1. Watershed protection and enforcement officers appointed by the city of Peekskill
shall have the powers set forth in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (f), (g), and (h) of subdivision one of section 2.20 of this article; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall be deemed
to authorize such officer to carry, possess, repair, or dispose of a firearm unless
the appropriate license therefor has been issued pursuant to section 400.00 of the penal law. Watershed protection and enforcement officers shall complete the training requirements
set forth in section 2.30 of this article.
2. The city of Peekskill may appoint the following persons as watershed protection
and enforcement officers:
(a) the water superintendent;
(b) the deputy assistant to the water superintendent; and
(c) the watershed inspector or inspectors.
3. The duties of the watershed protection and enforcement officers shall be to enforce
those provisions of the environmental conservation law and the penal law which relate
to the contamination of water in those areas of the Hollow Brook watershed located
within the city of Peekskill, including its reservoirs, shoreline, and tributaries,
and those areas of the Hollow Brook watershed and Wiccopee reservoir located outside
of the city of Peekskill in the counties of Putnam and Westchester, including its
reservoirs, shoreline, and tributaries.
4. Notwithstanding paragraph (b) of subdivision thirty-four-a of section 1.20 of this title and paragraph (b) of subdivision five of section 140.25 of this chapter, watershed protection and enforcement officers are authorized to
make arrests and issue appearance tickets in those areas of the Hollow Brook watershed
and Wiccopee reservoir located outside of the city of Peekskill in the counties of
Putnam and Westchester, including along its reservoirs, shoreline, and tributaries.
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