Division of Water, Parts 700-750 and Parts 800-941: Classes and Standards of Quality and Purity (New York)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||New York|
|Name||Division of Water, Parts 700-750 and Parts 800-941: Classes and Standards of Quality and Purity (New York)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear|
|Program Administrator||New York State Department of Environmental Conservation|
|Information Source||Environmental Conservation Law, §§ 1-0101, 3-0301 [m],15-0313, 17-0101, 17-0301, 17-0303, 17-0809|
These sections describe general standards of water quality and purity as well as standards for specific water bodies (Parts 800-941). The regulations provide classifications for different types of waters and set standards for each. Standards include prohibitions on the discharge of certain substances and “best use” guidelines, as well as criteria for water purity, temperature, and allowable discharges. Part 704 (http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/4589.html) refers specifically to allowable thermal discharges.
|Department||NY Department of Environmental Conservation|
|Division||Division of Water|
|Address||625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233-3508|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Environmental Conservation Law|