Construction activities are regulated by the Town of Malta through the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity as well as a Town Soil Disturbance Permit. Activities that may require one or both of these permits include:
1. Construction activities involving soil disturbances of one (1) or more acres; including disturbances of less than one acre that are part of a larger commonplan of development or sale that will ultimately disturb one or more acres of land; excluding routine maintenance activity that is performed to maintain the original line and grade, hydraulic capacity or original purpose of a facility;
2. Construction activities involving soil disturbances of less than one (1) acre where the Town’s Stormwater Management Officer has determined that the land development activity is in close proximity to, or presents a threat to, a surface water, wetland, or stormwater conveyance or treatment area.