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Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan Resources

Resources Which Serve as Additional Guidance for Completing a Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan (HWRP):

Webinars:

  1. Guidance on how to complete and submit a Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan (HWRP). DEC presented this 50-minute webinar on May 24, 2017 and it provides assistance on the successful development of a Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan, and the subsequent Annual Status Reports and Biennial Updates required under the HWRP program:
  2. Guidance on how to complete and submit an Annual Status Report (ASR) or Biennial Update (BU) subsequent to the initial Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan (HWRP). DEC presented this 50-minute webinar on May 23, 2018. Slides are available here:
  3. The NYS Pollution Prevention Institute (P2I) and DEC presented a 50-minute webinar on March 8, 2017 and the link to the recording is below. The presentation emphasizes how being preventative, rather than reactive, is a win-win due to the high costs and multiple risks associated with managing hazardous waste:

Forms and templates:

  1. Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan Fillable Form (PDF, 1 MB) - Please use this PDF form to complete your initial Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan. Save it to your computer to fill it out. Once it's completed, email it to hw.reductionplanning@dec.ny.gov .
  2. Annual Status Report Fillable Form (PDF, 594 KB) - Please use this PDF form when you need to complete your Annual Status Report (ASR). Save it to your computer to fill it out. Once it's completed, email it to hw.reductionplanning@dec.ny.gov .
  3. Biennial Update Fillable Form (PDF, 615 KB) - Please use this PDF form when you need to complete your Biennial Update (BU). Save it to your computer to fill it out. Once it's completed, email it to hw.reductionplanning@dec.ny.gov .
  4. Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan template - This template serves as an outline with guidance on how to format your HWRP and what to include in each section. Please refer to this if you have trouble using the Fillable form as noted in # 3 above.
  5. Tables 1 and 2 - This is an excel document which you can use to submit your tables along with your HWRP or ASR or BU. Please only use this document if you have trouble using the forms referenced in #'s 3, 4 and/or 5 above.

Helpful links:

  1. Guidance Document on how to complete a Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan, Annual Status Report and Biennial Update.
  2. The NYS Pollution Prevention Institute (P2I) is a great resource that can assist you with reducing your hazardous waste streams. For more information on the P2I (link leaves DEC website), including contact information, please visit their website.
  3. EPA Safer Choice (link leaves DEC website) helps consumers, businesses, and purchasers find products that perform and are safer for human health and the environment.
  4. Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (Mass TURI) Cleaner Solutions Database (link leaves DEC website).
  5. The Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) is an association of state, local, and tribal governments that promotes a clean environment, healthy communities, and a vital economy through the development and use of safer chemicals and products.

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