PUBLIC NOTICE OF DRAFT PHASE II STORMWATER ANNUAL REPORT PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RHODE ISLAND POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (RIPDES) PROGRAM GENERAL PERMIT FOR STORM WATER DISCHARGES FROM SMALL MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEMS AND FROM INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY AT ELIGIBLE FACILITIES OPERATED BY REGULATED SMALL MS4S.
DATE OF NOTICE: March 2, 2023
PUBLIC NOTICE NUMBER: 1
RIPDES PERMIT NUMBER: RIR040031
NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS OF SMALL MS4 OPERATOR:
City of Warwick
3275 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Pursuant to the requirements established in the Rhode Island Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (RIPDES) General Permit for Storm Water Discharge from Small MS4s and from Industrial Activity at Eligible Facilities Operated by Regulated Small MS4s (General Permit), the City of Warwick submitted an application package, including a Notice of Intent and Storm Water Management Program Plan (SWMPP) to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) for authorization of the storm water discharges from the City of Warwick MS4. In accordance with Part IV.E of the General Permit the operator must annually evaluate the compliance of the SWMPP with the conditions of the permit, as well as the appropriateness of the selected Best Management Practices and efforts towards achieving the Measurable Goals. An annual report prepared in accordance with Part IV.G of the general permit must be submitted to RIDEM for each year after the permit is issued. Notice is hereby given of the intent to receive public comment and to hold a public hearing, if requested, on the City of Warwick Phase II Storm Water Annual Report.
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE DRAFT ANNUAL REPORT:
Copies of the Phase II Storm Water Annual Report may be reviewed at the Department of Public Works – Division of Engineering, 925 Sandy Lane or the Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane from March 2, 2023 through March 17, 2023, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.
For additional information please contact David A. Kurowski, at 401.738.2003 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUBLIC COMMENT AND REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Phase II Small MS4 General Permit, a public hearing will be held if the City of Warwick receives such requests from twenty-five (25) people, a governmental agency or subdivision, or an association having no less than twenty-five (25) members. If a public hearing is to be held, a public notice will be published announcing the date, time, location, and deadline for submitting written comments.
Public Comment Period: March 2, 2023 through March 17, 2023, 3:00 PM
All comments on the documents should be submitted in writing or via email no later than March 17, 2023 at 3:00 pm. If, during the public comment period, substantive comments are received concerning the draft Annual Report, the City of Warwick will provide a written response to comments to all persons that submitted comments and all members of the public that request a copy of the response.
FINAL ANNUAL REPORT AND AMENDMENTS TO THE SWMPP:
Following the close of the comment period, and after a public hearing, if such hearing is held, the City of Warwick will issue a final decision and forward a copy of the final documents to RIDEM.
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