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Great Lakes Water Withdrawal Registration and Reporting Forms

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Lake Erie

In 2011 a new water withdrawal law was signed into legislation to further protect New York's waters, including the Great Lakes, by requiring a DEC permit for any type of water withdrawal system having the capacity to withdraw 100,000 gallons or per day (gpd) or more of surface or groundwater.

The law also requires statewide registration of existing agricultural withdrawals that are greater than 100,000 gpd (30 day average) and major basin water diversions of greater than 1,000,000 gpd. The law became effective on February 15, 2012 and final implementing regulations become effective on April 1, 2013.

For more information and related forms, please view Water Withdrawals for Non-Agricultural Facilities or Water Withdrawals for Agricultural Facilities.

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