Albany County Stormwater Coalition

Plan & Program

Stormwater Management Program Plan


Joint Stormwater Management Program (SWMPv5) Plan (2015 to 2018)  April, 2017

This document includes measurable goals for each Coalition member. Goals are grouped by Best Management Practices (BMPs) and there are goals for each member: Albany County, City of Albany,  Town of Bethlehem, City of Cohoes, Town of Colonie, Village of Colonie, Village of Green Island, Town of Guilderland, Village of Menands, Town of New Scotland, City of Watervliet, and the University at Albany-SUNY uptown campus.

Program implementation information is available below and by contacting Coalition members directly. See Member pages for contact information. Comments pertaining to this SWMP document and program initiatives in general can be submitted using the Public Comment portal.


Joint Stormwater Management Program (SWMPv4) Plan (2015 to 2017)  May 2016

Joint Stormwater Management Program (SWMPv3) Plan (2015 to 2017)  May, 2015 :

Stormwater Management Program (SWMPv2): Best Management Practices and Measurable Goals of Coalition members (Text Only). Time Frame: ~2012 to 2015. This is version 2 (SWMPv2) of the Joint SWMP Document. Version 1 consisted of spreadsheets (no text).

The Stormwater Management Program (SWMPv2) BMP Data Report dated December, 2014 explains which tasks and goals may or may not have been accomplished between 2012 and 2015. Various SWMP revisions suggested in this Report have been incorporated into the most current SWMP Plan document (SWMPv3). The Report is available upon request.


SWMP Plan Best Management Practices (BMPs) Implementation and Documents by Minimum Control Measure (MCMs)


BMP 1-1 Target Audience Analysis Worksheet

Target Audience Analysis Worksheet – 11 x 17  (March, 2016 Release)

Map 1_County Boundaries – Rivers – Aerial Imagery (2016) 

Map 2_County Boundaries – Watershed Boundaries (2016)

Map 3_Albany County – Watersheds & Sub-Watersheds (2016) 

Map 4_Albany County – UAlbany Ms4 Jurisdictional Area (2016)

Map 5_Albany County – Stream Classifications -in MS4 Area (2016)

Map 6_Albany County – Priority & 303d Impaired Water Segments -in MS4 Area (2016) 


BMP 1-5 School Programs

Your Creek Lesson Plan


BMP 1-6 Public Programs

Current Programs

“Stormwater Wednesdays”  Center for Watershed Protection 2015 Webcast Series, Sponsored by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County

Past Events

“Stormwater Wednesdays” – Center for Watershed Protection Webcasts – 2016

“Stormwater Wednesdays” -Center for Watershed Protection Webcasts – 2015

“Stormwater Wednesdays” Center for Watershed Protection Webcast Series-2014

“Stormwater Wednesdays” -Center for Watershed Protection Webcast Series-2013

Green Infrastructure Tour – September 24, 2013

Hot Topics in Stormwater Management Webcasts-2012

Green Infrastructure Workshop-January 31, 2012

Green Infrastructure Workshop-December 7, 2010

Porous Pavement Workshop – June 29, 2010

Facility Audit Program – March 3, 2011

Water Quality Report Card for the Krumkill Watershed – Feruary 18, 2010

Hot Topics in Stormwater Management Webcasts-2011



BMP 2-11 WAVE-Water Assessment by Volunteer Evaluators

Map WAVE Monitoring Results (2015/2016) – Sites and WIPWL 303d Segments – Participants coordinated/encouraged by Stormwater Coalition

Map WAVE Monitoring Results (2015/2016) – Sites and Classified Streams –
Participants coordinated/encouraged by Stormwater Coalition

August 12, 2014 Shaker Creek Coalition WAVE Training & Monitoring Event

BMP 2-11 WAVE: Stormwater Coalition Local Monitoring Effort – Plan (2015 to 2017)

2016 WAVE Flyer – Volunteer Monitoring

2017 WAVE Flyer – Volunteer Monitoring – Get Your Feet Wet!


BMP 2-12 Watershed Troubleshooting-Stakeholder Projects

2007 Watershed Report Card for Normanskill Watershed

2007 Watershed Report Card for Krumkill Watershed



BMP 3-4 Storm System/Sewershed Mapping-Intermunicipal

Storm System Mapping Project Final Report- December, 2013


BMP 3-5 Dry Weather Outfall Screening (Outfall Reconnaissance Inventory “ORI”)

ORI Field Sheet-Fillable PDF

Interpreting Water Chemistry Test Strips-Guidance-AlkenMurrayCorp (website)

Interpreting Water Chemistry Test Strips-Guidance-North Central Texas IDDE Program (website)

ORI Training  Information Packet  – ORI Kit Contents, Field Sheets, How To Guides, and Regulatory Materials (September, 2017)


BMP 4-2 SWPPP Review Procedures (Erosion and Sediment Control)

MS4 Guidance Document-Oversight of Construction Activity Permit (March, 2016) – SWPPP Oversight Forms for MS4s & SWPPP Content Check Lists. Developed by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County


BMP 4-7 Construction Site Operator Training-4 Hr Erosion and Sediment ontrol

NYSBA Stormwater Online State Builders Association Stormwater 4-Hour ESC Training Registration Website-Ongoing

