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Laws, Regulations and Programs

The following to laws, regulations, and programs is not a complete listing nor are they guaranteed to be the most up to date. Additional information can be obtained by searching the records of the different regulating agencies and branches of government or by contacting an appropriate authority.

For a description of how environmental laws are enacted at the federal level click HERE.

New York State Department of Health

Health in the Home, Office and Outdoor Environment

2003-2004 Health Advisories - Chemicals in Sportfish and Game

Septic Systems - Operation & Maintenance

Drinking Water

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund

Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP)

Public Water Systems (Part 5, Subpart 5-1)

Wellhead Protection Program

DEC Regulations

2002 Section 303(d) List of impaired waters in New York State for which TMDLs or other strategies are necessary to restore uses. Includes the final version of the Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology.

Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

Environmental Conservation Rules and Regulations

Chapter IV- Quality Services Parts 320-486

Subchapter A - Pesticide Control

Chapter V - Resource Management Services Parts 500-614

Subchapter D - Water Regulation

Chapter VI - General Regulations

617 State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR)

Chapter X - Division of Water Resources

Article 1. Miscellaneous Rules
Article 2. Classes and Standards of Quality and Purity
Article 3. State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

Federal Regulations

Clean Water Act Summary Full Text


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