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First Annual MS4 report turned in!

Jefferson Lab’s MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) Permit was issued on June 16, 2003. This Permit allows the Lab to discharge storm water into site channels that leave the property and enter larger streams and channels, eventually flowing to either the Chesapeake Bay or the James River.

Under this permit, we have committed to keeping any storm water on our site free of pollution. To do this, identified Best Management Practices (BMPs) have been implemented. One example is getting the Lab community involved with identifying and reporting storm water concerns, such as spills, that they may encounter. The goal associated with this BMP is informing staff to contact ext. 7400 (Facilities Management) for debris cleanup or other non-emergency actions involving storm water drainage channels and structures or to call ext. 4444 for emergencies such as chemical spills, where the Chemical Assistance Team will be notified.

In June, EH&S Reporting successfully completed and turned in the first MS4 report. The permittee evaluated the Lab’s storm water management program and found that, for Permit Year 1:

Jefferson Lab complied with all permit conditions that enabled the discharge of storm water from the site’s small municipal separate storm sewer system. Satisfying the permit requirements is consistent with Jefferson Lab’s philosophy and practice of implementing environmental stewardship.

For more information, email Linda Even or call her at ext.7308.