As a result of regulations in the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA), municipalities are required to comply with a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. This federal permit regulates wastewater and stormwater that is discharged into U.S. waters and waters of the state, including rivers, lakes, streams, and all underground waters and aquifers.
The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) is the regulatory authority for the NPDES permit. Ecology re-issued the NPDES Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit for Western Washington in August 2012. The next 5-year permit has been issued as well, and will become effective August 2013.
Puyallup's Stormwater Management Program Report (SWMPR)
One of the requirements of the NPDES permit is the development and implementation of a Stormwater Management Program Report (SWMPR). The SWMPR, as described in the NPDES Permit, is a planning tool used to describe a municipality's current implementation of the permit, as well as plans for implementing the program in the coming calendar year.
2012 Stormwater Annual Report
The 2012 Stormwater Annual Report, required by the Phase II NPDES permit, has been completed and was submitted to the Department of Ecology prior to the March 31 due date. The annual report and referenced attachments are linked below for review in Adobe PDF format:
The report references several attachments, which provide supplemental information about the reporting requirements. Each attachment is linked below as a separate file: