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					STORM WATER
MANAGEMENT
PROGRAM FOR
COMPLIANCE
WITH GP-02-02

Annual Report 2003-2004

Prepared for:

New York State Canal Corporation
Environmental Services Bureau
200 Southern Boulevard
Albany, New York 12209



Prepared by:

Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.
43 British American Boulevard
Latham, New York 12110




May 2004
Work Assignments TA and CC
4098020
PROGRAM IDENTIFICATION SHEET

SPDES Number: NYR-20A025
MS4 Name: New York State Canal Corporation
Contact Name: Elizabeth Novak
Contact Title: Environmental Specialist II
Phone: (518) 471-5926
Mailing Address:
      Attn: Environmental Services Bureau
      200 Southern Blvd.
      Albany, NY 12209




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                                             TABLE OF CONTENTS


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ...........................................................................................ES-1

1.0      PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH ........................................................ 1-1

2.0      PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT/PARTICIPATION.................................................... 2-1
         2.1 Public Review of Annual Report ................................................................ 2-2
         2.2 Point of Contact .......................................................................................... 2-2

3.0      ILLICIT DISCHARGE DETECTION AND ELIMINATION............................. 3-1
         3.1 Modification of Gas Mapping..................................................................... 3-2
         3.2 Facility Prioritization .................................................................................. 3-2
         3.3 Identify Adjacent Contributing and Receiving MS4s................................. 3-3
         3.4 Identify Illicit Connections ......................................................................... 3-3
         3.5 Illicit Connection Field Investigations (New Task).................................... 3-4

4.0      CONSTRUCTION SITE RUNOFF CONTROL .................................................. 4-1
         4.1 Review of Existing Data ............................................................................. 4-1
         4.2 Storm Water Design Manual....................................................................... 4-2
         4.3 Training ....................................................................................................... 4-2

5.0      POST-CONSTRUCTION RUNOFF CONTROL................................................. 5-1

6.0      POLLUTION PREVENTION/GOOD HOUSEKEEPING................................... 6-1
         6.1 Storm Water Design Manual....................................................................... 6-1
         6.2 Facility Prioritization .................................................................................. 6-2
         6.3 Good Housekeeping Poster ......................................................................... 6-2
         6.4 Training ....................................................................................................... 6-2

7.0      MONITORING AND MODELING RESULTS ................................................... 7-1

8.0      SUMMARY OF USE OF GRANT MONEY ....................................................... 8-1


                                           LIST OF ATTACHMENTS

Attachment                   Description

        1                    Six Minimum Measures Section Table



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                                                                                    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

            In response to a United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandate,
the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) initiated its
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Phase II Storm Water Permit Program.
The program was implemented through the issuance of a State Pollutant Discharge
Elimination System (SPDES) Permit for Storm Water Discharges from MS4s, Permit
Number GP-02-02 (GP-02-02), which became effective March 10, 2003. Under the new
permit, The New York State Canal Corporation (NYSCC) became a regulated MS4.
Accordingly, the NYSCC contracted Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. to prepare a Notice of Intent
(NOI) for coverage under GP-02-02 and to assist with the development of their Storm
Water Management Program (SWMP), which is a specific requirement of the
MS4 General Permit. The NYSCC SPDES number for coverage under GP-02-02
is NYR20A025.
            Annually throughout the five-year development period, a report that summarizes
the previous year’s accomplishments, as well as the overall status of the SWMP, is
required to be developed by the MS4.
            The purpose of this report is to fulfill the reporting requirements outlined in
GP-02-02 for Year-1 of the program. This report details the NYSCC progress in the
development and implementation of their SWMP.                                       Specific details regarding the
following items are included in this report:
            ■ Public Education and Outreach on Storm Water Impacts.
            ■ Public Involvement/Participation.
            ■ Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination.
            ■ Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control.
            ■ Post-Construction Storm Water Management.
            ■ Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations.
            ■ Monitoring and Modeling Results.
            ■ Summary of Use of Grant Money.




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            The Six Minimum Measures Section Table, provided by the NYSDEC, has been
completed and is included as Attachment 1.
            Due to the large area covered by the NYSCC, the first year of the SWMP
consisted of a great deal of planning, to build a solid foundation upon which an effective
program can be developed. A large amount of data gathering, GIS mapping, procedural
review, and training was accomplished. In general, the following tasks were started
and/or completed during Year-1 :
            ■ Gathered and reviewed existing NYSCC procedures, mapping, design
              drawings and databases.
            ■ Developed a Storm Water Design Guidance Manual, to assist NYSCC
              designers and construction staff in complying with GP-02-01 for construction
              site storm water runoff using temporary and permanent control measures.
            ■ Trained NYSCC staff, across New York State, on the requirements of GP-02-
              01 and how the regulations apply to NYSCC projects.
            ■ Modified the NYSCC GIS to display adjacent MS4s, soil and flood
              information, TMDLs, 303(d) listed waterbodies, CSOs, and hydrography data
              to facilitate the development of Construction Site SWPPPs, NOIs, and to
              assist in the development of the Storm Water Management Program.
            ■ Constructed a database to record information on each MS4 that is adjacent to
              the Canal. Contacted each of these MS4s and recorded contact information
              and the status of their program.
            ■ Drafted an informational brochure to be displayed at Canal locks and
              Canalway trail kiosks, which describes ways the public can prevent storm
              water pollution.
            ■ Drafted an informational poster to remind NYSCC employees of their roles
              and responsibilities in preventing stormwater pollution.
            ■ Assigned a point of contact for public questions regarding the NYSCC Storm
              Water Management Program.
            ■ Provided a copy of the Annual Report for public review and comment.
            ■ Developed a facility prioritization program to evaluate each NYSCC facility
              based on their potential for storm water pollution. This program included the
              development of a database to record and maintain the facility information and
              visiting select facilities and assessing their operations.
            ■ Initiated an illicit discharge detection and elimination program.




