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

Annual MS4 Public Meeting

The City of Saint Anthony Village will hold a public meeting on December 12, 2023, at 7p.m. to review the City’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) for 2022-2023 and approve ordinance updates in line with the MPCA’s most recent MS4 General Permit requirements. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 3301 Silver Lake Road NE, St. Anthony, in conjunction with the regular City Council meeting which starts at 7 p.m. City staff will make a short presentation on the program’s recent accomplishments and activities. Interested persons or parties may review the SWPPP at City Hall or on the City’s webpage and make oral comments or submit written comments during or following the public meeting. 

December 12, 2023 City Council packet-MS4 Annual Program Presentation

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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: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/public-notices

2020 MS4 Overview