EPA Agrees to MCWRS/Town of Franklin’s Request for Delay of MS4 Permit

In late June, EPA agreed to our request to postpone the implementation of the Final Massachusetts Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) General Permit. EPA's announcement in the Federal Register delayed the permit implementation that was scheduled for July 1, 2017 by one year to July 1, 2018. We filed our Petition for Review in the First Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals in Boston with the Town of Franklin in August 2016. Read more about our appeal in the MS4 Spotlight Story.

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MCWRS’s Workshop Discusses the Future of New England’s Rivers

On March 21, MCWRS hosted a free workshop on the future of New England’s rivers at the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission. Ed Capone, Service Coordination Hydrologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Northeast River Forecast Center (NERFC) presented his work forecasting river flows. Steven Wolosoff, Senior Environmental Scientist at CDM Smith, discussed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Long Island Sound Nitrogen Reduction Strategy and its impacts in Massachusetts. Read the complete story on our Spotlight Stories page.

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