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Water quality management agency
§ 220-a. Water quality management agency. The board of supervisors or
county legislature, shall have the power to designate a water quality
management agency for the purposes of water quality management program
oversight. Such agency may, in the discretion of the board of
supervisors or county legislature, be an existing county official,
county agency, a group of agencies or officials or other county entity,
or may be a newly created agency. Such a water quality management agency
shall be responsible for providing oversight of all water quality
programs and related activities in the county. This includes a
continuing assessment of the impact of point and nonpoint sources of
pollution on the waters of the county, and the appropriateness of the
monitoring and administrative activities related thereto. The water
quality management agency shall have the responsibility to review and
coordinate all activities of county officers, agencies, departments or
other entities of county government which have a substantial impact on
or interest in water quality management. The agency shall prepare an
annual report, which shall be submitted to the county executive, the
board of supervisors or county legislature, the New York state
department of environmental conservation, and where appropriate to a
regional planning agency. This report shall identify needs of the county
and document progress in improving water quality management performance.
This report shall include but not be limited to the following:

1. recommended changes in surface and groundwater classification.

2. status and results of water quality monitoring activities.

3. status of facilities construction.

4. onsite sewage facilities programs.

5. hazardous and toxic materials disposal.

6. status of point sources control and operation.

7. nonpoint source management.

8. economic and demographic changes.

9. an assessment of water quality condition in the county.

10. quantification of needs to improve water quality management.

11. findings and recommendations for future programming.