Powerpoint Presentations from the NPDES Permitting Workshop 5-24-16

Links to the presentations:
Worksheet 10- Mark Lonergan
NOT and Recorder of Deeds Requirements – Mark Lonergan
Critical Stages – Mark Lonergan
Approved List of BMP’s – Mark Lonergan
Act 162 Technical Guidance – Mark Lonergan
PCSM Implementation and Maintenance – Eric Konzelmann
105 Session – John Hohenstein



DEP Announces Training for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s)

PA Department of Environmental Protection
May 11, 2016
HARRISBURG– The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that training workshops will be held at six locations across the state this summer to assist new and existing Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) with changes to the MS4 NPDES General Permit, also referred to as a PAG-13.

A reissued PAG-13 General Permit is expected to become effective in March 2018, and NOIs are due from most MS4s in September 2017. Preparing applications will need to begin soon in order to meet this deadline.

The training also will be applicable to MS4s that will need to submit applications for individual MS4 NPDES permits. The official Registration Form and payment must be received by DEP via mail 30 days before each workshop begins. Seating is limited to 50 participants for each workshop, and there is a $50 registration fee, which includes lunch.

The workshops are scheduled as follows:

  • June 14-15 Uniontown
  • June 21-22 Scranton
  • June 28-29 Wyomissing
  • July 19-20 Lewisburg
  • TBA-July York Area
  • TBA-July Cranberry Township Area

A separate announcement will be forthcoming for additional training workshops. These workshops will be held to help new and existing MS4 permittees understand how to prepare stormwater pollution plans that are required to be completed and submitted with the NOI or permit application.

To complete a registration form for one of the workshops, visit theDEP website or pastehttp://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/PointNonPointMgmt/StormwaterMgmt/Stormwater/Pages/default.aspx#training into your browser.

Rain Garden Tour: May 17 at 6PM

Come tour the newly installed 3000+ square-foot rain garden at the Perkiomen Township Community Park, 1 Trappe Road, Collegeville, PA, on Tuesday, May 17 at 6pm.  Montgomery County Conservation District’s Watershed Specialist will provide a guided tour of the rain garden, as well as background on the project to enhance this community space.

This is a great opportunity to see a new stormwater BMP in action, and to learn from a District project.

>Click here for more details.

Enter the PHS ‘Tree of the Year’ Contest

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is hosting a contest to celebrate beloved trees.

Do you have a special tree that has touched you or your community? If so, PHS wants to hear your story!

Starting this Arbor Day — Friday, April 29 — enter for a chance to receive free tree care for the tree for one year from Bartlett Tree Experts.

The Tree of the Year Contest invites residents of all ages throughout the region to submit short stories, essays, or poems — of 200 words or less — and tell us why your tree is important to you or your community.

  • Entries must include a high-resolution photo (1- 2 MB) of the tree and feature one or more people who love it.
  • Entries can be submitted as poetry or prose — of 200 words or less.
  • All submissions must be received on or before June 1.
  • Please email entries to: plantonemillion@pennhort.org.
  • Voting will be open to the public online June 20 through July 20, 2016.

Click here for more information on the Tree of the Year Contest, a part of the Plant One Million campaign.

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To protect and improve the quality of life of the residents of Montgomery County and surrounding communities by providing, in cooperation with others, timely and efficient service, education, and technical guidance, for the wise use of our soil, water, and related resources.