New York Hazardous Waste - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York Hazardous Waste - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste management law and rules: New York Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-0101 to 27-0405, ECL 27-0900 to 27-0926, ECL 27-1101 to 27-1323, ECL 27-2101 to 27-2117, and regulations at 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 361, 6 NYCRR 370 to 376, and 6 NYCRR 483

Regulatory Agencies
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New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Remediation and Materials Management Division of Solid and Hazardous Materials Bureau of Hazardous Waste Regulation Hazardous Waste Program

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's hazardous waste management rules include the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules and several more stringent state requirements. The state's rules apply to hazardous waste generators; transporters; and owners and operators of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs).

In addition, New York regulates more wastes as hazardous wastes than do the federal rules. For example, wastes containing certain levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are subject to the state's hazardous waste rules. See the state section LISTED WASTES for more information.

Administration and enforcement. New York has received RCRA authorization from EPA. RCRA authorization allows DEC's Bureau of Hazardous Waste Regulation to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste management rules.

To receive RCRA authorization from EPA, New York's hazardous waste management rules must have been at least as stringent as, and consistent with, the ...

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