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Governor Cuomo Announces $3 Million Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants - 11/17/2016 (link leaves DEC's website.)

The Environmental Justice Report

Welcome to The Environmental Justice Report! The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) produces this newsletter to keep residents informed of initiatives within the agency that are important to the community.

Fact Sheets

DEC Proposes Changes on Air Regulation - 6 NYCRR Subpart 225-2, Fuel Composition and Use - Waste Oils as a Fuel

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Division of Air Resources is responsible for maintaining the air quality throughout the state. We do so, partly, by issuing permits to facilities and taking enforcement actions against those that violate the conditions of their permit. Likewise, we have various New York codes, rules and regulations that outline standards facilities must abide by.

One of the regulations pertaining to air resources and burning fuel is called 6 NYCRR Part 225-2, Fuel Composition and Use - Waste Fuels. DEC is proposing an overhaul of this regulation by simplifying the language and making it easier to implement. Proposed 6 NYCRR Subpart 225-2 will continue to affect facilities all across the state including those in environmental justice communities. Some of the major changes to this regulation are highlighted below:

DEC Proposes Changes on Air Regulation - 6 NYCRR Subpart 225-2, Fuel Composition and Use - Waste Oils as a Fuel (PDF, 77 KB)

Webinar Slides: Fuel Composition and Use 5/24/16 (PDF, 63.07 KB)