Public Notice for Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor


May 23, 2022


New 2022 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit Public Notification


What is this Public Notification for?

With the issuance of the IDEM’s new MS4 General Permit on December 18, 2021, all current MS4 entities are required to apply for coverage under the new MS4 General Permit. As part of the permit application process, MS4 entities seeking continuing coverage must notify the public of the intent of the MS4 (the Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor) to submit an application to IDEM to obtain permit coverage as an MS4. Notification may be achieved by placing a notification on the MS4 entity web page.


Public Notification Statement

The Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor (6625 S. Boundary Drive, Portage, IN 46368) intends to discharge stormwater into the Lake Michigan (Hydrologic Unit Code 040602000000), Calumet River-Frontal Lake Michigan (HUC 040400010603), Coffee Creek-East Arm Little Calumet River (HUC 040400010403) and Willow Creek-Burns Ditch (HUC 040400010509) watersheds and is submitting a Notice of Intent to notify the Indiana Department of Environmental Management of the MS4 entity’s intent to comply with the requirements of the MS4 General Permit to discharge stormwater run-off. Please address MS4 Program Questions to: Ryan McCoy, Port Director – Burns Harbor,, 219-787-8636.

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