New York Training regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York Training: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations


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Dry-cleaner owner/operator training and certification: 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 232-2.10 and 6 NYCRR 232-3.7

Gasoline dispensing facilities: 6 NYCRR 230.2

Municipal and private solid waste incinerators: 6 NYCRR 219-2.8

Asbestos abatement: 10 NYCRR 73.5 and 10 NYCRR 73.6

Pesticide applicators: 6 NYCRR 325.8 to 325.10, 6 NYCRR 325.18, and 6 NYCRR 325.21

Regulated medical waste (RMW):

RMW generators: 6 NYCRR 365-1.2

RMW treatment facility registrants: 6 NYCRR 365-2.3(b)

RMW permittees: 6 NYCRR 365-2.4(c)

Medical waste incinerator operator certification (air emissions): 6 NYCRR 219-3.11

Solid waste:

Solid waste management facilities: 6 NYCRR 360.19(l)

Solid waste combustors: 6 NYCRR 362-1.5(f)


Drinking water: 10 NYCRR 5-4.1 to 5-4.8

Wastewater: 6 NYCRR 650.1 to 650.12

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...

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