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NPDES Phase II

Stormwater Hotline (563) 344-4084
 
 
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has issued the renewal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Permit for the discharge of stormwater for the City.  The following control measures are in place for the permit term of March 1, 2009 through February 28, 2014.

Six Minimum Control Measures

A. Public Education and Outreach on Storm Water Impacts
 
1.  Public School Education The permittee shall make available to schools served by the MS4, and shall encourage the adoption of, educational materials regarding storm water and its impact on water quality.  Each school year the permittee shall contact the school board to determine the status of the program and to ensure the material is still available for use in the classroom.
 
The educational materials shall be provided by the Public Works Department and shall be made available throughout the duration of the permit.
 
2.  General Storm Water Education Brochure - An informational brochure shall be distributed to residents served by the MS4.  The brochure shall present information regarding storm water impacts on water quality and measures residents can implement to reduce water quality degradation from storm water.  Additional information shall be included in the brochure as appropriate.
 
The brochure shall be distributed at least once every two calendar years by the Public Works Department for the duration of the permit.
3.  Storm Water Educational Videotapes - Three educational videotapes or DVDs shall continue to be made available which discuss impacts of storm water on water quality and measures residents can implement to reduce water quality degradation from storm water.  The information shall be updated as appropriate.
 
The videos shall be run on the permittee's cable television channel at least once each calendar quarter for the duration of the permit.  They shall be aired by the Public Affairs or Public Information Department.
 
4.  Information Sessions for Residents - Ward-level information sessions shall be conducted for residents served by the MS4 in which storm water concerns shall be discussed and information regarding storm water quality and impacts shall be provided.
 
The sessions shall be conducted in each ward at least once each calendar year for the duration of the permit and are to be administered by the Public Works Department.
 
5.  Website - The permittee's website shall contain information regarding storm water impacts on water quality, measures residents can implement to reduce pollutants in storm water, regulations, current local topics and links to other relevent websites.  A form for reporting storm water complaints shall be provided on the website.  The website shall be updated with new information as appropriate.
 
The website shall be maintained by the Public Works Department for the duration of the permit.
 
6.  Brochure Describing Funding Mechanism -  A brochure in which the establishment, calculation and distribution of storm water utility fees for administration of the programs needed for compliance with the permit shall be distributed to new customers of the municipal utilities.
 
The brochures shall be distributed to new customers for the duration of the permit.
 
7.  Post-construction runoff BMP Manual - A manual describing BMPs which provides guidance for managing storm water from new development and areas of
re-development shall be provided on the website and updated as necessary.
 
The manual shall be provided for the duration of the permit.
 
B.  Public Involvement and Participation
The permittee shall continue implementing a public involvement and participation program that includes the following:
 
1.  Water Quality Monitoring - The permittee shall supply two individuals to serve onthe steering committee for the organization Partners of Scott County Watersheds.  The permittee shall work with water quality monitoring groups to determine pollutant concentrations in storm water and receiving streams.  The data from the monitoring shall be made available to the members of the public and to the Department as requested.
 
The monitoring activities are to be conducted twice each year for the duration of the permit.
 
2.  Stream Restoration Activities - The permittee shall sponsor stream restoration activities to remove refuse from local waterways.  The permittee shall work with local groups andnotify the public about these events.
 
Cleanup activities shall be sponsored by the Public Works Department at least once each calendar year for the duration of the permit.
 
3.  Stakeholders Group - The permittee shall continue moderating a stakeholders group to participate in decision making, holding public hearings and working with volunteer groups.  Business representatives, developers, homeowners, members of environmental groups and members of the public at large shall be allowed to participate, if interested.  However, the permittee may place reasonable limits on the total number of individuals participating in the group.
 
The group shall be established by the Public Works Department and meetings held twice each calendar year for the duration of the permit.
 
4.  Storm Drain Stenciling - The permittee shall continue organizing volunteer groups who shall stencil or otherwise mark storm water inlets to remind individuals that dumping non-storm water materials into the inlets is prohibited.  The stencils or stickers shall be provided by the permittee.
 
The groups shall be organized and supplied by the Public Works Department and a minimum of 500 storm water inlet structures shall be marked each calendar year for the duration of the permit or until all inlet structures are legibly marked.  The markings shall be re-applied as needed to maintain legibility.
 
C.  Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
 
The permittee shall continue implementing and enforcing a discharge detection and elimination program that includes the following:
 
1.  Illicit Discharge Prohibition Ordinance - An ordinance shall continue to be implemented and amended as necessary by the permittee that prohibits anything other than storm water, allowable non-storm water and pollutants for which an NPDES permit has been issued and when the discharge is in compliance with the permit from entering the MS4.  The ordinance shall include language that enables the permittee to inspect private property if an illicit discharge is suspected and penalties for non-compliance.
 
The ordinance shall be enforced by the permittee for the duration of the permit.
 
