Public Comment Opportunity on the Minneapolis Stormwater Management Program

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WE WANT YOUR INPUT!

The City of Minneapolis is seeking public input into the priorities and programs that make up the city’s Stormwater Management Program (SWMP). The current SWMP was most recently updated and approved by the MPCA in September 2014 and can be found at the following link:

Minneapolis Stormwater Management Program

HISTORY:

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a program created in 1990 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect water quality through the regulation of the discharge of pollutants to lakes, streams, wetlands, and other surface waters. This program regulates different types of municipal, industrial, and construction activities and is administered locally by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).

Providing an opportunity for public input into the development of Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) priorities and programs is one of the requirements of the current NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Phase I Permit issued jointly to the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) in January 2011 and most recently updated in September 2014.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE COMMENTS:

IN PERSON          You can make comments IN PERSON at a Public Hearing that is scheduled before a meeting of the City Council’s Transportation & Public Works Committee on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 9:30 AM.  The Public Hearing will take place in City Council Chambers in Room 317 City Hall, 350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis MN 55415.

IN WRITING        Or you can make WRITTEN comments. Comments must be received by Noon on Friday June 16, 2017.  The comments will be taken into consideration for future modifications to the Program.  Any comments received will be included in the Annual Report in Appendix C.

MAIL:
City of Minneapolis, Department of Public Works
Surface Water & Sewer Division c/o Liz Stout
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN COMMENTS
Room 300 City of Lakes Building
309 2nd Avenue S
Minneapolis MN 55401-2268

FAX:                       612-673-2048

EMAIL:                  Elizabeth.stout@minneapolismn.gov

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Liz Stout or Deb Pilger.
Our contact information appears below.  Thank you!

Elizabeth Stout, PE, CFM
Water Resources Regulatory Coordinator
City of Minneapolis Public Works – Surface Water & Sewers Division
Phone: 612-673-5284
Email: Elizabeth.Stout@minneapolismn.gov

AND

Debra Pilger
Environmental Management Director
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
Phone: 612-313-7728
Email: dpilger@minneapolisparks.org