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            Year-2 activities will focus on evaluating the information that has been collected,
posting and displaying the educational materials that have been developed, and
implementing what was learned during the training. A summary of the tasks that are
planned for Year-2 include:
            ■ This final version of the Annual Report will be made available to the public.
            ■ Educational materials regarding pollutant sources and their effect on
              stormwater quality will be completed and distributed at Canal Trail kiosks and
              posted on the website. Other material will be drafted to teach the public about
              voluntarily policing the Canal for illicit discharges.
            ■ Each NYSCC facility will be ranked based on their potential to pollute the
              waterways.
            ■ Existing Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Standard Operating
              Procedures (SOPs) will be evaluated, updated and developed.
            ■ MS4s adjacent to the Canal will be contacted to request an update on the
              status of their program and any outfall mapping currently available.
            ■ Inspection and mapping of all NYSCC facility owned and operated outfalls
              will begin.
            ■ The Storm Water Design Manual will be updated as appropriate as
              construction and maintenance activities performed this year identify a need.
            ■ A Good Housekeeping poster for NYSCC Division and Maintenance facilities
              will be completed and distributed.



FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAM GOALS

            This program is still in early development. Although many tasks have been
completed, full implementation will not occur for a couple of years. The Management
Practices that have been completely implemented include the following:
            ■ Updated the NYSCC GIS with MS4 specific data layers.
            ■ Contact person identified.
            ■ Identified and contacted adjacent MS4s.
            ■ Developed Storm Water Design Manual.
            ■ Completed awareness training.



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SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE PROGRAM

            There have not been any significant changes made to the program relative to the
framework established in the NOI. However, scheduled tasks have been moved forward
and pushed back based on available resources and a shift in priorities as more information
has become available.


STATUS OF INTERMUNICIPAL AGREEMENT

            Currently, each MS4 that is adjacent to the Canal has been contacted. During the
next year each MS4 will be contacted to request outfall mapping. Intermunicipal
agreements will likely be drafted in Year-3.




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                                                   1.0 PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

            Implementing a Public Education and Outreach program will help the public to
understand why protecting storm water is important and what they can do as individuals
to protect and restore our waterways. A well-planned public education program may also
help achieve the goals of other minimum control measures. A public education and
outreach program should educate the public regarding:
            ■ The impact of storm water discharges on water bodies;
            ■ The pollutants of concern within the MS4, and their sources; and
            ■ Steps that contributors of storm water and non-storm water discharges can
              take to reduce pollutants.
            The NYSCC has evaluated the sources of storm water pollution within their
jurisdiction, and have begun developing an ongoing public education program. The
primary goal of their public education and outreach program is to educate Canal travelers
of sources of storm water pollution and how they can identify and prevent it. This will be
accomplished by developing educational brochures and displaying them at NYSCC locks
and Canalway trail informational kiosks and by posting information on the NYSCC
website. The brochures will describe pollution sources such as motor oil and vehicle
leaks (boats and automobiles), pet waste, litter and other waste, and the steps that should
be taken to prevent such pollution. Best management practices for boat operators will
be stressed. A draft brochure has been developed and is scheduled for distribution later
this year.
            During Year-2 of the program, the educational brochure will be posted on the
NYSCC website and made available to the public at Canal Trail kiosks, Canal
Corporation Division Headquarters, and at other publicly accessible Canal facilities. A
new Stormwater Management link has been added to the NYSTA website to provide the
public with a summary of their MS4 program and links to other MS4 sources of
information.




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                                            2.0 PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT/PARTICIPATION


            The public can provide valuable input and assistance in the development and
implementation of a storm water management program. This is particularly true for an
MS4 like the NYSCC, where the extent of their system makes it very difficult to self-
monitor. By having the citizens participate in the development and decision-making
process they are more likely to take an active role in its implementation and are less
likely to challenge it. Public Involvement and Participation is a minimum control
measure required by the Phase II Permit; the requirements of this measure have been
outlined below:
            ■ Comply with State and local public notice requirements when implementing a
              public involvement/participation program.
            ■ Comply with public participation and involvement provisions of the Clean
              Water Act as applicable.
            ■ Design and conduct a public involvement/participation program that:
              • Identifies key individuals and groups who are interested in or affected by
                 the storm water permitting program;
              • Identifies the type of input the MS4 will seek from them; and
              • Describes activities the MS4 will undertake to provide program access and
                 gather needed input.
            ■ Identify and publish the name of a contact person for the Storm Water
              Management Program.
            ■ Make the draft annual report available for public review and comment prior to
              formal submittal.
            ■ Include a summary of comments and intended responses in the annual report
              and make the final report available for public inspection.
            ■ Develop measurable goals and select appropriate public involvement activities
              to ensure the reduction of all pollutants of concern in storm water discharges
              to the maximum extent possible.

