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Berks County MS4 Cooperative Education Program
A large portion of the NPDES MS4 permit deals with education, awareness, and involvement in relation to stormwater runoff, municipal stormwater systems, and the prevention of pollution from entering stormdrains.  The Berks County MS4 Steering Committee created a cooperative cost sharing education program in which the Berks County Planning Commission, the Berks County Conservation District, and the Berks County Conservancy provide and report upon a coordinated education effort on portions of the six minimum control measures.  This Cooperative Education Program was formalized via intergovernmental agreement in 2012.
 
As part of the Cooperative Education Program, various educational materials are linked below.  Materials are listed by the Minimum Control Measure that they relate to.  Materials that are proprietary to the members of the MS4 Steering Committee can be found at the Berks County Conservation District website.  These propriety materials are for the use and distribution of MS4 Steering Committee Members only.
 
The MS4 6 minimum control measures are listed as follows with educational materials and guidance.
 
Public Education and Outreach on Stormwater Impacts
Permitees must do best management practices which involve educating the public. BMP example: publish and distribute a newsletter on the municipal stormwater management program. For educational materials, select the target audience below.
 
Residents
 
Businesses
 
Developers
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Schools
 
Municipal Employees
 
Public Involvement and Participation
Permitees must do best management practices which involve the public. BMP example: conduct at least one public meeting a year to solicit public involvement and participation. For educational materials, select the target audience below.
 
Residents
 
Businesses
 
Developers
LINKS
 
Schools
LINKS
 
Municipal Employees
LINKS
 
 
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
Permitees must do best management practices which locate and stop non-stormwater discharges. BMP example: conduct outfall inspections to identify and correct illicit discharges. For educational materials, select the target audience below.
 
Residents
LINKS
 
Businesses
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Developers
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Schools
 
Municipal Employees
 
Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
Permitees must do best management practices to apply erosion and sedimentation controls during construction. BMP example: Develop a construction site stormwater runoff control program. For educational materials, select the target audience below.
 
Residents
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Businesses
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Developers
 
Schools
LINKS
 
Municipal Employees
 
Post Construction Stormwater Management for New Development and Redevelopment
Permitees must do best management practices to apply post construction stormwater management controls. BMP example: Develop a written Post Construction Stormwater Management Procedure. For educational materials, select the target audience below.
 
Residents
LINKS
 
Businesses
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Developers
 
Schools
LINKS
 
Municipal Employees
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Pollution Prevention, Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
Permitees must do best management practices to minimize stormwater pollution from municipal operations.  BMP example: Develop, maintain and implement a written Operation and Maintenance Program.
 
Municipal Employees
 
 
Stormwater Videos
After the Storm by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Reduce Runoff: Slow it Down, Spread it Out, Soak it In by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Building Green: A Success Story in Philadelphia by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency