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Georgia MS4 IDDE Program

Georgia's MS4 IDDE Program Overview

StormwaterONE’s online course for Complying with Georgia’s MS4 Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) Program provides an understanding of illicit discharges in association with regulatory requirements and potential for discharges and connections within the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). 

As authorized by the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States.  Regulations are now in place that prohibit any substance, whether it be intentionally, or accidentally to enter an MS4 system (other than stormwater). An illicit discharge is any discharge into MS4 stormwater systems that are not composed entirely of stormwater, except for a few allowable discharges that will be covered in this course.  IDDE is also a minimum control measure for Phase II MS4 entities.

DISCLAIMER: This program has not yet been approved by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Intended Audience

The audience for this course includes stormwater personnel responsible for regulations, requirements and the detection and elimination of illicit discharges.

Curriculum: Complying with Georgia's MS4 IDDE Program

This course outlines the four (4) steps recommended for developing an effective IDDE program.  It also provides information pertaining to identifying sources of Illicit Discharges, methods to gain compliance, and mapping considerations.  It will also cover conducting outfall monitoring and common approaches to outfall screening.  In addition, this course covers the EPA national enforcement background for MS4 Phase I findings, weaknesses, goals and objectives of the audits.  Lastly, the course provides the top 15 tips for an effective IDDE Program. 

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Easy to Complete

Course was very easy to complete on my own time and information was very well presented. It was a great program and will do it again.

Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

Brian B, ENVY Construction, LLC
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