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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.
• Administration and enforcement. The Division of ...