Amendment of Rules Regarding Individual Private On-site Sewage Disposal Systems

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule



The proposed rule amendment clarifies the scope of 1 RCNY § 8001-01(a).  The rule currently prohibits the Department of Buildings (DOB) from issuing a permit for an onsite private sewage disposal system in connection with commercial and manufacturing uses that is discharging sewage without the admixture of certain industrial and other wastes and has a daily flow of less than 1,000 gallons per day, unless a permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is presented.


The amendment makes clear that a DEC permit is only required if the sewage contains industrial or other wastes or if the total discharge is 1,000 gallons or more per day.


DOB’s authority for this rule is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and section 104.1 of the New York City Plumbing Code.


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Public Hearing


Public Hearing Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 10:00am

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Spector Hall
22 Reade Street, 1st floor
New York, NY 10007