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SECTION 17-0801
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 17, TITLE 8
§ 17-0801. Purpose.

To create a state pollutant discharge elimination system (SPDES) to
insure that the State of New York shall possess adequate authority to
issue permits regulating the discharge of pollutants from new or
existing outlets or point sources into the waters of the state, upon
condition that such discharges will conform to and meet all applicable
requirements of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended (33
U.S.C. 1251, et seq.) hereinafter referred to as the "Act", and rules,
regulations, guidelines, criteria, standards and limitations adopted
pursuant thereto relating to effluent limitations, water quality related
effluent limitations, new source performance standards, toxic and
pretreatment effluent limitations, ocean discharge criteria, and
monitoring, and to participate in the national pollutant discharge
elimination system (NPDES) created by the Act.