            The Year-1 public involvement/participation tasks that have been completed by
the NYSCC are summarized below.




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2.1         PUBLIC REVIEW OF ANNUAL REPORT


            The Annual Report was posted on the NYSTA website for public comment on
April 26, 2004, and it was also made available in hardcopy at all NYS Thruway
Authority Division Headquarters. The NYSCC provided an e-mail address and phone
number that the public could use to submit their comments. The NYSCC did not receive
any comments from the public; therefore, this final version of the annual report shall
remain unchanged.


2.2         POINT OF CONTACT


            The NYSCC has appointed Elizabeth Novak as the contact person for their Storm
Water Management Program.                                Contact information for the Environmental Services
Bureau will be provided on the NYSCC website and on the educational brochures, and
specific questions regarding the Storm Water Management Program will be forwarded to
Elizabeth Novak.
            During Year-2 of the Storm Water Program, the final report will be posted on the
NYSTA website and made available at the NYSTA Division Headquarters. Educational
materials will be drafted to teach the public about voluntarily policing and reporting illicit
discharges and other violations. Canal public interest groups will be contacted to request
their involvement with Canal Trail clean-up projects and policing the Canal for illicit
connections and dumping.




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              3.0 ILLICIT DISCHARGE DETECTION AND ELIMINATION

            Any discharges to the Waters of the United States that is not composed entirely of
storm water, is not a SPDES permitted discharge, or is determined to be a substantial
contributor of pollutants by the NYSDEC, is considered an illicit discharge. Illicit
discharges may enter a storm sewer system directly through an illicit connection, or
indirectly through cracked or broken storm sewer. Pollutants may include heavy metals,
toxics, oil and grease, viruses, surfactants, and bacteria. An illicit discharge can come
from a variety of sources, including: sanitary wastewater, septic tank effluent, car wash
wastewater, improper oil disposal, radiator flushing disposal, laundry wastewater, spills
from roadway accidents, and improper disposal of auto and household toxics.
Development and implementation of an Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
Program (IDDEP) must include the following:
            ■ Develop, implement, and enforce a program to detect and eliminate illicit
              discharges into the MS4;
            ■ Develop and maintain a map showing the location of all outfalls and the
              names and locations of all surface waters that receive discharges from those
              outfalls;
            ■ Prohibit illicit discharges into the storm sewer system through the use of an
              ordinance and implement appropriate enforcement procedures and actions;
            ■ Develop and implement a program to detect and address non-storm water
              discharges to the system;
            ■ Inform public employees, businesses and the general public of hazards
              associated with illegal discharges and improper disposal of waste; and
            ■ Address all sources of non-storm water flows (if determined to be a
              substantial contributor of pollutants) and select appropriate management
              practices for these sources.
            The illicit discharge and elimination tasks that were performed during Year-1
have been summarized below.




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3.1         MODIFICATION OF GIS MAPPING


            Over the last year the NYSCC has concentrated on compiling information on their
facilities. The NYSCC has developed an extensive geographical information system
(GIS) to inventory and manage their operations. This GIS includes a complete inventory
of their canal system including the waterways, locks, lift bridges, maintenance facilities,
and trails. This GIS was used to begin a statewide prioritization of the vast number of
Canal facilities and their operations. Additional map layers were developed and/or added
to their GIS to assist in the evaluation of facilities and Canal operations and to help rank
these facilities based on the potential risk of polluting nearby water bodies, especially
303(d) impaired waters and TMDL watersheds.


3.2         FACILITY PRIORITIZATION


            The Environmental Specialist from each of the four Thruway Divisions was asked
to develop a summary of the facilities within their Division and to identify any operations
and/or structures that could potentially have a negative effect on storm water quality.
These summaries were very useful; however, the descriptions were not always consistent
between the facilities and Canal Divisions. To standardize the data that is recorded and
manage the large number of facilities across New York State, a Facility Prioritization
database was developed. A representative sample of Canal facilities from each Division
was visited to evaluate their operations and verify that the Facility Prioritization form
fully represented all of the Canal facilities and their operations. The database was then
populated with the information documented from the site visits and the original facility
summaries. The Environmental Specialists are currently completing the forms for each
facility within their Division. A draft ranking criteria has been developed to rate the
facilities based on their operations and the potential for storm water pollution, with
specific emphasis on their potential to negatively affect an impaired waterway with a
pollutant of concern.




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            During the next year the ranking criteria will be finalized, the facility
prioritization forms will be completed and each facility will be ranked. Starting with the
highest priority facilities, best management practices (BMPs) and standard operating
procedures (SOPs) will be developed to reduce the potential for pollution. Development
of BMPs and SOPs will begin in Year-2, but will be ongoing throughout the five-year
implementation period.


3.3         IDENTIFY ADJACENT CONTRIBUTING AND RECEIVING MS4S


            The NYSCC owns and maintains over 524 miles of Canal across New York State,
which flows through a significant number of municipal MS4s. These MS4s discharge
storm water through outfalls all along the Canal System. During Year-1, the NYSCC
contacted all of the MS4s along the Canal, recorded contact information, and requested
information on the status of their Storm Water Management Program and outfall
mapping.
            Over the next year each MS4 will be contacted to again request mapping of
outfalls that discharge to the Canal and for an update on their program.


