review by the Kentucky Division of Water.
Expedited Permit Approvals Are Coming
Beginning August 1, 2009, the Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW) implemented an electronic Notice of Intent (eNOI) form
, allowing for expedited permit approvals. Notification of permit approval or denial will be provided by KDOW within 7 days of submittal. Construction projects that contain 1 acre or more of disturbed area and do not require an Individual Permit maybe filed in this manner.
New KPDES General Permit
The new Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities (KYR10), went into effect on August 1, 2009.