Quarterly Inspections & Sampling Due March 31!

If your facility is covered by SPDES Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity, keep reading! March 31st is the last day to complete the Visual Assessment of Stormwater Discharges, Routine Facility Inspection and Quarterly Sampling (if required). All inspections must be completed and kept as part of the Stormwater Protection… Read More


March 1st is the last day to file for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Hazardous Waste Reports. All hazardous waste reports must be either filed electronically in the American Resource Management website or, if on-line submission is not an option, mailed to NYSDEC Division of Environmental Remediation. Who has to file? A… Read More

Attention MS4’s: Plan Ahead for the June 1st Annual Report Deadline

As the new year begins, it’s that time again for municipalities to prepare the NYSDEC Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) annual reports to meet the State’s June 1st deadline! This reporting requirement applies to municipalities covered by NYSDEC’s General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (GP-0-15-003).  Municipalities that are subject… Read More

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