Town of Fishkill, NY
Dutchess County
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Table of Contents
A. 
It shall be unlawful to discharge any material into the public sewer or in any area within the jurisdiction of the Town without a building sewer permit, except as authorized by the Superintendent.
B. 
All industrial users must also obtain a wastewater contribution permit.
C. 
All existing significant users must obtain a permit within 180 days of notification of the effective date of this chapter.
An application shall be made for a permit to construct a private/individual subsurface sewage disposal system on the forms available from the Town or in the form required by the Dutchess County Department of Health. At the time the application is filed with the Town, it shall be accompanied by such plans, specifications or other information as required in the application and any supplemental information required by the Superintendent. A fee of $150 shall be submitted with the application to cover the cost of the permit and field inspection of construction.
A. 
All subdivisions/developments containing lot sizes of less than one acre per dwelling unit shall be provided with public sewers, constructed in accordance with the requirements, standards and specifications of the Town, at the expense of the developer.
B. 
Where subdivisions/developments are to include private/industrial sewage disposal systems as described herein, dry sewers shall be provided throughout the subdivision/development for future service to all buildings, complete with building sewer connections. The dry sewer system shall terminate at a manhole located by the Superintendent, and all building sewers shall be properly plugged at their upstream extremities. The fee to accompany the application to the Town for a permit to construct the sewers shall be the amount established in accordance with the following table. This amount shall cover the costs of filing and the Superintendent's review of the plans and specifications that are submitted and the cost of inspection during construction and are in addition to any fees required herein for inspection of each private sewage disposal system. The Superintendent shall establish the estimated cost of sewer construction upon which the fee shall be based.
Estimated Sewer Construction Cost
Fee*
(percent)
Up to $10,000
10.0
$50,000
6.5
$100,000
5.3
$500,000
3.6
$1,000,000
3.0
$2,000,000
2.7
NOTES:
*
Fee based on percent of estimated construction cost. Use arithmetic average to determine percentages between costs shown.
A. 
An application shall be made to the Dutchess County Department of Health for a permit to construct a sewer disposal system for commercial and industrial establishments on forms available or in the form required by the Dutchess County Department of Health. At the time the application is filed, it shall be accompanied by such plans, specifications and other information as required by the application. A duplicate application shall be made to the Town, together with any supplemental information required by the Superintendent and a fee of $100 to cover the cost of filing and the Superintendent's review of the design as submitted. Fees based upon the estimated construction cost as approved in the building permit application shall be submitted in accordance with the following tabulation to cover the cost of inspection during construction:
Estimated Sewer Construction Cost
Fee*
(percent)
Up to $10,000
10.0
$50,000
6.5
$100,000
5.3
$500,000
3.6
$1,000,000
3.0
$2,000,000
2.7
NOTES:
*
Fee based on percent of estimated construction cost. Use arithmetic average to determine percentages between costs shown.
B. 
Any industrial user proposing to connect or contribute to the public sewer system shall apply for a wastewater contribution permit at least 90 days prior to connection. The permit application shall include the following information supplied by the industrial user:
(1) 
The name, address and location.
(2) 
The standard industrial classification number according to the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, Bureau of Budget.
(3) 
Sampling and analysis of substances, including but not limited to pollutants mentioned in § 118-12 of Article II. Sampling and analysis shall be performed in accordance with procedures established by the EPA pursuant to Section 304(g) of the Act and contained in 40 CFR 136, as amended.
(4) 
The average daily and thirty-minute peak wastewater flow rates, including flow variations and dates.
(5) 
Plans of the user, including all sewers, sewer connections and relative locations and elevations.
(6) 
A description of plant processes occurring, including a list of substances which are or could be discharged.
(7) 
If known, the nature and concentration of any pollutants in the discharge which are limited by federal, state or local pretreatment standards, whether the standards are being met and what additional steps the user is taking to meet these standards if the user is violating the standards. If additional pretreatment is required to meet pretreatment standards, the following compliance schedule will be used:
(a) 
The schedule shall contain increments of progress that a user shall abide by. This should be in the form of completion dates for the major events leading to the construction and operation of additional pretreatment requirements for the user. Any delays or failures to meet the compliance schedule should be noted and explained by the user.
(b) 
The schedule increments shall not exceed six months.
(c) 
Not later than 14 days following each date in the schedule and the final date for compliance, the user shall submit a progress report to the Superintendent, including, as a minimum, whether or not the user complied with the increment of progress for that date and, if not, the steps being taken to return to schedule.
(8) 
Products produced, including types, amounts, processes and rates of production.
(9) 
The type and amount of raw materials processed and/or stored by the user.
