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EPA grants MA MS4 General Permit Stay!
We are pleased to inform you that EPA has agreed to stay the effective date of the MA MS4 General Permit! The Coalition, with Lowell and Franklin joining, made a formal request to EPA to stay the effective date of the MA MS4 Permit (July 1, 2017), and due date for a Notice of Intent (September 28, 2017), pending appeal. A stay puts a temporary hold on implementation of the permit.

We learned late last week that EPA agreed to grant the stay request, and is still working out the details on how it will provide notice of the stay. Within the next few days, we expect EPA will issue a formal notice or, at a minimum, an e-mail announcement in advance of  MS4 training webinars scheduled for later this week. We will circulate that information when we receive it.

The appeal continues to move forward, but the stay will provide communities with immediate relief from complying with the permit until such time that the appeal is resolved.



 
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