To say a lot is going on would be a bit of an understatement. Here is a handy cribsheet of important events upcoming and ongoing…
1. Draft Stormwater Performance Standard available for comment NOW, hearing 10/31
Click here for the final version of the Stormwater Performance Standard (the on-site stormwater management rule for new properties and major renovations). DEP will hold an open public hearing on the draft rule next Monday, and, according to an email we received from DEP, written comments will beaccepted for 30 days after the hearing.
Draft Stormwater Performance Standard Hearing
October 31, 2011
10am – 12pm
59-17 Junction Boulevard
2. DEP NYC Green Infrastructure Citizen’s Group meets 11/1, 6pm
On Tuesday November 1st at 6pm, DEP will hold the annual meeting of the NYC Green Infrastructure Citizen’s Group to release their Annual Report and announce the 2012 GI Grant Program. Perhaps this is another opportunity to have questions answered about the draft rule?
Green Infrastructure Citizen’s Group
November 1, 2011
6:00pm – 8:00pm
St. Francis College, Brooklyn
180 Remsen Street
(between Clinton Street and Court Street)
3. Public Meeting on proposed changes to CSO Consent Order on 11/9, 6pm
DEP and DEC have reached draft agreement on Green Infrastructure for CSO control. From DEP’s press release, “the agreement modifies New York City’sapproach to improving harbor water quality, under which the city will invest anestimated $187 million in green infrastructure projects by 2015, part of a planned $2.4 billion public and private investment over the next 20 years. The city will also complete work on approximately $1.6 billion in gray infrastructure projects. A public comment period on the proposal begins todayand runs through November 18.”
Public Meeting on 2011 CSO Order Modification
November 9, 2011
NYS DEC – Region 2 Annex Building
11-15 47th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
4. S.W.I.M. Coalition November Public Meeting on 11/18, 3pm
In addition to a robust discussion of the above policy items, we will find a moment to relax and enjoy a presentation by Ate Atema of Atema Architecture/Flow Collaborative on a plan to take an entire CSO drainage area offline in the Gowanus area.
S.W.I.M. Coalition November Public Meeting
Friday, Nov 18
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org!