Trainings related to Municipal Stormwater (MS4).

Screening of regulated MS4 outfalls is required by the MS4 NPDES permit as part of Minimum Control Measure 3 (MCM3), Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDD&E).

This course was developed to provide users step-by-step guidance on how to conduct dry weather screenings of MS4 outfalls to evaluate for the presence of illicit discharges.

This course contains a completion certificate for 0.5 credit hours. 


 

During the spring of 2021, EPA and PADEP hosted a series of MS4 Forums for MS4 permittees located within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The intent of the MS4 Forums was to provide an opportunity for municipalities with MS4 permits to discuss their stormwater management programs and share experiences and lessons learned. 


This module contains the recorded presentations from the 2021 MS4 Forums. Topics covered include, minimum control measures (MCMs), stormwater financing, Pollutant Reduction Plans (PRPs), BMP maintenance, and BMP case studies. 

This course was developed to provide citizens of municipalities regulated by Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permits with a basic understanding of MS4 permit requirements. All MS4 permittees are required to develop, implement, and enforce a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP). The SWMP consists of six Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) that must be implemented in order to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the MS4 to the maximum extent practicable, to protect water quality, and to satisfy the water quality requirements of the Clean Water Act and Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law. This course will provide an overview of the first three MCMs: • MCM 1 – Public Education and Outreach on Stormwater Impacts; • MCM 2 – Public Involvement and Participation; and • MCM 3 – Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDD&E). This course contains a completion certificate for 1.5 credit hours.

This course was developed to provide citizens of municipalities regulated by Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permits with a basic understanding of MS4 permit requirements. 

All MS4 permittees are required to develop, implement, and enforce a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP). The SWMP consists of six Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) that must be implemented in order to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the MS4 to the maximum extent practicable, to protect water quality, and to satisfy the water quality requirements of the Clean Water Act and Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law. 

 This course will provide an overview of the three MCMs:

  • MCM 4 – Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control;
  • MCM 5 – Post-Construction Stormwater Management in New Development and Redevelopment; and
  • MCM 6 – Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping.

Also included in this training are sample templates that may be used to meet MCM requirements. These templates are provided as examples and are intended to demonstrate the level of detail that is sufficient to meet MS4 permit requirements. Permittees may incorporate the provided materials into their SWMP but are not required to do so. Permittees with existing MCM plans do not need to revise their existing documents to use the provided templates.

This course contains a completion certificate for 1.5 credit hours. 




This web-based training will assist MS4 permittees with developing mapping for their Pollutant Reduction Plans.

Produced by the Westmoreland Conservation District, this two-part video, discusses the design, assessment, retrofitting, and maintenance of stormwater basins.

This course will review how to use the MS4 Stream Restoration Eligibility Evaluation and Crediting Review Checklists. MS4 permittees implementing stream restoration projects for MS4 credit are encouraged to review these checklists and become familiar with the level of documentation that DEP expects to see when stream restoration projects are submitted to DEP for review.

This course was developed by Penn State Extension as an educational tool for employees of municipalities regulated by a MS4 NPDES permit. The learning modules included in this course will introduce the learner to the basic stormwater concepts necessary to understand how urban stormwater is managed and regulated in Pennsylvania and the role all municipal employees play in helping with that effort.

The educational material included within this course is not intended to serve as regulatory guidance. MS4 permittees seeking regulatory guidance should reference their MS4 NPDES permit and/or PADEP’s Municipal Stormwater website.