Category: Albany County News

DRAFT Annual Report Released! Comments due May 18.

By June 1, regulated MS4/municipalities must file with NYSDEC an Annual Report which describes progress over the past year implementing program requirements. As required by the MS4 Permit, prior to finalizing the report, a DRAFT Annual Report is made available to the public for comment.

The Stormwater Coalition 2012 Joint Annual Report describes collaborative activities related to public education and participation; and individual MS4 activities related to outfall mapping and reconnaissance, local law adoption and enforcement, construction activity oversight, and municipal operations.

The Annual Report itself is a standardized form developed by NYSDEC which can be explained in further detail upon request. Please use the website Public Comment interface to submit your comments, questions, and as needed, to request a meeting. The Public Comment period ends May 18, 4pm and the FINAL Joint Annual Report will be posted after June 1.

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Green Infrastructure Workshop-A Success!

Eighty five municipal staff, planning board representatives, landscape architects, and engineers representing 12 municipalities participated in a day long green infrastructure workshop sponsored by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County.

To quote participants, the program was  “…well thought out, coherent, and covered all aspects of the planning and implementation of green infrastructure…very relevant…excellent materials….good overview of green infrastructure opportunities…thank you for all the handouts…”.

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