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Regulations for Organic Recycling Facilities

These are brief summaries of the regulatory criteria for organics recycling facilities and 6NYCRR Part 361 should be read for the complete regulatory citation and criteria.

Anaerobic Digestion

Animal Feed

Composting

Fermentation

Land Application

Mulch Processing Facilities

Other Organics Recycling Facilities

Storage Facilities (Note: This is for the storage of waste destined for land application)

Summary of 6NYCRR Part 361-3: Anaerobic Digestion
Anaerobic Digestion Level of Regulatory Oversight Regulatory Citation
On site Exempt 361-3.3(a)(1)
Animal manure and bedding Exempt 361-3.3(a)(2)
≤1,000 lbs or ≤1 cubic yard, whichever is greater, of SSO per week Exempt 361-3.3(a)(3)
Located on a CAFO or farm with CNMP (non-manure waste ≤50% & no sanitary waste accepted) Exempt 361-3.3(a)(4)
<50 tons of waste per day, no sanitary waste Registration 361-3.3(b)(1)
Located on a CAFO or farm with CNMP (non-manure waste >50% & no sanitary waste accepted) Registration 361-3.3(b)(1)
>50 tons of waste per day Permit 361-3.3(d) & (e)
Biosolids Permit 361-3.3(d) & (e)
Summary of 6NYCRR Part 361-3: Animal Feed
Animal Feed Level of Regulatory Oversight Regulatory Citation
On site Exempt 361-3.5(a)(1)
Accepts bread and other similar grain products (spent brewery grains, etc.) Exempt 361-3.5(a)(2)
≤1,000 lbs or ≤1 cubic yard of food scraps per week, whichever is greater Exempt 361-3.5(a)(3)
>1,000 lbs or >1 cubic yard of food scraps per week, whichever is greater Registration 361-3.5(b)
Summary of 6NYCRR Part 361-3: Composting
Composting Level of Regulatory Oversight Regulatory Citation
On site (except sludges and animal carcasses) Exempt 361-3.2(a)(1) & 360.14(b)(1)(ii) & (iii)
Home Composting Exempt 361-3.2(a)(1)
≤1,000 lbs or ≤1 cubic yard, whichever is greater, of SSO per week Exempt 361-3.2(a)(2)
≤ 3,000 cubic yards of yard trimmings per year Exempt 361-3.2(a)(3)
Animal carcasses on a farm (≤10 if non-CAFO) Exempt 361-3.2(a)(4)
Animal mortalities generated on state or municipally owned properties Exempt 361-3.2(a)(5)
Animal manure and bedding or crop residues Exempt 361-3.2(a)(6)
Located on a CAFO (no sanitary waste) Exempt 361-3.2(a)(7)
>3,000 - ≤10,000 cubic yards of yard trimmings per year Registration 361-3.2(b)(1)
≤5,000 cubic yards or ≤2,500 wet tons, whichever is less, of SSO per year Registration 361-3.2(b)(2)
Roadkill animals or routine animal mortalities Registration 361-3.2(b)(3)
AD Digestate (if allowed under 361-3.3) Registration 361-3.2(b)(4)
>10,000 cubic yards of yard trimmings per year Permit 361-3.2(d) & (e)
>5,000 cubic yards or >2,500 wet tons, whichever is less, of SSOW per year Permit 361-3.2(d) & (e)
Biosolids Permit 361-3.2(d) & (e)
Summary of 6NYCRR Part 361-3: Fermentation
Fermentation Level of Regulatory Oversight Regulatory Citation
On Site Exempt 361-3.4(a)(1)
≤1,000 lbs or ≤1 cubic yard of SSO per week, whichever is greater Exempt 361-3.4(a)(2)
<10 tons of SSO per day Registration 361-3.4(b)(1)
≥10 tons of SSO per day Permit 361-3.4(d) & (e)
Summary of 6NYCRR Part 361-2: Land Application
Land Application and Associated Storage Facilities Level of Regulatory Oversight Regulatory Citation
Animal manure and associated bedding material Exempt 361-2.2(a)
Recognizable food processing waste Exempt 361-2.2(b)
Fish-related material generated from a NYS owned or licensed fish hatchery Exempt 361-2.2(c)
Food processing waste on a CAFO Exempt 361-2.2(d)
Leaves and/or grass Exempt 361-2.2(e)
Non-recognizable food processing waste (NFPW) Registration 361-2.3(c)
Papermill Residuals Registration 361-2.3(c)
Septage from a single hauler using not more than two vehicles Registration 361-2.3(d)
Composting toilet residuals Registration 361-2.3(d)
Sewage sludge (biosolids) Permit
361-2.4 & 361-2.5
Industrial waste Permit 361-2.4 & 361-2.5
Summary of 6NYCRR Part 361-4: Mulch Processing Facilities
Mulch Processing Facilities Level of Regulatory Oversight Regulatory Citation
On site Exempt 360.14
Tree debris disposal facility as specified in 363-2.1(g) Exempt 361-4.2(a)
<10,000 cubic yards total (includes incoming material, processed material and storage) Exempt 361-4.2(b)
Storm debris (yard trimmings and wood debris) management from a Governor designated disaster area Exempt 361-4.2(c)
Management of material subject to invasive species regulations (e.g. Emerald Ash Borer) or other disease organism restrictions or quarantines Exempt 361-4.2(d)
>10,000 - <25,000 cubic yards on site (includes incoming material, processed material and storage) Registration 361-4.3(a)
>25,000 cubic yards on site (includes incoming material, processed material and storage) Permit 361-4.4, 361-4.5 & 361-4.6
Summary of 6NYCRR Part 361-3: Other Organics Recycling Facilities
Other Organics Recycling Facilities Level of Regulatory Oversight Regulatory Citation
On site Exempt 361-3.6(a)(1)
Animal manure and bedding Exempt 361-3.6(a)(2)
≤1,000 lbs or ≤1 cubic yard, whichever is greater, of SSO per week Exempt 361-3.6(a)(3)
Located on a CAFO and non manure is ≤50%, by volume, of annual waste (no sanitary waste) Exempt 361-3.6(a)(4)
<10 tons of SSO per day Registration 361-3.6(b)(1) & 361-3.6(c)
≥10 tons of SSO per day Permit 361-3.6(d) & 361-3.6(e)
Biosolids Permit 361-3.6(d) & 361-3.6(e)
Summary of 6NYCRR Part 361-2: Storage Facilities (Note: Storage Facility for waste destined for land application)
Storage Facilities Level of Regulatory Oversight Regulatory Citation
Storage of recognizable food processing waste (<20 cubic yards) Exempt 361-2.2(b)
Storage of food processing waste and manure on a CAFO ( ≤50% non-manure waste) Exempt 361-2.2(d)
Storage of recognizable food processing waste (>20 cubic yards) Registration 361-2.3(a)
Storage of manure and food processing waste or food scraps Registration 361-2.3(b)
Storage of septage from a single transporter using no more than two vehicles Registration 361-2.3(e)
Storage of composting toilet residuals Registration 361-2.3(e)
Storage Permit 361-2.6 & 361-2.7