Environmental Protection



In 1995, the University of Michigan voluntarily applied for and was issued a Phase I NPDES MS4 Permit by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Under this permit, the University created and implemented a SWMP, in compliance with the regulation. In 2001, the University renewed their NPDES Municipal Stormwater Permit MI0053902 and updated the SWMP. The University of Michigan is engaged in many activities aimed at eliminating stormwater pollution from campus operations. The Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program and Stormwater Management Plan contain information on the University’s activities and programs.

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on UM’s SWMPP via e-mail at stormwater@umich.edu. Comments must include the following information:

  • A statement of the person’s interest in the SWMPP;
  • A statement of the action the person would like UM to take, including specific references to sections of the SWMPP that you believe should be changed; and
  • The reasons supporting the person’s position, stated with sufficient specificity as to allow the UM to investigate the merits of the person’s position.