Year End Regulatory Updates Part 1

Proposed Part 360 Regulations In early 2016, the NYSDEC proposed significant changes to New York State regulations regarding previously unregulated facilities, activities, and waste streams within the existing Part 360 solid waste management program. The proposed changes include modified permitting requirements for Transfer Stations, C&D Facilities, and Cooking Oil Processing Facilities. Based on comments received… Read More

The Importance of Building Permits

It was a foggy morning, and Engine Company 42 was on their way to a one alarm fire at XXX Warehouse. On the way to XXX, the senior Firefighter(FF) checked his online Department Data Base to get information about the facility, which he passed on to all the firefighters. After arrival at XXX, FF Jimmy… Read More

NYSDEC and NYCDEP New Regulations for Generators

NYSDEC has recently issued a new regulation (6NYCRR 222) for generators taking effect on December 1st 2016. The new regulation applies to generators with an output rating of: 200 horsepower (150kW) or greater in the New York City metropolitan area 400 horsepower (300kW) or greater outside the New York City metropolitan area The followings are… Read More

What You Need to Know About the NYC Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit

On August 1, 2015, the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued a new comprehensive Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit to NYC. This permit includes new requirements, which significantly expand the City’s obligation to reduce pollutants discharging to the MS4 system. The Permit requires NYC to develop a Storm water Pollution Prevention… Read More