Stormwater Discharge Regs - EPA Regional Contact List and Links

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Stormwater Discharge Regs - EPA Regional Contact List and Links

U.S. Federal Stormwater Contacts

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Storm Water Contacts: EPA Regional Offices

Updated December 1997 - Doc. No.: 2001
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is administered through EPA Regions or State offices within those regions that have been granted the authority by EPA. As of October 1997, 42 states and territories have been delegates authority by EPA to administer the NPDES program. Of the delegated states and territories, only the Virgin Islands has not been delegated authority for the storm water general permits program as well. Where permit authority has not been delegated to the state or territory, your facility must apply for a permit directly from EPA, rather than from the state authority. EPA has not delegated authority to the following states and territories: Alaska, Arizona, District of Columbia, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Texas.

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News & reg Changes


EPA issued the new multisector permit (MSGP) on September 30 (63 FR 52429).Facilities covered under the old baseline industrial general permit will be required to seek coverage under the new permit or obtain individual permits by December 29. EPA has modified the MSGP to authorize storm water discharges from previously excluded facilities now covered by the MSGP after expiration of the Baseline Industrial General Permit. EPA also made the following changes to the MSGP as published on September 29, 1995 (60 FR 50804): 1) Authorization of mine dewatering discharges from construction sand and gravel, industrial sand, and crushed stone mines in EPA Regions I, II and X; 2) inclusion in Sector A of the MSGP of the effluent limitation guideline in 40 CFR Part 429, Subpart I for discharges resulting from spray down of lumber and wood products in storage yards (wet decking); 3) clarification that Sectors X and AA authorize discharges from all facilities in major SIC groups 27 and 34 respectively; 4) addition of new Sector AD to the MSGP to authorize discharges from Phase I facilities which may not fall into one of the original sectors of the permit, and selected Phase II discharges which are designated for permitting in accordance with 40 CFR 122.26(g)(1)(i); 5) modification of inspection requirements in Sector I for inactive oil and gas extraction facilities which are remotely located and unstaffed; 6) addition of new Addendum I to provide guidance and information to assist applicants with determining permit eligibility concerning protection of historic properties; and 7)
update of the county/species list of endangered and threatened species
found in Addendum H, and provide a listing of additional sources to
reference for future updates to the list.

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EPA Regional Contacts

Region I

Roger Janson, Director
Water Quality Management Unit
US EPA, Region I
John F. Kennedy Bldg.
Boston, MA 02203-0001
Telephone: 617-565-3589
Fax: 617-565-4940

Region II

Walter Andrews, Chief
Water Programs Branch
US EPA, Region II
290 Broadway
New York, NY 10007
Telephone: 212-637-3880
Fax: 212-637-3887
OR: Phil Sweeney,
Chief of Permits & Pretreatment Section
Telephone: 212-637-3873

Region III

Bob Koroncai, Chief
VA/WV Branch (3WP12)
US EPA, Region III
841 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: 215-566-5730
Fax: 215-566-2301

Region III

Victoria Binetti
Director, Office of Municipal Assistance
841 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: 215-566-2320
Fax: 215-566-2302

Region IV

Douglas Mundrick, Chief
Surface Water Permits & Facilities Branch
US EPA, Region IV
100 Alabama Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303-3104
Telephone: 404-562-9328
Fax: 404-562-8692

Region V

Gene Chaiken, Chief
NPDES Support & Technical
Assistance Branch
US EPA , Region V
77 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, Il 60604-3507
Telephone: 312-886-0120
Fax: 312-886-7804

Region VI

Jack V. Ferguson, Chief
Permits Branch
US EPA, Region VI
1445 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75202-2733
Telephone: 214-665-7170
Fax: 214-665-2191

Region VII

Wolfgang Brandner, Chief
NPDES Branch
US EPA, Region VII
726 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
Telephone: 913-551-7381
Fax: 913-551-7765

Region VIII

Steve Tuber, Director, Water Program
Office of Pollution Prevention,
State and Tribal Assistance
One Denver Place, 999 18th Street
Denver, CO 80802-2413
Telephone: 303-312-6260
Fax: 303-312-7084
OR: Mike Reed (NPDES Team Leader)
Telephone: 303-312-6132
Fax: 303-312-7084

Region IX

Terry Oda, Chief
Standards and Permits Office
US EPA, Region IX
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Telephone: 415-744-2001
Fax: 415-744-1235

Region X

Bob Robichaud, Manager
NPDES Permits Unit
US EPA, Region X
1200 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: 206-553-1448
Fax: 206-553-0165

State Contacts

Additional information on storm water requirements can be found by accessing theState Storm Water Contact List.

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