(10) 
The number and type of employees on each shift, the hours for each shift and the hours of plant and pretreatment operations.
(11) 
Any additional information deemed necessary to evaluate permit conditions.
C. 
Permit modifications. Within nine months of the promulgation of a National Categorical Pretreatment Standard, the wastewater contribution permit of users subject to such standards shall be revised to require compliance with such standard within the time frame prescribed by such standard. In addition, the user with an existing wastewater contribution permit shall submit to the Superintendent, within 180 days after the promulgation of an applicable categorical pretreatment standard, the information required by Subsection B(7) and (8) of this section. Where a user subject to a National Categorical Pretreatment Standard has not previously submitted an application for a wastewater contribution permit as required by Subsection B of this section, the user shall apply for a wastewater contribution permit within 180 days after the promulgation of the applicable categorical pretreatment standard.
D. 
Permit conditions. Wastewater contribution permits issued by the Town may contain the following conditions and fees:
(1) 
Unit charges and fees for the discharge of wastewater to the sewage system.
(2) 
Limits on the average and maximum rate and time of discharge or requirements for flow regulations and equalization.
(3) 
Requirements for the installation and maintenance of monitoring and inspection facilities.
(4) 
Specifications for monitoring programs, including the amount of sampling, location and types and standards for the tests and reporting schedule.
(5) 
Requirements for submission of technical reports and/or discharge reports.
(6) 
Compliance scheduling.
(7) 
Requirements for keeping wastewater records.
(8) 
Requirements for notification of change in the type of process, volume of wastewater introduced or character of the wastewater constituents.
(9) 
Requirements for notification of sludge discharges.
(10) 
Any other requirements deemed appropriate by the Town to secure compliance with this chapter.
E. 
Permit duration. Wastewater contribution permits shall be issued for a time period not to exceed five years. The user shall reapply for a permit at a minimum of 180 days prior to the expiration of the user's existing permit. The permit is subject to modifications, and the user will be notified at least 30 days prior to any change in the permit, A reasonable time schedule for compliance will be allowed for any changes or new conditions in the user's permit.
F. 
Transfer of permit. Any wastewater contribution permit issued by the Town shall not be transferred or sold to a new owner or new user or to a new or changed operation.
A. 
No permit granted by the Town shall be construed to permit any interference or disturbance of any state or county or Town or village highway pavement, as the case may be, in the municipality or any excavation in any road, street or public place, unless the permit shall expressly so provide.
B. 
No permit shall be granted for such interference or disturbance of said pavement or for the excavation for sewer purposes in any public place unless the applicant shall have first obtained from the State or County or Town or Village Highway Department as the case may be, a permit therefor in accordance with the requirements of the Highway Department having jurisdiction. Any permit fee, bonding or other expense in connection with the issuance of a permit for opening any street or pavement shall be paid by the applicant.
C. 
No permit shall be deemed to authorize anything not stated in the application therefor.
D. 
The permit shall, during construction, be kept at the site of the work and be available for inspection by any duly authorized agent or agents of the Town Board.
Persons must report to the Sewer Inspector, in writing, within 24 hours after the completion of any work by them, every connection or disconnection made between any building and the sewer system aforesaid or between any house connection and said sewer system.
Copies of this chapter, including the specifications and design criteria governing public sewer construction (Article V), shall be available from the Town for a fee of $10.
The application for a sewer connection shall be in the following form:
Application for Sewer Connections
No. _______________
I, _________________________, owner of the premises situate _________________________, hereby make application to lay and connect said premises with the public sewer. I do hereby agree to have said sewer laid in accordance with the rules, regulations, ordinances and local laws of the Town of Fishkill for its sewer system.
I hereby designate ____________________ as the drain layers to lay and construct said sewer under this permit.
  Date
  Owner
The permit for a sewer connection shall be in the following form:
Permit
No. _______________
_________________________ owner of premises situate, as the drain layers to lay and construct a sewer to connect his premises with the public sewer, you are hereby permitted to do the work stated below and no more, subject to the rules, regulations, ordinances and local laws of the Town of Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, for its sewer system, and under the supervision of Sewer Inspector.
Location of Branch or Y
The center of the Y-branch is located _____ feet from the center of the manhole in front or in the rear of house, as measured along the center line of the trunk sewer. Also, the end of the lateral is _____ feet from the center of the trunk sewer.
  Date
  Superintendent
Drain Layer's Return
____________, 19 _____
_________________________ hereby make return of the above and certify that the work is executed strictly in accordance with the above permit.
  Drain Layer
Countersigned
  Sewer Inspector