January 9, 2024
At NOVA, we are committed to keeping the community informed and staying connected! The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is preparing the reissuance of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits in June 2024 for discharges from Large Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) to the waters of the State of Georgia.
NOVA’s environmental personnel have been actively engaged and participated in local meetings to stay abreast of these updates. NOVA staff recently attended a stakeholder meeting held in October, which outlined the initial draft permit and summary of changes since the previous permit period. Also, during the December Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Stormwater Committee Meeting, Georgia EPD’s Nonpoint Source staff presented on the MS4 Phase I Large permit reissuance and announced the anticipated Draft Permit to be released the second week of January 2024.
Here are points to consider:
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
- Protects our water quality
- Preserves our ecosystems
- Mitigates flood risks
- Enhances community well-being
HOW TO GET INVOLVED AND STAY INFORMED:
- Attend community meetings
- Adopt environmentally friendly practices
- Support local initiatives
Let’s make 2024 the year we stand united for cleaner water and a healthier Georgia! Together, we can make a difference. Access the timeline created by our staff by clicking here: Phase I Large Timeframe
Contributor: Brittany Israel, PE, Senior Engineer – Environmental Services