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Hazardous Waste Regulations and Upcoming Changes

Through education and outreach, and guided by the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), DEC's hazardous waste management program helps prevent generation of industrial hazardous wastes. The comprehensive regulatory regime advances control and treatment of hazardous wastes that are a necessary by-product of commerce and industry.

Upcoming Changes

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is providing a Draft for Public Consideration of revised Hazardous Waste Management regulations (6 NYCRR Part 370 Series) for comment by stakeholders. This rule making will incorporate, as appropriate, (1) federal rules from January 2002 to April 2012; (2) changes related to Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste Combustors (Maximum Achievable Control Technology rules, also referred to as MACT standards) from September 1999 to April 2008; and (3) State-initiated changes, including clarification of language and corrections of errors found in the regulations. The June 26, 2014 Cathode Ray Tube Export rule is also included in this rule making. Amendments to Parts 370-373, 376 and subparts 374-1 and 374-3 are included in this rule making, which is referred to as FedReg5.

DEC is also seeking comments on a rule making initiative to consider adopting the United States Environmental Protection Agency regulations adopted in 2013 and 2014. This includes the Solvent-Contaminated Wipes Rule, Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Rule, Electronic Manifest Rule, and 2008 Definition of Solid Waste Rule, as amended in January, 2015, as well as possible changes to the State's Used Oil Management regulations (6 NYCRR Subpart 374-2). This rule making is referred to as FedReg6.

Current Federal and State Hazardous Waste Management Regulations

EPA Regulation

Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR)

State Regulation


The links below leave DEC's website.

Part 260 Part 370 Hazardous Waste Management System: General
Part 261 Part 371 Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste
Part 262 Part 372 Standards Applicable to Generators of Hazardous Waste
Part 263 Part 372, Part 364 Standards Applicable to Transporters of Hazardous Waste
Part 264 Subpart 373-2 Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities
Part 265 Subpart 373-3 Interim Status Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities
no equivalent Subpart 373-4 Facility Standards for the Collection of Household Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Waste from Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators
Part 266 Subpart 374-1 Standards for the Management of Specific Hazardous Wastes and Specific Types of Hazardous Waste Management Facilities
Par 268 Part 376 Land Disposal Restrictions
Parts 270/124 Subpart 373-1, Part 621, Part 624 The Hazardous Waste Permit Program
Part 273 Subpart 374-3 Standards for Universal Waste Management
Part 279 Subpart 374-2, Subpart 360-14 Standards for the Management of Used Oil
no equivalent Subpart 374-4 Standards for the Management of Elemental Mercury and Dental Amalgam Wastes at Dental Facilities

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