State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES)

State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES)


Legislation and/or Regulation:

The New York State Department of Environment Conservation regulates discharges to surface (as opposed to EPA's regulation of Underground Injection Control). Surface discharge (including many septic systems) requires a SPDES permit (State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) from DEC.

What the SRM Service can do to help:

Training and Workshops:

  • SPDES Awareness Training

    • We can provide information to your staff on procedures that will ensure compliance with SPDES permits issued by the NYS DEC.  


    • Assist the district with writing procedures for compliances with the NYS SPDES permit.

    • Act as a liaison between the school district and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.