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 4/20/14
NPDES/SWPPP – National Discharge Elimination System) Permit, (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan) New permit issued dated August 2013 through July 2018



4/20/14
   MS4 General permit PDF  issued    
8/1/13    Public Meeting for comments/questions from the public held at ARCC on August 1 and scheduled for ATC on September 6, 2013.     
 
 6/17/13   Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program public meeting planned for August 2013 . Exact date to be determined.    
 6/17/13   MPCA has acknowledged continuing coverage under the NPDES MS4 permit. Permit is being renewed.    
 6/14/13   MS4 Annual report submitted to the MPCA for 2013.    
12/7/10   Application for continued coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) MS4 General permit has been acknowledged by the MPCA. They have determined that we have completed the first part of the two part application and have paid the permit application fee. Extended coverage will be addressed once the public notice for MS4 SWPP’s has been completed by the MPCA later in 2011. The MPCA Commissioner will approve or deny permit coverage once the second part of the application process has been completed. In the meantime and in accordance with their letter to ARCC dated December 7, 2010, the MPCA has sent us this letter as verification of the MPCA’s receipt of our application and fee and we are to retain the letter as proof of such verification.  

6/24/10

 

 

 

ARCC submitted our MS4 Annual Report for 2009 to the MPCA.  The report is required by the MS4 permit on an annual basis to provide a summary status of part VI of the permit indicating control of run offs, wash outs and other requirements as indicated in the 6/16/08 update below.  ARCC did not experience any major discrepancies with permit requirements in 2009.

 

 

 

 

6/3/10  

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Public Meeting

 

 

  Coon Rapids Campus
5/21/09   A public meeting was held as required on May 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the Coon Rapids Campus Cafeteria. This was an open meeting for anyone who desired information or an explanation of the SWPPP and also to participate in an informal discussion regarding ARCC's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan. This plan applies only to the Coon Rapids campus. Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Public Meeting

A public meeting was held as required on May 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the Coon Rapids Campus Cafeteria. This was an open meeting for anyone who desired information or an explanation of the SWPPP and also to participate in an informal discussion regarding ARCC's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan. This plan applies only to the Coon Rapids campus.
  Coon Rapids Campus
09/03/08  

Continuing monthly inspections of the Coon Rapids campus and our requirements to comply with the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit recently indicated that we needed to perform some preventative repair on two of our outlets into the Mississippi River. The culverts and rip rap have deteriorated, bushes and trees have started to become over grown in the drain area and the shore line was showing indications of wash out. As a result a local environmental contractor has rebuilt one area south west of the Riverview Plaza and plans are underway to address another outlet just to the NW of this location. If the efforts of the new Fine Arts area progress rapidly, this outlet will be repaired at that time. If the progress appears to be slow, then repairs will be made before the Fine Arts area construction commences. Anoka-Ramsey Community College will continue to be environmentally friendly and keep the discharges to Waters of the State within the parameters of our permit.

  Coon Rapids Campus
6/16/08   ARCC has complied with the MS4 General Permit by submitting our Annual report for 2007. The report was mailed to the MPCA on June 16th. This report provides the MPCA with a summary of the status of compliance with permit conditions and our best management practices to meet our goals and control measures required by part VI D. of the MS4 permit. ARCC has adequately controlled our storm water run off and has made repairs to one site on the south campus river bank, and are in the process of completing repairs to two other sites on the same river bank, where wash outs have occurred. As part of this effort, we have also advised the City of Coon Rapids in the interest of good community relations and to be environmentally responsible, for the need for them to make repairs on the north west side of the campus that has been determined to be their responsibility.   Coon Rapids Campus
5/14/2008  

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Public Meeting

A public meeting was held on 5/12/08 in room SC123 on the Coon Rapids campus and was open to anyone who desired information or an explanation of the SWPPP and also to participate in an informal discussion regarding ARCC's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan. This plan applies only to the Coon Rapids campus.

