Floodplain Management Training

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be presenting a series of Floodplain Management (FPM) Trainings across the state in 2015 – 2016. Rensselaer County’s training will be held at the Brunswick Family Community Center.

Housing Trends: Capital District Data for January/February

Housing Trends:  Is the Model Shifting in the Capital Region? The January/February issue of Capital District Data is now available. In this issue, we examine regional trends among homeowners and renters.  Housing options and affordability are key components to a successful and diverse community. However recent trends and news articles about a shift from a homeowner model to increasingly a renter… Read more »

Albany CSO Pool Communities RFP Released

Note:  Proposals received after 4:00pm, April 22, 2016 will not be considered. Albany CSO Pool Communities Corporation Audit and Tax Accountant Services RFP 2016-001 The Albany CSO Pool Communities Corporation is soliciting proposals from firms to provide audit and tax services. Albany CSO Pool Communities Corporation Insurance and Brokerage Services RFP 2016-002 The Albany CSO… Read more »

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 »