Joint SWMP Annual Evaluation (April 2023) – Stormwater Coalition of Albany County, NY – Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) – Joint Annual Evaluation (April, 2023)

This Joint Annual Evaluation describes for each Coalition member their progress meeting annual goals, future goals, and Best Management Practices (BMPs) associated with protecting water quality.  These Best Management Practices link directly to MS4 Permit requirements. 

Additional program information is available below and by contacting Coalition members directly. See Member pages for contact information.

Comments pertaining to this Annual Evaluation and program initiatives in general can be submitted using the Public Comment portal.



Joint SWMP Annual Evaluation (April 2022) –  Stormwater Coalition of Albany County, NY  –  Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) – Annual Evaluation (April, 2022)

Joint SWMP Annual Evaluation (April, 2021)  – Joint Annual Evaluation (April, 2021)

Joint SWMP Annual Evaluation (April, 2020)  Joint Annual Evaluation (April/June, 2020)

Joint SWMP Annual Evaluation (April, 2019) 

Set 1  Albany County and University at Albany SUNY  (pg’s. 1- 36)  Annual Evaluation (April, 2019)

Set 2  City of Albany and Town of Bethlehem (pg’s. 1-8, 37 -71)  Annual Evaluation (April, 2019)

Set 3  City of Cohoes  and Town of Colonie (pg’s 1-8, 72-105)  Annual Evaluation (April, 2019)

Set 4  Village of Green Island, Town of Guilderland, and Village of Menands (pg’s 1-8, 106-143)  Annual Evaluation (April, 2019)

Set 5  Town of New Scotland and City of Watervliet (pg’s 1-8, 144-175)  Annual Evaluation (April, 2019) 

Set 6  Stormwater Coalition of Albany County (pg’s 1-8, 176-187)  Annual Evaluation (April, 2019)


SWMP Plan – Joint Annual Evaluation (April, 2018) 

Set 1  Albany County, University at Albany (SUNY), City of Albany; and Town of Bethlehem  Annual Evaluation (April, 2018)

Set 2  City of Cohoes, Town of Colonie, Village of Colonie, and Village of Green Island  Annual Evaluation (April, 2018)

Set 3  Town of Guilderland, Village of Menands, Town of New Scotland, and City of Watervliet  Annual Evaluation (April, 2018)


SWMP Plan – Joint Annual Evaluation (April, 2017)

Joint Stormwater Management Program (SWMPv5) Plan (2015 to 2018)  Annual Evaluation (April, 2017)


SWMP Plan – Joint Annual Evaluation (May, 2016)

Joint Stormwater Management Program (SWMPv4) Plan (2015 to 2017)  Annual Evaluation (May, 2016)




Activities and Best Management Practices (BMPs)




Storm System/Sewershed Mapping-Intermunicipal  (BMP 3-4, previous SWMP Plans)

Outfall and System Mapping For Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) in NY – downloaded from NYSDEC FTP Site in 2005

Storm Sewershed Delineations and WinSLAMM Modeling – Methods and Software Explained (Stormwater Coalition of Albany County January, 2018, Powerpoint Presentation)

Storm System Mapping Project Final Report- December, 2013

Stormwater Coalition – What is an MS4 outfall?  Analysis, Diagrams, Questions, and Guidance (compiled June, 2021)



Staff, Planning/Zoning Boards, and Other Municipal Officials

MCM 6.0 or Administration in SWMP Annual Evaluations (2018-2022) 

MCM 8.0  in SWMP Plan – Annual Evaluations (2015-2017)


Training Topic: The Stormwater Regulations and Future MS4 Permit – for Officials/Management/Others

Presentation Handout – Powerpoint – SW Regs and Future MS4 Permit (2020)


Training Topic: The Stormwater Regulations-Pollution Prevention Practices for Field  Workers

Presentation Handout (2020)-Powerpoint-SW Regs and Pollution Prevention


Training Topic: Clean Water Act Basics (BMP 8-1, previous SWMP Plans)

Presentation Handouts (2016):

