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DEC's regulations are found within Title 6 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR). Title 6 is divided into 10 Chapters, listed below. Follow those links for a breakdown of Parts within each Chapter. DEC's online regulations are published on a separate website provided by WestlawNext.

Note: DEC's regulations on the Westlaw site are updated with changes as of July 15, 2020. Check our Proposed Regulations page for a list of all regulatory changes that have happened within the past year.

Learn how New York's laws and regulations protect people and the environment.

6 NYCRR Chapter Index: New York's Environmental Regulations

Disclaimer

The links to the various Parts of our regulations go to a compilation on the WestlawNext website. While they are believed to be accurate, they are not certified copies of the regulations and therefore should not be relied upon for legal interpretation.

Also, DEC's website contains links to various guidance documents and summaries of regulations that are not the regulations themselves.

The official written regulations published by the Department of State are the official source for NYSDEC regulations. To ensure that you are viewing the most current regulations, check the weekly New York State Register for recent rule adoptions that have not yet been published in the unofficial online NYCRR.

The navigational links, headers, and footers on each page are not part of the official language of the regulation, but have been provided for the convenience of the user.

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In writing about a regulation, cite as "6 NYCRR Part __" or "6 NYCRR §__".

Contacts for DEC Regulations

For general program regulatory information, please see the contact information below.

Division of Air Resources

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Air Resources
Bureau of Quality Assurance
625 Broadway, Albany, N.Y. 12233-3258
Telephone: (518) 402-8401
E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov

Division of Environmental Remediation

Hazardous Waste Program Fees (Part 483)

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
Bureau of Program Management
625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7012
(518) 402-9764
E-mail: derweb@dec.ny.gov

Environmental Remediation Programs (Part 375)
Chemical Bulk Storage Regulations (Parts 596-599)
Petroleum Bulk Storage Regulations (Part 613)
Major Oil Storage Facility Regulations (Part 610)

Environmental Priorities and Procedures in Petroleum Cleanup and Removal (Part 611)

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
Bureau of Technical Support
625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7020
(518) 402-9543
E-mail: derweb@dec.ny.gov

Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (Parts 370-374, 376)

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
Bureau of Technical Support
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7020
Telephone: (518) 402-9543
E-mail: hwregs@dec.ny.gov

Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Radioactive Materials (Part 380)
Cleanup Criteria for Remediation of Sites Contaminated with Radioactive Materials (Part 384)

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
Remedial Bureau A
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7255
Telephone: (518) 402-9625
E-mail: mailto:Regs.Rediation@dec.ny.gov

Division of Fish and Wildlife

Fisheries Regulations
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Bureau of Fisheries
625 Broadway 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-4753
Telephone: (518) 402-8890
E-Mail: fwfish@dec.ny.gov

Habitat and Environmental Protection Regulations
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Bureau of Ecosystem Health
625 Broadway 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-4756
Telephone: 518-402-8920
E-mail: FW.Habitat@dec.ny.gov

Wildlife Regulations
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Bureau of Wildlife
625 Broadway 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-4754
Telephone: 518-402-8883
E-mail: wildlife@dec.ny.gov or fw.information@dec.ny.gov

Division of Lands and Forests

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Bureau of Forest Resource Management
625 Broadway 5th Floor
Albany, N.Y. 12233
Telephone: 518-402-9428
E-mail: landsforests@dec.ny.gov

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Bureau of Forest Preserve and Conservation Easements
625 Broadway 5th Floor
Albany, N.Y. 12233
Telephone: 518-473-9518
E-mail: catskillpark@dec.ny.gov, adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov, conservationeasements@dec.ny.gov

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Bureau of Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
625 Broadway 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12233
Telephone: (518) 402-9425
E-mail: isinfo@dec.ny.gov , foresthealth@dec.ny.gov

Division of Marine Resources

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Marine Resources
205 Belle Meade Road
East Setauket, NY 11733
Telephone: (631) 444-0430
Email: fw.marine@dec.ny.gov

Division of Materials Management

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Materials Management
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7250
Telephone: (518) 402-8678
E-mail: SolidWasteRegulations@dec.ny.gov

Regulation and Technical Guidance Contacts:

Bureau of Permitting and Planning
518-402-8678
E-mail: swpermit@dec.ny.gov

Bureau of Waste Reduction and Recycling
518-402-8706
E-mail: recycling@dec.ny.gov

Bureau of Pesticides Management
518-402-8788
E-mail: pestmgt@dec.ny.gov

Division of Mineral Resources

Oil, Gas and Solution Salt Mining Regulatory Program (Parts 550-559)

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Mineral Resources
Bureau of Oil & Gas Permitting and Management
625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-6500
(518) 402-8056
E-mail: oilgas@dec.ny.gov

Mined Land Reclamation Program (Parts 420-425)

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Mineral Resources
Bureau of Resource Development and Reclamation
625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-6500
(518) 402-8072
E-mail: dmn.mining@dec.ny.gov

Division of Water

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Water
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3500
Telephone: (518) 402-8221
E-mail: water.regs@dec.ny.gov