The Massachusetts Coalition for Water Resources Stewardship

CLEAN WATER ACT STRATEGIES: WHAT’S COMING AND HOW TO RESPOND

All too often municipal elected officials and DPW managers are the last ones to learn about regulatory issues that affect their communities' National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. These issues entail an added cost to the community with insufficient contributions from federal or state government. No contributions arrive from other stakeholders who benefit but avoid bearing the cost. Tired of complying with one permit, when another one arrives on your desk with a whole new set of requirements? With dwindling time and financial resources, how can you learn about issues affecting your community before it is too late? Why are agencies able to change regulations before the results of ongoing upgrades are known? How can you ensure that the regulatory agencies hear from all stakeholders, including you? Once a permit is issued, what can you do?

Program

SSO/CSO Issues: MANAGING YOUR OVERFLOW REQUIREMENTS

Nutrients: EPA NUTRIENT CRITERIA MANDATES AND STRATEGIES TO AVOID MISALLOCATION OF STATE RESOURCES
NPDES Process: APPEALING NPDES PERMITS
Stormwater Permitting: THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS