Right-to-Know Filing is Due by March 1st

FRIENDLY REMINDER! It’s time to file New York City (NYC) Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Community Right to Know (RTK) annual Tier II reports. If you have a facility in NYC storing, handling or using hazardous substances or chemicals, make sure you file your RTK annual reports before the March 1st, 2022 deadline. WHAT IS… Read More

Increased Flood Insurance Rates for Property Owners

For most Long Island homeowners living in flood zones, recent updates to the Federal Flood Insurance Program have dramatically increased flood insurance rates. The revised program has been developed over a number of years, but officially went into effect in October 2021.   Since 1968, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program has calculated flood insurance premiums… Read More

NYSDEC Explains CLCPA with New Policy, DAR-21

On December 8, 2021, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) proposed policy document, DAR-21, titled “The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and Air Permit Applications.”   This policy outlines the requirements for CLCPA analyses developed by the Division of Air Resources (DAR) pursuant to Section 7(2) of the CLCPA… Read More

Giving Your Spray Booth Space

If your facility has a spray booth, it is important that you provide adequate clearance around it to ensure you’re in compliance with OSHA regulations. In most cases, that means that “each spray booth shall be separated from other operations by not less than 3 feet, or by a greater distance, or by such partition… Read More

CONTROLLING THE AIR QUALITY IN YOUR FACILITY: Meeting Permitting and Recordkeeping Requirements

State and local regulations govern the permissible levels of certain emissions. Those requirements dictate when a facility owner needs a permit. Permits and registrations are legal documents that facility owners and operators must follow. Air permitting requirements are largely dictated by environmental laws (rather than workplace safety laws). Federal, state and local agencies may each… Read More

Controlling the Air Quality in your Facility: How to Ensure You’re Meeting Applicable Requirements

There are a few primary instances when manufacturers should test their air quality: upon setting up a new operation or piece of equipment, to identify the source of any potential exposures to hazardous material, and to confirm that operations all meet regulatory requirements. Both the substances of concern and the circumstances will determine the appropriate… Read More