NY proposes changes to solid waste regulations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York regulators are taking public comments on proposed changes to solid waste management rules.

The Department of Environmental Conservation launched a comprehensive revision of solid waste regulations in February 2016. The initial proposal included changes to deal with illegal disposal of construction and demolition debris and stronger oversight of mulch processing facilities.

Revisions made in response to public comments include stronger prohibitions on disposal of liquid waste from oil and gas production.

Revisions also include enhanced tracking of construction and demolition debris from New York city, and reducing environmental impacts from large compost and mulch facilities.

Comments on the proposed rulemaking will be accepted at a public hearing on July 13 at DEC's headquarters in Albany, or by email.

© 2017 Associated Press


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