GTKTSND CohoesCres-BushKill Watershed Map (2015) 11 x 17




Albany County, NY Stream Classifications Map (2016) 11 x 17

Albany County, NY Waterbody Inventory Priority Waterbody List Map (2016) 11 x 17

Albany County SPDES Permits_1980_2011_9Dec2011

SPDES Permits Concept Map (2016)

EXCERPTS: “TOGS” NYSDEC Division of Water Tech-Oper-Guid Series 1.4.2 (June 24, 2010) Compliance and Enforcement of SPDES Permits

NYSDEC SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separated Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) Permit No. GP-0-15-003

NYSDEC SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity Permit No. GP-0-15-002

NYSDEC SPDES Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated With Industrial Activity Permit No. GP-0-12-001



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Target Audience Analysis Worksheet   (BMP 1-1, previous SWMP Plans)

Target Audience Analysis Worksheet – 11 x 17  (March, 2016 Release)

Map 1_County Boundaries – Rivers – Aerial Imagery (2016) 

Map 2_County Boundaries – Watershed Boundaries (2016)

Map 3_Albany County – Watersheds & Sub-Watersheds (2016) 

Map 4_Albany County – UAlbany Ms4 Jurisdictional Area (2016)

Map 5_Albany County – Stream Classifications -in MS4 Area (2016)

Map 6_Albany County – Priority & 303d Impaired Water Segments -in MS4 Area (2016) 


School Programs   (BMP 1-5, previous SWMP Plans)

Your Creek Lesson Plan


Public Programs   (BMP 1-6, previous SWMP Plans)

Past Programs

“Stormwater Wednesdays” Center for Watershed Protection Webcasts – 2018

“Stormwater Wednesdays” – Center for Watershed Protection Webcasts – 2016

“Stormwater Wednesdays” -Center for Watershed Protection Webcasts – 2015

“Stormwater Wednesdays” Center for Watershed Protection Webcast Series-2014

“Stormwater Wednesdays” -Center for Watershed Protection Webcast Series-2013

Green Infrastructure Tour – September 24, 2013

Hot Topics in Stormwater Management Webcasts-2012

Green Infrastructure Workshop-January 31, 2012

Green Infrastructure Workshop-December 7, 2010

Porous Pavement Workshop – June 29, 2010

Facility Audit Program – March 3, 2011

Water Quality Report Card for the Krumkill Watershed – Feruary 18, 2010

Hot Topics in Stormwater Management Webcasts-2011



WAVE-Water Assessment by Volunteer Evaluators   (BMP 2-11 previous SWMP Plans)

Stream Monitoring Results – 3 Categories (from NYSDEC WAVE website)

No Known Impact: The stream is healthy in that there are no observed impact to aquatic life. This assessment is high quality and may be used for state and federal reporting purposes.

Possibly Impaired: This assessment serves as a red flag for sites that may deserve further investigation at the professional level. So far, we’ve been able to respond to every site that was flagged as possibly impaired.

No Conclusion: Sometimes a sample does not meet either of these criteria: it doesn’t have 6 or more “most wanted” NOR 4 or more “least wanted”. If the sampling was done properly, then the site is probably slightly impacted but not impaired. This can also happen, however, when sampling is performed incorrectly which is why the  NYSDEC records this assessment as “No Conclusion”


NYSDEC WAVE Data Results – New York State – link from NYSDEC website


Coalition WAVE Events – Monitoring Results

Map of Coalition WAVE Monitoring Results (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Stormwater Coalition sponsored

Map WAVE Monitoring Results (2015, 2016, 2017)
Participants coordinated/encouraged by Stormwater Coalition

Map WAVE Monitoring Results (2015/2016)
Participants coordinated/encouraged by Stormwater Coalition


Photo Pages and NYSDEC Results

Lisha Kill WAVE Monitoring – August 9, 2018

Salt Kill WAVE Monitoring – August 14, 2018

Vly Creek WAVE Monitoring – August 16, 2018 (upstream)

Vly Creek WAVE Monitoring – August 16, 2018 (downstream)


