Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP)

Public entities that own or operate an MS4 are required to develop and implement a stormwater pollution prevention program (SWPPP) to reduce the discharge of pollutants from their storm sewer system, to the maximum extent practicable. An effective SWPPP has six components, called minimum control measures (MCM).

  1. Public education and outreach, which includes teaching the public about better stormwater management
  2. Public participation: Include residents in solving stormwater pollution problems
  3. A plan to detect and eliminate illicit discharges to the storm sewer system (like chemical dumping and wastewater connections)
  4. Construction-site runoff controls
  5. Post-construction runoff controls
  6. Pollution prevention and municipal “good housekeeping” measures, like inspecting and maintaining infrastructure, covering salt piles, and street sweeping

The regulated entity must identify best management practices (BMPs) they will implement to reduce pollution from reaching impaired waters covered by a total maximum daily load (TMDL) study. They must also identify BMPs for each minimum control measure, and submit an annual report on the implementation of the SWPPP.

St. Anthony 2020 MS4 Permit Application

The MPCA reissued the MS4 General Permit (MNR040000) on November 16, 2020. The City of St. Anthony Village submitted a MS4 Reauthorization Application to the MPCA for their review. The MPCA reviewed this application for completeness and determined that it is complete. The 30-day public comment period for the City of St. Anthony Village’s SWPPP opened on September 14th,  2021 and concludes at 4:30pm on October 14th, 2021. 

St. Anthony 2020 MS4 Permit Application

Supporting documentation

Submitting written comments

The terms and conditions of the general permit are not open for public comment. The permit application, the eligibility for coverage under the general permit, and the ability to comply with requirements of the general permit are open for public comment.

To submit comments or petitions to the MPCA through the mail or email, you must state:

(1) Your interest in the permit application or the preliminary determination to issue coverage under a general permit.

(2) The action you wish the MPCA or Permittee to take, including specific references to the application materials you believe should be changed.

(3) The reasons supporting your position, stated with sufficient specificity as to allow the MPCA to investigate the merits of the position.

Send comments to:
MPCA contact person
Jeremy Sanoski

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MPCA’s Public Notices webpage by navigating to the City of St. Anthony Village’s Intent to Reissue NPDES and SDS MS4 General Permit here:

2020 MS4 Overview

Memo to residents regarding SWPPP comments