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Archive for July, 2008
NYC Source Control Registry
NYC Source Control Registry

Letter from BMP Task Force Dear stakeholder: We are sending this reminder to ask you to take a moment and fill out the registry form on our website at the following address:  http://www.nyc.gov/html/planyc2030/html/plan/water_quality-bmp-task-force.shtml.  In order for us to consider the information in our stormwater plan that is due on October 1, we ask that you [...]

Don’t Dump; Drains to Bronx River
Don't Dump; Drains to Bronx River

  On July 18, 2008, the Bronx River Alliance placed more than 350 stormdrain markers (left) in Bronx River sewersheds, HP-007, HP-004, HP-009 and HP-008. Support, in the form of funding and ten energetic volunteers, for this project was provided by Goldman Sachs. Thank you to all of the staff from both the Alliance and [...]

NYC Green Codes Task Force

At the request of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, the New York Chapter of the US Green Building Council will form a NYC Green Codes Task Force to recommend changes to “green” the laws and regulations that govern construction in New York City. The task force will create a [...]

Green Streets: From Gray Funnels to Green Sponges

2008_07_23_flyer1.pdf EPA’s Watershed Academy sponsors free monthly webcasts for watershed practitioners from around the globe. On Wednesday, July 23, 2008, Clark Wilson, Senior Urban Designer for Smart Growth Program with the Environmental Protection Agency and Ellen Greenberg, Visiting Practitioner, University of California Davis, will discuss how  communities can more effectively manage rainwater and snow melt [...]

EPA Green Infrastructure Newsletter

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BMP Task Force Offers Launches Registry and Wiki

     In May, the City launched the Interagency Best Management Practices (BMP) Task Force to pursue implementation of stormwater management strategies through all 16 relevant agencies, including the Departments of Transportation, Parks & Recreation, Buildings, and City Planning. To codify these efforts, the Administration worked with the City Council on a stormwater management planning bill, [...]

Citizen’s Stormwater Summit Discussion Forum

More than 30 groups came together on June 30, 2008 to discuss the state of water quality in and around NYC and what we’d like to do about it! This site now has a Stormwater Summit page (see page titles near top of screen underneath SWIM banner) where we will post notes from discussion groups. [...]

Polluters Forced to Pay

*Article Provided by Associated Press* Feds fine homebuilders for water pollution By DINA CAPPIELLO – Jun 11, 2008 WASHINGTON (AP) – Four of the nation’s largest homebuilders have agreed to pay $4.3 million in fines for failing to control runoff at construction sites in 34 states and the District of Columbia, the Environmental Protection Agency [...]

The House Passes Sewage Right to Know

 Hello Act for Healthy Rivers Supporter: I’ve got some great news. On Monday, June 23rd, the House, through a “suspension of the rules” vote, passed HR 2452 – The Raw Sewage Overflow Community Right to Know Act of 2007! This is a major victory for communities and the public’s health all across the country and [...]

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