WALTER R. ARTUS, CPESC, CMS4S

Stormwater Management Specialist

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Mr. Artus has over thirty (30) years of project management experience in Civil Engineering, Stormwater Management, Land Planning, Landscape Architecture and construction site inspections. He is a Certified Professional Erosion Sediment Control (CPESC), a Certified MS4 Specialist (CMS4S), and has comprehensive knowledge of federal and state Stormwater regulations and NPDES Phase II Rule governing MS4 compliance and SPDES General Construction Permits. He currently serves as a Municipal Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) Coordinator for nine (9) municipalities in Dutchess and Ulster County. His career experience ranges from municipal Planning Board planning and engineering review and consultation, to private sector project design and project management of land subdivisions, residential and commercial site plans, Erosion and Sediment Control Plans, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, and Landscape Plans. Mr. Artus also represents developers in state and local land use, zoning and environmental review and approval processes.

Mr. Artus also provides stormwater management regulatory and technical assistance and has conducted numerous presentations, seminars, workshops and training sessions on the various components of the Phase II Stormwater Regulations, Erosion and Sediment Control measures, Low Impact Development (LID) techniques and Better Site Design principles throughout the Hudson Valley, Capital District and the Adirondack regions of New York State. These presentations include, but are not limited to: the New York State Bar Association, the Dutchess Bar Association, the New York State Association of Towns, the North Country Regional Stormwater Conference and Trade Show, the Southeast New York Stormwater Conference and Tradeshow, the Hudson Valley Chapter of the New York State Builder’s Association and the Mid Hudson Consulting Civil Engineering Society.

Primary services offered by this consortium member can be found on the following page (click on link):
Stormwater Management

EDUCATION

  • Kansas State University, Landscape Architecture, 1972
  • Syracuse University State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry (SUNY-ESF) Continuing Education, “Stormwater Management Program”, 2000 through 2009 inclusive.

EXPERIENCE
Town of LaGrange

  • Planning and Engineering Consultant to the Planning Board, 2003 – 2007
  • Planning Consultant to the Planning Board, 2007 – Present
  • Stormwater Management Consultant to the Planning Board, 2007 – Present
  • MS4 Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) Coordinator, 2003 – Present
  • Stormwater Construction/Erosion & Sediment Control SPDES Compliance Inspections, 2007 – Present

Town of East Fishkill

  • MS4 Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) Coordinator, 2007 – Present
  • Stormwater Management Consultant to the Planning Board, 2007 – Present
  • Stormwater Construction/Erosion & Sediment Control SPDES Compliance Inspections, 2007 – Present
  • Environmental Monitor, 2010 – Present

Town of Wappinger

  • MS4 Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) Coordinator, 2008 – Present
  • Stormwater Management Consultant to the Planning Board, 2008 – Present
  • Stormwater Construction/Erosion & Sediment Control SPDES Compliance Inspections, 2008 – Present

Town of Pleasant Valley

  • MS4 Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) Coordinator, 2007 – Present

Town of Shawangunk

  • MS4 Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) Coordinator, 2008 – Present

Town of Marbletown

  • MS4 Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) Coordinator, 2008 – Present

Town of Fishkill

  • Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) Coordinator, 2008 – Present

Town of Kingston

  • Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) Coordinator, 2009 – Present

Town of Pawling

  • Stormwater Management Program SWMP Consultant, 2010

Town of Dover

  • Engineering Consultant to the Planning Board, 2004 – 2005

Stewart International Airport

  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), NYSDEC General Construction Permit GP-02-01 requirements, 2007

Other

  • Review and comment on the “New York State Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control”, 2005
  • Review and comment on the “Draft SPDES General Construction Permit GP-0-10-001” and the “Draft SPDES MS4 Permit GP-0-10-002”, 2010
  • Municipal, Legal and Private Sector presentations, seminars, workshops and training sessions on various components of the Phase II Stormwater MS4 regulations and NYSDEC General Construction Permit requirements, Better Site Design and Low Impact Development (LID) 2002 – Present

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Professional Erosion Sediment Control (CPESC), 2000
  • Accepted to take exam for Certified MS4 Specialist (CMS4S), 2011

COMMITTEES

  • Ex Officio Member of Technical Advisory Committee to the Executive Committee of the NYC East of Hudson Coalition Regional Stormwater Entity
  • Dutchess County Soil and Water Conservation District (DCSWCD) Regulated MS4 Coordination Committee representing six (6) municipalities in Dutchess County

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • International Erosion Control Association (IECA)
  • Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS)
  • New York State Floodplain & Stormwater Managers Association (NYSFSMA)
  • Builders Association of Hudson Valley, Inc. (BAHV)
  • New York State Builders Association (NYSBA)
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • Accredited “A” Rating Business of the Mid-Hudson NYS Better Business Bureau

PUBLICATIONS

  • “EPA’s Phase II Stormwater Deadline Approaching”,
    Chazen Solutions, Spring, 2002.
  • “EPA’s Phase II Stormwater Deadline Approaching”
    The New York State Association of Towns, “Talk of the Towns”, September/October 2002
  • “NYSDEC SPDES General Construction Permit GP-02-01 Requirements”
    Chazen Solutions, Spring, 2003.
  • “Phase II Stormwater Regulatory Impact on Municipalities and Construction Activities in New York State”
    Written materials published in the “Municipal Lawyer”, a joint publication of the Municipal Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and the Edwin G. Michaelian Municipal Law Resource Center of Pace University. Fall, 2005.