Quinsigamond Community College, MS4 Compliance

Worcester, MA
Key Elements
  • MS4 permit compliance
  • Notice of Intent and Stormwater Management Plan preparation
  • Mapping for Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination requirements

Nitsch supported Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) in complying with the 2016 Massachusetts Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) permit. QCC is identified as a non-traditional MS4, which requires filing of a Notice of Intent (NOI) and Stormwater Management Plan under the 2016 MS4 Permit. The first task was to prepare the NOI, which was required to be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) within 90 days of the effective permit date.

To prepare the NOI, Nitsch worked with QCC to compile the required information on their stormwater program. This included documenting of the current strategies and activities that are being employed to comply with the six minimum control measures outlined by the MS4 Permit:

  1. Public Education and Outreach
  2. Public Involvement and Participation
  3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE)
  4. Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
  5. Post-Construction Stormwater Management in New Development and Re-Development
  6. Good Housekeeping and Pollution Prevention

After preparing the NOI, Nitsch continued to support QCC in meeting the requirements of permit, including convening and meeting with facilities and utilities staff, preparing the Stormwater Management Plan, and developing the mapping associated with the IDDE requirements.

Key Collaborator

Owner: Quinsigamond Community College