Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permit
The County is designated as a Phase II small MS4, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s MS4 Stormwater Permit Program. The County was issued a General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on October 29, 2018 and will expire on October 31, 2023.
The 2013-2018 MS4 Program Plan was developed for the previous permit cycle. A ‘new’ Program Plan is under development to meet permit criteria. The document is scheduled for completion May 1, 2019. The ‘new’ Program Plan will be posted on this webpage and available at 2126 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 203, Stafford, VA 22554.
Future Annual Reports will be posted, available through this webpage.
Please report potential illicit discharges, improper disposal or spills to the MS4, complaints regarding land disturbing activities, or other potential stormwater pollution concerns by calling (540) 658-8830.
MS4 Permit requirements include providing the public the opportunity to provide input on the ‘Program Plan’. Program Plan elements are identified in Part 1C of the permit program (referenced above). For questions regarding the General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater, the MS4 Program Plan, or to submit general comments, please email the Department of Public Works - Code Review & Inspection - Environmental Division.