Revised Standards for Erosion and Sediment Control Available for Public Comment

DEC has revised the “New York State Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control (Blue Book)”. This document provides minimum standards and specifications for meeting DEC’s criteria for stormwater discharges associated with construction activity. The standards and specifications provide criteria on minimizing erosion and sediment impacts from construction activity involving soil disturbance.  The changes made… Read more »

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.