Governing Law and Regulations
New York Department of Health (DOH)
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New York has adopted training requirements that are stricter than federal rules for asbestos abatement safety activities, drinking water treatment and distribution system operators, dry-cleaning facilities, gasoline dispensing facilities, medical waste facilities personnel, pesticide applicators, solid waste facilities, solid waste incinerator personnel, and wastewater treatment operators. See TABLE 1 for state-specific environmental training requirements.
For information on federal training requirements, see the national section TRAINING.
• Administration and enforcement. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) administers and enforces training requirements for dry-cleaner owner/operator/inspectors; hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) personnel; hazardous ...