MS4 Program

MS4 Permit Annual Reporting

Municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) is defined as a conveyance or system of conveyances otherwise known as a municipal separate storm sewer system, including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, manmade channels, or storm drains. 

Discharges from municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) are regulated under the Virginia Stormwater Management Act, the Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Permit regulations, and the Clean Water Act as point source discharges.

The College's storm water discharges are regulated by the Department of Environmental Quality via an MS4 (Small Municipal Separate Storm Water Sewer Systems) Permit. As part of the permit responsibilities, PVCC must submit an MS4 Annual Report to the Department of Environmental Quality to show that we are meeting our established BMP's (Best Management Practices). 

An MS4 Program Plan is the completed registration statement and all approved additions, changes, and modifications detailing the comprehensive program implemented by the operator under this state permit to reduce pollutants in the stormwater discharged from its municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) that has been submitted and accepted by the Department. 

PVCC's MS4 plan and annual report are submitted in accordance with 9VAC25-890-30 and 9VAC25-890-40 as part of the registration statement for permit coverage to discharge stormwater to surface waters of the Commonwealth of Virginia consistent with the VAR04 General Permit, effective July 1, 2013.

MS4 General Permit Annual Report 2018-2019

MS4 General Permit Annual Report 2017-2018

General Permit through 2023

MS4 Program Plan through 2023

MS4 Procedures Handbook

PVCC 25-year Stormwater Master Plan

PVCC Stormwater Facility Inventory

PVCC Outfall Reconnaissance Inventory

Outfall Map

Regulated Construction (VAR10) SWPPP Template

Rivanna River TMDL Plan

Chesapeake Bay TMDL Action Plan (Phase 2)

VCCS Annual Standards and Specifications for Erosion & Sediment Control and Stormwater Management

VCCS Standards and Specifications for Erosion & Sediment Control and Stormwater Management (Quick Reference Guide)

If you have any questions or would like to comment on the MS4 plan, please do not hesitate to contact the Facilities Manager at (434) 961-5448 or