New York Oil Spill Response regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York Oil Spill Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

General Notification: 17 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 32.4

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Discharge response: 17 NYCRR 32.5

Priorities and procedures in petroleum cleanup and removal: 6 NYCRR 611.1 to 611.6

Regulatory Agencies

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Air and Waste Management Division of Environmental Remediation

New York State Fire Marshal's Office

New York Department of Transportation

Local emergency planning committees

Local police and fire departments

For emergency release notification, contact:DEC's Hotline800- 457-7362 (in-state)518- 457-7362 (out of state)National Response Center (NRC)800- 424-8802 (24-hr)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New York generally follows federal rules for reporting releases from underground petroleum storage tanks under 40 CFR 280.50 to 280.53. The state also has additional requirements for USTs, such as for reporting inventory losses. See the national section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for additional guidance.

In the event of a reportable oil spill, the person responsible, or anyone with knowledge of the spill, must notify DEC within 2 hours after the discharge. For additional information, see the national section OIL SPILLS.

New York also has a program to prevent spills and ensure proper response when one occurs. See the state section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for guidance on the state's oil spill management program.

Administration and enforcement. DEC's Division of Environmental Remediation is responsible for the coordination of the oil spill program in New York. The New ...


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