KYTC District MS4 Coordinator Resources
​          MCM 1 and MCM 2, MCM3
  
What role do KYTC districts have in MCM 1 and MCM 2 training?

​A MS4 District Coordinator is responsible for relaying supplies from the KYTC central office to MS4 communities. It will then be the responsibility of the MS4 communities to distribute these materials to schools, businesses, and target audiences within the community.

DEA and KYTC Districts will provide training on educational materials to MS4s. Contacts to obtain educational materials are provided through this website and the DEA.

Do I need to maintain website information?
​The KYTC MS4 Program website is maintained by the DEA. Local MS4 program information, such as contact information, should be identified by the district and sent to the DEA. MS4 District Coordinators are responsible for the district’s annual compliance reports for submittal on an annual basis to the DEA. The annual compliance report is updated to the website by the DEA. Activities and correspondence with communities should be well documented throughout the year to facilitate the compilation of the district annual compliance report.
Who will contact schools and elected officials for outreach and education? Who will program be delivered to?

​A MS4 District Coordinator is responsible for relaying information and materials from the KYTC central office to MS4 communities. It will then be the responsibility of the MS4 communities to distribute these materials to schools, businesses, and target audiences within the community.

MS4 District Coordinators and the DEA are responsible for providing training to MS4s to utilize and distribute educational materials.
  
What is the KYTC perspective on MCM 3?

​KYTC recognizes that state highways are only a small part of the drainage system and that MS4 communities are required to perform stormwater system mapping and illicit discharge screening as part of their general stormwater permit. KYTC encourages MS4 communities to complete the mapping of state highway stormwater infrastructure in conjunction with their regular mapping activities. This will allow for a single system map to be created and used by the community to detect and eliminate illicit discharges.

 Each KYTC district should establish a protocol for managing illicit discharge detection and elimination (IDDE). The district’s protocol should be agreed to by the district and local jurisdictions. In addition to mapping their stormwater system, communities conduct dry weather screening to identify potential illicit discharges that are illegally entering the storm sewer system. MS4 District Coordinators should work with MS4 communities to eliminate illicit discharges.

What is the role of KYTC districts in stormwater infrastructure inventory?
The KYTC districts are responsible for coordinating with MS4 communities during mapping and inventory efforts and providing available data to MS4s at their request. Stormwater system infrastructure and drainage mapping data available for existing state highways and new KYTC projects should be made available as requested by the community to facilitate stormwater infrastructure inventory in the community. The district must establish either through written agreement or other understanding that the separate storm sewer system that is owned by KYTC is mapped within the local jurisdiction program. Districts are to confirm that the state highway drainage system is mapped and that it is updated as projects add to or modify the system.
What should I do when I find an illicit discharge?
​An illicit discharge is any illegal or non-stormwater discharge into the stormwater conveyance system. If the discharge is due to KYTC activities, contact the responsible department(s) to identify for removal. If the discharge is occurring on municipal property, notify the MS4 community in which the discharge has occurred. If the ownership of the infrastructure where the illicit discharge is occurring is unknown, contact the MS4 community and resolve.        Documentation of identified illicit discharges, communication with the local community, and resolution of tracking/eliminating the illicit discharge should be kept and recorded in the annual compliance report.
What should I do when an MS4 community notifies me of an illicit discharge that involves state highway right of way?

​The illicit discharge should be promptly eliminated following the protocols for managing illicit discharges that are established by each district. The district’s protocol should be agreed to by the district and local jurisdictions. If the discharge is due to KYTC activities, contact the responsible department(s) to identify for removal. MS4 District Coordinators should work with MS4 communities to track the source and eliminate the illicit discharge.

How can KYTC assist an MS4 community in maintaining stormwater maps?

​It is a KYTC District responsibility to coordinate with MS4 communities and provide available mapping data to communities upon request. As new roadways are built or as digital mapping data becomes available, this may be provided to MS4 communities upon request to maintain the stormwater system map so that communities are not burdened with remapping and subsequent remapping field activities.