EPA's Region 6 Office
Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations
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WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN ABOUT:
- NEW: R6 NOI MS4 Permit
- NEW: Proposed Middle Rio Grande Watershed Based MS4 General Permit No. NMR04A000
- NEW: EPA R6 MS4 Permit Annual Report
- NEW: NM Post-construction Stormwater Workshops
- Construction and Development Effluent Limitation Guidelines Issued
- EPA Starts Work on Regulations to Control Post Construction Stormwater
- Estimating Predevelopment Hydrology in the Middle Rio Grande Watershed, New Mexico (PDF) (15MB, 40pp)
- NOIs for Public Comment
- General Permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (sMS4s) in New Mexico and Indian Country in New Mexico and Oklahoma issued.
- The entire NPDES Storm Water Program (both Phase I & Phase II)?
- The MS4 program?
- The Region 6 MS4 Operators' Conferences?
- EPA's Phase II Compliance Assistance Guide? (PDF) (1.5MB, 97pp)
- Helpful Links & Resources for MS4 Operators
- Information on Census 2000 Urbanized Areas for Region 6 Small MS4s
- Region 6 Water Enforcement Branch Storm Water web page
- Resource List for Stormwater Management Programs (PDF) (113KB, 8pp)
Draft Middle Rio Grande Watershed Based MS4 General Permit No NMR04A000
The Center for Watershed Protection (CWP) and Dr. Robert Pitt (Univ. of Alabama) recently completed the Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) Guidance Manual, prepared under an EPA cooperative agreement. The final guidance has just been posted on two web sites - www.cwp.org (scroll down on right hand side) and www.stormwatercenter.net (on left menu select program resources and illicit discharges) and is free to download. This guidance is particularly useful for Phase II NPDES MS4 communities and others seeking to establish IDDE programs and investigate non-storm water entries into storm drainage systems. The manual also has application for Phase I communities looking to modify existing programs, and for groups interested in conducting public outreach and awareness activities as part of watershed restoration projects.On December 6, 2005, EPA released the National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution from Urban Areas. This comprehensive document will help local governments and others protect water resources from polluted runoff that can result from everyday activities and urban development. The guidance will also help municipalities and other regulated entities implement their Phase I and Phase II NPDES Stormwater programs. This publication includes voluntary guidance on 12 management measures designed to prevent and control runoff pollutants from urban and suburban lands. The management measures cover topics such as watershed assessment and protection runoff from new and existing development, road networks, and construction sites septic system impacts pollution prevention and inspection and maintenance of urban runoff management practices. This new guidance document is available at www.epa.gov/owow/nps/urbanmm.