Event Flyers 

2022 WAVE Flyer – Volunteer Stream Monitoring – Shaker Creek – Get Your Feet Wet!

2019 WAVE Flyer – Volunteer Stream Monitoring – Get Your Feet Wet! 

2018 WAVE Flyer – Volunteer Stream Monitoring-Get Your Feet Wet?

2017 WAVE Flyer – Volunteer Stream Monitoring – Get Your Feet Wet!

2016 WAVE Flyer – Volunteer Stream Monitoring


Coalition WAVE Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program

BMP 2-11 WAVE: Stormwater Coalition Local Monitoring Effort – Plan (2015 to 2017)

August 12, 2014 Shaker Creek Coalition WAVE Training & Monitoring Event


Student Water Quality Related Projects  (BMP 2-8, previous SWMP Plans)

University at Albany  SUNY – Student Mapping Projects (2018)

Digitizing Albany County Well and Septic Data-Bamidele Akinniyi

Erie Canal Project-Madison Corbeil

Green Infrastructure Mapping Project-Aneisha Samuels and Huiyan Wang


Watershed Troubleshooting-Stakeholder Projects  (BMP 2-12, previous SWMP Plans)

2018 Patroon Creek Watershed Research




Dry Weather Outfall Screening (Outfall Reconnaissance Inventory “ORI”)    (BMP 3-5, previous SWMP Plans)

EPA IDDE Manual by the Center for Watershed Protection and Robert Pitt University of Alabama (October, 2004) – Referenced in NYSDEC MS4 Permit (MCM3)

EPA IDDE Manual by the Center for Watershed Protection and Robert Pitt University at Alabama (October, 2004) – Technical Appendices

ORI Field Sheet-Fillable PDF

Interpreting Water Chemistry Test Strips-Guidance-AlkenMurrayCorp (website)

Interpreting Water Chemistry Test Strips-Guidance-North Central Texas IDDE Program (website)

ORI Training  Information Packet  – ORI Kit Contents, Field Sheets, How To Guides, and Regulatory Materials (September, 2017)

Foam – A Naturally-Occurring Phenomenon (2016 Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality) – A guide for deciding if foam is natural or caused by pollution




SWPPP Review Procedures (Erosion and Sediment Control)   (BMP 4-2, previous SWMP Plans)

MS4 Guidance Document-Oversight of Construction Activity Permit (March, 2016) – SWPPP Oversight Forms for MS4s & SWPPP Content Check Lists. Developed by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County


Construction Site Operator Training-4 Hr Erosion and Sediment Control  (BMP 4-7, previous SWMP Plans)

NYSDEC Endorsed 4 Hour Erosion and Sediment Control Online Training- New York State Conservation District Employees” Association, Inc

NYSBA Stormwater Online State Builders Association Stormwater 4-Hour ESC Training Registration Website-Ongoing

November 18, 2019 4 Hr ESC Contractor Training – Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District and Stormwater Coalition of Albany County (Co-Sponsor)




SWPPP Review Procedures

Post Construction SWPPP Check List – DRAFT – March 23, 2023. Source: NYS Stormwater Regional Training (as PDF – fillable form)


Green Infrastructure Practices-Local Law Review and Revisions  (BMP 5-4, previous SWMP Plans)

Green Infrastructure Model Local Law Summary Report-November, 2013

Stormwater Coalition Scorecard-Local Law Inventory


Post Construction Practices – Long Term Operations and Maintenance (Inspections, Record Keeping, Training, Procedures)  (BMP 5-9, previous SWMP Plans)

NYSDEC Maintenance Guidance Stormwater Management Practices (March 31, 2017)

NYSDEC Maintenance Guidance Stormwater Management Practices – Inspection Check Lists (March 31, 2017)




Inventory-Municipal Facilities and Operations  (BMP 6-1, previous SWMP Plans)

Monroe County Stormwater Coalition-Guidance to Developing an Effective Municipal Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping Program (Revised October, 2010) (Includes Assessment Documents, also listed in BMP 6-2)


