Section 128-3.7 - Sewerage systems, service connections and discharges to sewerage systems

128-3.7 Sewerage systems, service connections and discharges to sewerage
systems.
(a) Combined sewerage systems are prohibited from
discharging within the watershed.
(b) A new service connection to a sewerage system is
prohibited where the wastewater treatment plant to which the sewerage
system has been connected and which discharges within the watershed has had
a SPDES flow parameter violation in the prior twelve months, or where the
additional flow from the new service connection will cause or can be
expected to cause such wastewater treatment plant to have a SPDES flow
parameter violation.
(c) All new service connections shall be tested as required
by and in accordance with the standards set forth in "Design Standards for
Wastewater Treatment Works, Intermediate Sized Sewerage Facilities", New
York State Department of Environmental Conservation (1988), and the
standards in "Recommended Standards for Wastewater Facilities", the Great
Lakes--Upper Mississippi River Board of State Public Health and
Environmental Managers, Sections 33.92-33.94 (1990). A copy of the results
of the tests shall be forwarded to the Department as soon as they are
available.
(d) Except for the owner of an individual or two family
residence, the owner of any property which will be served by a new service
connection to a sewerage system, or by any alteration or modification of a
service connection to a sewerage system, shall submit all plans or designs
for such service connection or such alteration or modification to the
Department prior to or simultaneously with the delivery of the notice to
the Department required under paragraph (d)(1) below. The owner of an
individual or two family residence to be served by a new service
connection to a sewerage system, or by an alteration or modification of a
service connection to a sewerage system, shall not be required to submit
the plans or designs for such service connection or such alteration or
modification to the Department, unless specifically requested by the
Department. If so requested, such owner shall submit such plans or designs
to the Department prior to or simultaneously with the delivery of the
notice to the Department required under paragraph (d)(1) below or, if the
request is made by the Department after such notice has been given, within
ten (10) days after such request has been made.
(1) The owner of any property which will be served by a new
service connection to a sewerage system, or by an alteration or
modification of a service connection to a sewerage system, shall notify the
Department 48 hours prior to the installation of such service connection or
of such alteration or modification, and provide an opportunity to the
Department to observe the work. If required or requested pursuant to
subdivision 128-3.7(d), the owner shall submit to the Department all plans
or designs for such service connection or for such alteration or
modification prior to or simultaneously with the delivery of the such
notice to the Department.
(e) The design, construction and plans for a new sewerage
system shall require the review and approval of the Department. Any
proposed alteration or modification of a sewerage system, including a
sewerage system that is a noncomplying regulated activity, shall require
the review and approval of the Department.
(1) The Department may require an engineering report,
construction plans and specifications, and any environmental assessments
and determinations in compliance with Article 8 of the Environmental
Conservation Law when reviewing any application pursuant to this
subdivision for a new sewerage system, or a proposed alteration or
modification of a sewerage system.
(f) The criteria used by the Department to approve any new
sewerage system or the portion of any sewerage system which is being
altered or modified, shall be all applicable requirements of law, including
the standards set forth in the following documents:
(1) "Design Standards for Wastewater Treatment Works,
Intermediate Sized Sewerage Facilities", New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation (1988);
(2) "Recommended Standards for Wastewater Facilities", the
Great Lakes--Upper Mississippi River Board of State Public Health and
Environmental Managers (1990).
(g) All sewerage systems connected to a wastewater
treatment plant which discharges within the watershed shall be designed,
operated and maintained in such manner as to prevent inflow or infiltration
which causes either:
(1) The SPDES authorized flow limit of the wastewater
treatment plant to be exceeded; or
(2) The strength of the sewage influent to the wastewater
treatment plant to be diluted to a level that adversely affects the
efficacy of the SPDES permitted and Department approved treatment process.
(h) All sewerage systems shall be designed, operated and
maintained to prevent exfiltration from such systems.
(i) The owner or operator of a facility which disposes of
wastes regulated pursuant to the Federal Categorical Pretreatment
Standards, 40 CFR Part 403, shall submit three copies of the engineering
report, plans and specifications, prepared by a licensed design
professional, in compliance with 40 CFR Parts 403, 406-471 and any
applicable local regulations, to the Department for its review and
approval.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, July 8, 1998
Doc Status: 
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