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DEC Meeting in Cortland to Discuss Hazardous Waste Changes

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The New York State DEC is hosting two public workshops in Cortland tomorrow (March 3) in order to discuss potential revisions upcoming to the state’s hazardous waste regulations.

Both meetings will be held at the agency’s local office at 1285 Fisher Avenue.

From 10:30 am to Noon, DEC officials will hold an in-depth discussion on the EPA’s Generator Improvements Rule, along with other state-initiated changes like stricter requirements on the storage of liquid hazardous waste and the creation of uniform large quantity generator requirements.

The second meeting from 1 pm to 2:30 pm and will get into the EPA’s Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule.

If you do not have internet access and would like to attend a workshop, please write to the address below or call (518) 402-8651.

DEC will hold a formal public comment period at a later date once it officially proposes the regulations.

Unofficial written comments can be submitted by e-mail to hwregs@dec.ny.gov. Please include “Comments on FedReg 6” in the subject line.

Comments can also be mailed to:

Michelle Ching, NYS DEC – Division of Materials Management
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7256

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