Storm water discharges are generated by runoff from land and impervious areas such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops during rainfall and snow events. Storm water often contains pollutants in quantities that could adversely affect water quality. Most storm water discharges are considered point sources and require coverage by a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The primary method to control storm water discharges is through the use of best management practices (BMPs).
For information about storm water management at home, visit the Public Interest Center's website.
Early Stakeholder Outreach- NPDES Construction Storm Water General Permit Renewal
Ohio EPA is seeking stakeholder input prior to official public noticing of the draft general permit renewal.
Stakeholders can email input regarding the general permit renewal to Jason.Fyffe@epa.ohio.gov by December 6, 2017. Ohio EPA will consider all input received prior to official public notice of the draft general permit renewal.