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Proposed Hazardous Waste Revisions

Written public comments will be accepted through Monday, August 26, 2019

DEC is proposing to revise the 6 NYCRR Parts 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, and 376 regulations to incorporate thirty-eight (38) federal rules and approximately eighty (80) state-initiated changes.

This proposal contains certain federal changes from January 2002 through April 2015, including the federal Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Rules from 1999 to 2008 and several state-initiated changes.

  • This consolidated rulemaking will adopt changes to the hazardous waste regulations from 1999 to 2015, with certain conforming changes through November 28, 2016.
  • In 2009, DEC conducted an Initial public outreach of the potential amendments to the Hazardous Waste Management regulations.
  • The hazardous waste management regulations were initially released as a "Draft for Consideration" (DFC) in 2015 to provide opportunities for public participation in the rulemaking process by informing stakeholders about the amendments, identify any major issues to be addressed, and allow DEC to obtain informal public comments before the draft regulations were formally proposed and published in the Department of State's State Register.
  • Comments received during the comment period were taken into consideration in the drafting of these proposed regulations.
  • List of federal rules with brief descriptions (PDF) (53 KB)
  • List of state-initiated changes and correction of errors (PDF) (86 KB)

Hearing & Outreach Information


A public hearing for the proposed rule will be held as follows at a location that is reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility:

Date: 8/19/2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B, Albany, NY 12233

NYS DEC will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by August 12, 2019 to: Michelle Ching, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7256; Phone (518) 402-8651; E-mail:

It is requested that oral statements also be submitted in writing. NYS DEC will give equal weight to written and oral statements.

Public Availability Session

A public availability session will be held prior to the hearing for this rulemaking.

Date: 8/19/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B, Albany, NY 12233


A public information webinar will be held prior to the hearing for this rulemaking.

Date: 8/6/2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

You must register for this webinar in order to attend (Link leaves DEC's website).

Proposed Regulations

The regulations were proposed for adoption on June 12th, 2019 and are available below:

Other Rulemaking Documents

Document Repository

The documents may also be inspected at NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233. Please call Michelle Ching for an appointment at (518) 402-8651.

Submit Written Comments

The comment period will close on August 26, 2019.

Email: (Include "Comments on FedReg5" in the subject line of the email)


Michelle Ching
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7256


Please contact Michelle Ching at or (518) 402-8651, if you have any questions.