State and local authorities are combining efforts to enforce the maintenance of stormwater management system regulations in New Jersey. Certain municipalities with a NJDEP Tier A Municipal Stormwater General Permit (MSGP) are required to establish a new reporting program for “major” developments to ensure adequate long-term operation and maintenance of stormwater facilities are in accordance with the Stormwater Management Rules, N.J.A.C. 7:8. Tier A Municipalities are generally located in the more densely populated areas or near the Atlantic Coast.
To be compliant with the Tier A MSGP, many municipalities have or will, in the near future, implement procedures that require inspections and submission of periodic reports by owners/operators of stormwater management systems approved by the municipality. The municipalities have the authority to levy fines for non-compliance with inspection and reporting requirements. In certain situations involving public safety, the municipality can undertake repairs of a stormwater system at the expense of the owner/operator.
In our Advisory Bulletin, VNHA provides additional details about the reporting program and how it may apply to your facility.
VNHA Can Help
VNHA is perfectly positioned to assist you with the new stormwater system maintenance requirements, including: periodic post-construction inspections, documentation of the condition of each system component, and the required reporting to the local authorities. If you believe your facility is or will be subject to a municipal stormwater control ordinance and you have any questions or concerns, or if you require assistance in complying with a stormwater control ordinance, please do not hesitate to contact Brian Perry, PE at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ralph Petrella, PE at email@example.com, or call (609) 987-2323.