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DEC Issues Final Water Withdrawal Regulations

December 2, 2012
The Post-Journal

New York's waters and the Great Lakes will be better protected by regulations requiring a state permit for the withdrawal of large volumes of the state's water. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has finalized these regulations, and they will be effective April 13, 2013, DEC announced today. The regulations limit water withdrawals greater than 100,000 gallons per day and expand the water withdrawal permitting program to include withdrawals for purposes beyond public water supply, such as those for commercial, manufacturing and industrial activities.



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