Regulation of Discharges into Storm Sewers and Catch Basins

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Final Rule

DEP is adopting amendments to its rules governing the use of the public sewers (Title 15, chapter 19 of the Rules of the City of New York (“RCNY”)) to clarify language, update references to national standards and local codes, and to reflect changes in technology and practice related to the use of the public sewers.

The amendments make Chapter 19 clearer and more detailed and comprehensive, in order to make it easier for the regulated community to determine what needs to be done to attain compliance.