3.4         IDENTIFY ILLICIT CONNECTIONS


            The Facility Prioritization Forms include a section to record evidence of a
possible illicit discharges occurring on or near the facilities. Further investigations will be
performed at the facilities that indicate evidence of illicit discharges to identify the
source. A Good Housekeeping poster has been drafted to remind employees of the
sources and causes of storm water pollution in their daily operations and also to remind
them to be on the look out for illicit discharges. This poster will be distributed to the
facilities over the next program year.




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3.5         ILLICIT CONNECTION FIELD INVESTIGATIONS (NEW TASK)


            Over the next year the NYSCC will develop an outfall inspection program, and
begin to inspect all of their facility owned and operated outfalls within NYSDEC
designated MS4 boundary areas. This program will include training for inspection teams,
development of inspection criteria, and the development of a database to store inspection
information. Storm water systems and outfalls at NYSCC facilities will be located using a
GPS device and then mapped onto the NYSCC’s GIS.




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                                          4.0 CONSTRUCTION SITE RUNOFF CONTROL

            Proper storm water management at construction sites prevents erodible soil and
other pollution in storm water runoff from causing significant degradation of adjacent
water bodies. Under the Phase II Storm Water Rule, permit coverage under GP-02-01
(NYS SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities) is
required for all construction projects that will disturb one or more acres. In order to
satisfy the construction site runoff control minimum measure, an MS4 must develop,
implement, and enforce, a program to reduce pollutants and reduce the peak storm water
discharge runoff from construction activities that result in a land disturbance of one acre
or more. For a more traditional municipal MS4, this would include the development of a
storm water ordinance and additional review and inspection of proposed development
activities. For NYSCC, the majority of the construction that will occur within their
jurisdiction will be their own projects. Accordingly, the focus during Year -1 was on their
own construction activities. The construction site runoff control tasks that were
performed during Year-1 have been summarized below.


4.1         REVIEW OF EXISTING DATA


            Over the course of the first year, existing policies and procedures were evaluated
to determine if they met the requirements of the Phase II permit. Erosion and sediment
control procedures were evaluated against the new requirements and will be revised as
necessary. In addition, some operations were identified as needing Standard Operating
Procedures (SOPs). During the next year, the document review will continue and SOPs
will be developed as necessary. This task will continue throughout the duration of the
program as the Phase II permit continues to evolve. The development of SOPs, as well as
ongoing discussions with the NYSDEC, will take place to minimize the permitting
burden for small, regularly occurring maintenance and construction activities completed
by NYSCC that disturb greater than one acre.




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4.2         STORM WATER DESIGN MANUAL


            A supplemental Storm Water Design Manual (Design Manual) was developed to
assist NYSCC designers and construction personnel in complying with the requirements
of GP-02-01. The Design Manual provides NYSCC-specific guidance regarding the
requirements for temporary and permanent storm water controls; pollution prevention
BMPs; and good housekeeping tasks. The Design Manual was developed to comply with
all NYSDEC technical requirements for soil and erosion control; water quality and
quantity control; inspection and record-keeping; and long-term maintenance.
            During the next program year, the efficacy of the Design Manual will be
evaluated as construction and maintenance projects occur; modifications to the manual
will be made as needed or as additional information on the requirements for
reconstruction projects and linear projects is developed by the NYSDEC.


4.3         TRAINING


            Extensive State-wide storm water management training was given to all NYSCC
employees involved with the design, construction and maintenance of Canal facilities.
Level 1 Awareness training was conducted in all Canal Divisions during July of 2003.
The presentation was given by the Environmental Services Bureau to over 200 staff
members of the Thruway Authority and Canal Corporation including managers,
supervisors, engineers, and technicians involved in design, construction, and operation
and maintenance. The presentation gave an awareness/overview of EPA's Phase I and
Phase II storm water programs, and discussed storm water management for construction
activities under NYSDEC's new General Permit for Storm Water Discharges from
Construction Activities (GP-02-01).
            Level-2 training was provided for Thruway and Canal designers and maintenance
managers to provide further guidance on GP-02-01, and how it affects their operations.
This training covered the new GP-02-01 regulations, development of construction NOIs
and SWPPPs, performing hydrologic and hydraulic calculations for the design of



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permanent controls, and selection of appropriate storm water management practices
(SMPs) that are suitable for projects more typical of the NYSCC and NYSTA.




