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Air Pollution - Recently Proposed and Adopted Regulations & Policies

Proposed Adoptions

Proposed DAR-21: Economic and Technical Analysis for Variances pursuant to Subdivision 222.5(a) of Part 222

The Department is proposing DAR-21, Economic and Technical Analysis for Variances pursuant to Subdivision 222.5(a) of Part 222, to establish the procedures for applying for source-specific variances under Part 222.

Proposed Subpart 225-2 Fuel Composition and Use- Waste Oil as a Fuel, and Part 200 General Provisions

The Department is proposing revisions to 6 NYCRR Subpart 225-2, Fuel Composition and Use - Waste Oil as a Fuel to regulate the burning of waste oils in combustion, incineration, and process sources throughout New York State. The Department is also adding the definition for "residual oil" to 6 NYCRR Part 200.

Proposed DAR-1: Guidelines for the Control of Toxic Ambient Air Contaminants Under Part 212

The Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing to amend DAR-1: Guidelines for the Control of Toxic Ambient Air Contaminants Under Part 212, to update the policy which outlines the procedures for evaluating the emissions of criteria and non-criteria air contaminants from process operations in New York State.

Recent Adoptions

Adopted Part 232 Dry Cleaning Facilities - Effective date: March 10, 2018

The Department has repealed 6 NYCRR Part 232, Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities, and replaced it with a new Part 232, entitled, Dry Cleaning Facilities, which will regulate facilities that operate alternative solvent and/or perchloroethylene (perc) dry cleaning equipment. The updated regulation will improve compliance, reduce emissions and bring New York's regulation up to date with current federal requirements.

Adopted Subpart 482-2 Operating Program Fees - Effective date: June 28, 2017

This regulation establishes the fee to be paid by all facilities that are subject to the requirements of Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act (Act).

Adopted Part 222, Distributed Generation Sources - Effective date: December 1, 2016

This regulation establishes NOx and PM emission limits for distributed generation sources that are not subject to Subpart 227-2 (NOx RACT rule).


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