April 5, 2017 4hr ESC Contractor Training  – Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District and Stormwater Coalition of Albany County (Co-Sponsor)

March 30, 2016 4 hr ESC Contractor Training – Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District and Stormwater Coalition of Albany County (Co-Sponsor)

June 25, 2015 4 Hr ESC Contractor Training – Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District and Stormwater Coalition of Albany County (Co-Sponsor)

October 10, 2014 4 Hr ESC Training – Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District and Stormwater Coalition of Albany County (Co-Sponsor)



BMP 5-4 Green Infrastructure Practices-Local Law Review and Revisions

Green Infrastructure Model Local Law Summary Report-November, 2013

Stormwater Coalition Scorecard-Local Law Inventory



BMP 6-1 Inventory-Municipal Facilities and Operations

Monroe County Stormwater Coalition-Guidance to Developing an Effective Municipal Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping Program (Revised October, 2010) (Includes Assessment Documents, also listed in BMP 6-2)


BMP 6-2 Assessment-Municipal Facilities and Operations

Municipal Stormwater Assessment Checklist Revised ’10  (Excel Spreadsheet) from Monroe County Stormwater Coalition Guidance Document

Facility Self Audit Form (Appendix C) from Monroe County Stormwater Coalition Guidance Document 

Facility Self Audit Form Adapted From LA County Documents

Facility Self Audit Form-Stormwater Coalition of Albany County-Released August 19, 2014

Potential Pollutants Likely Associated with Fixed Facility Activities (Table 1) from Monroe County Stormwater Coalition Guidance Document (2010).

Activities: Building Grounds Maintenance and Repair; Parking/Storage Area Maintenance; Vehicle and Equipment Fueling, Maintenance, Repair, Washing, Steaming, and Cleaning; Outdoor Container Storage of Liquids and Raw Materials; Outdoor Process Equipement; Over Water Activities; Landscape Maintenance

Field Program Activities and Associated Potential Pollutants (Table 2) from Monroe County Stormwater Coalition Guidance Document (2010).

Program Activities: Roads, Streets, Highway Operations; Plaza, Sidewalk, and Parking Lot Maintenance; Fountains, Pools, Lakes, and Pond Maintenance; Landscape Maintenance; Drainage System Operation and Maintenance; Waste Handling andn Disposal; Water and Sewer Utility Operation and Maintenance

BMP Summary Sheet (Blank) from Monroe County Stormwater Coalition Guidance Document (2010)

BMP Examples from Monroe County Stormwater Coalition Guidance Document (2010):

Category of Municipal Operations: Municipal Building Maintenance (BMP Examples)

Outdoor Container Storage

Outdoor Loading and Unloading

Plaza and Sidewalk Cleaning

Spill Prevention Control and Clean Up

Category of Municipal Operations: Parks and Open Space Maintenance (BMP Examples)

Pet Waste Collection

Fountain and Pool Maintenance

Lakes, Ponds, and Lagoons Maintenance

Landscape Maintenance

Outdoor Storage of Raw Materials

Category of Municipal Operations: Solid Waste Management                   (BMP Examples)

Chemical Hazardous Waste

Illegal Dumping and Litter Control

Run On/Run Off Prevention

Waste Collection

Category of Municipal Operations: Storm System Maintenance              (BMP Examples)

Storm Sewer Conveyance System

Catch Basins and Inlet Structures

Open Channel and Ditch Maintenance

Category of Municipal Operations: Street and Bridge Maintenance       (BMP Examples)

Bridge Repair Work

Graffitti Removal

Paint and Paint Removal

Road Salt Application

Roadway Patching, Sealing, and Re-Sealing

Street Sweeping

Unpaved Roads and Trails

Category of Municipal Operations: Vehicle and Fleet Maintenance       (BMP Examples)

Vehicle and Equipment Repair

Vehicle and Equipment Fueling

Vehicle and Equipment Cleaning


BMP 6-5 Pesticides and Herbicides Local Laws/Guidelines  (Use and Notification)

Albany County: Resolution 46-a Providing For Increased Protection for Public Health and the Environment from Exposure to Dangerous Pesticides (1998) & Albany County Pest Management Plan (2007)

Albany County: Local Law H Notification Requirements For Commercial and Residential Lawn Pesticide Application (2001) 

City of Albany: Pesticide Use Law (Adopted, 1998; Amended, 2011)

Town of Bethlehem: Local Law 11 Providing for Increased Protection for Public Health, Safety, and the Environment From Exposure to Dangerous Pesticides (1998)



BMP 8-1 Training Topic: Clean Water Act Basics

Presentation Handouts (2016):

GTKTSND CohoesCres-BushKill Watershed Map (2015) 11 x 17




Albany County, NY Stream Classifications Map (2016) 11 x 17

Albany County, NY Waterbody Inventory Priority Waterbody List Map (2016) 11 x 17

Albany County SPDES Permits_1980_2011_9Dec2011

SPDES Permits Concept Map (2016)

EXCERPTS: “TOGS” NYSDEC Division of Water Tech-Oper-Guid Series 1.4.2 (June 24, 2010) Compliance and Enforcement of SPDES Permits

NYSDEC SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separated Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) Permit No. GP-0-15-003

NYSDEC SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity Permit No. GP-0-15-002

NYSDEC SPDES Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated With Industrial Activity Permit No. GP-0-12-001



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