Guest Blog: BCS Management, Inc. Communication and Transparency in Public Works Projects

Community awareness and education are crucial for programs related to public health. A communication plan with multiple touchpoints helps the community to develop an understanding of the issues, the scope of the project, and the steps being taken to complete it. Projects requiring property inspections and public feedback require clear and consistent communication support for… Read More

DEC Announces Availability of Grant Funding to Improve Water Quality, Bolster Resiliency in Estuaries

Tributary Restoration and Resiliency Grants will Help Hudson River, Westchester, New York City, and Long Island Communities Restore Habitat for American Eel and River Herring New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will award $1 million in grant funding that is earmarked for communities in eastern New York to improve water quality, increase flood… Read More

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

Green Infrastructure Options for Stormwater Management

This blog is the second in a two-part series about stormwater management.  The first blog [Stormwater Management Basics] addressed the basics of stormwater management regulations.  Green infrastructure options for stormwater management are presented below. How does Green Infrastructure help with Stormwater Management? An increasingly popular and holistic approach for effective management of stormwater runoff is… Read More

Stormwater Management Basics

This blog is the first in a two-part series regarding stormwater management regulations as discussed below and best management practices, which will be presented in our September 2nd blog post. What Is Stormwater Runoff and What Are Its Impacts? Stormwater runoff is rain or snowmelt that flows over land, instead of percolating into the soil…. Read More