Governing Law and Regulations
New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) State Office of Emergency Management (OEM) State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Disaster Preparedness Commission
New York State Fire Marshal's Office
New York State Department of Transportation (DOT)
New York State Police (NYSP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit
Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)
Local police and fire departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New York follows the federal release notification requirements. See the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION. Releases from facilities storing more than 1,100 gallons (gal) of liquid in bulk form, petroleum releases, hazardous substance and hazardous waste releases, and air pollutant releases are all reported to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), as well as other national and local authorities. Since New York has not received federal authorization to administer its underground storage tank (UST) ...