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Index of Standards, Criteria and Guidance (SCGs) for Investigation and Remediation of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites

The Division of Environmental Remediation (DER) performs environmental investigations and cleanup of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in accordance with the appropriate, relevant, and applicable requirements. This includes DER's regulations and guidance documents as well as regulations and guidance from other divisions within the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, other State Agencies and Departments and external agencies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA).

This page lists some of the Standards, Criteria and Guidance documents used in the remediation program. You can scroll through the entire list or click on a particular Division or Department on the bookmarks in the "On This Page" section to the right to find that Division's or Department's particular guidance and regulation(s) that applies to the New York State Remedial Program.

Division of Environmental Remediation SCGs
SCG Document Description
Remedial Guidance and Policy Documents Includes a listing of DER guidance.
6 NYCRR Part 364 - Waste Transporters Waste transporter permit requirements
6 NYCRR Part 370 - Hazardous Waste Management System: General Definitions of terms and general standards applicable to Parts 370-374 & 376
6 NYCRR Part 371 - Identification and Listing of Hazardous Wastes Hazardous waste determinations
6 NYCRR Part 372 - Hazardous Waste Manifest System and Related Standards for Generators, Transporters and Facilities Manifest system and record keeping, certain management standards
6 NYCRR Subpart 374-1 - Standards for the Management of Specific Hazardous Wastes and Specific Types of Hazardous Waste Management Facilities Requirements for recyclable materials, hazardous waste burned for energy recovery, used oil burned for energy recovery, precious metal recovery, spent lead acid battery reclamation
6 NYCRR Subpart 374-2 - Standards for the Management of Used Oil Regulates the management of used oil
6 NYCRR Subpart 373-2 - Final Status Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment Storage and Disposal Facilities Hazardous waste management standards (e.g., contingency plan; releases from SWMUs; closure/post-closure; container/management; tank management; surface impoundments; waste piles; landfills; incinerators; etc.)
6 NYCRR Subpart 373-3 - Interim Status Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Facilities Similar to 373-2
6 NYCRR Part 375 - Environmental Remediation Programs Requirements regarding remedial programs, private party programs, state funded programs, state assistance to municipalities
6 NYCRR Part 376 - Land Disposal Restrictions Identifies hazardous waste restricted from land disposal defines land disposal

Division of Materials Management SCGs

SCG Document Description
6 NYCRR Part 360 - Solid Waste Management Facilities Solid waste management facility requirements landfill closures; C&D landfill requirements; used oil; medical waste; etc.
6 NYCRR Subpart 373-4 - Facility Standards for the collection of household hazardous waste and hazardous waste from conditionally exempt small quantity generators Hazardous waste management standards collection of household hazardous waste hazardous waste from conditionally. except small quantity generators

