New York Corrective Action regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York Corrective Action: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Corrective action rules for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management units: 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 373-2.6(k) and 6 NYCRR 373-2.6(l)

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Rules for corrective action management units (CAMUs): 6 NYCRR 373-2.19(a) to (c) and 6 NYCRR 373-2.19(f)

Rules for temporary units (TUs): 6 NYCRR 373-2.19(d)

Rules for staging piles: 6 NYCRR 373-2.19(e)

Regulatory Agency

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 corrective action requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste units at hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), as well as the 2002 federal rules for corrective action management units (CAMUs), temporary units (TUs), and staging piles. The state's CAMU rules include the federal provision at 6 NYCRR 373-2.19(f) regarding placement of CAMU-eligible wastes in off-site hazardous waste landfills. See the national section CORRECTIVE ACTION to review these rules.

Administration and enforcement. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Division of Environmental Remediation administers and enforces the corrective action requirements in New York.


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