MS4 Webinars & Resources

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) programs are stormwater programs required by the federal Clean Water Act. Municipal seperate storm sewer systems collect polluted runoff that would otherwise make its way into local waterways. These webinars are offered as part of CBF's on-going commitment to helping communities reduce stormwater pollution.

ARCHIVED WEBINARS

CITIES OF FALLS CHURCH AND LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA
JULY 2014

CBF hired the Williamsburg Environmental Group (now part of Stantec), to provide assistance to the City of Falls Church and the City of Lynchburg in preparing to meet new requirements under their Virginia Small MS4 permits. For Lynchburg, the project helped develop a public outreach and education plan. For Falls Church, the project helped develop standard operating procedures, tools, spreadsheets, and reporting mechanisms to capture its progress on meeting MS4 permit requirements, from education and outreach to nutrient management and Best Management Practices (BMPs) on the land. Two free webinars are now offered to provide municipalities with information on these kinds of activities.

"Local Record-Keeping, Tracking, and Operating Procedures for Compliance with the MS4 Permit"

This webinar offered the City of Falls Church guidance on developing standard operating procedures, tools, spreadsheets, and reporting mechanisms to capture progress in meeting MS4 permit requirements. Referenced documents are available for download:

 

"Developing a Public Education and Outreach Plan Under the MS4 Permit"

This webinar offered the City of Lynchburg guidance on developing a public outreach and education plan. Referenced documents are available for download:

 

 

BLAIR AND YORK COUNTIES, PENNSYLVANIA
JUNE 2014

In June 2014,  CBF and the Center for Watershed Protection  (CWP) offered two free webinars for Pennsylvania municipal officials and engineers in Blair and York Counties. The webinars assisted officials in developing Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction plans and local TMDL plans, both related to municipal stormwater permitting requirements.

CBF and CWP have been assisting communities in York and Blair Counties to develop their stormwater pollution reduction plans. The two webinars provide data and details, and  also spotlight the stormwater successes happening in York and Blair counties.

"Pennsylvania Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) TMDL Planning"

This webinar offers details and suggestions for developing MS4 TMDL plans. Suggestions and examples are based on the innovative approaches being taken by 12 municipalities in Blair County to develop their MS4 TMDL Plan. 

"Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Plan Development for PA Jurisdictions"

This webinar offers details and suggestions for developing Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction plans. Recommendations are based on the successful and innovative approaches taken by 45 municipalities in York County. Together with the York County Planning Commission and other partners, these communities have developed a county-wide Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Plan.


PENNSYLVANIA
MARCH 2014

"MS4—Putting the Pieces Together"

This free Pennsylvania MS4 webinar was made possible by a grant from the William Penn Foundation and presented by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Pennsylvania Office.

This webinar provides

  • an overview of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL and Pennsylvania's MS4 permit requirements;
  • resources available to help local Pennsylvania government officials, technical staff, and communities comply with those requirements;
  • and a discussion of developing an effective public education and outreach program.

"Estimating Pollutant Loads & Managing BMPs"

This free Pennsylvania MS4 webinar was made possible by a grant from the William Penn Foundation and presented by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Pennsylvania Office.

This webinar provides

  • an overview of a sampling of water quality models and tools available to estimate baseline pollutant loads;
  • general input data requirements for developing models;
  • and the pros and cons associated with each model.

RESOURCES

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