The Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) was adopted by the LCSD in 2003 to comply with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) regulations, pertaining to the control of stormwater discharges from the school district properties. Under Phase II Stormwater Regulations, a State permit, issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) requires the district to implement measurable goals to minimize pollutant runoff from stormwater discharges. The permit requires the district to demonstrate that continual progress is being made to reduce stormwater pollutant discharges over the duration of the permit, which ends on January 8, 2008. Consequently the district will be promoting public education and public participation and will be developing newsletters and fact sheets, as well as establishing stormwater focus groups comprised of students, teachers and administrators. For further details on the Phase II Stormwater Regulations, please refer to the SWMP Guidance Manual contained under the website publications link.