MSGP (GP-0-17-004) Sampling, Inspection & Reporting Due

Do you currently hold a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC or Department) stormwater pollution discharge elimination system (SPDES) Multi-Sector General Permits (MSGP) or need to obtain compliance under the General Permit GP-0-17-004? Annual Certification Report (ACR) and the sampling reporting on Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) for this quarterly or semi-annual period must… Read More

Stormwater Compliance Tips:

Is your facility required to be covered under a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) multi-sector general permit (MSGP)? If your facility’s operations fall into one or more categories listed in 40 CFR 122.26(b)(14)(i-ix) and (xi) you will need to evaluate: Your location Approximate distance Prevailing gradient flow in relation to the nearest surface water… Read More

Industrial Stormwater Pollution in MS4 Areas

Industrial Stormwater Pollution in MS4 Areas It is illegal to discharge polluted stormwater to surface waterbodies. Many industrial business owners overlook their site’s potential to pollute surface waters because their stormwater drains to a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4). Unlike combined storm and sanitary sewers, MS4’s discharge untreated stormwater to surface waters. If you… Read More

Submit MS4 Annual Reports by June 1st

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems

The State’s Push for Clean Water  Background The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) regulates stormwater discharge from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) in the New York metropolitan area and other urban and designated areas in the State. In an attempt to improve the stormwater management practices and protect surface water bodies… Read More