Division of Water SCGs
SCG Document Description
Analytical Services Protocols Analytical procedures
Technical and Operational Guidance Series (TOGS) Includes a listing of DOW guidance including TOGS 1.1.1 Ambient Water Quality Standards and Guidance Values and Groundwater Effluent Limitations.
6 NYCRR Part 702.15(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) & (f) Empowers NYSDEC to apply and enforce guidance where there is no promulgated standard
6 NYCRR Part 700-706 - NYSDEC Water Quality Regulations for Surface Waters and Groundwater
700 - Definitions, Samples and Tests; 701 - Classifications Surface Waters and Groundwaters; 702 - Derivation and Use of Standards and Guidance Values; 703 - Surface Water and Groundwater Quality Standards and Groundwater Effluent Standards
6 NYCRR Part 750-757 - Implementation of NPDES Program in NYS Regulations regarding the SPDES program
Division of Fish and Wildlife and Marine Resources SCGs
SCG Document Description
Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resource Guide Presents hazardous material guidance including Fish and Wildlife impact Analysis and the Technical Screening of Contaminated Sediments
6 NYCRR Part 182 - Endangered & Threatened Species of Fish & Wildlife Lists endangered, threatened species and species of special concern and prohibits taking except under permit
6 NYCRR Part 608 - Use and Protection of Waters Protect certain classified streams permits for impoundments, structures, dredge, and fill
6 NYCRR Part 661 (Cp. 10) - Tidal Wetlands Land Use Regulations
Limit/preclude excavation, filling, regrading in vegetated tidal wetlands or portions of adjacent areas
6 NYCRR Part 663 - Freshwater Wetlands Permit Requirements
Procedural requirements for various activities in wetlands and adjacent areas and standards for permit issuance
6 NYCRR Part 664 - Freshwater Wetlands Maps and Classifications Depicts and delineates freshwater wetlands
6 NYCRR Part 665 - Local Government Implementation of the Freshwater Wetlands Act & Statewide Minimum Land - Use Regulations for Freshwater Wetlands Provides for optional local regulatory authority regarding use and development of freshwater wetlands
6 NYCRR Part 666 - Administration and Management of the Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers System in New York State Excepting the Adirondack Park Procedural requirements for administration and management of the wild, scenic and recreational rivers
Division of Environmental Permits SCGs
SCG Document Description
DEC Permits Guidance Listing of guidance for permits
6 NYCRR Part 621 - Uniform Procedures Permit processing requirements
Division of Air Resources SCGs
SCG Document Description
Air Guidance and Policy Documents Includes a listing of DAR guidance including Air guide One - Guidelines for the Control of Toxic Ambient Air Contaminants
6 NYCRR Part 200 (200.6) - General Provisions Prohibits contravention of AAQS or causes air pollution
6 NYCRR Part 201 - Permits and Registrations Prohibits construction and/or operation without a permit and/or certificate
6 NYCRR Part 211 (211.1) - General Prohibitions Prohibits emissions which are injurious to human, plant, or animal life or causes a nuisance
6 NYCRR Part 212 - General Process Emission Sources Establishes control requirements
6 NYCRR Part 227-1 - Stationary Combustion Installations Requirement for stationary combustion installations
6 NYCRR Part 231 - New Source Review in Non-attainment Areas and Ozone Transport Regions Requirements for non-attainment areas and ozone transport regions
6 NYCRR Part 257 - Air Quality Standards Applicable air quality standards

NYS Department of Health SCGs (see "Links Leaving DEC's Website" above right )
SCG Document Description
10 NYCRR Part 5 - Public Water Supplies Includes appendix 5-A Recommended Standards for Water Works and Appendix 5-B Standards for Water Wells.
Guidance for Evaluating Soil Vapor Intrusion in New York For use in exposure assessments for vapor intrusion
Chemicals in Sports Fish and Game Advisories of eating sportfish and game due to chemicals at levels of concern
10 NYCRR Part 170 - Sources of Water Supply Protecting public water supplies
Health and Safety in the Home, Work Place or Outdoors Includes guidance on indoor air, lead, radon, etc.
NYS Department of State SCGs (see "Links Leaving DEC's Website" above right )
SCG Document Description
Consistency Reviews Guidance to insure federal and state "actions" in coastal areas are consistent with Coastal Management Program
State Coastal Policies Policies regarding development in coastal areas
Part 600 - Department of State, Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act "Coastal Area" includes Lakes Erie and Ontario, the St. Lawrence and Niagara rivers, the Hudson river south of the federal dam at Troy, the East river, the Harlem river, the Kill van Kull and Arthur Kill, Long Island sound, and the Atlantic Ocean, etc.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SCGs (see "Links Leaving DEC's Website" above right )
SCG Document Description
Laws, Policy and Guidance for Federal Superfund Provides a listing of federal rules, regulations and guidance for the Superfund
National Contingency Plan Provides the organizational structure and procedures for preparing for and responding to discharges of oil and releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, and contaminants
Waste Cleanup and Risk Assessment Human health risk assessments

OSHA SCGs (see "Links Leaving DEC's Website" above right)
SCG Document Description
29 CFR Part 1910.120 - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Health and Safety

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers SCGs
(see "Links Leaving DEC's Website" above right)
SCG Document Description
Protection of Wetlands Minimize destruction, loss, or degradation of wetlands
33 USC 466 Section 404 - Clean Water Act Control disturbances in wetlands
33 CFR Parts 320 -330 - Regulatory Programs of the Corps of Engineers Wetlands permits
United States Miscellaneous SCGs (see "Links Leaving DEC's Website" above right)
SCG Document Description
16 USC 470 - National Historic Preservation Act Determine if site may have significance, mitigate impacts