New York State Department of Environmental Conservations Stormwater MS4 Program Overview
Small municipal stormwater sewer systems (MS4s) that are located within the boundaries of a Census Bureau defined "urbanized area" are regulated under EPA's Phase II Stormwater Rule. This requires MS4s to develop a stormwater management program that will reduce the amount of pollutants carried by stormwater during storm events to waterbodies to the "maximum extent practicable." The goal of the program is to improve water quality and recreational use of waterways.
MS4 stormwater programs (PDF) have six elements called minimum control measures (MCM) that when implemented together, are expected to result in a reduction of pollutants discharged into water bodies.
Every year the MS4 communities must report to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservations (NYS DEC) on progress and activities for each of the 6 Minimum Control Measures.
If you have any comments or questions regarding the information within the annual report you may submit them in writing to: Chemung County Stormwater Coalition RE: Annual Report Public Comment 851 Chemung Street Horseheads, NY 14845