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                                        5.0 POST-CONSTRUCTION RUNOFF CONTROL


            The Phase II Permit requires the operator of a regulated small MS4 to develop,
implement, and enforce a program to reduce pollutants and the peak runoff resulting from
a construction project with a land disturbance of greater than or equal to 1 acre. As runoff
flows over areas altered by development, it picks up harmful sediment and chemicals
such as oil and grease, pesticides, heavy metals, and nutrients. These pollutants often
become suspended in runoff and pollute the receiving waters. Development also increases
the amount of impervious surfaces, which increases the velocity of runoff and decreases
the amount infiltration into the soil. This increases channel erosion, streambank scouring
and downstream flooding. The Post-Construction Storm Water management Program
must satisfy the following requirements:
            ■ Develop and implement a program that:
              • Includes a combination of management practices that will reduce the
                 discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable;
              • Uses an ordinance or other regulatory mechanism to address post-
                 construction runoff from development and redevelopment; and
              • Ensures adequate long-term operation and management practices,
                 including monitoring.
            ■ Develop, implement and enforce a program to address storm water runoff
              from new development and redevelopment projects that disturb one or more
              acres of land that discharge into the small MS4.
            ■ Ensure that controls are in place to protect water quality and reduce the
              discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable.
            ■ Develop, implement and provide adequate resources for a program to inspect
              development and re-development sites and to enforce and penalize violators.
            ■ Develop measurable goals and select appropriate management practices to
              ensure the reduction of all pollutants of concern in the post-development
              storm water discharges to the maximum extent practicable.
            Given the nature of the projects typically undertaken by the NYSCC and within
their jurisdictional limits, many of the tasks completed for Construction Site Runoff
Control overlap with this minimum control measure. Existing policies and procedures
regarding Post-Construction Runoff Control have been reviewed and will continue to be
reviewed and updated as the Phase II Permit evolves. The Storm Water Design Manual,


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as discussed in Section 5, was developed to provide specific guidance to Canal designers
concerning the design of permanent storm water controls, inspection and record keeping,
as well as long term maintenance. Level 2 training presented specific Storm Water
Management Practice (SMP) design examples including how to perform hydrologic and
hydraulic calculations, selection of an appropriate SMP, and how to use the TR-55
workbook and computer program.
            During the next program year, the efficacy of the Design Manual will be
evaluated, and changes, if necessary, will be implemented. Post construction inspection
forms will be developed for use during the 2004 construction season to standardize the
Canal construction project inspections across the State. Ongoing discussions with
NYSCC designers and maintenance personnel will take place to establish the most
suitable SMPs for NYSCC projects and to develop standard maintenance procedures and
policies.         The value of Level 3 training is currently being evaluated, and may be
performed for personnel that are responsible for designing long-term storm water
controls.




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                      6.0 POLLUTION PREVENTION/GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

            The Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping minimum control requires MS4s to
examine their operations and assets, and use Best Management Practices (BMPs) to
reduce pollution to waterways and the environment to the maximum extent practicable.
Given the nature of the NYSCC and its operations, this minimum control may be the
most applicable and overlaps with the Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination,
Construction Storm Water Runoff, and Post-Construction Runoff Controls discussed
earlier. In order to satisfy the pollution prevention/good housekeeping component of the
Phase II permit the MS4 must accomplish the following:
            ■ Develop and implement an operation and maintenance program that is
              designed to reduce and prevent the discharge of pollutants to the maximum
              extent practicable from activities such as roadway maintenance, fleet and
              building maintenance, marine operations, and hydrologic and habitat
              modifications.
            ■ Include a training component in the operation and maintenance program.
            ■ Follow management practices identified in the NYS Management Practices
              Catalogue for Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention or other equivalent
              guidance materials available from the EPA, NYSDEC, or other organization.
            ■ Develop measurable goals and select appropriate management practices to
              ensure the reduction of all pollutants of concern in the post-development
              storm water discharges to the maximum extent practicable.
            A summary of the Year-1 tasks completed to satisfy this component are
summarized below.


6.1         STORM WATER DESIGN MANUAL


            As discussed in Section 5, a Storm Water Design Manual (Design Manual) has
been developed to assist NYSCC designers and construction personnel in complying with
the requirements of GP-02-01 (SPDES General Permit for Discharges from Construction
Activities). Included in this document are acceptable pollution prevention and good
housekeeping best management practices (BMPs) to be used during construction and
maintenance projects. These BMPs provide guidance to minimize or prevent pollution of


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storm water from typical construction and maintenance pollutants such as fuel leaks,
paints, hazardous chemicals, and fertilizers. During the next program year, the efficacy
of the Design Manual shall be evaluated, and changes, if necessary, will be implemented.


6.2         FACILITY PRIORITIZATION


            NYSCC facilities including, maintenance facilities, storage areas, upland disposal
sites (UDS), lock facilities, and dry docks are being evaluated to assess current operations
and to determine if best management practices are being utilized. A representative
sample of these facilities have been visited across the State to review operations and
assess the potential environmental impacts that such activities may have on the storm
water discharges. Operations that are being examined include, vehicle and equipment
maintenance, lock and dam repair and maintenance, Canal vessel maintenance (including
dry dock operations), dredging, pesticide/herbicide application and storage, lawn
maintenance, and hazardous material storage. Based on the findings of these visits, BMPs
will be developed within the next couple of years to provide the maximum reduction of
storm water pollution that is practicable, while maintaining the efficiency of their
operations.


6.3         GOOD HOUSEKEEPING POSTER


            A Good Housekeeping poster has been drafted to remind NYSCC employees of
the pollutants of concern they may encounter in their daily operations and the proper way
to store and handle them. This poster will be distributed to Canal Sections during Year-2.


