HARRISBURG, Pa., May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that training workshops will be held at six locations across the state this summer to assist new and existing Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) with changes to the MS4 NPDES General Permit, also referred to as a PAG-13.
A reissued PAG-13 General Permit is expected to become effective in March 2018, and NOIs are due from most MS4s in September 2017. Preparing applications will need to begin soon in order to meet this deadline.
The training also will be applicable to MS4s that will need to submit applications for individual MS4 NPDES permits. The official Registration Form and payment must be received by DEP via mail 30 days before each workshop begins. Seating is limited to 50 participants for each workshop, and there is a $50 registration fee, which includes lunch.
The workshops are scheduled as follows:
- June 14-15 Uniontown
- June 21-22 Scranton
- June 28-29 Wyomissing
- July 19-20 Lewisburg
- TBA-July York Area
- TBA-July Cranberry Township Area
A separate announcement will be forthcoming for additional training workshops. These workshops will be held to help new and existing MS4 permittees understand how to prepare stormwater pollution plans that are required to be completed and submitted with the NOI or permit application.
To complete a registration form for one of the workshops, visit the DEP website or paste http://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/PointNonPointMgmt/StormwaterMgmt/Stormwater/Pages/default.aspx#training into your browser.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection