Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Memorandum



TO: Mayor and Councilors DATE: 12/02/2014

THRU: Isaiah Hugley, City Manager

FROM: Donna Newman, Director of Engineering SUBJECT: EPA MS4 Inspection


During the week of December 1-5, 2014, a team from EPA( Federal Environmental Protection Agency) along with Ga EPD(Environmental Protection Division) will be in Columbus to conduct a routine inspection of the City's MS4( Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) Program. These audits are to be done on a 5 year rotation for all communities throughout the country that are required to be permitted under the NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit.

The teams will be assessing the City's compliance with the requirements of the permit including implementation of the City's Storm Water Management Program. Elements to be reviewed are monitoring steams and storm sewer system for illicit discharges, inspection of industrial facilities, municipal facilities such as the landfill, fleet yard, street sweeping operations, wastewater treatment facilities, material storage areas, etc, and construction sites.