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Proposed Amendments to Chapter 18 of Title 15 of the Rules of the City of New York

Rules for the Protection from Contamination, Degradation and Pollution of the New York City Water Supply and its Sources

In Compliance with Section 1043(b) of the New York City Charter Notice is Hereby Given of the intention of the Department of Environmental Protection to amend the provisions of Chapter 18 of 15 RCNY, the NYCDEP Rules for the Protection from Contamination, Degradation and Pollution of the New York City Water Supply and Its Sources. These amendments incorporate changes in federal and State law since 1997, when the Watershed Regulations were adopted in their present form, and also address issues that have arisen during administration and enforcement of the Regulations over the past eleven years.

The proposed rules would be promulgated pursuant to the authority of the Department of Environmental Protection as set forth in Section 1043(a) of the New York Charter, Section 24–302 of the New York City Administrative Code, and Section 1100 of the New York State Public Health Law. Consistent with Section 1100 of the New York State Public Health Law, the Department of Environmental Protection will not adopt the proposed amendments until they are approved by the New York State Department of Health.

If you have any questions regarding the environmental review please contact Mark N. Page, Jr. at the below address, otherwise please contact Melissa Siegel.

Mark N. Page, Jr.
Director, Water Supply Dependability and Infrastructure Assessment
New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis
59-17 Junction Blvd, 11th Floor
Flushing, New York 11373

Melissa Siegel
New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Legal Affairs
59-17 Junction Blvd, 19th Floor
Flushing, New York 11373

Notice of Intent to Conduct an Environmental Review (PDF)
Negative Declaration (PDF)

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