New York Spill Prevention (SPCC Plan) regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York Spill Prevention (SPCC Plan): What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

New York Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Compensation Act, 12 New York Consolidated Laws Service (NYCLS) Navigation Law, 170 to 196

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Major facilities: 17 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 30 to 32

Operating licenses for major facilities: 12 NYCLS 172(11), 174(8), and 174(9)

License application: 12 NYCLS 174(9)

Aboveground storage tank (AST) secondary containment: 6 NYCRR 613.3

Used oil: 6 NYCRR 360-14.1 and 6 NYCRR 374-2.4

Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 6 NYCRR 373-2.4 and 6 NYCRR 373-3.4

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Environmental Remediation Bureau of Spill Prevention and Response

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New York has adopted oil spill prevention, control, and countermeasure regulations in addition to the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan rules as part of its own licensing requirements for certain facilities that store petroleum products. Facilities determined to be "major" in the state are subject to state-specific licensing and secondary containment requirements.

Administration and enforcement. EPA Region 2 has primary responsibility for administering the federal SPCC program requirements in the state. The regional offices of the DEC are responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's petroleum facility licensing program. The NY Hotline number for reporting an oil spill is 800-457-7362.

State Requirements


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