  Coon Rapids Campus
3/31/2008  

Responsible Lawn Fertilization Tip Sheet Adobe Acrobat

   
3/31/2008   Article: Spring Tips for Lawns and Lakes Adobe Acrobat
Metro Watershed Partners
Minnesota Water: Let’s Keep It Clean
   
2/21/08   Minnesota Landscapes successfully completed the work on February 21 and 22, 2008 mentioned in the 1/30/2008 topic. Wenck Associates Geologist Geoff Nash reviewed the site for us upon completion of the work and prepared a certificate of compliance for ARCC in accordance with our NPDES permit (MS4 General Permit) and the SWPPP, further indicating compliance with the MPCA.   Coon Rapids Campus
1/30/2008  

A purchase agreement has been processed with Minnesota Native Landscapes, Inc., to repair a spillway on the south side of the Coon Rapids Campus. MNL will be installing geo-textile fabric to widen the spillway and repair textile damage to the outlet. MNL will add rip rap to the area that has been washed away. The work will be complete by the end of February, 2008. This effort is in accordance with our Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and our National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit from the MPCA.

  Coon Rapids Campus
11/8/2007  

In accordance with Minn. R. 7001.0140, the Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has made a final determination to issue coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System/State Disposal System (NPDES/SDS) Permit MNR040000 for Municipal Separate Storm Water Sewer Systems (MS4 General Permit) to Anoka Ramsey Community College, effective November 8, 2007 with an expiration date of May 31, 2011. The MPCA's final decision to issue permit coverage is based on the following:

  1. MPCA staff has reviewed the MS4 General Permit application and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP)
  2. Public Notice and opportunity for comment on the MS4 General Permit application and SWPPP has been provided and no comments that required a written response were received.
  3. MPCA staff has determined that ARCC SWPPP is adequate.
  Coon Rapids Campus
10/2007  

The MPCA has finished its technical review of our Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit (MS4) and the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP). This provides the ARCC Coon Rapids campus coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit # MNR040000. Based on the technical review, it has been determined that the SWPPP meets or exceeds the minimum permit requirements and it is ready for public notice. The public comment period commenced September 27th and will end October 29th. The Commissioner’s final determination on permit coverage will occur subsequent to review of any comments, requests or petitions, received before the end date of the comment period. ARCC expects full approval of the permit application no later than November, 2007.

  Coon Rapids Campus
8/2007  

As requested by the MPCA, a revised Best Management Practice was prepared and submitted by the college’s environmental consultant on August 15, 2007. ARCC anticipates approval of this document along with the NPDES permit and Storm Water Pollution Plan by the end of September, 2007.

  Coon Rapids Campus
6/28/2007   ARCC has submitted the annual report as required by the MPCA (Minnesota Pollution Prevention Agency) and the NPDES ( National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit in accordance with the SWPPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan). A copy of the annual report is available in the Safety and Security Director's office.   Coon Rapids Campus
6/2007  

SWPPP Inspections

Anoka-Ramsey Community College initiated their Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan inspections in November of 2006. These inspections were performed monthly by Wenck Associates. Beginning April of 2007, inspections will be performed bi-monthly and will include a campus wide check of illicit discharges, exposed storage areas, pond storage capacity, outlet structures clear of debris, erosion concerns, stormwater runoff, vegetation, outfalls and wetland conditions, etc. Records including, satisfactory/ unsatisfactory conditions are noted and comments/repairs needed documented. ARCC has had satisfactory results since program inception. The annual SWPPP meeting was held April 17, 2007 with no comments or inquiries received. The NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit is due to be approved by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in June of 2007. ARCC continues to work with the City of Coon rapids and the Six Cities Watershed Management Organization to minimize the discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent possible.

  Coon Rapids Campus
4/17/2007
6:30 p.m.
 

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Public Meeting

Open to anyone who would like an informal explanation of the program and participate in an informal discussion regarding Anoka-Ramsey Community College's Storm Water Pollution Plan.

  Coon Rapids Campus - Cafeteria