Governing Law and Regulations
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Environmental Remediation (DER)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2
New York State Department of Health (DOH)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New York has its own Superfund program, the Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites (IHWDS) program, which authorizes the state to identify, investigate, and clean up contaminated sites and hazardous substance releases. The state Superfund provides DEC's enforcement authority, establishes the Hazardous Waste Remedial Fund (HWRF), and provides for a site registration list. The state Superfund is very similar to the federal Superfund program, established under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).
• Administration and enforcement. DER administers and enforces the state Superfund rules in New York. EPA Region 2 administers and enforces the federal Superfund in New ...