Governing Law and Regulations
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Air and Waste 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 follows the federal requirements for exports of hazardous waste, with the addition that primary exporters in New York are also required to send notification and annual reports to DEC.
As of September 5, 2006, U.S. EPA required New York (and all states) to use the revised federal form of manifest: the new standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). These forms replace the New York Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest and its continuation sheet, which may no longer be used as of the September 2006 date. The state has revised its manifest regulations as a result of the requirement to use the federal form and because U.S. EPA also revised various regulations relating to the manifest (e.g., rules concerning manifest discrepancies and rejected shipments). New York's rules for hazardous waste manifest preparation and use must now be the same as the federal rules, and waste handlers should go to the national section MANIFESTS for guidance. The state has its own additional state requirements in connection with the distribution of the manifest, preshipment requirements, the SQG reclamation ...