6.4         TRAINING


            Extensive training has been performed across the State for all NYSCC employees
that are involved with the design, construction and maintenance of Canal facilities. As it
relates to Good Housekeeping, the program summarized the requirements of the new GP-



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02-01, identified pollutants of concern for typical NYSCC operations, and discussed the
design of storm water management practices to reduce pollutants and peak runoff. The
question and answer session following the training further addressed the storm water
requirements of specific NYSCC operations.




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                                            7.0 MONITORING AND MODELING RESULTS

            The NYSCC is not currently performing any pollutant load modeling or formally
monitoring any of their storm water discharges.




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                                                   8.0 SUMMARY OF USE OF GRANT MONEY

            The NYSCC has not received any funding or grants from the NYSDEC or any
other sources.




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        ATTACHMENT 1

Six Minimum Measures Section Table
                                       Storm Water Management Program Annual Report
                                               Six Minimum Measures Section
                                                     March 10, 2003 – March 9, 2004

Municipality Name: New York State Canal Corporation                          SPDES Number: NYR20A025

Use this table to summarize your Stormwater Management Program Minimum Measures for Sections I through VI. We request that MS4s fill
out this table electronically. The table is available in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Corel WordPerfect, or you may duplicate this
table manually. To request the electronic versions, send an e-mail to stormh2o@gw.dec.state.ny.us with the subject line: SWMPAR/MMC
REQUEST. You will receive all three software versions. Once you have completed the table, send a hard copy only with your report to the
addresses in the instructions.


MINIMUM MEASURE 1: Public Education and Outreach in Stormwater Impacts
A. Narrative Overview:
              See attached report for overview.

B. Implementation of Best Management Practices                                               C. Activities Planned for Upcoming Year
     Type in the         Any done in    If YES, describe what measurable goals that were      Describe SWMP activities that are planned for
management practices      the past      achieved and other accomplishments.                       the next year and changes to selected
selected in your NOI       year?                                                                management practices/measurable goals.
 and any additional                     If NO, and the item was checked off on your NOI,
ones that you worked                    describe why the task was not accomplished and, if
          on.                                still a measurable goal, list in column C.
                        YES     NO
TECHNIQUES
Plan and conduct an     YES             Drafted educational brochures to inform Canal        Educational materials will be completed and
ongoing public                          travelers of the effects of storm water pollution    distributed at Canal locks, Canalway trail
education and                           and the measures that they can take to prevent it.   kiosks and posted on the website.
outreach program
(required)




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MINIMUM MEASURE 2: Public Involvement/Participation
A. Narrative Overview:
              See attached report for overview.


B. Implementation of Best Management Practices                                              C. Activities Planned for Upcoming
                                                                                            Year
     Type in the        Any done in    If YES, describe what measurable goals that were     Describe SWMP activities that are planned for
management practices     the past      achieved and other accomplishments.                      the next year and changes to selected
selected in your NOI      year?                                                               management practices/measurable goals.
 and any additional                    If NO, and the item was checked off on your NOI,
ones that you worked                   describe why the task was not accomplished and, if
          on.                               still a measurable goal, list in column C.
                        YES     NO
TECHNIQUES
Public notice and       YES            The draft version of the annual report has been      Same as Year-1
access to documents                    posted on the NYSTA website and made
and information                        available at the Division Headquarters for public
(required)                             review and comment.
Public presentation     YES            Public comments on the annual report were            Same as Year-1
and comments                           accepted via email and written correspondences.
received on SWMP                       No public comments were received; therefore the
and annual report                      final annual report will remain unchanged. The
(required)                             final report will also be available online for
                                       public inspection.
Public involvement/            NO                                                           The public was encouraged to review the
participation                                                                               SWMP and provide comments via the
program(required)                                                                           NYSCC website. Brochures will be drafted
                                                                                            to educate the public about voluntary policing
                                                                                            and reporting of illicit discharges and other
                                                                                            violations.




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B. Implementation of Best Management Practices                                             C. Activities Planned for Upcoming
                                                                                           Year
     Type in the        Any done in   If YES, describe what measurable goals that were     Describe SWMP activities that are planned for
management practices     the past     achieved and other accomplishments.                      the next year and changes to selected
selected in your NOI      year?                                                              management practices/measurable goals.
 and any additional                   If NO, and the item was checked off on your NOI,
ones that you worked                  describe why the task was not accomplished and, if
          on.                              still a measurable goal, list in column C.
                        YES    NO
Contact person          YES           Elizabeth Novak has been identified as the
identified (required)                 contact person for the NYSCC SWMP. Contact
                                      information for the Environmental Services
                                      Bureau will be provided on the NYSCC website
                                      and on the educational brochure, and specific
                                      questions regarding the Storm Water
                                      Management Program will be forwarded to
                                      Elizabeth Novak.




