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NPDES Phase II Permit City of St. Louis Park Annual Storm Water Informational Meeting April 16, 2009 Scott Anderson Superintendent of Utilities.

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1 NPDES Phase II Permit City of St. Louis Park Annual Storm Water Informational Meeting April 16, 2009 Scott Anderson Superintendent of Utilities

2 NPDES Phase II Permit Meeting Goals Raise awareness of the importance of good storm water management Inform the public on the citys current pollution prevention plan Take public comments and suggestions on the pollution prevention plan

3 NPDES Phase II Permit Meeting Agenda Discussion of NPDES Phase II Permit Summary of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Revised plan in 2005 Focus on education, erosion control permits & inspections Public comments and questions

4 NPDES Phase II Permit Types of NPDES Permits MS4 (municipal separate storm sewer systems) Construction Industrial

5 NPDES Phase II Permit National Pollution Discharge Elimination System 1987 amendment to the EPA Clean Water Act St. Louis Park along with 110 other Minnesota cities are included in the program

6 NPDES Phase II Permit Permit Overview Develop a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) customized for St. Louis Park Annual reporting to MS4 GENERAL PERMIT Authorization to discharge storm water associated with municipal separate storm sewer systems under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System/State Disposal System Permit Program.

7 NPDES Phase II Permit What is a SWPPP? List of best management practices (BMPs) to be implemented Targeted to address six minimum control measures (MCM) Includes measurable goals Timeline established Educational goal for each MCM

8 NPDES Phase II Permit What is a BMP? Practice intended to control pollution Structural examples – sediment pond, grass filter strip, sump catch basin Non structural examples – education to reduce pollution, street sweeping, zoning rules to protect water quality (wetland buffers)

9 NPDES Phase II Permit Six Minimum Control Measures (MCM) Public education and outreach Public participation / Involvement Illicit discharge detection and elimination Construction site storm water runoff control Post-construction storm water management Pollution prevention / Good housekeeping for municipal operations

10 NPDES Phase II Permit St. Louis Park SWPPP includes: Summary sorted by completion timeline Summary includes MCM, measurable goal, responsible person, timeline and if there is an educational component Detailed description, single page per BMP

11 NPDES Phase II Permit SWPPP - Annual Items Annual meeting to gather public input Inspect 100% of structural pollution control devices city wide Inspect 20% of outfalls and ponds city- wide Determine maintenance needs based on inspections (pond dredging, repair outfalls, locate source of illicit discharge)

12 NPDES Phase II Permit SWPPP Highlights Wrote a stormwater ordinance to address construction and post-construction erosion, stormwater, and illicit discharge Developed a written program that addresses parking lot and street maintenance Developed erosion control permit and inspection program

13 NPDES Phase II Permit SWPPP Highlights Utilize web site for SWPPP/stormwater related issues Stormwater information at

14 NPDES Phase II Permit SWPPP Highlights Outreach to elementary schools Education through C.A.M.P., community programs and speaking to service groups Landscaping workshops Education at events such as Home Remodeling Fair, Fire Open House, National Night Out, and Westwood Nature Center

15 NPDES Phase II Permit SWPPP Highlights Developed events such as the Earth & Arbor Day Celebration and Kids Eco Fair at Parktacular

16 NPDES Phase II Permit Annual Reporting Summarize goals met this year Notify MPCA of modifications to SWPPP Include comments received from the public and how they were addressed

17 NPDES Phase II Permit Public Comment Comments Questions


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