KYTC District MS4 Coordinator Resources
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How does this program relate to KEPSC? Who has to take the course? Do I have to check for KEPSC?

​The Kentucky Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (KEPSC) qualified inspector course was established in 2007 to assist developers, contractors, and governmental agencies like KYTC with complying with the Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) General Stormwater Permit for Construction. The course provides information and tests individuals through a qualifying exam to properly inspect construction sites and document inspections as required by the KPDES General Stormwater Permit for Construction. This permit is required for all construction and land disturbance activities across the state.

The KYTC is required through the KYTC Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction (2008) to participate in the KEPSC program and requires KYTC staff responsible for construction site inspections to be qualified through the KEPSC program. In addition, KYTC staff are responsible for completing the following training:
  • Right of way inspectors should be qualified through Grade Level II Training.
  • KYTC highway contractors must have personnel that are KEPSC qualified inspectors.
  • KYTC personnel responsible for administering or monitoring encroachment permits are encouraged to attend the KEPSC Introductory course.
  • KYTC maintenance activities that disturb one or more acres of land must have maintenance personnel who are KEPSC qualified inspectors.
  • The MS4 District Coordinator and other KYTC personnel should take the KEPSC Introductory course.
More information about KEPSC is available on the program’s website at www.kepsc.org.

 

How do I respond to unsatisfactory construction site stormwater management practices?

​To resolve stormwater management issues at KYTC construction sites, the following KYTC personnel should be contacted in this order: the resident engineer, District Construction Branch Manager, and Division of Construction in Frankfort.

For unsatisfactory construction site stormwater management in MS4 community jurisdiction, the MS4 community should be contacted to resolve the issue. If the community fails to resolve the issues, the DEA should be contacted for resolution with the community or KDOW.

Construction site stormwater management issues failing a satisfactory resolution may be reported to the Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW).

 

How do local construction requirements relate with KYTC requirements?

​At a minimum, the KYTC must comply with all standards set by the Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW).

  
How do local post-construction requirements relate with KYTC requirements?

​At a minimum, the KYTC must comply with all standards set by Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW).

As a partner, KYTC is responsible for coordinating with MS4 communities on requirements for projects during project development and prior to line and grade to determine additional post-construction requirements that are specific to stormwater management practices in the community.

 

At what time does the highway project manager need to contact the local community?

​The local community should be contacted during project development at preliminary line and grade to consider any local regulatory requirements for flood abatement and water quality considerations.

What tools are available to keep track of karst or other environmentally sensitive features?

​KYTC’s Environmental Viewer is available to facilitate the identification of karst and other environmentally sensitive features in or adjacent to KYTC projects.

What is required by the Karst policy and what does it address?

​The Karst Policy was developed as a standard Best Management Practice (BMP) for stormwater management for all KYTC projects. It consists of a series of seeded swales and detention ponds to manage the flow of stormwater from the KYTC right of way.

  
What role do I have in tracking compliance of the stormwater permit for facilities?

​The MS4 District Coordinator is responsible for tracking compliance of established protocols and documenting these for the annual stormwater compliance report. This includes activities associated with the stormwater permit for facilities (KYG 50), Groundwater Protection Plans (GWPPs), training as part of KYTC environmental programs and documentation of inspection reports.

What role do I have in facility BMP plans?

​The Environmental Handbook for Management of Highways and Maintenance Facilities is available as a reference for facility BMP plans. The following are roles that KYTC personnel have in facility BMP plans:

  • DEA – provides guidance regarding the preparation of Facility management plans for groundwater, stormwater, and SPCC plans.
  • District TEBMS for maintenance are responsible for managing resources needed for implementation and compliance with facility management plans.
  • District maintenance engineers – are responsible for the preparation and implementation of facility management plans.
  • Facility superintendents are responsible for management of facilities and crews in accordance with facility management plans.
  • Crews are responsible for following procedures outlined in facility management plans.

What tools are available for facility operation and maintenance?

​The Environmental Handbook for Management of Highways and Maintenance Facilities is available as a reference for facility operations and maintenance activities. The Environmental Handbook is used as a reference to respond to KDOW standing environmental protocols.

KYTC’s Environmental Viewer is available to facilitate the identification of karst and other environmentally sensitive features in or adjacent to KYTC projects, facilities, or maintenance areas.

 

What goes in an annual report?

​The KDOW has established an MS4 Compliance Inspection checklist that should be used as a reference for documenting activities associated with each of the minimum control measures.

MS4 District Coordinators are responsible for compiling an annual stormwater report consisting of the following three sections:
  • General Information including all district and MS4 contacts and Acronyms.
  • Program Evaluation giving an executive summary on the status of the program.
  • Narrative Report including a breakdown of the Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) and what steps have been taken to meet these MCMs.