2.  Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Progam - A program shall continue to be implemented to identify and eliminate illicit discharge to the MS4.  The program shall include annual dry weather flow inspections of all outfalls not already inspected since flows from newly developed or re-developed areas have been discharged from the outfalls, sampling and analysis of dry weather flows, procedures to identify the sources of the dry weather flow and procedures for disconnecting illicit connections.  Records shall be kept of when inspections are performed, the results of the inspections and measures taken to identify and, when appropriate, eliminate the sources of any dry weather flows.  The plan shall be evaluated annually to assess the effectiveness of the program and any necessary changes made.  All illicit discharges found must be eliminated no more than 21 days after discovery, the permittee shall submit to the Department the reasons why the discharge cannot be eliminated within 21 days of discovery.    If it is not possible to eliminate an illicit discharge within 21 days of discovery, the permittee shall submit to the Department the reasons why the discharge cannot be eliminated within 21 days of discovery and a plan which contains a timeline of activities which will result in the elimination of the discharge.  This statement and plan shall be submitted within 21 days of discovery of the illicit discharge.  If the Department does not approve the plan, the permittee will then be required to eliminate the discharge no later than a date specified by the Department.  All illicit discharges shall be reported to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources no later than the end of the first business day after the day of the discovery.
 
The plan shall continue to be implemented by the permittee for the duration of the permit.
 
D.  Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control
 
The permittee shall continue implementing and enforcing a construction site storm water runoff control program to reduce pollutants in any storm water runoff from construction activities for which storm water permit coverage is required and that includes the following:
 
1.  Construction Site Runoff Control Ordinance - An ordinance shall be amended as needed and enforced on all sites for which NPDES permits are required that requires proper soil erosion and sediment control.  This ordinance shall also address waste at construction sites that may cause adverse impacts to water quality such as building materials, concrete truck washout, chemicals, solid waste and sanitary waste.   Authority to issue an order to terminate activities due to failure to implement or maintain compliance inspections and penatlites for non-compliance shall be included.  The ordinance shall require site plan and pollution prevention plan review and approval by the permittee prior to issuance of any permits fo rthe site by the permittee.  The ordinace shall require compliance with the Department's Storm Water General Permit No. 2.
 
The ordinance shall be enforced for the duration of the permit.
 
2.  Construction Site Review and Inspection Program - The permittee shall require site plan and pollution prevention plan reveiw and approval by the permittee prior to issuance of any permits for thesite by the permittee for construction activities for which an NPDES permit is required.  The program shall require compliance with the Department's Storm Water General Permit No. 2 and inspections by the permittee of all sites for which coverage under General Permit No. 2 is required.  The program shall require each of these sites be inspected by the permittee at least once each calendar year and as complaints are received.
 
The program shall be fully implemented by the permittee for the remainder of the duration of the permit.
 
E.  Post-Construction Storm Water Management
 
1.  Post-construction Site Runoff Control Ordinance - An ordinance shall be amended as necessary and enforced which prohibits storm water runoff from areas developed or re-developed from exceeding runoff prior to development.
 
The ordinance shall be enforced for the duration of the permit.
 
2.  Inspection of Runoff control Devices - Storm water control devices and structures shall be inspected and reviewed for proper maintenance.  Educational materials shall be made available to landowners which outline proper maintenance procedures.  The permittee shall properly maintain its own control devices and structures.
 
3.  Watershed Assessment Program - A watershed assessment program and comprehensive land use plan shall continue to be implemented which outlines measures to be implemented which reduce flooding, reduce erosion in ditches and streams, improve water quality and reduce degradation of habitat for fish and wildlife.  The permittee shall implement the program whenever possible to meet these goals.
 
The program shall be implemented by the Public Works Department for the duration of the permit.
 
4.  Site Plan Review of Post-Construction Runoff Controls - The permittee shall continue to implement procedures and acceptance criteria for review of post-construction runoff controls for all construction sites for which coverage under NPDES storm water permits are required.  The permittee shall not allow construction activities to commence until the plans for post-construction runoff controls have been reviewed and approved.
 
The program shall be implemented for the duration of the permit.
 
F.  Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping
 
The permittee shall continue implementing an operation and maintenance program, including a training component, that shall prevent or reduce pollutant runoff from municipal operations and that shall include the following:
 
1.  Removing Street Debris - A program shall continue to be implemented for cleaning storm drains and street sweeping.  Debris from ditches, storm sewers, culverts, catch basins, detention basins and retention basins shall be removed as complaints are received and any time unusually large accumulations of debris occur.
 
The program shall continue to be implemented by the Public Works Department for the duration of the permit.
 
2.  Pesticide and Fertilizer Management Program - A pesticide and fertilizer management program shall continue to be implemented and enforced which shall reduce pollutant discharge associated with storage, application and disposal of pesticides and fertilizers for municipal operations.  The program shall identify all entities that apply pesticides and fertilizers, require that application of these chemicals be applied by properly trained individuals, require training on management techniques addressing storage, application and disposal.  Data regarding the application rates of pesticides and fertilizers shall be gathered and evaluated to determine if lower rates would be equally effective.  Shoult it be determined that lower application rates would be equally or nearly as effective it shall be required that the lower rates be applied.
 
The program shall be implemented by the Parks and Recreation Department for the duration of the permit.
 
3.  Training Program for Municipal Employees - The permittee shall continue implementing an operations manual and program for training municipal employees regarding practices to be implemented in city operations to reduce pollutants in storm water.
 
The program shall be implemented by the Public Works Department for the duration of the permit.

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