New York Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators: 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 373-1.1(d)(1)(iii)(c)(5) and 6 NYCRR 373-3.4

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Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 6 NYCRR 373-2.4 and 6 NYCRR 373-3.4 (interim status)

Notification requirements: 6 NYCRR 373-2.4(g)(4)(ii) and 6 NYCRR 373-2.4(g)(9)

Implementation notification: 6 NYCRR 373-2.4(g)(4)(ii)

Notification before resuming operations: 6 NYCRR 373-2.4(g)(9)

Regulatory Agency

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Remediation and Materials Management Division of Solid and Hazardous Materials Bureau of Hazardous Waste Regulation 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's contingency plan requirements for generators and hazardous waste TSDFs are the same as the federal rules, with additional state requirements in connection with notification responsibilities.

New York State also has release reporting requirements for hazardous wastes and other substances. See the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION to review these rules.

Administration and enforcement. DEC's Bureau of Hazardous Waste Regulation administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in New York.

State Requirements


Implementation Notification

6 NYCRR 373-2.4(g)(4)(ii)

Once a contingency plan has been implemented, the federal rules require the emergency coordinator to notify immediately either the National Response Center at 800-424-8802 or the government official ...

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