Governing Law and Regulations
New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Motor Carrier Safety Bureau
New York State Police (NYSP)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2
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 federal regulations related to the import and export of chemicals, with additional requirements that ban specific products containing mercury and phosphates, and require the collection and recycling of out-of-service mercury thermostats. New York manufacturers, importers, and distributors must comply with such state chemical bans and collection/recycling requirements. See the national section IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for more information.
New York has adopted the federal hazardous materials transportation regulations, with additional hazmat reporting requirements. See the state section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for a summary of federal requirements. In addition, a security plan may be required by hazardous materials transporters. The plan must include an ...