See: environmental conservation law at NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation
Law: Laws of NY State (Search for Environmental Conservation Law (ENV), Articles: 1-73)
Regulations: NY Codes, Rules and Regulations (Search for Title 6: Department of Environmental Conservation) Regulations also posted at NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation
Summary: New York State's Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) is the body of state law that established the Department of Environmental Conservation in 1970 and authorizes its regulations and programs. ECL encompasses state policy to conserve, improve and protect natural resources and environment, and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state. The Dept of Environmental Conservation coordinates the state's environmental plans and programs in cooperation with the federal government, regions, local governments, public & private organizations, individuals, and our international neighbors in Canada.
Solid waste management, pollution prevention and control, resource conservation, and other state policies relevant to New York City waste management are covered in the ECL.
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