041619 Monthly Dinner Meeting at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Please join CSCE at this month's dinner meeting at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT. At this meeting, Amanda Ryan, the Municipal Stormwater Educator at the Center for Land use Education And Research (CLEAR) at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, will provide attendees with an overview of the requirements for a General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4 General Permit). This permit is the product of a mandate by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) as part of its Stormwater Phase II rules in 1999. This general permit requires each municipality to take steps to keep the stormwater entering its storm sewer systems clean before that stormwater enters water bodies. One important element of this permit is the requirement that towns implement public education programs to make residents aware that stormwater pollutants emanate from many of their everyday living activities, and to inform them of steps they can take to reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff.