The Division of Construction is responsible for establishing protocols for construction project compliance with regard to MS4 jurisdictions; qualifying KYTC employees as inspectors; and providing training for highway project and maintenance project plans regarding KPDES permit requirements.
A list of District contacts is available through the KYTC Environmental Coordinators link of the website.
KYTC is partnered with the MS4 communities, Kentucky Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (KEPSC), Kentucky Transportation Center (T2), and the Kentucky Stormwater Association (KSA).
An MS4 should be contacted when a problem arises, during permit roll-out, when new KYTC materials are available for workshops, meetings, interlocal agreements, construction issues, and maintenance issues.
All communities may have local ordinances that address the management of stormwater to prevent flooding. Project managers should coordinate projects with local jurisdictions and identify stormwater management requirements to address these concerns. This should be done early in project development so concerns can be incorporated in the design of the project.
A list of partner community contacts is available through the Local Contact link of the website.
An MS4 is likely to contact KYTC when there are problems with KYTC projects, to attend local Stormwater Advisory Committee (SWAC) meetings or public meetings, for KYTC materials, regarding interlocal agreements, mapping data, and the Environmental Handbook.
The KYTC district office should contact the MS4 community to obtain the contact information for the new community’s MS4 representative. The district office should provide the contact information to the Division of Environmental Analysis so that records and the website can be updated.
The person to contact when a problem arises will depend on the type of problem. Typically, issues should be routed through the KYTC project manager at construction sites, and to the Division of Environmental Analysis for MS4 partner questions.
The MS4 District Coordinator is required to attend SWAC meetings, public official meetings impacting the MS4 program, and any meetings to which the coordinator is invited. The MS4 District Coordinator should maintain documentation of all meetings that the coordinator or his/her representative attends and all meetings that KYTC hosts that are related to the MS4 program.
The MS4 Coordinator in each district office should coordinate with the individual responsible for the encroachment permitting and should maintain all paperwork regarding the encroachment permit for the annual MS4 report.
Possibly. The permit provides that the district offices may provide trainings with DEA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At a minimum, the KYTC must comply with all standards set by the Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW).
At a minimum, the KYTC must comply with all standards set by Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW).