The following are resources to assist NH Municipal Small Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) communities with meeting the 2003 and 2017 EPA MS4 permit requirements.
Stormwater Tools in New England:
The link below will bring you to the Stormwater Tools in New England webpage.
Seacoast NOI Template and Guidance:
The documents below were produced collaboratively with the Seacoast Stormwater Coalition and Rockingham Planning Commission. The materials are intended to assist with the preparation of the MS4 NOI for NH Communities. Please note that some of the information is specific to the communities contained within the Seacoast Stormwater Coalition.
- NH 2017-suggested-NOI template_SSCFinal
- NOI Guidance Template
- 2012 Seacoast MS4 Impaired Waters and Tables
- 2016 Seacoast Tables
- 2016 Seacoast Impaired Waters D-K
- 2016 Seacoast Impaired Waters N-P
- 2016 Seacoas tImpaired Waters R-S
Part II: Summary of Receiving Waters
- NH MS4 Permit Related Impairments Status Based on NH 2012 303(d) list in 2017 EPA MS4 Permit Based on NH 2012 303(d) list in 2017 EPA MS4 Permit. This is just a spread sheet based on the information in the 2017 MS4 permit indicating what impairments each MS4 has. May be used for initial planning purposes for the Minimum Control Measure #1: Outreach and Education requirements related to impairments. See the 2017 permit for more details about which New Hampshire waterbodies are impaired in the 2012 303(d) list.
Part III: Stormwater Management Program Summary Minimum Control
– Minimum Control Measure 1: Public Outreach and Education
- 2017 Permit MCM #1 Outreach and Education Requirements Flow Chart – This outlines what and how many outreach efforts are required under the 2017 permit for MCM #1 and outreach efforts related to TMDL and Water Quality Limited (Impaired) waterbodies.
- Draft Minimum Control Measure MCM #1 (Education and Outreach) Planning Matrix: These are draft back-up documentation and planning for identifying the NH Stormwater Coalition efforts for MCM #1 in your NOI. These are works in progress
- MS4 #1: Education and Outreach – Part I: Meeting Requirements for Residents and Businesses or Institutions Audiences for Water Quality Limited Waters (Impaired for Phos and Nit) and TMDL Requirements (Bacteria and Phos) – 3 messages per year
- MS4 #1: Education and Outreach – Part II Meeting Requirements for Developer and Industrial Audiences – 2 messages per audience per permit term (5 years).
- MS4 #1: Education and Outreach – Part III: Meeting requirements for residents and businesses and institutions with no impairments or TMDLs or miscellaneous overarching campaigns – 2 messages per audience per permit term (5 years).
- 30 Minute Stormwater Video (2003): “Stormwater Runoff – There is No Away” – Made by and for NH MS4s. Don’t let the date fool you. This still relevant and New Hampshire specific video covers how stormwater runoff can pollute our water and how we can all make simple changes in our lifestyle to help reduce this problem.
– Minimum Control Measure 2: Public Involvement and Participation
– Minimum Control Measure 3: Illicit Discharge and Elimination (IDDE)
- IDDE Guidance Document (2006): “Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures: Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination and Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Stormwater Phase II Communities in New Hampshire” – Created by and for NH MS4s to assist in meeting the 2003 NH MS4 permit IDDE and Good Housekeeping requirements. Includes New Hampshire specific standard operating procedures, contact information and field sheets. Needs to be updated for the 2017 NH MS4 requirements.
– Minimum Control Measure 4: Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
– Minimum Control Measure 5: Post Construction Stormwater Management in New and Redevelopment
- Model Stormwater Standards (2017): Draft Post Construction Stormwater Management Standards for Site Plan Review Regulations – Created by Rockingham Planning Commission and UNH Stormwater Center for the Southeast Watershed Alliance to assist all NH Municipalities with stormwater regulations. Specifically called out by EPA as meeting MCM #5 in the 2017 NH MS4 permit.
– Minimum Control Measure 6: Municipal Good Housekeeping and Pollution Prevention
- Good Housekeeping Guidance Document (2006): “Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures: Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination and Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Stormwater Phase II Communities in New Hampshire” – Created by and for NH MS4s to assist in meeting the 2003 NH MS4 permit IDDE and Good Housekeeping requirements. Includes New Hampshire specific standard operating procedures, contact information and field sheets. Needs to be updated for the 2017 NH MS4 requirements but still relevant guidance.
- Municipal Turf Maintenance Guidance Document (2013): “Green Spaces” BMPs to Protect Water Quality – Drafted by and for NH MS4s in 2013 guidance for NH municipal playing fields and other green space maintenance. Still in draft form but useful for assisting with meeting 2017 NH MS4 requirements.