Assessment-Municipal Facilities and Operations  (BMP 6-2, previous SWMP Plans)

Municipal Stormwater Assessment Checklist Revised ’10  (Excel Spreadsheet) from Monroe County Stormwater Coalition Guidance Document

Facility Self Audit Form (Appendix C) from Monroe County Stormwater Coalition Guidance Document 

Facility Self Audit Form Adapted From LA County Documents

Facility Self Audit Form-Stormwater Coalition of Albany County-Released August 19, 2014


Potential Pollutants Likely Associated with Fixed Facility Activities (Table 1) from Monroe County Stormwater Coalition Guidance Document (2010).

Activities: Building Grounds Maintenance and Repair; Parking/Storage Area Maintenance; Vehicle and Equipment Fueling, Maintenance, Repair, Washing, Steaming, and Cleaning; Outdoor Container Storage of Liquids and Raw Materials; Outdoor Process Equipement; Over Water Activities; Landscape Maintenance

Field Program Activities and Associated Potential Pollutants (Table 2) from Monroe County Stormwater Coalition Guidance Document (2010).

Program Activities: Roads, Streets, Highway Operations; Plaza, Sidewalk, and Parking Lot Maintenance; Fountains, Pools, Lakes, and Pond Maintenance; Landscape Maintenance; Drainage System Operation and Maintenance; Waste Handling andn Disposal; Water and Sewer Utility Operation and Maintenance

BMP Summary Sheet (Blank) from Monroe County Stormwater Coalition Guidance Document (2010)


BMP Examples from Monroe County Stormwater Coalition Guidance Document (2010):

Category of Municipal Operations: Municipal Building Maintenance (BMP Examples)

Outdoor Container Storage

Outdoor Loading and Unloading

Plaza and Sidewalk Cleaning

Spill Prevention Control and Clean Up


Category of Municipal Operations: Parks and Open Space Maintenance (BMP Examples)

Pet Waste Collection

Fountain and Pool Maintenance

Lakes, Ponds, and Lagoons Maintenance

Landscape Maintenance

Outdoor Storage of Raw Materials


Category of Municipal Operations: Solid Waste Management                   (BMP Examples)

Chemical Hazardous Waste

Illegal Dumping and Litter Control

Run On/Run Off Prevention

Waste Collection


Category of Municipal Operations: Storm System Maintenance              (BMP Examples)

Storm Sewer Conveyance System

Catch Basins and Inlet Structures

Open Channel and Ditch Maintenance


Category of Municipal Operations: Street and Bridge Maintenance       (BMP Examples)

Bridge Repair Work

Graffitti Removal

Paint and Paint Removal

Road Salt Application

Roadway Patching, Sealing, and Re-Sealing

Street Sweeping

Unpaved Roads and Trails


Category of Municipal Operations: Vehicle and Fleet Maintenance       (BMP Examples)

Vehicle and Equipment Repair

Vehicle and Equipment Fueling

Vehicle and Equipment Cleaning


Other Guidance Documents

Environmental Handbook for Transportation Operations – New York State Department of Transportation (June, 2011)

Snow Removal: NYSDEC Division of Water Technical and Operational Guidance – 5.1.11  (July 14, 2017) 


Pesticides and Herbicides Local Laws/Guidelines  (Use and Notification)  (BMP 6-5, previous SWMP Plans)

Albany County: Resolution 46-a Providing For Increased Protection for Public Health and the Environment from Exposure to Dangerous Pesticides (1998) & Albany County Pest Management Plan (2007)

Albany County: Local Law H Notification Requirements For Commercial and Residential Lawn Pesticide Application (2001) 

City of Albany: Pesticide Use Law (Adopted, 1998; Amended, 2011)

Town of Bethlehem: Local Law 11 Providing for Increased Protection for Public Health, Safety, and the Environment From Exposure to Dangerous Pesticides (1998)


Reliance Upon Third Parties – Contracted Entity Certification Statement (BMP 6-13, in previous SWMP Plans) 

Contracted Entity Certification Form – fillable