NYS Modifies General Permit for Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

The State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) rules are currently in the modification process. The SPDES General Permit was originally issued in April 2015; this is the second modification proposed. The proposed rulemaking draft (draft GP-0-22-002) and Fact Sheet released by the New… Read More

Upgrading Your Septic System on Long Island

Water is an important resource that we all have a responsibility to protect. In general, pollution from cesspools and failed septic systems can damage well water and surface waters that we rely on for drinking water. The typical pollutants in household wastewater are nitrogen, phosphorous, and disease-causing bacteria and viruses. According to the Environmental Protection… Read More

New Proposed Rule by DSNY

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is proposing a new amendment to rules to tighten up on trash and recycling being left on curbsides and sidewalks stating that “mountains” of bags have been attracting rats and impacting quality of life in the surrounding area. DSNY is proposing to require buildings with 150 dwelling… Read More