The Berks County MS4 Steering Committee was formed prior to the end of the previous NPDES permit cycle to address the permit requirements on a regional level. The BC MS4 Steering Committee was developed at the beginning of the Phase II permitting process in 2003. The committee was formalized in 2012 prior to the current permit renewal.
The Steering Committee, member municipalities, along with the educational partners (Berks County Planning Commission, Berks County Conservation District, Berks County Conservancy) provide the Berks County Cooperative Education Program. This program was developed to meet the education and outreach permit requirements for the NPDES program. The cooperative education program focuses on the portion of the 6 minimum control measures related to education and outreach.