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Adopted Amendments to 6 NYCRR 703.4, Site-Specific Enterococcus Water Quality Standards for Class I/SD Waters

Effective October 6, 2021 upon publication in the State Register, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) amended sections 703.4 of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR). The adopted rule making adds site-specific criteria to select Class I and Class SD waterbodies. The new criteria use enterococcus as a fecal indicator bacteria.

This rule making was proposed on January 20, 2021. The public comment period was open from January 20, 2021 through April 28, 2021. A Public Hearing was held on March 23, 2021 via electronic webinar.

Rule Making Documents

For more information on the proposed amendments, please see the consolidated rule making document (PDF).

Questions and Additional Information

Further information, including copies of rule making documents, are 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) 402-8221

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