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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Clean Water Act (CWA) SPDES CAFO General Permit

This is a discharge permit issued pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law and the Clean Water Act. The permit is issued for a five-year term. The effective date is July 1, 2004 and the expiration date is June 30, 2009.

Included on this page you will find the SPDES General Permit, (GP-04-02), Appendices A - E and a website link to NRCS Practice Standards and Specifications for developing Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMPs) in accordance with "NRCS Conservation Practice Standard No. NY312".

If you have any questions regarding the CAFO permit program please contact Doug Ashline at (518) 402-8247 or send your question via email.

The CAFO Annual Report can now be completed online through the NYSDEC eBusiness Forms Portal. Users must be registered with NY.gov in order to use this system. User guides and help on registering for the portal are available on the portal information webpage.