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Permit Procedures — SPDES Permit Request

All construction projects on the UAlbany campus are required to be in conformance with the current SPDES (State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity.

A copy of the current permit forms required by DEC and a comprehensive Fact Sheet are on the DEC web site:

In order for your construction project to be covered under the General Permit you must develop a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to the NYDEC. The new requirement for your NOI to also include a ”MS4 SWPPP Acceptance Form signed by the MS4” does not apply to work on the University at Albany properties because UA is considered a nontraditional land use MS4.

Your Notice of Intent (NOI) should reflect this status by indicating “NO” on line 38, and line 39 should be left blank.

Submit a copy of the final SWPPP, the executed NOI and the DEC letter of Acknowledgement to this office as early as possible because they are prerequisites to issuance of a building permit. An early submittal will help prevent delays. We also need to receive copies of the periodic inspection reports as the project proceeds and ask that you notify us upon completion by forwarding a copy of the Notice of Termination (NOT).

Information should be forwarded to:

  • Frank S. Fazio, P.E.
  • Stormwater Management Program Coordinator
  • Code Administration
  • Office of Facilities Management
  • 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222
  • Phone: 518-442-3400

SWPPP and Best Management Practices must be consistent with the current New York State Stormwater Management Design Manual