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SECTION 55-0105
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 55
§ 55-0105. Purpose.

It is the purpose of this article to:

1. Establish procedures for the designation of special groundwater
protection areas within designated sole source aquifer areas contained
within counties having a population of one million or more;

2. Acknowledge the variations in hydrogeology, water quality, and land
uses within designated areas, and the existence of certain areas which
are of vital importance in maintaining water quality in the designated
sole source aquifer area;

3. Assure that such vital areas within designated sole source aquifer
areas are protected and managed in such a way as to maintain or improve
existing water quality;

4. Establish procedures for the development and implementation of a
site-specific comprehensive management plan for each designated special
groundwater protection area;

5. Initiate the implementation of a portion of the state groundwater
management program using the Long Island sole source aquifer region as a
model for future state-wide application; and

6. Establish guidelines for federal-state cooperation in the planning,
funding and implementation of special groundwater protection area plans.