MS4 Annual Report

2022-2023 Annual Reports

Chemung County Highway Department
Chemung County Transfer Station
Elmira Corning Regional Airport
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New York State Department of Environmental Conservations Stormwater MS4 Program Overview

Small municipal stormwater sewer systems (MS4s) that are located within the boundaries of a Census Bureau defined "urbanized area" are regulated under EPA's Phase II Stormwater Rule. This requires MS4s to develop a stormwater management program that will reduce the amount of pollutants carried by stormwater during storm events to waterbodies to the "maximum extent practicable." The goal of the program is to improve water quality and recreational use of waterways.

MS4 stormwater programs (PDF) have six elements called minimum control measures (MCM) that when implemented together, are expected to result in a reduction of pollutants discharged into water bodies.

Reporting Progress

Every year the MS4 communities must report to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservations (NYS DEC) on progress and activities for each of the 6 Minimum Control Measures. 

If you have any comments or questions regarding the information within the annual report you may submit them in writing to:
Chemung County Stormwater Coalition
RE: Annual Report Public Comment
851 Chemung Street
Horseheads, NY 14845

Or you may submit comments via email.