As of November 1st, 2018, a new subsection to the New York City (NYC) Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Community Right to Know Regulations has been adopted to address additional safety issues and spill prevention measures for how hazardous substances are sited and stored. The new rule focuses on portable containers and how they are stored during extreme weather events, due to past emergency response issues.
The following key definitions, among others, have been amended:
The amended subsection (b) of Section 41-11 of Title 15 Chapter 41 covers the risk reduction program and has slight changes to the wording of the regulation.
For facilities located in the Special Flood Hazard Area, the rule sets stricter regulations regarding portable containers and their storage.
The DEP has authorization to perform inspections and issues summonses for violations to ensure facilities are complying with the new rules.
Walden has extensive knowledge with the annual Right-to-know filing process. If you need help understanding the new rules, contact one of Walden’s specialist to schedule an inspection and to ensure that your facility complies with the new subsection.
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