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NY State Hazardous Waste Management Regulations
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See: hazardous waste management leaving NYCWasteLess at NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation

Law: Laws of NY State leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Environmental Conservation Law (ENV), Article 27: Collection, Treatment and Disposal of Refuse and Other Solid Waste, Titles 11-14)

Regulations: NY Codes, Rules and Regulations leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 6, Chapter IV, Part 370-375: Hazardous Waste Management System) Regulations also posted at NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation leaving NYCWasteLess

Summary: The NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has been authorized by the USEPA to regulate industrial hazardous waste management in the state. Hazardous waste is regulated through the permitting and inspection of hazardous waste storage, treatment, and disposal facilities, and transporters of hazardous waste. The state takes a cradle to grave approach to tracking hazardous waste requiring a manifest system in which each player from the generator to the transporter to all facilities must report their handling of the waste. In addition, NYSDEC also implements hazardous waste reduction and financial assistance programs.

Household hazardous wastes leaving NYCWasteLess, materials found in residential wastes that would be regulated as hazardous wastes if they were generated by industry, are exempt from state and federal hazardous waste regulations, but should be handled and disposed of with special care.

ALSO SEE:
ny state solid waste and resource recovery facilities law
ny state universal waste management standards
ny state waste transporter law
federal hazardous waste management regulations for electronics

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