New York Environmental Protection Agency regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

New York State Environmental Quality Review Act, New York Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 8-0101 et seq.

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Solid and hazardous waste management policy and planning: ECL 27-0101 et seq.

Waste transporter permits: ECL 27-0301 et seq.

Marketing of recyclable materials: ECL 27-0401 et seq.

Industrial hazardous waste management: ECL 27-0900 et seq.

Industrial siting hazardous waste facilities: ECL 27-1101 et seq.

Inactive hazardous waste disposal sites: ECL 27-1301 et seq.

Regulated medical waste: ECL 27-1501 et seq.

Air pollution control: ECL 19-0101 et seq.

Water pollution control: ECL 17-0101 et seq.

Freshwater wetlands: ECL 24-0101 et seq.

Tidal wetlands: ECL 25-0101 et seq.

Bulk storage of hazardous substances: ECL 40-0101

Environmental Quality Bond Act (hazardous waste): ECL 52-0101

Enforcement provisions: ECL 71-0101

Environmental regulatory program fees: ECL 72-0101

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identification (ID) number:

Generators: 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 370.1(e)

Transporters: 6 NYCRR 372.3

Facilities: 6 NYCRR 373-2

Standards for the management of used oil: 6 NYCRR 374-2

Regulatory Agency

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In New York, the counterpart to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The DEC is responsible for protecting New York's land, water, and air from pollution.

Administration and enforcement. DEC has received authorization from EPA to implement its own state air, water, and ...


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