NYSDEC – Division of Water has not provided any general relief from SPDES permit and regulatory requirements
Permittees need to continue to strive for permit and regulatory compliance.
When issues with COVID-19 pandemic or compliance are identified, facilities should:
- Document problems
- Document efforts to address the problems and/or non-compliance
- Document any additional actions undertaken to maintain facility treatment and achieve compliance
As required under standard protocols, operators should report non-compliance, the associated circumstances related to non-compliance, and actions to address non-compliance to DEC.
DEC will consider the overall circumstances and extent of non-compliance, and actions by the facility to resolve issues.
If a facility/permittee has details about specific facility issues or specific compliance situation, DOW recommends you follow the above guidance. You may also contact the DOW Regional Office and/or facility inspector with a copy to Edward Hampston (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Central Office, Bureau of Water Compliance, including specific details.