National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

Phase II Permit
The Washington State Department of Ecology has issued Whatcom County the 2013-2018 Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit. This permit regulates discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewers, and is part of the National Pollutant Discharge and Elimination System (NPDES) and State Waste Discharge General Permit.

Management Strategies
Whatcom County is required to implement various stormwater management strategies to comply with this State permit. This program is managed by Public Works-Special Programs Division.
    
More information about Whatcom County's NPDES Phase II Permit can be found at this website.