Important Documents Related to the City of Albuquerque’s MS4 Permit and the new Draft Drainage Ordinance (First step in implementing the MS4 Permit)
The nine documents below relate to both the City of Albuquerque’s MS4 Permit from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the draft update for the City’s new Drainage Ordinance.
- The final MS4 Permit from EPA which became effective March 2012.
- The attorney review of the MS4 Permit by Barnes & Thornburg LLC, outside consultants on MS4 issues to national NAIOP, national AGC and national Homebuilders.
- The 2-page summary of the attorney review of the MS4 permit for distribution to City Council, city administration and staff.
- A report on the potential impact that the MS4 Permit and the City’s drainage ordinance will have on water flows to the river.
- The request from NM Representatives Nate Gentry and Antonio Maestas to the NM Attorney General, asking for an opinion concerning the MS4’s potential impact on the Endangered Species Act, and the state’s Water Compacts.
- A Redline version of the proposed City of Albuquerque’s new drainage ordinance…to be voted on by City Council on August 5th.
- The attorney review of the Drainage Ordinance by Barnes & Thornburg LLC. as to whether it exceeds the Clean Water Act.
- An association coalition letter to the EPA regarding the proposed MS4 Permit for the Middle Rio Grande Water Shed Basin. This is a new, pilot project Permit for 3 water basins in the US. The Permit contains many of the same regulations that EPA has mandated for the City of Albuquerque.