N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 6 § 704.3

Current through Register Vol. 43, No. 40, October 6, 2021
Section 704.3 - Mixing zone criteria

The following criteria shall apply to all waters of the State receiving thermal discharges, except as provided in section 704.6 of this Part.

(a) The department shall specify definable, numerical limits for all mixing zones (e.g., linear distances from the point of discharge, surface area involvement, or volume of receiving water entrained in the thermal plume).
(b) Conditions in the mixing zone shall not be lethal in contravention of water quality standards to aquatic biota which may enter the zone.
(c) The location of mixing zones for thermal discharges shall not interfere with spawning areas, nursery areas and fish migration routes.

N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. Tit. 6 § 704.3