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Solid Waste Management Facilities (Part 360), Proposed Regulations

Comprehensive Revisions, Enhancements and Structure Changes

This proposed rulemaking is a comprehensive revision to existing regulations. The last comprehensive revisions to the regulations governing solid waste management in New York State occurred in 1993. In support of these regulatory changes a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) [PDF] (292 KB) has been prepared. The revisions include technical amendments and clarifications, as well as updated criteria needed due to legal and policy developments.

The existing regulations for solid waste management facilities are currently found in Part 360. A component of this proposed rulemaking is to subdivide the solid waste management facility regulations into groups that are similar in nature, such as facilities that recycle and recover materials. Therefore, the current Part 360 criteria will be found in Parts 360, 361, 362, 363, 365, and 366. In addition to the solid waste management facilities and activities currently regulated under Part 360, this proposed rulemaking includes revisions to regulations governing waste transportation (Part 364) and state assistance grants to municipalities related to solid waste management (Part 369). This rulemaking will also incorporate minor amendments to Parts 621 and Parts 370-374.

Proposed Part 360 Series Rulemaking Details:

New Express Terms

Supporting Documents

Document Repository

The proposed regulation and supporting rulemaking documents may also be inspected at NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233. Please call Melissa Treers for an appointment at (518) 402-8678.

Public Comments on Proposed Rules

Written comments on these draft regulations and DGEIS will be accepted from March 16, 2016 until 5:00 p.m. on July 15, 2016. Comments must be submitted to: SolidWasteRegulations@dec.ny.gov
or
Melissa Treers, P.E.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Materials Management
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7260
(518) 402-8678

Public Hearings

Public hearings regarding the proposed regulations and DGEIS will be held during the public comment period at the following times and locations.

  • June 2, 2016, 1:00 PM: Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center, 260 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
  • June 6, 2016, 1:00 PM: NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233
  • June 7, 2016, 1:00 PM: RIT Inn and Conference Center, Henrietta Ballroom, 5257 West Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14467

NOTE: The following additional public hearing has been added to the schedule:

  • June 9, 2016, 1:00 PM: NYSDEC Region 2 Office, 1 Hunter's Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

Public Workshops

Public workshops will also be held throughout the State within each of the nine DEC Regions. The three hour workshops will include a brief presentation by Department staff regarding the major changes included in the proposed rule, with the remaining time allocated to answering questions by workshop participants. The workshops are offered at the following times and locations:

  • April 13, 2016 - 2 sessions offered: 1:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-9:00 PM
    Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center, 260 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
  • April 18, 2016 - 2 sessions offered: 1:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-9:00 PM
    Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY 14043
  • April 20, 2016 - 2 sessions offered: 1:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-9:00 PM
    NYS DEC Region 4 Office - Schenectady, 1130 N. Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306
  • April 21, 2016 - One session offered: 6:00-9:00 PM
    NYS DEC Region 6 Office - Watertown,317 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601
  • April 22, 2016 - One session offered: 1:00-4:00 PM
    NYS DEC Region 6 Office - Utica, 207 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501
  • April 25, 2016 - 2 sessions offered: 1:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-9:00 PM
    RIT Inn and Conference Center, Seneca Ballroom, 5257 West Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14467
  • April 26, 2016 - 2 sessions offered: 1:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-9:00 PM
    NYS DEC Region 3 Office - New Paltz, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561
  • May 2, 2016 - 2 sessions offered: 1:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-9:00 PM
    1 Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
    PLEASE NOTE: Capacity at this location is limited. Registration is required for either session.
  • May 4, 2016 - 2 sessions offered: 1:00-4:00 PM and 5:30-8:30 PM
    Syracuse Center for Excellence, 727 East Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13244
  • May 5, 2016 - One session offered: 1:00-4:00 PM
    NYS DEC Region 5 Office - Ray Brook, 1115 Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977
  • May 12, 2016 - One session offered: 6:00-9:00 PM
    NYS DEC Region 5 Office - Warrensburg, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885

Questions

Please contact Melissa Treers at SolidWasteRegulations@dec.ny.gov or (518) 402-8678.


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