Massachusetts statewide stormwater program proposed

MassDEP has officially proposed its new Statewide Stormwater Management Program.
It will require private owners of large impervious surfaces (including institutions, commercial, industrial and residential properties) to manage stormwater.

The draft regulations, draft general permit, draft Fact Sheet, Summary of the program and various supporting documents are all posted on MassDEP's web site: http://www.mass.gov/dep/service/regulations/newregs.htm#storm

MassDEP will be holding 5 information sessions around the state the week of January 5, 2009, and will follow with 4 public hearings the week of January 19th: http://www.mass.gov/dep/public/hearings/stormreg.htm

MassDEP will accept verbal and written comments on the proposed regulations and draft general permit at the hearings, and written comments until 5:00 p.m. on February 9, 2009.

Mass DEP is particularly interested in receiving public comment on two definitions included in the proposed regulations: redevelopment of impervious surface and minor repair of a paved surface.

MassDEP is also soliciting public comments on section 21.11 of the proposed regulations which sets forth the transition rules for sites undergoing projects for the development and/or redevelopment of impervious surfaces.

All written comments should be submitted to MassDEP, One Winter Street, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02108, attn. Glenn Haas, or by email at DEP.Waterpermitting@state.ma.us.

Source: Fred Civian, MassDEP
Stormwater Coordinator (via NPSInfo Listserve)
617-292-5821
http://mass.gov/dep/water/wastewater/stormwat.htm

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