See: hazardous waste lamp management & universal wastes at NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation
Law: Law of NY State (Search for Environmental Conservation Law (ENV), Article 27, Section 27-0900: Industrial Hazardous Waste Management)
Regulations: NY Codes, Rules and Regulations (Search for Title 6, Chapter IV, Part 374, Subpart 374-3: Standards for Universal Waste) Regulations also posted at NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation
Summary: The "Standards for Universal Waste" provide an alternate set of management standards for the handling of certain commonly-generated ("universal") hazardous wastes, which otherwise would be subject to full hazardous waste regulation requirements under state hazardous waste regulations. NY State has adopted the Federal Universal Waste Rule for certain hazardous batteries, pesticides, lamps and mercury-containing equipment that are not covered by other regulations.
Universal waste standards serve to reduce the regulatory burden for these wastes, but still require compliance with hazardous waste transport and disposal regulations. There are specified exemptions to the full hazardous waste regulations for the transporting of small quantities of universal waste.
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