Governing Law and Regulations
New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Remediation and Materials Management Division of Environmental Remediation Hazardous Waste Program
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 accumulation time rules that allow generators to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit for specific periods of time. See the national section ACCUMULATION TIME to review the specific time periods applicable to each type of generator.
Generators should note that New York requires generators to comply with on-site storage standards that are in addition to those required under federal law. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for guidance on how to store hazardous waste on-site without a permit in compliance with the state's more stringent requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Division of Environmental Remediation administers and enforces the generator accumulation time requirements.