New York Water - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York Water - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Wastewater: 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 750-1.1 to 750-2.11

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Effluent limitations: 6 NYCRR 702.16 to 702.21

Thermal discharges: 6 NYCRR 704.1 to 704.7

Pretreatment standards: 6 NYCRR 750-2.9

Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs): 6 NYCRR 750-1.21

Wastewater treatment operator: 6 NYCRR 650.1 to 650.12

Drinking water: 10 NYCRR 5-1.1 to 5-1.100

Groundwater: 6 NYCRR 701.1 to 701.26

Oil spills: 17 NYCRR 32.3 and 32.4 and 12 New York Consolidated Laws Service (NYCLS) Navigation Law 170 to 196

Regulatory Agencies

New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Water Bureau of Water Permits

DEC Division of Fish, Wildlife, and Marine Resources

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) District Offices: New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Buffalo, Pittsburgh

New York State Department of Health (DOH)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has incorporated many of the federal water pollution requirements into its regulatory scheme. Examples of this incorporation are New York's effluent limitations and toxic effluent standards. The state has also adopted the federal pretreatment standards. The state has also been given primacy to administer drinking water regulations under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

Administration and enforcement. The DEC is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's water pollution control regulations. The protection and regulation of drinking water is the responsibility of the New York State Department of Health (DOH).

State Requirements


6 NYCRR 750-1.1 to 750-2.11

New York is authorized by the ...

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