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Revised Regulations: Bulk Storage of Petroleum and Chemicals; Management of Used Oil

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6 NYCRR Parts 595-599, 612-614, 370, 374-2

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) revised regulations for the bulk storage of petroleum (Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS)) and chemicals (Chemical Bulk Storage (CBS)) and for the management of used oil. DEC has revised these regulations to reflect changes in State laws and federal laws and regulations. The PBS and CBS revisions are effective October 11, 2015; the used oil revisions are effective November 10, 2015.

NOTE: 6 NYCRR Part 597 was subsequently amended and final rule effective March 3, 2017.
The amendments under this rule making finalized the (1) addition of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA-acid), ammonium perfluorooctanoate (PFOA-salt), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS-acid), and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS-salt) to the list of hazardous substances at 6 NYCRR Section 597.3; (2) allowance for continued use of firefighting foam that may contain PFOA-acid, PFOA-salt, PFOS-acid or PFOS-salt to fight fires (but not for training or any other purposes) on or before April 25, 2017 even if such use may result in the release of a reportable quantity (RQ), which is otherwise prohibited; and (3) correction to the list of hazardous substances by providing units for RQs.

Regulatory Documents for Petroleum Bulk Storage and Used Oil

Regulatory Documents for Chemical Bulk Storage

Document Repositories for Review of the Technical Standards

The technical standards documents may also be inspected at the following DEC offices, by calling the noted contact for an appointment.

  • Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Attention: Russ Brauksieck (518) 402-9553
  • Region 1, SUNY, Building #40, Stony Brook, NY 11790, Attention: Karen Gomez (631) 444-0320
  • Region 2, Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Attention: Leszek Zielinski (718) 482-6455
  • Region 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Attention: Ed Moore (845) 256-3137
  • Region 4, 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Attention: Lynn Winterberger (518) 357-2374
  • Region 5, 1115 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 13601, Attention: Russ Huyck (518) 897-1242
  • Region 6, State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Attention: Gary McCullouch (315) 785-2513
  • Region 7, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Attention: Dick Brazell (315) 426-7523
  • Region 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Attention: Pete Miller (585) 226-5427
  • Region 9, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202, Attention: Greg Sutton (716) 851-7220

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