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Proposed Amendments to 6 NYCRR Parts 700, 703, and 890, BEACH Act Standards and Reclassification Rule

The public comment period on the revised rule making is now open from February 27, 2019 to April 15, 2019.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued a Notice of Revised Rule Making to amend 6 NYCRR Parts 700, 703 and 890. DEC is proposing new standards for all coastal recreation waters to meet the requirements of the federal Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-284). In addition, DEC is proposing to reclassify certain Class I waters consisting of Upper New York Bay and a portion of Lower New York Bay to add the best usage of primary contact recreation to these waters. This Notice of Revised Rule Making is published in the February 27, 2019 issue of the State Register. DEC has revised the proposed rule in response to public comment and will accept additional written comment from February 27, 2019 to April 15, 2019. For more information, please see the following revised rule making documents:

The original Notice of Proposed Rule Making was published in the March 21, 2018 issue of the State Register. For more information on the original proposed rule making, please see the following original rule making documents and information:

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Disclaimer: These maps are for informational purposes only, and are not to be used for regulatory purposes beyond understanding the approximate scope of the proposed rule.

Public Comment on the Revised Rulemaking

The public comment period for the revised rule making commenced on February 27, 2019 and will be open until April 15, 2019. Written statements may be submitted to NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3500, ATTN: Michelle Tompkins or by email to BeachRule@dec.ny.gov. DEC will receive public comments until midnight on April 15, 2019.

Additional information

Further information is available upon request by contacting:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3500, ATTN: Michelle Tompkins

Phone: (518) 402-8179
Email: BeachRule@dec.ny.gov


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