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Express Terms NYCRR Parts 701 & 703

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Title 6 of the New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) Part 701, entitled "Classifications-Surface Waters and Groundwaters," is amended as follows:

Section 701.13 is amended to read as follows:

§ 701.13 Class I saline surface waters.

The best usages of Class I waters are secondary contact recreation and fishing. These waters shall be suitable for fish, shellfish, and wildlife propagation and survival. In addition, the water quality shall be suitable for primary contact recreation, although other factors may limit the use for this purpose.

Section 701.14 is amended to read as follows:

§ 701.14 Class SD saline surface waters.

The best usage of Class SD waters is fishing. These waters shall be suitable for fish, shellfish, and wildlife survival. In addition, the water quality shall be suitable for primary and secondary contact recreation, although other factors may limit the use for these purposes. This classification may be given to those waters that, because of natural or man-made conditions, cannot meet the requirements for [primary and secondary contact recreation and] fish propagation.

6 NYCRR Part 703, entitled "Surface Water and Groundwater Quality Standards and Groundwater Effluent Limitations," is amended as follows:

Subdivisions (a) and (b) of section 703.4 are amended to read as follows:

(a) Total Coliforms (number per 100 ml).
Classes Standard
AA The monthly median value and more than 20 percent of the samples, from a minimum of five examinations, shall not exceed 50 and 240, respectively.
A, B, C, D, SB, SC, I, SD The monthly median value and more than 20 percent of the samples, from a minimum of five examinations, shall not exceed 2,400 and 5,000, respectively.
SA The median most probable number (MPN) value in any series of representative samples shall not be in excess of 70.
[I] [The monthly geometric mean, from a minimum of five examinations, shall not exceed 10,000.]
A-Special The geometric mean, of not less than five samples, taken over not more than a 30-day period shall not exceed 1,000.
GA The maximum allowable limit is 50.
(b) Fecal coliforms (number per 100ml).
Classes Standard
A, B, C, D, SB, SC, I, SD The monthly geometric mean, from a minimum of five examinations, shall not exceed 200.
[I] [The monthly geometric mean, from a minimum of five examinations, shall not exceed 2,000.]
A-Special The geometric mean, of not less than five samples, taken over not more than a 30-day period shall not exceed 200.
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