EPA is holding a series of five workshops to solicit stakeholder input on the use of integrated municipal stormwater and wastewater plans to meet the water-quality objectives of the Clean Water Act. The workshops are intended to assist EPA in developing an integrated planning approach framework that could be used to help municipalities prioritize their infrastructure investments in order to maximize water-quality benefits and consider various innovative approaches, such as green infrastructure, that may be more sustainable.
The workshops will include a facilitated discussion with representatives of interested stakeholder groups, including those organizations that represent local government administrators, publicly owned treatment works, state National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting authorities, and nonprofit environmental groups. Interested members of the public are invited to observe and offer verbal comments at designated times during the workshop or submit written comments to the agency.
The workshops will be held on the following dates at the following locations:
January 31, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
EPA Region 4 Office
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
February 6, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
EPA Region 2 Office
New York, NY 10007-1866
February 13, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
EPA Region 10 Office
1200 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
February 15, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
EPA Region 7 Office
901 N. 5th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
February 17, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
EPA Region 5 Office
77 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604-3507:
Participants must pre-register to attend the workshops by January 20, 2012.
For additional information and to register for the workshop, please visit EPA’s Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Plans website, or contact Kevin Weiss, Office of Water, Office of Wastewater Management by phone at: 202-564-0742 or via e-mail.