Public hearings and workshops have been scheduled by the NYSDEC regarding the Solid Waste Regulations
The proposed rule-making 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. 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 rule-making is to subdivide the solid waste management facility regulations into groups that are similar in nature, such as facilities that recycle and recover materials. In addition to the solid waste management facilities and activities currently regulated under Part 360, this proposed rule-making includes revisions to regulations governing waste transportation (Part 364) and state assistance grants to municipalities related to solid waste management (Part 369).
Below are the scheduled dates and locations for the public informational meetings.
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
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.
Call Walden Environmental Engineering for any questions or advice on Solid Waste Regulations: 516.624.7200