2004 Stormwater Management Plan
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the regulation entitled
“National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System - Regulations for Revision of the
Water Pollution Control Program Addressing Stormwater Discharges on December 8,
1999 as required by Section 402(p) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). This is commonly referred to as the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II program.
This Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) for the Town of North Haven directly addresses the requirements of the NPDES Phase II program as implemented and administered by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CTDEP) as the regulatory authority for the State of Connecticut. The NPDES Phase II program is implemented by the CTDEP through the use of the General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4).
Under the permit requirements, the Town of North Haven is required to develop and implement a stormwater management program that includes six minimum control measures, evaluation and reporting efforts, and recordkeeping. The stormwater management program must be designed with the overall goal of reducing the discharge of pollutants to the “maximum extent practicable”, protect water quality, and satisfying the appropriate water quality requirements of the CWA.
The North Haven SWMP is composed of six required minimum control measures, each of which identifies best management practices and measurable goals:
- Public Education and Outreach
- Public Involvement/ Participation
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
- Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
- Post-Construction Stormwater Management
- Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping
The SWMP was developed with the assistance of the North Haven Stormwater Management Committee. The built and natural environments were inventoried to assess the current status of land use, soils, watersheds, wetlands, and surface water quality. Municipal programs and policies were reviewed, including zoning ordinances, land development and subdivision regulations, and municipal activities and programs that have the potential to impact stormwater.
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