Governing Law and Regulations
New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Remediation and Materials Management Division of Environmental Remediation 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. New York's rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal rules and some more stringent state requirements. The state's rules cover annual reports; contingency plan notification; TSDF design, construction, and operating standards; nine-county storage limitation; groundwater standards; state wastes; financial responsibility requirements; neutralization unit restrictions; pollution prevention; TSDF permits and fees; manifests; closure and post-closure standards; and operating reports.
• Administration and enforcement. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Division of Environmental Remediation administers and enforces TSDF requirements in New York.
TSDF owners and operators in New York must report annually on their hazardous waste activities. The state's yearly reporting requirement is in addition to the federal biennial reporting requirement. See the state section BIENNIAL REPORT for additional information.
CONTINGENCY PLAN NOTIFICATION
New York adds notification ...