Governing Law and Regulations
New York State 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 has developed regulations for the protection of confidential business information submitted to state agencies in permit applications, monitoring reports, and other documents.
Contact the applicable DEC division to which the document is being submitted to determine what specific procedure must be followed. It is important to contact the DEC before submitting the information.
• Administration and enforcement. The various DEC divisions are responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's trade secret protection rules. The DEC also administers and enforces pesticide regulations.
The DEC protects from disclosure any record, report, or information that, if made public, would divulge methods or processes entitled to protection as trade secrets. However, such records, reports, or information may be disclosed to officers, employees, or authorized ...