Governing Law and Regulations
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.