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Public Comment Period on EPA Revisions to Stormwater Permit

EPA is proposing changes to the regulations governing small municipal separate stormwater sewer system (MS4) permits responding to remand from United States Court of Appeals EPA’s proposal would revise the small MS4 regulations to ensure that the permitting authority (NYSDEC) determines the adequacy of Best Management Practices (BMPs) and other requirements as well as providing… Read more »

Rocky Ferraro to Retire After 30 Years of Service

The Region’s Planning All-Star is Planning for More Mets Games in 2017 Board of Commissioners Launches National Search To Secure Qualified Planner To Assume Executive Director Role The Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC) has announced Executive Director Rocco “Rocky” Ferraro, will retire at the end of 2016 after more than 30 years of service… Read more »

CPI Year-to-Year Change Hovers Above 0%

The Capital District Regional Planning Commission has compiled the annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) average for 2015.   This marks the third year in a row that the CPI has increased at a rate of less than 2% from calendar year to calendar year. CPI Increases by 0.1185% from 2014 Information shows that the Consumer Price Index… Read more »

Capital District Data for November/December is available

The November/December issue of Capital District Data is now available. In this issue, we examine the patterns and trends from the 2005-2009 and 2010-2014 5-year American Community Surveys (ACS) to determine how the Capital Region compares with the State and Nation.

Upcoming Stormwater Training Opportunities

The New York State Stormwater Regional Training Centers have announced a series of upcoming training courses.  For more information about the Eastern NY SW RTC, call (518) 885-8995 x224 or visit them at www.saratogastormwater.org. Stormwater Project Design, Planning to NOI Part II —$225 Wednesday February 24th, 2016 Retrofits and Redevelopment, The New Frontier —$225 Wednesday March 23rd, 2016 Helping Hands for… Read more »