Public Review Documents
Long Island MS4 Implementation Plan for Pathogen Impaired Waters
The Department has drafted the "Implementation Plan for Pathogen Impaired Waters in Part IX.C of the SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s)" (PDF, 132 KB) to provide guidance to MS4 Operators located within pathogen impaired watersheds on Long Island where EPA-approved TMDLs require pathogen reductions from MS4 discharges to meet water quality standards. This draft guidance document presents information received from Long Island MS4 Operators on the extent and land use within their MS4 sewersheds that discharge to the 70 pathogen impaired waters listed in Part IX.C of the MS4 General Permit. The draft guidance also explains the methodology used to model the predicted individual MS4 pathogen load contribution(s); identifies the appropriate pollutant load reductions required of MS4s above the TMDL allowable pollutant load; and identifies further actions necessary to achieve the applicable pollutant load reductions through the MS4 General Permit renewal. As a companion to the draft LI MS4 Implementation Plan, the Department has also developed the Pathogen Reduction Credit Worksheet (XLSX, 106 KB), an Excel-based spreadsheet that will allow MS4 Operators to calculate reduction credits associated with existing stormwater management practices and future retrofits.
- Appendices A - K, without Appendix C (PDF, 2.3 MB)
- Appendix A: Land Use Data for MS4 Sewersheds
- Appendix B: MS4 Pollutant Load Reductions (Table IX.C of MS4 General Permit)
- Appendix D: Waterbodies with No Known MS4 Discharges
- Appendix E: Waterbodies Below TMDL Allowable Load for MS4s
- Appendix F: Waterbodies Above TMDL Allowable Load for MS4s
- Appendix G: Proposed Retrofit Compliance Schedule
- Appendix H: Proposed Ambient Monitoring Schedule
- Appendix I: Proposed Source Identification Schedule
- Appendix J: TMDL Allowable Load that Formed the Basis of MS4 Permit Conditions
- Appendix K: Waterbodies Meeting Water Quality Standards
- Appendix C - MS4 Sewershed Maps
Written statements or comments on the Draft Implementation Plan or the supporting documents and tools will be accepted by fax or mail until close of business on June 27, 2016 or 30 days after publication of this notice. Comments should be submitted electronically to:
Steven McCague, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Water Permits, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3505, Fax: (518) 402-9029, E-mail Stormwater.
Access to MSGP Permits
This website is intended to enable interested parties to view and print issued Multi-Sector General Permits (MSGP) (link leaves DEC's website). All permits are provided as PDFs.
New York State Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control
The Department is proposing to update the New York State Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control (Blue Book). The current technical standard is now ten years old and needed updating to address EPA's Effluent Limitation Guidelines published on December 1, 2009, advancements in technology, and issues that have been identified by stakeholders (e.g. private sector consultants, other governmental agencies, etc.) that use the document.
Full NYS Standards (PDF, 17 MB) - This is a large document and may be slow to download. As an alternative you may download specific sections using the links below.
- Cover, Preface (PDF, 104 KB)
- Section 1 - Introduction (PDF, 68 KB)
- Section 2 - Erosion Control Planning and Site Management (PDF, 1.5 MB)
- Section 3 - Erosion Control Part 1 - Runoff Control (PDF, 5 MB)
- Section 4 - Erosion Control Part 2 - Soil Stabilization (PDF, 5 MB)
- Section 5 - Sediment Control (PDF,4.3 MB)
- Appendices (PDF,4.8 MB)
The comment period has closed. If you have any questions, contact:
Dave Gasper, P.E., NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3505, E-mail: Stormwater_info@dec.ny.gov.