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MINIMUM MEASURE 3: Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
A. Narrative Overview:
               See attached report for overview.
B. Implementation of Best Management Practices                                               C. Activities Planned for Upcoming
                                                                                             Year
     Type in the         Any done in    If YES, describe what measurable goals that were     Describe SWMP activities that are planned for
management practices      the past      achieved and other accomplishments.                      the next year and changes to selected
selected in your NOI       year?                                                               management practices/measurable goals.
 and any additional                     If NO, and the item was checked off on your NOI,
ones that you worked                    describe why the task was not accomplished and, if
          on.                                still a measurable goal, list in column C.
                         YES     NO
ACTIVITIES
Outfall mapping                 NO                                                         Established point of contacts with all adjacent
(required)                                                                                 MS4s and began compiling their available
                                                                                           outfall mapping. An outfall inspection and
                                                                                           identification program will commence during
                                                                                           Year 2.
Illicit discharges              NO                                                         Outfall mapping efforts will continue and an
prohibited (required)                                                                      Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
                                                                                           Program (IDDEP) will be developed. During
                                                                                           Year 4, a storm water ordinance or equivalent
                                                                                           control will be created.
Public, employees,     YES              - Informational fact sheets were drafted and will  These fact sheets and brochures will be
businesses informed of                  be distributed to all NYSCC employees regarding finalized and distributed during Year-2.
hazards from illicit                    illicit discharges and their role in storm water   Additional literature will be drafted during
discharges (required)                   pollution prevention.                              Year 2, to further educate the public and
                                        - Educational brochures were drafted for the       businesses of illicit discharges. This material
                                        public and will be displayed at all service areas. will include descriptions of what to look for
                                                                                           when identifying illicit discharges and how to
                                                                                           report suspected illicit discharges to the
                                                                                           proper authorities.




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B. Implementation of Best Management Practices                                               C. Activities Planned for Upcoming
                                                                                             Year
     Type in the        Any done in   If YES, describe what measurable goals that were       Describe SWMP activities that are planned for
management practices     the past     achieved and other accomplishments.                        the next year and changes to selected
selected in your NOI      year?                                                                management practices/measurable goals.
 and any additional                   If NO, and the item was checked off on your NOI,
ones that you worked                  describe why the task was not accomplished and, if
          on.                              still a measurable goal, list in column C.
                        YES    NO
Illicit discharges            NO      A representative sample of NYSCC facilities            An outfall inspection and identification
identified (required)                 were visited and evaluated for the potential to        program will commence during Year 2. A
                                      have illicit discharges. Facility prioritization       mechanism for reporting illicit discharges at
                                      forms were completed for all facilities to identify,   or near facilities will be implemented.
                                      which facilities could have illicit discharges.




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MINIMUM MEASURE 4: Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
A. Narrative Overview:
               See attached report for overview.
B. Implementation of Best Management Practices(1)                                            C. Activities Planned for Upcoming
                                                                                             Year
     Type in the          Any done in   If YES, describe what measurable goals that were     Describe SWMP activities that are planned for
management practices       the past     achieved and other accomplishments.                      the next year and changes to selected
selected in your NOI        year?                                                              management practices/measurable goals.
 and any additional                     If NO, and the item was checked off on your NOI,
ones that you worked                    describe why the task was not accomplished and, if
          on.                                still a measurable goal, list in column C.
                          YES    NO
REQUIREMENTS
Require erosion and             NO                                                           During Year 4, a storm water ordinance or
sedimentation controls                                                                       other equivalent control will be developed,
through an ordinance                                                                         which will require erosion and sediment
or other regulatory                                                                          controls at construction sites.
mechanism (required)
Provide opportunity       YES           Descriptions of construction plans are available
for public comment on                   on the NYSCC website, and plans are available
construction plans                      by request.
(required)
Require construction            NO                                                           During Year-4, the storm water ordinance or
site plan review                                                                             equivalent control, will outline the
(required)                                                                                   requirement for construction site plan review.
Require overall                 NO                                                           During Year-4, the storm water ordinance or
construction site waste                                                                      equivalent control, will outline the
management                                                                                   requirement for overall construction site
(required)                                                                                   waste management.
(1)
  As a public authority, very few private development projects are completed within the jurisdictional limits of the NYSCC.




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B. Implementation of Best Management Practices(1)                                            C. Activities Planned for Upcoming
                                                                                             Year
     Type in the         Any done in    If YES, describe what measurable goals that were     Describe SWMP activities that are planned for
management practices      the past      achieved and other accomplishments.                      the next year and changes to selected
selected in your NOI       year?                                                               management practices/measurable goals.
 and any additional                     If NO, and the item was checked off on your NOI,
ones that you worked                    describe why the task was not accomplished and, if
          on.                                still a measurable goal, list in column C.
                         YES     NO
Site inspection and      YES            Created Design Guidance Manual for designers         Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for
enforcement (required)                  and construction staff outlining the requirements    construction site inspections will be
                                        of GP-02-01, including site inspection               developed. A storm water ordinance or
                                        requirements.                                        equivalent control will be developed during
                                                                                             Year 4, which will include enforcement for
                                                                                             construction site erosion and sediment
                                                                                             control.
Education and training   YES            Conducted training of all design and construction
of construction site                    staff on the requirements of GP-02-01.
operators (required)
Review existing          YES            Existing policies and procedures were evaluated      During the next year, the document review
erosion and sediment                    to determine if they met the requirements of the     will continue and SOPs will be developed as
control policies and                    Phase II permit. Erosion and sediment control        necessary.
procedures for                          procedures were updated to meet the new
construction.                           requirements and some operations were identified
                                        as needing Standard Operating Procedures
                                        (SOPs).
(1)
  As a public authority, very few private development projects are completed within the jurisdictional limits of the NYSCC.




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MINIMUM MEASURE 5: Post-Construction Stormwater Management
A. Narrative Overview:
              See attached report for overview.

