The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that it is holding three public outreach events to describe projects eligible for funding from the multi-state emissions settlement with Volkswagen (VW). One of these sessions will be held in Albany on July 20.
The Department has prepared a DRAFT renewal of the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (GP-0-17-002) (PDF, 832KB). When final, GP-0-17-002 will replace the current MS4 General Permit, GP-0-15-003, which is due to expire on April 30, 2017. GP-0-17-002 will be effective for […]
NYSDEC has finalized updates to the New York State Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control (Blue Book). The Blue Book provides standards and specifications for the selection, design and implementation of erosion and sediment control practices for the development of Erosion and Sediment Control Plans for the SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges […]
Public Comment sought for the Draft Update of the NYSDEC Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control (AKA the “Blue Book”)
The purpose of the “Blue Book” document is to provide minimum standards and specifications for meeting criteria set forth by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for stormwater discharges associated with construction activity. The standards and specifications provide criteria on We minimizing erosion and sediment impacts from construction activity involving soil […]
The Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District and the NYSDEC recently released a short educational film entitled “Stormwater Pollution and Green Infrastructure Solutions“. This film highlights stormwater runoff impacts throughout New York State and showcases several green infrastructure (GI) solutions to help mitigate the issues associated with stormwater runoff pollution.