Rick Brown,
MS4 Coordinator

Ariana Woodson,
MS4 Assistant

2857 W. State Rd. 2, Suite B
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-326-6808 Ext. 2114
Fax: 219-369-0599
rbrown@laportecounty.org

HOURS

Monday – Friday

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Notice: Due to the nature of our business, the office may not be manned temporarily throughout the day.

ENTITY CONTACTS

Mr. Mike Polan,
Chairman

La Porte County Storm Water Compliance
555 Michigan Ave. Suite 104
La Porte, IN 46350
219-326-6808 Ext. 2544
mpolan@laportecounty.org

Mr. Jerry Jackson,
Vice President

Wastewater Department
City of La Porte
2101 Boyd Blvd.
La Porte, IN 46350
219-362-2354
jjackson@cityoflaporte.com

Rick Brown,
MS4 Coordinator

2857 W. State Rd. 2, Suite B
La Porte, IN 46350
219-326-6808 Ext. 2114
rbrown@laportecounty.org

Mr. Brad Adamsky,
Board Attorney

Drayton, Biege, Sirugo & Elliot, LLC
820 Jefferson Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350
219-362-7575
bjadamsky@dbselaw.com

Mr. Tom Dolph,
Member

Town of Long Beach
2400 Oriole Trail
Long Beach, IN 46360
219-874-6616
tdolph7@yahoo.com

Ms. Kate Doyle,
Member

Town of Trail Creek
2322 E. Michigan Blvd.
Michigan City, IN 46360
219-872-2221
johnadoyle@comcast.net

ANNUAL REPORTS

Indiana Storm Water Manual
ISWQ UPDATES

NOTICE

Municipal Separated Storm/Sewer System (MS4)

Community HOT LINE (Environmental Complaints)

La Porte County Health Department – 219-326-6808 Ext. 2357

Solid-Waste District – 219-326-0014

Storm Water & Erosion- 219-326-6808 Ext. 2114

For questions and to report possible illegal dumping, please email your name, phone, email address along with the location.

Notification to all Applicants:
IDEM has updated the mailing address on all Notice of Intent (NOI) forms related to both Rule 5 (State Form # 47487) and Rule 6 (State Form # 51286). All NOI forms and associated documents are to be mailed to the address below. The Cashiers Office address on the previous forms is no longer correct due to recent changes in processing payments that accompany an NOI. The updated forms can be found at http://www.in.gov/idem/5157.htm#owq_stormwater

The Notice of Sufficiency letter will no longer be mailed and can be obtained by logging into the IDEM Regulatory ePortal using the following link: https://stormwater.idem.in.gov
Effective 8/15/2019

IDEM, Office of Water Quality
Attention: Storm Water Program
100 North Senate Avenue
IGCN Room 1255
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

STORM WATER AND EROSION

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AUTHORITY

Rule 5 (1) – Indiana Code 327 IAC 15-5-1. A State law establishing requirements for storm water discharge. Activities that disturb one (1) acre or more that public health, existing water user, and aquatic biota are protected.

Rule 13 (2) – Indiana Code 327 IAC 15-13-1. A State law establishing requirements for storm water discharge from separate storm sewer system (MS4) conveyances so that public health, existing water used, and aquatic biota are protected.

PURPOSE

To provide information about erosion control, water conveyance, water quality/quantity concerns, and generally connect any land disturbing activity of one(1) acre of more to source of educating, technical, and Best Management Practices (BMP’s) thru implantations.

COVERAGE AREA

Generally all La Porte County residents, and adjacent counties ad far ad consistent storm storm water & erosion control practices. (See Map)

EROSION CONTROLS

  • A storm water pollution plan (SWPPP) must be submitted and approved for any land land disturbing activity of one (1) acre or more in size. The plan preparer shall follow the IDEM Guidance Document outline of required information. The approval is required prior to constriction/site before work begins.
  • Approval time(s) are generally about 5 days, depending on work and/or land. A $100 permit review fee is required, made out to La Porte County MS4 – upon submittal.
  • Once approved, a copy of top cover page is required to be sent to IDEM by the plan preparer-with a Notice of Intent (NOI), form, and a additional fee of $100 to IDEM within 48 hours prior to commencement of construction start. A proof of Publication is also required to be sent with the notice of intent.
  • Upon project completion, a Notice of Termination (NOT), must be submitted to the local reviewing official. A 70% coverage of stabilization (seeding sod), and erosion control must be removed prior to submittal.

ON-SITE NOTICE TAGS

LONG TERM MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT

  • *NEW* Effective March 1, 2017 the new LTMA must be signed by the owner and turned in with the SWPPP inspection.
Long Term Maintenance agreement

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