Other Guidelines and Reference Materials
Application for Oil/Water Separators and Sand Interceptors
This application must be filed by businesses that generate grease/oily liquid waste and/or fine debris (sand/grit/rocks/dirt). Please consult Chapter 10 of the Department of Buildings’ 2014 Construction Codes to determine if your business requires an oil/water separators and/or sand interceptor.
Guidelines for Temporary Sewer Connection from Construction Trailers
These guidelines provide information on the process for temporary sewer connections from construction trailers or other approved structures located in City mapped streets. The first step in this process is application by a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect for a temporary sewer connection. After a letter of approval is obtained, a Licensed Master Plumber then applies for a permit to connect to the sewer. These guidelines do not apply to temporary sewer connections for construction trailers located within the property line, which should be filed using a Site Connection Proposal form.
Guidelines for Swimming Pool Discharge Submittals to DEP
These guidelines must be used by Professional Engineers and Registered Architects to create an application for swimming pool discharge approval. The application is submitted in conjunction with a New York City Department of Buildings and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene approval for swimming pool construction. The approval letter resulting from the application will allow the property owner to discharge from the swimming pool into internal sanitary or combined drains connected to the City sanitary sewer or combined sewer. The letter of approval includes limitations on the permissible frequency and flow rate for the discharge.
DEP Guidelines for Franchise of Revocable Consent Submittals to the Department of Transportation
These guidelines are for Professional Engineers and Registered Architects who are submitting an application for approval of a franchise consent (including force mains) to the New York City Department of Transportation. DEP is one of several agencies that review franchise applications, and the items in the attached guidelines are required for DEP to evaluate impacts to the water and sewer infrastructure.
DEP Guidelines for Submittals of Sidewalk Café Applications to the Department of Consumer Affairs
These guidelines are for Professional Engineers and Registered Architects who are submitting applications for sidewalk café approvals to the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. DEP is one of several agencies that review sidewalk café applications, and the items in the attached guidelines are required for DEP to evaluate impacts to the water and sewer infrastructure.
Fact Sheet: Requests for Dye Tests, Field Investigations, and Catch Basin Inspections
This one-page fact sheet provides contact information and required documentation for requesting dye tests, field investigations, or catch basin inspections from DEP.
Fact Sheet: Preparing for a Pre-submittal Meeting
This one-page fact sheet provides applicants with instructions on how to request and prepare for a pre-submittal meeting for Site Connection Proposals and Drainage Proposals.
Hydraulic Computation Worksheet Templates
This is an example worksheet for developing and submitting a Hydraulic Study for DEP approval. A Hydraulic Study is used to analyze the adequacy of an existing sewer to receive sanitary and storm flows generated from an area tributary to the sewer.
Forestry Protocol for Planned and Emergency Utility Work
Trees are vital components of New York’s infrastructure. Trees contribute to clean air and water, reduce energy costs, increase property values and make streets and parks more beautiful. The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) has jurisdiction over all trees growing in the public right-of-way, including trees along streets, parkways, and in City parks. Parks’ jurisdiction often does not end at the sidewalk but may extend across a front yard or lawn all the way to the building line. Parks' goal is to preserve and protect this valuable public asset. Careful planning and protective measures can prevent injury and destruction of City-owned trees and help avoid costly project delays, fines or litigation.