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Rural Stormwater Coalition

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Who we are: The Rural Stormwater Coalition of Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben Counties was formed in December 2007 with the goal for a regional approach to stormwater education and outreach.  The regional coalition approach was fostered by the Water Quality Coordinating Committees and the Soil & Water Conservation Districts of Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben Counties. The Coalition is made up of local agencies and municipal representatives focusing on stormwater management issues.

What we do: The Rural Stormwater Coalition provides education and outreach to municipal staff and the general public. Program offerings include municipal trainings on the New York State DEC SPDES general permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity. Currently, the coalition has a rain barrel program for the general public in an effort to reduce stormwater runoff from residential sites.
Who to Contact:

Chemung County- Jessica Verrigni
                         Chemung County Stormwater Coalition
                         851 Chemung Street
                         Horseheads, NY 14845
                         (607) 796-2216

Schuyler County- Elaine Dalrymple
                        Schuyler County SWCD
                        Rural Urban Center
                        208 Broadway
                        Montour Falls, NY 14865-0326

Steuben County- Jeff Parker
                        Steuben County SWCD
                        USDA Service Center
                        415 West Morris Street
                        Bath, NY 14810
                        (607) 776-7398 Ext. 3

Jessica Verrigni, CPESC, CPSWQ is assisting municipalities in the 3 County Region (Chemung, Schuyler, &  Steuben) with:

                        -SWPPP Review
                        -Construction Site Inspections
                        -Technical training
                        -Formal complaint investigation
                        -Municipal outreach

Click here for Brochures for Stormwater Best Management Practices.

For a downloadable flyer on Stormwater Construction Permit Regulations click here.

Planning to disturb 5 acres or more, click here to learn the facts.

Click here to view the SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity Permit No. GP-0-10-001. 

(August 2010) New York State DEC has updated the New York State Stormwater Management Design Manual.  This manual is a key component of the Phase II State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) general permit for stormwater runoff from construction activities. The Chemung County Stormwater Coalition strongly urges designers to begin using this updated version. Click here to view the updated manual.

Contractors, please click here for a checklist of construction site paperwork required by the General Permit to be available on site during normal business hours.

Forms Related to the SPDES General Permits for Stormwater Discharges and various stormwater programs may be accessed and downloaded from the DEC website.

Upcoming Events: 

Construction Activity Training Sessions for Contractors and Developers dealing with Stormwater, Erosion and Sediment Control 
These approved 4 hour training sessions are required for all companies working under NYSDEC's SPDES Stormwater Permit. Next session is noted on the Stormwater homepage.

Please Note: Beginning on May 1, 2010 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Construction Activity Permit, GP-0-10-001 requires all developers, contractors and subcontractors to identify at least one trained individual from their company who will be responsible for implementing the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan.  The individuals responsible for installing, constructing, repairing, maintaining or inspecting erosion and sediment control measures or constructing post-construction stormwater management practices at SPDES-permitted construction sites are required to attend this course every three years.

If you are in need of a training go to please click here for a complete listing of available trainings in New York State.

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