Phase I of the EPA’s “National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System” (NPDES) program originated in 1990 for operators of medium and large municipalities, like Clinton, to submit a Storm Water Plan by 2003.
Pollutants such as oil and grease from roadways, pesticides from lawns, sediment from construction sites and carelessly discarded trash such as bottles, cigarette butts, and paper wrappers are carried into storm sewer systems during storm events. Eventually, they pollute the nation’s waterways.
The NPDES Phase II rules established requirements that operators of municipal storm sewer systems must adopt a means of controlling pollutants which discharge into the rivers, lakes, and streams.
The NPDES Phase II rule is being implemented by use of the following six “minimum control measures” as set forth by the EPA.
1. Public Education and Outreach;
2. Public Participation and Involvement;
3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination;
4. Construction Site Runoff;
5. Post-Construction Site Runoff Control; and
6. Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping.
The Village of Clinton must submit to the OHIO EPA a permit application that will identify its methods to implement these rules and a set of measurable goals. Should you have questions or comments on our implementation of the EPA’s Storm Water Quality Rules please contact:
Mayor Al Knack at (330) 882-4782