EPA and MassDEP Agree to Postpone Effective Date of MA Stormwater 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. MassDEP issued a letter on August 14, 2017, announcing its decision to align the state‚Äôs permit schedule with the postponement of the federal permit. The postponements were largely due to appeals that were filed by MCWRS, municipalities, and a number of other stakeholder groups. 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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