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6 NYCRR Part 597

Amendments to Chemical Bulk Storage Program

Part 597- Hazardous Substances Identification, Release Prohibition, and Release Reporting - Amendments to Part 597 have been adopted as a final rule. These amendments finalized the (1) addition of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA-acid), ammonium perfluorooctanoate (PFOA-salt), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS-acid), and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS-salt) to the list of hazardous substances at 6 NYCRR Section 597.3; (2) allowance for continued use of firefighting foam that may contain PFOA-acid, PFOA-salt, PFOS-acid or PFOS-salt to fight fires (but not for training or any other purposes) on or before April 25, 2017 even if such use may result in the release of a reportable quantity (RQ), which is otherwise prohibited; and (3) correction to the list of hazardous substances by providing units for RQs. Effective March 3, 2017.

6 NYCRR Part 375 - Environmental Remediation Programs

Amendments to Brownfield Cleanup Program

This rule making amended Part 375 to define the terms 'affordable housing project' and 'underutilized,' which are part of the eligibility requirements for tangible property tax credits for brownfields in New York City. It also amended the 'brownfield site' definition in accordance with 2015 statutory amendments. Effective August 12, 2016.

Contaminated Sites Email Listservs

DEC's Division of Environmental Remediation is committed to informing and involving the public during the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites being addressed under the State's various remedial programs. As a listserv member, you will periodically receive site-related information/announcements for all contaminated sites in the counties you select. DEC invites you to receive site information by email by signing up at the appropriate county listserv(s), which can be found on the page titled Contaminated Sites Emails by County.

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