NPDES Municipal Stormwater Permit
|NPDES Municipal Stormwater Permit
The City of Eugene holds a permit under the federal Clean Water Act for the stormwater discharged from the public Stormwater system into the Willamette River and other local waterways, including Amazon Creek. The permit, formally called the Phase I National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit, requires that the City reduce the discharge of pollutants from the municipal system to the maximum extent practicable. The permit requires implementation of a set of best management practices comprising the City's Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP), water quality monitoring, and regular reporting. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers federal NPDES permits for municipalities and other local agencies in Oregon.
Each year, the City prepares a Stormwater Annual Report in accordance with the requirements of its NPDES permit. The Annual Report provides information on the progress of stormwater program activities during the reporting period including implementation of best management practices and water quality trends.
The most recent report covers the period of time from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 which coincides with the City's fiscal year 2015. The "2015 Annual Report" is provided via link to the right. Previous years' reports are also available from this web site. Previous reports' appendices, and reports for years prior to 2011 are available upon request (see "Contact Us").
The City's current NPDES permit, scheduled to expire December 29, 2015, has been administratively extended by DEQ until it acts on a new permit. In December 2015, the City submitted a permit renewal application package, including a proposed updated Stormwater Management Plan and draft Monitoring Plan. The permit renewal submittal is provided via a link to the right.
Thank you for your interest in Eugene's Stormwater permit and Stormwater program.
| Links to Related Documents
Permit Evaluation Report
Stormwater Management Plan - Set of Best Management Practices
Stormwater Monitoring Plan
2015 Annual Report
App. A - Water Quality Data
App. B - Water Quality Boxplots & Trends
App. C - Macroinvertebrate Study
App. D - NPDES MS4 Permit
App. E - Stormwater Management Plan
App. F - Legal Authority
App. G - Adaptive Management Tool
App. H - Public Review
2014 Annual Report
Supplement to 2014 Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
WQ Data Related Documents
Water Quality Data (2015)
Readme file (for WQ Data)
NPDES Permit Renewal
Permit Renewal Package (Dec 2015)
Eugene's Stormwater Policies
Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan
Current TMDL Plan
TMDL Year 7 Report (2015)
TMDL Year 6 Report
TMDL Year 5 Report
TMDL Year 4 Report
TMDL Year 3 Report
TMDL Year 2 Report
TMDL Year 1 Report