New York Universal Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Universal waste rule: 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 374-3

For a Limited Time receive a FREE EHS Report "Recordkeeping for EHS Managers." This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. Download Now

Universal waste transporters:

Small shipment permit exemption: 6 NYCRR 364.1(e)(3)(ii)

Mercury-added consumer products: New York Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-2101 to 27-2117

Definitions: ECL 27-2101

Labeling: ECL 27-2103

Disposal: ECL 27-2105

Exemptions: ECL 27-2113

Regulatory Agency

New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Remediation and Materials Management Division of Environmental Remediation Hazardous Waste Program

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 regulations for universal wastes that were in effect prior to the federal revisions in August 2005 that added hazardous waste mercury-containing equipment to the list of materials regulated under the federal universal waste rules. However, it is DEC's policy to follow and enforce the federal mercury-containing equipment regulations until they are officially included in the state's universal waste regulations. In 2005 New York added statutes regulating the management of "mercury-added consumer products" in the state. Some of the products covered by the 2005 state statutes (referred to by DEC as the Mercury-Added Consumer Products Law) can also be regulated as universal wastes. Although these statutes state that DEC shall promulgate regulations to provide for the proper storage, recycling, and disposal of the mercury-added consumer products, such regulations have not yet been issued. Insofar as the requirements of the 2005 statutes are somewhat vague, handlers of these ...

>> Read more about Universal Wastes

More on this topic:

Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
Additional Guidance

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin |

New York Universal Wastes Resources

Universal Wastes Products

Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Recordkeeping for EHS Managers

One of the most tedious aspects of an EHS manager’s job is to keep track of a host of records. Laws have been passed in every jurisdiction requiring facilities to produce and retain records of various kinds. Don’t get caught without the necessary records in the event of a surprise EPA or OSHA inspection! This special report shows EHS managers at a glance the records they must keep on hand and for how long.

Download Now!

This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard.

Also included are 3 useful tables which provide:
  • A summary listing of federal environmental recordkeeping requirements
  • A list of federal safety recordkeeping requirements.
  • A list of federal recordkeeping requirements for DOT and the Department of Homeland Security as they apply to hazardous material transporters and chemical facilities.
Download Now!