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SECTION 17-0810
Stormwater management design manual modification
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 17, TITLE 8
§ 17-0810. Stormwater management design manual modification.

On or before one year following the effective date of this section,
the department shall modify the New York State Stormwater Management
Design Manual to include the following provisions:

1. Require signage prohibiting swimming and wading, warning of
possible contamination or pollution of the stormwater retention pond,
and a description with the depth of the stormwater retention pond;

2. Define a reasonable slope past the aquatic bench to limit the
immediate drop off to the deeper end of the stormwater retention pond;

3. Require aquatic vegetation be established in the aquatic and safety
benches before the stormwater retention pond is rendered in-service;

4. Ensure maintenance plans include a requirement for examining the
status of safety features by the maintenance authority in their routine
maintenance schedule of stormwater retention ponds; and

5. Any other provisions the department deems essential to further
promote safety in and around stormwater retention ponds.