N.Y. Navigation Law Section 33
Deposit of refuse in navigable waters of the state

No person shall drain, deposit or cast any dead animal, carrion, offal, excrement, garbage or other putrid or offensive matter into the navigable waters of the state or any tidewaters bordering on or lying within the boundaries of Nassau and Suffolk counties, except as the same may be authorized by the state department of health. Every person violating the provisions of this section shall upon conviction by any court of competent jurisdiction be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not to exceed one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment of not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment for each offense. The district attorney of the county, in which the offense is committed or exists, is authorized and directed to prosecute such offender or offenders.

Source: Section 33 — Deposit of refuse in navigable waters of the state, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/NAV/33 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

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§ 33’s source at nysenate​.gov

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