- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state Department of Environmental Conservation will take public comments on proposed regulations to inform the public about municipal sewage discharges.

Four public information sessions are planned to outline the regulations.

The Sewage Right to Know Law requires municipalities to report sewage discharges to DEC within two hours of a discharge. DEC then must make the information available to the general public through the NY-Alert system.

At the public information sessions, residents and municipalities will get help signing up for sewage discharges alerts via text, email or phone from the NY-Alert system.

The information sessions are July 7 in Albany, July 15 in Rochester, July 16 in New Paltz, and July 21 in Utica.

Public comments will be taken from Jun 17 through July 31.

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Online: http://on.ny.gov/1Q7ulcn

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