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Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan Resources

Fact Sheets

NYSDEC's Pollution Prevention (P2) Unit is offering guidance and resources for finding alternatives to reduce environmental, health, and safety impacts associated with solvents. View the fact sheet here (PDF, 164 KB)

In addition, the P2 unit is offering guidance and resources on hazardous wastewater reductions. View the fact sheet here (PDF, 167KB)

Webinars

  1. NYSDEC's Pollution Prevention (P2) Unit HWRP team and staff from the RCRA Compliance and Technical Support Section conducted a joint webinar on May 13, 2020 on an HWRP refresher and updates to FedReg 5 and FedReg 6 under RCRA.
  2. NYSDEC and The NYS Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) presented a 1-hour webinar on May 21, 2019 and the link to the recording is below. NYSP2I present case studies involving hazardous waste reductions at facilities that generate hazardous waste. DEC provides an overview and program updates of the Hazardous Waste Reduction Planning Program.
    • Recorded Webinar (Skip to approx. minute 11:50 to find beginning of recorded webinar; link leaves DEC's website and opens a webinar. This will take some time to open)
    • PowerPoint slides only (PDF, 2.3 MB)
  3. Guidance on how to complete and submit a Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan (HWRP). DEC presented this 50-minute webinar on May 24, 2017 and it provides assistance on the successful development of a Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan, and the subsequent Annual Status Reports and Biennial Updates required under the HWRP program:
  4. NYSDEC and the NYSP2I presented a 50-minute webinar on March 8, 2017 and the link to the recording is below. The presentation emphasizes how being preventative, rather than reactive, is a win-win due to the high costs and multiple risks associated with managing hazardous waste:

Forms

  1. Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan Fillable Form (PDF, 1.83 MB) - Please use this PDF form to complete your initial Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan. Save the form to your computer prior to filling it out. Once it's completed, email it to hw.reductionplanning@dec.ny.gov .
  2. Annual Status Report Fillable Form (PDF, 474 KB) - Please use this PDF form when you need to complete your Annual Status Report (ASR). Save the form to your computer prior to filling it out. Once it's completed, email it to hw.reductionplanning@dec.ny.gov .
  3. Biennial Update Fillable Form (PDF, 1.58 MB) - Please use this PDF form when you need to complete your Biennial Update (BU). Save the form to your computer prior to filling it out. Once it's completed, email it to hw.reductionplanning@dec.ny.gov .
  4. Tables 1 and 2 - This is an excel document which you can use to submit your tables along with your HWRP or ASR or BU. Note: These tables are included as part of the fillable forms noted in items 1 - 3. You may use this document if you are submitting a HWRP, ASR or BU without using the fillable forms.

NYS Pollution Prevention Institute

Note: All links in this section leave the DEC website.

The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) has worked with numerous companies throughout NY state to assist them in reducing their generation of hazardous waste. Several case studies and promising technologies may be found in their searchable database.

NYSP2I presents a webinar on Best Practices for Sustainable Manufacturing.


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