SITE DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

Section 6-2.8 - Approval of plans

SITE DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

6-2.8 Approval of plans.

(a) No municipality, person, group of persons, firm, corporation, association, organization or institution shall establish or construct or physically modify a bathing beach until plans and specifications are submitted to, and receive the approval of, the permit-issuing official. All plans shall be prepared by a person licensed by the State of New York to practice engineering or architecture.

(b) Bathing beach design standards, as contained in section 6-2.19 of this Subpart, shall be the basis upon which all plans for bathing beaches are reviewed and approved.

(c) Plans for any potable water treatment or sewage treatment facilities to be constructed at a bathing beach shall be approved prior to construction by the permit-issuing official or such agency having jurisdiction for such plan approval.
 

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Section 6-2.9 - Construction compliance certificate

6-2.9 Construction compliance certificate. The operator shall submit, prior to opening new facilities or equipment, a construction compliance certificate to the permit-issuing official. This certificate shall be prepared and signed by a professional engineer or architect licensed to practice in New York State. The certificate shall include a statement that the bathing beach, the buildings and all appurtenances have been constructed in accordance with approved plans and specifications.

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Section 6-2.10 - Approved bathing waters

6-2.10 Approved bathing waters. (a) Natural or artificially formed bathing areas must meet the following conditions:

(1) A sanitary survey verifies that the watershed for the beach water is free of sewage and untreated sewage discharges, or that known waste-water discharges or other contamination is determined to not adversely impact water quality or beach use based upon an historical water quality model for rainfall and bacteriological quality.

(2) A bathing beach located on the watershed of a lake, reservoir, stream or other body of water used as a source of public water supply shall be so operated as not to pollute or contaminate such supply and shall comply with all watershed rules or local regulations in effect.

(3) Water quality standards specified in section 6-2.15 of this Subpart.

(4) The swimming and bathing areas are provided with float lines to clearly designate the perimeter, the separation of shallow and deep areas, the wading area, the diving area and dropoffs, radical changes in slope or underwater obstructions. This requirement is not applicable at beaches located on the shore of Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Long Island Sound or the Atlantic Ocean, unless required by the permit-issuing official.

(b) Use of impoundments less than four acres in area for bathing purposes shall be prohibited unless: (1) the operator can document compliance with subdivision (a) of this section; or (2) a minimum of 100 gallons per person per day of dilution water meeting the standards contained in section 6-2.15 of this Subpart is added to or flows through the swimming and bathing area.
 

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Section 6-2.11 - Water supply

6-2.11 Water supply. The water supply serving all plumbing fixtures, including drinking fountains, lavatories and showers, shall, after treatment, meet the applicable requirements of Part 5 of this Title.

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Section 6-2.12 - Garbage; refuse

6-2.12 Garbage refuse. Adequate and sanitary facilities shall be provided for the storage and disposal of garbage and refuse. Sanitary methods shall be used for the collection, temporary storage, handling and disposal of garbage and refuse.

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Section 6-2.13 - Bathhouse and toilet facilities

6-2.13 Bathhouse and toilet facilities.

(a) General. Adequate toilet and and handwashing facilities must be provided for all bathing beaches. In determining the location of toilet and handwashing facilities for ocean beaches, factors which shall be considered include, but are not limited to, susceptibility of the area to the flooding, groundwater depth in the area, and potential for shifting of sand dunes and erosion.

(b) Walls and floors of the bathhouse shall be free from cracks or open joints. The floors should be well drained.

(c) All toilet facilities and dressing rooms shall be adequately lighted, ventilated and maintained.

(d) When showers are provided, they shall be supplied with water at a temperature of at least 90 degrees Fahrenheit and no more than 110 degrees Fahrenheit at a rate of at least 1.5 gallons per minute per shower head. Thermostatic, tempering or mixing valves shall be kept in good operation to prevent scalding of the bathers.

(e) All toilet facilities shall be provided with soap, paper towels or electrical hand-drying units, and covered waste receptacles. Suitable sanitary napkin receptacles shall be provided in toilet facilities used by females.

(f) Care of suits and towels. All bathing suits and towels furnished or rented shall be washed with a detergent in hot water, rinsed and thoroughly dried after each use.
 

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