New York Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management requirements: 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 373-2.9 and 6 NYCRR 373-3.9 (interim status)

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Empty container standards: 6 NYCRR 371.1(h)

Organic air emissions rules: 6 NYCRR 373-2.27 to 373-2.29 and 6 NYCRR 373-3.27 to 373-3.29 (interim status)

Labeling and marking containers: 6 NYCRR 373-1.1(d)(1), 6 NYCRR 373-2.9(d)(3), 6 NYCRR 373-3.9(d)(3), 6 NYCRR 372.2(a)(8)(ii), and 6 NYCRR 372.2(a)(8)(iii)(b)

Large quantity generator (LQG) secondary containment: 6 NYCRR 373-1.1(d)(1)(iii)(a)

Nine-county storage restriction: 6 NYCRR 372.2(a)(8)(ii) and 6 NYCRR 373-1.1(d)(1)(iv)

Generator and facility fees: 6 NYCRR 483.1 and New York Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-0923

Regulatory Agency

New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Environmental Remediation Hazardous Waste Management Program

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New York follows the federal hazardous waste container requirements, including empty container standards and federal air emissions rules. The state also has additional labeling and marking requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) and generators. In addition, generators that use containers in certain New York counties are subject to stringent storage restrictions.

Unlike the federal rules, hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs), small quantity generators (SQGs), and storage and treatment facilities using containers are responsible for annual hazardous waste management fees.

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