New York Release Notification regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous substance releases: 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 595 to 599

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Reportable releases: 6 NYCRR 595.3(a)(2)

Who Must Report: 6 NYCRR 595.3(a)

Exceptions: 6 NYCRR 595.3(a)(3) and 6 NYCRR 595.3(a)(4)

Suspected or probable spills: 6 NYCRR 595.3(b)

Enforcement: 6 NYCRR 595.4

Hazardous substance bulk storage: 6 NYCRR 596.6 and 6 NYCRR 613.8

Petroleum bulk storage: 6 NYCRR 613.4 and 6 NYCRR 613.8

Hazardous waste: 6 NYCRR 372 and 6 NYCRR 373

Hazardous materials: 17 NYCRR 820.8(h)

Oil spills: 17 NYCRR 32.4

Regulatory Agencies

New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) State Office of Emergency Management (OEM) State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Disaster Preparedness Commission

New York State Fire Marshal's Office

New York State Department of Transportation (DOT)

New York State Police (NYSP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit

Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)

Local police and fire departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New York follows the federal release notification requirements. See the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION. Releases from facilities storing more than 1,100 gallons (gal) of liquid in bulk form, petroleum releases, hazardous substance and hazardous waste releases, and air pollutant releases are all reported to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), as well as other national and local authorities. Since New York has not received federal authorization to administer its underground storage tank (UST) ...


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New York Release Notification Resources

Type Title
Checklists CERCLA Release Reporting Checklist
Forms Spill/Release Report Form
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