New York Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank rules: 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 373-2.10 and 6 NYCRR 373-3.10 (interim status)

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

Markings: 6 NYCRR 373-1.1(d)(1)(iii)(c)(3), 6 NYCRR 373-2.10(e)(4), 6 NYCRR 372.2(a)(8)(ii), 6 NYCRR 372.2(a)(8)(iii)(d), and 6 NYCRR 372.2(a)(8)(i)(a)(2)

Spill notification: 6 NYCRR 373-2.10(g)(4)(i)

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

Regulatory Agency

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Remediation and Materials Management Bureau of Hazardous Waste Regulation 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. The federal requirements for tanks that store or treat hazardous waste, including the federal organic air emission rules for tanks, apply in New York. The state has an additional marking requirement for tanks and a hotline number for reporting unpermitted releases from tanks. In addition, some generators that use storage tanks in certain New York counties are subject to stringent storage restrictions.

Unlike the federal rules, generators and storage and treatment facilities using hazardous waste tanks are responsible for annual hazardous waste management fees.

Administration and enforcement. DEC's Bureau of Hazardous Waste Regulation administers and enforces the hazardous waste tank rules in New York.

State Requirements

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements