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

NYSDEC Releases Long-awaited Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit

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Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) (GP-0-17-004) Effective Until 2023. NYSDEC Releases Long-awaited Stormwater General Permit The most recent version of the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (GP-0-17-004) was published online by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) on February 20th, 2018 and becomes effective on March 1, 2018… Read More

Key Stormwater Permit Requirements for Vehicle Dismantling Facilities

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Stormwater Regulation Updates Affect Auto Salvage Businesses If you own or operate a Vehicle Dismantling Facility– a business that disassembles or wrecks used motor vehicles for parts recycling, resale, or scrap– please note that you must conform to multiple New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) regulations associated with environmental compliance and reporting. Besides… Read More

The Role of a Qualified Erosion and Sediment Control (E&SC) Inspector at Your Construction Site

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Although it might not be immediately obvious, stormwater runoff from construction sites poses a serious environmental risk. When rain flows over unvegetated land, it flows quickly. Higher flow velocities enable runoff to carry sediment, litter, and other pollutants from the site into downstream environments.  Efforts can be made to slow down or redirect stormwater runoff,… Read More