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Emergency Regulatory Actions

Part 597- Hazardous Substances Identification, Release Prohibition, and Release Reporting - Emergency Rule was adopted April 25, 2016. This rulemaking classifies perfluorooctanoic acid, ammonium perfluorooctanoate, perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, and perfluorooctane sulfonate as hazardous substances in 6 NYCRR Section 597.3, List of Hazardous Substances. A proposed rule making is also underway to have the revisions from the Emergency Rule permanently adopted in Part 597.

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 listserve 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 Email Listservs.

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