Tier A Municipal Stormwater Permit
Draft Renewal Tier A Municipal Stormwater General Permit
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (the Department) has prepared a Draft Renewal of the Tier A Municipal Stormwater NJPDES General Permit. The Tier A Municipal Stormwater NJPDES permit authorizes the discharge of stormwater from MS4s owned or operated by Tier A Municipalities in the State of New Jersey. The conditions of this permit were last renewed in 2009, expired on February 28, 2014, and continue in force pending completion of the renewal process (see N.J.A.C. 7:14A-2.8).
The purpose of a draft permit is to solicit input prior to the issuance of a decision on a final permit. After the close of the public comment period, the Department will respond to all significant and timely comments upon issuance of the final document. The permittee and all individuals and entities who submitted written comments will receive notice of the Department's decision. (See N.J.A.C. 7:14A-15.15 & 15.16).
The Tier A Municipal NJPDES permit program was established in 2004. As a result, most municipalities have developed a stormwater management program that complies with the core requirements of this draft renewal permit. Most new requirements of this draft permit are phased in over time.
Comments on the Draft Renewal Permit shall be submitted in writing by April 3, 2017. All materials supporting a comment shall be included in full and may not be incorporated by reference. For a copy of the Public Notice please open the Draft Renewal Tier A Municipal Stormwater General permit, above.
Written comments may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mailed to:
Attention: “Comments on Public Notice NJ0141852 and NJ0141861"
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Mail Code 401-02B
Division of Water Quality
Bureau of Nonpoint Pollution Control
P.O. Box 420 – 401 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
The Department will hold a non-adversarial public hearing to solicit public comment on the draft permit on March 22, 2017 from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. (or end of testimony, whichever comes first) at:
NJDEP Public Hearing Room
401 East State Street, First Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625