Who Needs an NYC DEP Air Emissions Registration?

DEP Registration or Work Permit

NYCDEP Registration(s) for Air Emissions Sources How Does New York City Control Air Pollution? The New York City Air Pollution Control Code (APCC) (Chapter 1 of Title 24 of the NYC Administrative Code) regulates the emission into open air “of any harmful or objectionable substance” in order to “preserve, protect and improve the air resources… Read More

Cooling Tower and Evaporative Coolers Issues – What You Need to Know about Legionella Compliance in New York State

Legionnaire Pontiac Fever

Legionnaire’s Disease is Preventable Recent outbreaks of Legionellosis (Legionnaire’s disease) have been traced to the uncontrolled release of Legionella Bacteria in mists generated from operational cooling towers and evaporative coolers (cooling units). Respiring or breathing in this bacteria can result in a pneumonia-like infection of the lungs which can prove fatal for people with compromised… Read More

Dry Cleaners Regulatory Update – 6 NYCRR Part 232

The Environmental Impact of Dry Cleaners Historically, dry cleaning facilities have been hotbeds for subsurface contamination due to the solvents used in the dry cleaning process.  Chlorinated solvents are the chemicals most associated with dry cleaners and their environmental impact, namely perchloroethylene (PCE, or “perc”) and trichloroethylene (TCE).  Living near a former or current dry… Read More

NYSDEC Releases Long-awaited Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit

SPDES Permit

Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) (GP-0-17-004) Effective Until 2023. NYSDEC Releases Long-awaited Stormwater General Permit The most recent version of the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (GP-0-17-004) was published online by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) on February 20th, 2018 and becomes effective on March 1, 2018… Read More