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MS4 / Stormwater Management

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is authorized to discharge stormwater from its municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) by coverage under the Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Individual Permit for Discharge of Stormwater (the Permit) within the urbanized areas of Virginia.

As part of the original permit authorization, VDOT developed and implemented an MS4 Program Plan (the Plan) with best management practices (BMPs) to address the seven minimum control measures (MCMs) and the special conditions for applicable total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) outlined in the Permit. The MS4 program group develops Standards & Specifications, IIMs and manuals that will assist in ensuring permit compliance.
If you believe that you have observed  an illicit discharge entering or leaving VDOT’s storm sewer system please send reports to IDDEReports@VDOT.Virginia.gov

If you have questions, comments or concerns about the Stormwater Management Program, contact us at MS4@VDOT.Virginia.gov.  For drainage problems, contact the VDOT Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD.

Chris Swanson, P.E.
State MS4/Stormwater Management Engineer

VDOT - Location & Design Division
1401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA  23219
(804) 786-6839 


Jeff Hancock, P.E.
Central Office MS4

(804) 786-4364   
John Olenik
Central Office MS4

(804) 371-0366
Alex Foraste, PE
Central Office MS4
(804) 786-2548
Michelle Fults
Central Office MS4
(804) 786-1294


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