Village of
New York Mills
Oneida County, NY
 Stormwater Management 

Construction Site - Stormwater Runoff Control

This Minimum Control Measure emphasizes the reduction or elimination of pollutants to the municipal separate storm sewer system that may emanate from construction sites.


Regulated MS4s (with land use control capabilities) are encouraged to address this type of pollution through adoption or amendment of a local law or other regulatory mechanism. MS4s without land use control capabilities are encouraged to develop necessary policies and procedures, and include such requirements in lease agreements, contracts, and/or permits.


Other program elements required as part of this minimum control measure include enforcement procedures and actions to ensure compliance; requirements for construction site operators to implement appropriate erosion and sediment control BMPs; requirements for construction site operators to control waste at the construction site such as discarded building materials, truck washout, chemicals, litter and sanitary waste; procedures for plan review which incorporate the consideration of potential water quality impacts; procedures for receipt and consideration of information submitted by the public; and procedures for site inspection and enforcement of control measures.


In addition to the stormwater requirements that MS4s place on construction activities, the construction site operators must also apply for permit coverage directly from the State. A description of these requirements is included within the SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity.


Under the SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity, construction site operators must notify the state of any project disturbing one acre or more, prepare a formal written Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and adhere to the provisions of the plan during and after construction. The SWPPP generally describes the erosion and sediment control practices and, where required, post-construction stormwater management practices that will be implemented to reduce the pollutants in stormwater discharges. The erosion and sediment control practices used are generally designed in conformance with the technical standards specified in the New York Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control and the NYS Stormwater Management Design Manual. The Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) required of construction site operators is different than the Stormwater Management Program Plan (SWMP) required of regulated MS4s.


Additionally, in certain areas that have current Watershed Improvement Strategies requirements, the regulated community may also be required to undertake additional activities such as: regulating construction activity disturbing as little as 5000 square feet; and, conducting compliance inspections on these sites. The details associated with these additional requirements are further described, and should be referenced, in the SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from MS4s.

Selected Activities and BMPs:

To meet the Construction Site - Stormwater Management Control requirements, the MS4 has selected the following Best Management Practices (BMP's) and activities to ensure the reduction of all pollutants of concern in stormwater discharges to the maximum extent practicable:


Construction Site - Stormwater Runoff Control Law or Ordinance

Description of BMP/Activity:
Adopt a local stormwater law, ordinance or other regulatory mechanism to establish minimum construction site stormwater management requirements. The mechanism must provide equivalent protection to the NYS SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities. This activity may also relate to, or be part of, the discussion of other activities and BMPs indentified below such as: the inclusion of: erosion and sediment controls; enforcement procedures; construction site waste management; procedures for SWPP plan review; procedures for receipt and consideration of information submitted by the public; procedures for site inspection, enforcement and sanctions
Staff, Agency, and/or Organization Reponsible for Completing this Activity:
Frequency of Activity:
  • Program Development: Single Occurrence (Includes Updates As Needed)
  • Implementation: Single Occurrence (Includes Updates As Needed)
Status - Program Development:
[X] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[ ] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.
Status - Implementation:
[ ] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[X] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.

Erosion and Sediment Control Program

Description of BMP/Activity:
Develop a program that requires operators to implement specific management practices to control erosion and sediment on regulated construction sites. These practices must meet the State's most up-to-date technical standards and are generally referenced in the New York Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control and the NYS Stormwater Management Design Manual. This program activity may be included as part of the local law, ordinance or other regulatory mechanism
Staff, Agency, and/or Organization Reponsible for Completing this Activity:
Frequency of Activity:
  • Program Development: Single Occurrence (Includes Updates As Needed)
  • Implementation: Single Occurrence (Includes Updates As Needed)
Status - Program Development:
[X] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[ ] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.
Status - Implementation:
[ ] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[X] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.

Requirement for Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs)

Description of BMP/Activity:
Develop a program that requires construction site operators to prepare and submit Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans to the MS4. The required content for SWPPPs is specified in the NYS SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities. This program activity may be included as part of the local law, ordinance or other regulatory mechanism
Staff, Agency, and/or Organization Reponsible for Completing this Activity:
Frequency of Activity:
  • Program Development: Single Occurrence (Includes Updates As Needed)
  • Implementation: Single Occurrence (Includes Updates As Needed)
Status - Program Development:
[X] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[ ] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.
Status - Implementation:
[ ] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[X] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Review Program

Description of BMP/Activity:
Develop and implement a program that provides for the MS4's review of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans prepared by construction site operators. This program generally includes a description of procedures for SWPPP submittal and the MS4's review. This program activity may be included as part of the local law, ordinance or other regulatory mechanism
Staff, Agency, and/or Organization Reponsible for Completing this Activity:
Frequency of Activity:
  • Program Development: Single Occurrence (Includes Updates As Needed)
  • Implementation: Single Occurrence (Includes Updates As Needed)
Status - Program Development:
[X] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[ ] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.
Status - Implementation:
[ ] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[X] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.

Measurable Goals:

Regulated communities are required to collect and report information about the development and implementation of their stormwater program. Specific information that the MS4 is required to collect is generally included in the Annual Report and may also be reflected in related Self-Assessments (as applicable). MS4s are also required to identify "Measurable Goals" that will help them evaluate accomplishments and progress over time. The following "Measurable Goals" have been specifically identified for this Minimum Control Measure:

 

 

  • Number of SWPPPs reviewed
  • Number of construction sites authorized for disturbances greater than or equal to 1 acre
  • Number and type of enforcement actions
  • Percent of construction sites inspected
  • Number of Construction Site Runoff calls to the Hotline
Program Accomplishments:

Activities and BMPs that have been accomplished to date for this Minimum Control Measure are included within the required MS4 Stormwater Annual Report form and Municipal Compliance Certification. Copies of these documents can be found at the following link (Annual Reports). Copies of various documents and specific products relating to this minimum control measure are included under "Related Documents".


A summary of the effectiveness of this program, associated BMPs, activities and an assessment of measurable goals can be found under the heading "Program Reporting and Effectiveness".

Other Related Documents: