What You Need to Know About the NYC Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit

On August 1, 2015, the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued a new comprehensive Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit to NYC. This permit includes new requirements, which significantly expand the City’s obligation to reduce pollutants discharging to the MS4 system. The Permit requires NYC to develop a Storm water Pollution Prevention… Read More

MS4 Annual Reporting due June 1st

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Stormwater discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) in the New York metropolitan area and other urban and designated areas in the State are regulated by the NYSDEC.  The MS4 Program was established to improve stormwater management practices and control runoff within municipalities, thereby reducing erosion and protecting surface water bodies.  Local governments must… Read More

Car Wash Activity Regulations – Part 2

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As discussed in Walden’s previous blog, there are multiple regulations that all auto dealerships, auto body shops, car washes, and any other business in New York State that performs any form of washing/cleaning of vehicles on-site are regulated by.  Currently, Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS) has been writing violations for facilities that have… Read More

Car Wash Activity Regulations

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Car Wash Activity Regulations– Part 1 It is critical for business owners and managers to be aware of all the regulations around car preparation work and car washing activities.  Car dealerships, auto body shops, car washes, and any other business that performs any form of washing/cleaning of vehicles on-site are regulated and must follow specific… Read More

Diesel Fuel Makes a Dangerous Solvent!

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Don’t let a dirty job become a dangerous one. A number of municipalities have adopted the practice of using diesel fuel as a solvent for cleaning asphalt off both trucks and equipment. This is a risky practice that is in violation of DEC regulations. Due to diesel’s low flash point, it could result in explosions… Read More