Governing Law and Regulations
New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Remediation and Materials Management Division of Solid and Hazardous Materials
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New York has adopted the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) list of hazardous wastes and added some additional state-only listed wastes. Waste generators may petition the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to have one or more of these state listed wastes exempted from regulation at a particular facility. New York refers to these petitions as variances. For information on listed wastes, see the state section LISTED WASTES.
New York also allows generating treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) to petition to delist certain state wastes and allows petitions seeking to add wastes to regulation as hazardous wastes.
If a waste cannot be ...