Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous waste management law: 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
Solid (nonhazardous) waste management law: ECL 27-0101 to 27-0719, ECL 27-1001 to 27-1019, ECL 27-1901 to 27-1915, and regulations at 6 NYCRR 360, and 6 NYCRR 362 to 369
Underground storage tank (UST) law and rules: New York Hazardous Substance Bulk Storage Act, ECL 40-0101 to 40-0123; New York Petroleum Bulk Storage Law, ECL 17-1001 to 17-1017; and regulations at 6 NYCRR 595 to 599 and 6 NYCRR 612 to 614
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Remediation and Materials Management Division of Solid and Hazardous Materials
DEC Office of Remediation and Materials Management Division of Environmental Remediation Bureau of Technical Support Spill Prevention Bulk Storage Section
County agencies and local fire departments
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 waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules, as well as more stringent state requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management and USTs. New York has received RCRA authorization from EPA for the state's hazardous waste and solid (nonhazardous) waste management programs so that DEC can administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste and solid ...