6 CRR-NY 703.3NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER X. DIVISION OF WATER RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL
ARTICLE 2. CLASSIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS OF QUALITY AND PURITY
PART 703. SURFACE WATER AND GROUNDWATER QUALITY STANDARDS AND GROUNDWATER EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS
6 CRR-NY 703.3
6 CRR-NY 703.3
703.3 Water quality standards for pH, dissolved oxygen, dissolved solids, odor, color and turbidity.
Standards for specific classes are provided in this section.
ParameterClassesStandard
pHAA, A, B, C, AA-Special, A-Special, GAShall not be less than 6.5 nor more than 8.5.
DShall not be less than 6.0 nor more than 9.5.
SA, SB, SC, I, SDThe normal range shall not be extended by more than one-tenth (0.1) of a pH unit.
Dissolved oxygen (DO)A-SpecialIn rivers and upper waters of lakes, not less than 6.0 mg/L at any time. In hypolimnetic waters, it should not be less than necessary for the support of fishlife, particularly cold water species.
AA, A, B, C, AA-SpecialFor trout spawning waters (TS) the DO concentration shall not be less than 7.0 mg/L from other than natural conditions. For trout waters (T), the minimum daily average shall not be less than 6.0 mg/L, and at no time shall the concentration be less than 5.0 mg/L. For nontrout waters, the minimum daily average shall not be less than 5.0 mg/L, and at no time shall the DO concentration be less than 4.0 mg/ L.
DShall not be less than 3.0 mg/L at any time.
SA, SB, SCChronic: Shall not be less than a daily average of 4.8 mg/L*
Remark: *The DO concentration may fall below 4.8 mg/L for a limited number of days, as defined by the formula:
DOi = 13.0/2.80 + 1.84e-0.1ti
where DOi = DO
concentration in mg/L between 3.0-4.8 mg/L and ti = time in days. This equation is applied by dividing the DO range of 3.0-4.8 mg/L into a number of equal intervals. DOi is the lower bound of each interval (i) and ti is the allowable number of days that the DO concentration can be within that interval. The actual number of days that the measured DO concentration falls within each interval (i) is divided by the allowable number of days that the DO can fall within interval (ti). The sum of the quotients of all intervals (i...n) cannot exceed 1.0: i.e.,
nti (actual)
Σ< 1.0
i=1ti (allowed)
 
The DO concentration shall not fall below the acute standard of 3.0
 
mg/L at any time.
SA, SB, SC, SDAcute: Shall not be less than 3.0 mg/L at any time.
IShall not be less than 4.0 mg/L at any time.
Dissolved solidsA-SpecialShall not exceed 200 mg/L.
AA, A, B, C, AA-Special, GAShall be kept as low as practicable to maintain the best usage of waters but in no case shall it exceed 500 mg/L.
OdorGAShall not exceed a threshold odor number of 3.
ColorGAShall not exceed 15 color units (platinum-cobalt method).
TurbidityGAShall not exceed 5 nephelometric units.
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Current through August 31, 2017
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