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Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies

Long Island's Storm Water Management: Municipal Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Meeting

March 3, 2016

The Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies co-sponsored a meeting hosted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to discuss storm water management within the municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) with the owner and operators of Long Island's systems. The meeting was held at the Hofstra University David and Sondra S. Mack Student Center, Multipurpose Room East from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  The meeting provided an opportunity for the DEC to discuss its reasons for modifying the MS4 general permit which included discussion on managing pollution and bacteria from storm water runoff as well as who will be impacted by the modifications. The meeting also allowed for discussion of the timeline and opportunities for future input for the permit renewal (draft due November 1, 2016).  The meeting welcomed input from those in attendance; questions and comments could also be emailed to the DEC.

Presenters from the DEC were:

Carol Lamb-LaFay, P.E., Chief, Stormwater Permits Section
Steven McCague, P.E., Environmental Engineer, Stormwater Permits Section
Susan Van Patten, Section Chief, Communication, Procurement and Partnership