Posts marked "Solid Waste"

On Wednesday, November 15 at 9:00 a.m., Sive, Paget & Riesel will host Manufacturer Obligations Under New York’s E-Waste Law, a live workshop.  The event, which will also be webcast by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), will feature presentations by SPR associate Maggie Macdonald as well as by representatives of ELI and the New York … Read Post


After 18 months of public comment and revisions to its solid waste regulations, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) has published the finalized version of the regulations, which will take effect on November 4, 2017. DEC’s solid waste management regulations – codified in 6 NYCRR Part 360 – govern the reuse, recycling, transportation, and … Read Post


Earlier this month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration released its Methane Reduction Plan (the “Plan”), setting forth 25 priority actions to reduce methane emissions as part of New York State’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050, as compared to 1990 levels. While the State continues its efforts … Read Post


Earlier this year, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC” or “Department”) released proposed revisions to the state’s Solid Waste Management Facilities regulations for public comment. These regulations set design standards and operational criteria for solid waste management facilities in New York. Last week, the New York State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section (“Section”) … Read Post


Last March, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) proposed significant changes to New York State’s solid waste management regulations, set forth in 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 360 et seq. Among the proposed amendments, DEC included a section addressing the reuse of historic fill and another section that modifies the process for obtaining Beneficial … Read Post


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) recently proposed sweeping changes to its regulations governing the reuse, recycling, transportation, and disposal of solid waste.  These solid waste management regulations – codified in 6 NYCRR Part 360 – have not been substantially modified since 1992. The proposed changes are intended to update the regulations … Read Post


The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is currently accepting public comments on a proposed rule overhauling the regulation of hazardous waste generators under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The proposal draws on over 30 years of experience from EPA, the regulated community, and other stakeholders, and attempts to clarify a notoriously complex statutory … Read Post


Earlier this year, the New York City Department of Sanitation adopted a rule that prohibits leaving electronic waste out for collection with regular trash or recyclables. This rule goes into effect on March 20, 2015, at which time violators will become liable for a civil penalty of $100 per violation.  Electronic waste covered under the … Read Post


Changes are happening in the electronic equipment recycling field; by next year, these changes will significantly affect recyclers, municipalities, property managers, and even individual homeowners.  These include, most notably, an absolute ban on disposing electronic equipment throughout New York State and national changes to the R2 Responsible Recycling and e-Stewards standards, which affect recyclers nationwide. … Read Post


In an eventful month for parkland alienation cases in New York City, two recent state court decisions interpreted different issues pertinent to the public trust doctrine, which requires approval from the New York State legislature before parkland may be alienated for non-park uses. The rulings from New York State Supreme Court justices in Manhattan and … Read Post