EPA Releases Long-Awaited MS4 Permit for Massachusetts

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the next General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) for Massachusetts. Important dates / facts:

Federal Register Notice: April 13, 2016

Permit Effective Date: July 1, 2017

Notice of Intents (NOIs) Due: September 29, 2017

Public Information Sessions:

Springfield:  May 9, 2016

West Barnstable:  May 18, 2016

Haverhill:  May 19, 2016

Westborough:  May 24, 2016

Boston:  June 6, 2016

Permit documents available at

If you would like assistance in understanding the requirements and anticipated costs associated with the new permit, please contact Ms. Patricia Chesebrough, PE, at 978-532-1900, or chesebroughp@wseinc.com.

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