B. Implementation of Best Management Practices(1)                                            C. Activities Planned for Upcoming
                                                                                             Year
     Type in the         Any done in    If YES, describe what measurable goals that were     Describe SWMP activities that are planned for
management practices      the past      achieved and other accomplishments.                      the next year and changes to selected
selected in your NOI       year?                                                               management practices/measurable goals.
 and any additional                     If NO, and the item was checked off on your NOI,
ones that you worked                    describe why the task was not accomplished and, if
          on.                                still a measurable goal, list in column C.
                         YES     NO
REQUIREMENTS
Assess existing         YES             Existing policies and procedures regarding Post-     Existing conditions will continue to be
conditions throughout                   Construction Runoff Control have been reviewed       assessed during Year 2 to identify the
the MS4 and identify                    and will continue to be reviewed and updated as      appropriate management practices to reduce
appropriate                             the Phase II Permit evolves.                         pollutant discharge to the MEP.
management practices
to reduce pollutant
discharge to the
maximum extent
practicable (required)
Regulate post-                  NO                                                           A storm water ordinance or other equivalent
construction runoff                                                                          control will be developed during Year 4,
from development                                                                             which will regulate post-construction runoff
through an ordinance                                                                         from development.
or other regulatory
mechanism (required)
Develop management YES                    A Storm Water Design Manual was developed to A management practice inspection and
practice inspection and                   provide specific guidance to Canal designers        maintenance program will be developed
maintenance program                       concerning the design of permanent storm water      during Year 2.
(required)                                controls, inspection and record keeping, as well
                                          as long term maintenance.
(1)
   As a public authority, very few private development projects are completed within the jurisdictional limits of the NYSCC.
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MINIMUM MEASURE 6: Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping
A. Narrative Overview:
              See attached report for overview.
B. Implementation of Best Management Practices(2)                                            C. Activities Planned for Upcoming
                                                                                             Year
     Type in the         Any done in   If YES, describe what measurable goals that were      Describe SWMP activities that are planned for
management practices      the past     achieved and other accomplishments.                       the next year and changes to selected
selected in your NOI       year?                                                               management practices/measurable goals.
 and any additional                    If NO, and the item was checked off on your NOI,
ones that you worked                   describe why the task was not accomplished and, if
          on.                               still a measurable goal, list in column C.
                        YES      NO
REQUIREMENTS
Prevent discharge of            NO     NYSCC facilities including, maintenance             The NYSCC will continue to evaluate facility
pollutants from                        facilities, storage areas, upland disposal sites    operations to determine the appropriate BMPs
municipal operations                   (UDS), lock facilities, and dry docks are being     required to prevent storm water pollution.
(required)                             evaluated to determine if best management           Operations that will be reviewed include
                                       practices are being utilized. A representative      vehicle and equipment maintenance, lock and
                                       sample of these facilities have been visited across dam repair and maintenance, Canal vessel
                                       the State to review operations and assess the       maintenance (including dry dock operations),
                                       potential environmental impacts that such           dredging, pesticide/herbicide application and
                                       activities may have on the storm water              storage, lawn maintenance, and hazardous
                                       discharges.                                         material storage.
Follow DEC NPS                 NO                                                          Continue to evaluate typical NYSCC
management Practices                                                                       operations to determine the appropriate
catalog, or equivalent                                                                     management practices to prevent non-point
(required)                                                                                 source pollution in accordance with DEC
                                                                                           guidelines.
(2)Construction and maintenance are large components of the municipal operations undertaken by NYSCC. The extensive training
discussed for Minimum Control Measures 4 and 5 also provide a significant benefit to the Pollution Prevention/Good Hiousekee0ing
Minimum Control.



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B. Implementation of Best Management Practices(2)                                            C. Activities Planned for Upcoming
                                                                                             Year
     Type in the          Any done in   If YES, describe what measurable goals that were     Describe SWMP activities that are planned for
management practices       the past     achieved and other accomplishments.                      the next year and changes to selected
selected in your NOI        year?                                                              management practices/measurable goals.
 and any additional                     If NO, and the item was checked off on your NOI,
ones that you worked                    describe why the task was not accomplished and, if
          on.                                still a measurable goal, list in column C.
                          YES    NO
Conduct employee          YES           - A Storm Water Design Manual has been               Evaluation of facility operations will continue
pollution prevention                    developed to assist NYSCC designers and              through Years 2 to 5, and changes to their
training (required)                     construction personnel in complying with the         policies will be made accordingly.
                                        requirements of GP-02-01 (SPDES General
                                        Permit for Discharges from Construction
                                        Activities). Included in this document are
                                        acceptable pollution prevention and good
                                        housekeeping best management practices (BMPs)
                                        to be used during construction and maintenance
                                        projects.
                                        - Conducted facility inspections and began
                                        evaluating the existing policies and procedures in
                                        place.
                                        - Created good housekeeping fact sheet for
                                        NYSCC employees outlining how their day-to-
                                        day activities can affect storm water pollution.
Facility evaluation and                 Facility prioritization forms were completed for     Each facility will be ranked based on the
prioritization                          all facilities. These forms summarized the           potential for pollution of the environment and
                                        activities performed at each facility.               waterways, especially 303(d) listed
                                                                                             waterways.




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