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Solid Waste Management Regulatory Revisions

Proposed Regulations Available for Public Comment

Proposed Part 351, Plastic Bag Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling

The proposed rule sets forth the requirements of Titles 27 and 28 of Article 27 of the Environmental Conservation Law with respect to the prohibition on the distribution of film plastic bags; allowable reusable bags; and the recycling of film plastic by stores. The regulations also address the related requirements for manufacturers. Written public comments will be accepted through Monday, February 3, 2020.

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Adoption of Final Rule: 6 NYCRR Parts 360-366 and 369, Solid Waste Management Part 360 Series Clarifications - Effective date: November 4, 2017

The Department has compiled Part 360 Series Clarifications in order to explain and clarify the recently revised Part 360 regulations. Two Enforcement Discretion Letters were signed on September 19, 2019 that address provisions of the Part 360 regulations. These letters replace previous Enforcement Discretion Letters issued on January 25, 2019 and October 10, 2018 and are in effect until either May 3, 2021 or until an amendment to the present rule is promulgated, whichever is earlier


More about Solid Waste Management Regulatory Revisions:

  • Proposed Part 351, Plastic Bag Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling - DEC is proposing a new 6 NYCRR Part 351 Plastic Bag Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling. The proposed rule sets forth the requirements of Titles 27 and 28 of Article 27 of the Environmental Conservation Law with respect to the prohibition on the distribution of film plastic bags; Allowable reusable bags; the recycling of film plastic by stores; and related requirements for manufacturers.
  • Parts 360-366 and 369, Solid Waste Management - The Department has compiled Part 360 Series Clarifications in order to explain and clarify the recently revised Part 360 regulations. Two Enforcement Discretion Letters were signed on September 19, 2019 that address provisions of the Part 360 regulations. These letters replace previous Enforcement Discretion Letters issued on January 25, 2019 and October 10, 2018 and are in effect until either May 3, 2021 or until an amendment to the present rule is promulgated, whichever is earlier.
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