Many acronyms and abbreviations are used in the technical resources
sections of our website. Below are some that are commonly used when talking
about the stormwater program.
What is the relationship between MS4 communities and KYTC?
KYTC partners with most MS4 communities in Kentucky to implement practices
that protect our waterways. Through these partnerships, KYTC provides statewide
stormwater resources to partner communities. Partner communities implement
these resources at a local level.
What are KYTC’s responsibilities?
KYTC’s responsibilities are included in their Individual Stormwater MS4
Communities with regulated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) have the opportunity to partner with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), which implements its own stormwater program. KYTC has compiled or developed many materials for the purpose of sharing resources with Partner Communities and facilitating stormwater program implementation in Kentucky. Resources are organized by Minimum Control Measures (MCMs).
What resources are available?
Public Education & Outreach, Public Involvement & Participation (MCM 1 & 2)
Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination (IDDE) (MCM 3)
Construction Site Runoff Control (MCM 4)
Post-Construction Stormwater Management (MCM 5)
Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations/Pollution Prevention (MCM 6)
Construction/Development Community Resources
Sediment is the number one pollutant impairing streams in Kentucky. Resources in
this section are available to assist you in permitting stormwater runoff from
construction sites and preventing sediment-laden stormwater runoff from leaving
a construction site.
What regulations must be considered prior to site disturbance?
Regulations dictating management of land disturbing activities should be
reviewed at the local level and state levels in your area.