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Rule 13 Documents

Rule 13 is Indiana's version of Phase II of the Clean Water Act.  It requires specific entities within the state to apply for a permit that allows the entity to drain storm water into state water bodies (which is almost any stream). 

Bloomington, Ellettsville, Indiana University, Ivy Tech, and the urbanized portion of unincorporated Monroe County are Rule 13 entities.  The rule outlines how entities are supposed to improve or maintain the quality of their storm water before it is drained into the surrounding watershed.   The following is a description of Rule 13 from the guidance document provided by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management:

          "The federal Clean Water Act requires storm water discharges from certain types of urbanized areas to be permitted under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program. In 1990, Phase I of these requirements became effective, and municipalities with a population served by a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) of 100,000, or more, were regulated. In 1999, Phase II became effective, and any entity responsible for an MS4 conveyance, regardless of population size, could potentially be regulated.  In Indiana, storm water discharge permits are issued by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). "

            "Under Phase I requirements, only the City of Indianapolis met the designation criteria, and was issued an individual NPDES storm water permit. To comply with Phase II requirements, a new general NPDES permit rule was written, and an individual statewide NPDES storm water permit was issued to the Indiana Department of Transportation. The new general permit rule, referred to as Rule 13, provided permit coverage for most Phase II MS4 entities."

                                        - IDEM Introduction to the Rule 13 Guidance Document


Rule 13 Links

The table below contains links to documents and web pages that pertain to Rule 13. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read or print these documents.



Document / Web Page Description PDF
Rule 13 This is the updated version of Rule 13 as adopted by the Water Pollution Control Board. Rule 13
Rule 13 Guidance Document This is the guidance document created by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management that breaks down and explains the language and meaning of Rule 13. Guidance Document
Rule 13
Part A
This is the Notice of Intent, Part A of Rule 13 submitted to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Notice of Intent
List of Regulated MS4 Entities This page contains the designation criteria for being regulated by Rule 13, and the list of these entities in Indiana. Regulated Entity List
Rule 13
Part B
This document contains Part B of Unincorporated Monroe County's management plan. Part B

Part B - Exhibits
Rule 13
Part C
This page contains Part C of Unincorporated Monroe County's management plan. Part C
Rule 5 This document contains Rule 5 which is referenced to in Rule 13.  Rule 5 addresses construction site runoff.  It is located under section 15-5. Rule 5
2005 Annual Report This document contains Monroe County's Rule 13 Annual Report to IDEM for 2005.  2005 AR
2005 Annual Report Appendices This document contains appendices to Monroe County's Rule 13 Annual Report to IDEM for 2005. 2005 AR App
2006 Annual Report This document contains Monroe County's Rule 13 Annual Report to IDEM for 2006. 2006 AR
2006 Annual Report Appendices This document contains appendices to Monroe County's Rule 13 Annual Report to IDEM for 2006. 2006 AR App
2007 Annual Report This document contains Monroe County's Rule 13 Annual Report to IDEM for 2007. 2007 AR
2007 Annual Report Appendices This document contains appendices to Monroe County's Rule 13 Annual Report to IDEM for 2007. 2007 AR App
2008 Annual Report This document contains Monroe County's Rule 13 Annual Report to IDEM for 2008. 2008 AR
2008 Annual Report Appendices This document contains appendices to Monroe County's Rule 13 Annual Report to IDEM for 2008. 2008 AR App
2008-10 Annual Report This document contains Monroe County's Rule 13 Annual Report to IDEM for 2008-2010, including appendices. 2008-10 AR
IDEM Audit of MCM4 This document contains IDEM's audit of Monroe County's implementation of Minimum Control Measure No. 4, which governs erosion and sediment control from construction sites. 2011-MCM4
IDEM Audit Report These documents contain IDEM's audit of Monroe County's stormwater program, with a particular focus on Public Education and Outreach (MCM1) , Public Involvement and Participation (MCM2), and Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping (MCM6).

2011Audit1.0 2011 Audit2.0 2011Audit3.0 2011Audit4.0

 

 

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