New York Leak Detection regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York Leak Detection: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air emissions: 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 232.6 and 6 NYCRR 232.7

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Hazardous waste:

Landfills and surface impoundments: 6 NYCRR 373-2.11, 6 NYCRR 373-2.14, 6 NYCRR 373-3.11, and 6 NYCRR 373-3.14

Vapor control: 6 NYCRR 373-2.10 and 6 NYCRR 373-3.10

Containers: 6 NYCRR 373-2.9

Storage tanks:

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): 6 NYCRR 613.6

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 6 NYCRR 613.4

Regulatory Agency

New York 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. New York's specific leak detection system standards vary depending on the type of unit or facility. The state's pollution control rules include leak detection standards as a safeguard to preventing spills, releases, and unnecessary contamination. New York's waste management rules include both federal leak detection requirements and several stricter state standards governing fugitive air emissions, storage tanks and hazardous waste containers, landfills, and surface impoundments. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a review of general and federal leak detection requirements.

Administration and enforcement. The DEC administers and enforces the leak detection rules for air emissions, tanks, and hazardous waste facilities in New York.

State Requirements


6 NYCRR 232.6 and 6 NYCRR 232.7

The state has established regulations that apply to all new and existing perchloroethylene (perc) dry-cleaning facilities, including provisions for leak detection.

Fugitive perc emissions from any part of a dry-cleaning system must not exceed 50 ...

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