A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Storm Water

DAll stormwater contacts can be reached at 404.651.8511.

Construction Storm Water

Industrial Stormwater

Contacts: Dan Loudermilk, Grey Won, and Anna Truszczynski - 404.651.8548

Municipal Stormwater

Contacts: Mildred Granderson, Connie Haynes, Lisa Perrett, and Anna Truszczynski -
Phase I and II

Phase II

EPD Stakeholder Meeting Watershed Protection Branch Discussion of Phase II Permit Reissuance

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), Watershed Protection Branch, NonPoint Source Program, is conducting two stakeholder meetings to discuss the reissuance of the Phase II MS4 General NPDES Permit.  The NPDES Permit was last reissued on December 6, 2012, and will expire on December 5, 2017.  The Permit reissuance will authorize the discharges of stormwater from the MS4 to waters of the State of Georgia for the period from 2017 to 2022.  A draft permit is available for review at the link below:

Stakeholder Draft 2017 Phase II Permit

The purpose of the meetings is to provide stakeholders with the opportunity to request clarification on the Permit requirements.  Also, stakeholders will be allowed to provide comments which will be considered during finalization of the NPDES Permit.  The stakeholder meetings will be held as follows:

Date:              June 16,2017
Time:             9:30 a.m.
Location:       Houston County Government Building
                        801 Main Street
                       Perry, GA 31069

July 10,2017
Time:             9:30 a.m.
Location:       Environmental Protection Division
                        Tradeport Training Room
                       4244 International Parkway, Suite 114
                       Atlanta, GA 30354

Written comments on this draft permit should be sent by July 14, 2017, to Anna.Truszczynski@dnr.ga.gov, or Lisa.Perrett@dnr.ga.gov, or mailed to:

Watershed Protection Branch
Environmental Protection Division
NonPoint Source Program, Suite 1462 East
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, GA 30334.

EPD will consider the discussions held and comments received during the stakeholder process in the proposed permit reissuance.   After a 30-day public notice period, a public meeting will be held to discuss the proposed permit.  Please share this information with persons who may be interested.

Phase I

The 2017 Phase I Medium MS4 NPDES Permit Nos. GAS000XXX for Storm Water Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) have been posted to the Watershed Protection Branch Permit and Public Comments Clearinghouse. The permits will take effect on April 12, 2017. A summary of the public comments and the response to those comments is included below.

Please contact Anna Truszczynski at 404 651 8548 or Mildred Granderson at 404 651 8544 if you have any questions.

Offsite Links

EPA has an informative resource for municipal stormwater issues