604B Water Quality Program

Albany_MS4-ShakerCreekThe federal Clean Water Act provides for funding to states for regional water quality management planning activities. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awards 604(b) grants to states, which in turn make awards to regional planning and interstate organizations. Under this program CDRPC provides technical assistance to county water quality coordinating committees and MS4 communities. CDRPC, coordinates water quality outreach with the NYS DEC, and creates and participates in watershed planning activities.

Save the Date! On November 28th from 6:30 to 8:30 at Brown’s Revolution Hall, The Hudson River Watershed Association is hosting a  film screening of Jon Bowermaster’s Hope on the Hudson series followed by a panel discussion about using and connecting to our waterways.  CDRPC’s Martin Daley has been asked to represent the Pool Communities as a panelist and share details of the Albany Pool Communities CSO Long Term Control Plan.

New! Green Infrastructure Strategic Planning Presentations for the Southeastern New York Stormwater Conference and North County Stormwater Conference and Tradeshow

Six Capital District communities, working collectively, with support from the Albany and Rensselaer County Sewer Districts, developed a joint Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) that will, thought the implementation of more than 53 projects and programs, significantly abate Combined Sewer Overflow discharges in the Hudson River and demonstrably achieve water quality.  The LTCP, jointly funded and implemented by the six “Albany Pool Communities” includes several innovative Green Infrastructure (GI) strategies. The presentations highlighted three dynamic Green Infrastructure Planning projects, including a Green Infrastructure Audit that evaluated the barriers and “gaps” to GI within local codes and land use plans, created model GI codes for the Pool Communities, a feasibility assessment for a “Green Infrastructure Credit and Banking System,” and a pool‐wide Green Infrastructure Tool Box. CDRPC is working to bring these materials to communities across New York for the benefit fo communities beyond the borders of the “Albany Pool.” These projects were made possible by grant support from the New York State Department of State Local Government Efficiency Program, The New York State DEC Estuary Program, and the NYSDEC 604b Grant Program.

The Presenters:

  • Martin Daley, Director of Water Quality Programs for the Capital District Regional Planning Commission
  • Bradley D. Grant‐Senior Project manager, Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C.
  • Nadine R. Medina‐Senior Project Engineer, Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C.
  • Doug Clark‐Senior Associate, RBCD