• Hannah Kamath

Public Comment: Minneapolis Stormwater Management Program

From the City of Minneapolis


WE WANT YOUR INPUT!

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee of the Minneapolis City Council will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, Jun 9, 2022, at 1:30 pm, in City Hall Room 317, seeking public input into the priorities and programs that make up the city’s Minneapolis Stormwater Management Program (SWMP).

At the time of the public hearing, the committee will provide an opportunity (see guidance) for all interested persons to be heard regarding the SWMP. You are not required to participate in the in-person meeting. You may object or comment in writing by sending a written objection or statement to arrive before the public hearing to: councilcomment@minneapolismn.gov or Minneapolis City Clerk’s Office, C/O PW&I Committee Coordinator, 350 S. Fifth St., Room 304, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382. The committee will consider all timely written and oral objections and statements. If you need an accommodation to fully participate, or if you need this document in a different format, please call 311 or 612-263-6850 (TTY).

HISTORY:

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a program created in 1990 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect water quality through the regulation of the discharge of pollutants to lakes, streams, wetlands, and other surface waters. This program regulates different types of municipal, industrial, and construction activities and is administered locally by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).

Providing an opportunity for public input into the development of Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) priorities and programs is one of the requirements of the NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Phase I Permit issued jointly to the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB). The SWMP has undergone a significant update due to the most recent NPDES MS4 Phase I Permit issued to the City and the MPRB by the MPCA on February 16, 2018. This is an opportunity for all of our partners to weigh in on priorities and concerns regarding the City’s management of stormwater under the Federal Clean Water Act.

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