On March 10, 2003, the U.S. EPA and Ohio EPA Phase II Stormwater Rules went into effect. These rules require designated communities to develop and implement a stormwater management plan.
This program is composed of six minimum control measures:
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE)
Construction Site Runoff Control
Post Construction Site Runoff Control
Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping
The CCBH Stormwater Program was created to assist communities in Cuyahoga County and Northeast Ohio in reaching their stormwater management plan goals. CCBH previously developed the “Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Program Manual – A Guidance Manual for the State of Ohio”. This manual was designed to assist communities in developing an Illicit Discharge Program for finding and eliminating these sources of stormwater pollution.
CCBH currently contracts with communities both inside and outside of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) Regional Stormwater Management Program (RSMP) service area. Under an agreement with NEORSD, CCBH currently provides Phase II Stormwater support services for Minimum Control Measure (MCM) #3 and MCM #6 for communities within NEORSD’s RSMP area. CCBH also performs these activities for MCM #3 and MCM #6 in contracted communities outside of NEORSD’s service area.
CCBH’s Stormwater Program includes the following activities:
MCM 3:Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination
Inventory of municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) outfalls
Inspection of MS4 outfalls during dry weather conditions
Sampling of dry weather outfall flows for E.coli bacteria
Source tracking of potential illicit discharges
MCM 6: Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations:
Staff training on stormwater, EPA requirements, and preventing stormwater pollution from municipal operations
Site inspections of municipal service garage facilities in NEORSD RSMP communities
Municipalities are required to submit an annual report to the Ohio EPA. CCBH provides each community with a yearly report of activities to assist with the completion of their EPA annual reports.
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