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MS4 Annual Status Reports Due Sept. 30

2018-07-02 09:01:07


An Annual Report is due by September 30, 2018 if an MS4 permittee had coverage under the PAG-13 General Permit as of September 16, 2017 (i.e., the due date for PAG-13 Notice of Intent (NOIs) to renew coverage). The reporting period is the end of the previous annual or progress report to June 30, 2018. For subsequent annual reports, the reporting period will be July 1 – June 30.

An Annual Report is due by September 30, 2019 if an MS4 permittee did not have PAG-13 coverage as of September 16, 2017, but received coverage for the first time after September 16, 2017. The reporting period is the permit effective date to June 30, 2019. For subsequent annual reports, the reporting period will be July 1 – June 30.

For MS4 permittees with individual permits that prescribe a due date for Annual or Progress Reports other than September 30, DEP requests that you submit your next report by September 30, 2018, and all subsequent reports by September 30. All new and renewed individual permits will require submission by this date. DEP is requesting that you adopt this as your due date moving forward as part of an initiative related to electronic reporting. The reporting period is the end of the previous annual or progress report to June 30, 2018. For subsequent annual reports, the reporting period will be July 1 – June 30.

DEP has been working toward the development of an electronic annual reporting system. Development is expected to be complete during 2018, but likely not in time for the September 2018 reports. Therefore you will need to use DEP's Annual Report template (3800-FM-BCW0491) for reports due by September 30, 2018. DEP will distribute further information on the status of the electronic system in the near future. For now, please submit the annual reports in hard copy format or, if you receive authorization from the appropriate DEP regional office, through email.

For any existing MS4 (renewal permittee) that submitted an annual or progress report after September 30, 2017, DEP will consider the requirement to submit an annual report by September 30, 2018 to have been met.
If you have any questions, please contact DEP's Bureau of Clean Water at RA-EPPAMS4@pa.gov.