ABSTRACT: On 3 February 2009, Mayor Sue McCloud stated in the State of the City 2009, PROGRESS ON ACHIEVING COUNCIL OBJECTIVES, January 2009, that the storm water permit involving the city’s Storm Water Management Program was “recently” granted. Additional information regarding the City’s Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) is provided, courtesy of David Innis, Environmental Scientist, Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. An ADDENDUM, consisting of links to additional information, including Phase II MS4 General Permit Designees (Carmel-by-the-Sea), Carmel-by-the-Sea SWMP Appendix and Hot Spots, and the FINAL ANNUAL REPORT, NOVEMBER 2008, Appendix C, Year Two Annual Report Materials, City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, is provided.
While Mayor Sue McCloud stated in the State of the City 2009, PROGRESS ON ACHIEVING COUNCIL OBJECTIVES, January 2009, the storm water permit involving the city’s Storm Water Management Program was “recently” granted, a more complete report would include, as follows:
• The City’s Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) was approved by the Water Board on May 5, 2008.
• The notification letter from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region, to Rich Guillen, City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, is reproduced, as follows:
California Regional Water Quality Control Board
Central Coast Region
895 Aerovista, Suite 101, San Luis Obispo, California 93401-7906
(805) 549-3147 Fax (805) 543-0397
May 5, 2008
Mr. Rich Guillen
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea
P.O. Box CC
Carmel, CA. 93921
Dear Mr. Guillen:
NOTICE OF ENROLLMENT – NPDES SMALL MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEMS GENERAL PERMIT; CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, MONTEREY COUNTY, WDID #3 27MS03003
The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) received a Notice of Intent, Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP), map, and fee for the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea (City’s) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). These items are required to enroll in the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for the Discharge of Storm Water from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems, Order No. 2003-0005-DWQ (General Permit).
Water Board staff reviewed the City’s SWMP and found it in compliance with the General Permit and conforming to the Monterey Regional Strom Water Management Program (MRSWMP). The City’s SWMP was available to the public for a 60-day comment period, and we received no public comments or requests for a hearing.
As of May 1, 2008, discharges from the City’s MS4 are authorized by the General Permit. The City is required to implement the SWMP and comply with the General Permit. The City acknowledges in the SWMP it is rejoining the Monterey Regional Group and complying with the Monterey Regional Storm Water Management Program.
The City’s next annual report is due to the Water Board office on November 22, 2008. As identified in your SWMP, the City will continue to report with other participating entities of the Monterey Regional Stormwater Group.
Carmel-by-the-Sea is re-entering the Monterey Regional SWMP after other participating entities have adopted their stormwater ordinances. The City is required to submit a schedule for ordinance adoption by June 1, 2008. We request you provide a draft of the City’s ordinance by July 1, 2008.
We would like to remind you that concept proposals for Proposition 84 Areas of Special Biological Significance (CBASBS) Grants Program are due by 5:00 PM on May 22, 2008. We encourage grant project proposals that address Best Management Practices for stormwater discharges into ASBSs, such as Carmel Bay ASBS. We can assist you to develop your concept proposal, but the application must be submitted to the Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST), online at
If you have questions regarding the Storm Water Management Plan, contact David Innis at (805) 549-3150 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need assistance with Proposition 84 ASBS Grants, please contact Peter von Langen at (805) 549-3688 or email@example.com.
Roger W. Briggs
cc: (via email)
Bill Hereth, State Water Resources Control Board, Storm Water Unit
Heidi Burch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bob Jacques (email@example.com)
• The City re-entered the Monterey Regional SWMP and follows those reporting requirements; the City has submitted two annual reports to date. The City’s enrollment means the City must follow SWMP (“Best Management Practices for public education and outreach, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction and post-construction site runoff controls, and conduct business and educate their staff to keep pollutants out of stormwater from municipal facilities”), according to David Innis, Environmental Scientist, Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board.
• Small MS4 permit coverage for Carmel-by-the-Sea began on May 1, 2008.
(Source: Public Review - Carmel-by-the-Sea SWMP)
Phase II MS4 General Permit Designees
Carmel by the Sea
Monterey Regional Stormwater Management Plan (November 15, 2006)
Carmel-by-the-Sea SWMP appendix (January 12, 2007)
Carmel SWMP Hot Spots
Monterey Regional Stormwater & Education Alliance
FINAL ANNUAL REPORT
Year Two Annual Report Materials
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea