Late Right-to-Know Filing

Failure to File Right-to-Know on Time So, you forgot to do your Right-to-Know filing, now what? Failing to submit your Right-to-Know Facility Inventory Form (FIF) with all accompanying documents will result in violation penalties. After the first violation, typically no more than 30 days will be provided in order to allow the business to correct… Read More

New GP (GP-0-20-001) for Construction Activities issued January 28, 2020

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC or Department) issued a new State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity (GP-0-20-001). The new permit has been effective starting January 29, 2020 and replaced the previous general permit, GP-0-15-002, which expired on January 28, 2020. Who needs a… Read More


March 1st is the last day to file for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Hazardous Waste Reports. All hazardous waste reports must be either filed electronically in the American Resource Management website or, if on-line submission is not an option, mailed to NYSDEC Division of Environmental Remediation. Who has to file? A… Read More

Make Sure To Submit Your NYC Community Right-to-Know Filing On Time!

What is NYC Community Right-to-Know? The New York City (NYC) Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regulates the storage, use and handling of hazardous substances, extremely hazardous substances and regulated toxic substances at or above the federal threshold planning quantities (TPQ) within all five NYC boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, or Staten Island) through its… Read More

Management of Airbags as per NYSDEC Enforcement Letter

In July 2019, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) issued an enforcement discretion letter regarding the management of vehicle airbags. This letter followed the United State Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) November 2018 final rule regarding the collection and disposal of recalled defective airbags manufactured by the Takata Corporation. The NYSDEC has not… Read More

Attention MS4’s: Plan Ahead for the June 1st Annual Report Deadline

As the new year begins, it’s that time again for municipalities to prepare the NYSDEC Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) annual reports to meet the State’s June 1st deadline! This reporting requirement applies to municipalities covered by NYSDEC’s General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (GP-0-15-003).  Municipalities that are subject… Read More