New York Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

New York Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Compensation Act, 12 New York Consolidated Laws Service (NYCLS) Navigation Law, 170 to 196

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Contingency plans: 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 373-3.4

Hazardous chemical reporting: Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 42 USC 11001 to 11050 and regulations at 40 CFR 350 to 372

Drinking water emergency plans: 10 NYCRR 5-1.33

Emergency asbestos projects: 12 NYCRR 56-3.5

Medical waste handling: 6 NYCRR 360-17.3

Regulatory Agencies

New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Disaster Preparedness Commission

New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

Local police and fire departments

New York Department of Health (DOH) Bureau of Public Water Supply Protection

New York State Office of Homeland Security

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

To Report an Emergency, callNATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER: 800-424-8802 (24-hr.)24-hr. DEC SPILL HOTLINE: 800-457-7362 (in-state),518-457-7362 (out-of state)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The state generally follows the federal rules for emergency planning and response activities, but has some additional requirements as well. For more information about the federal requirements, see the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE.

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State Requirements

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New York Emergency Planning and Response Resources

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