State Spotlight: NY Dept of Conservation

Environmental Compliance, Pollution Prevention and Self-Assessment Guide for Vehicle Maintenance Shops: This vehicle maintenance compliance guide is offered by the Pollution Prevention Unit of the DEC to assist businesses and institutions in New York State with environmental regulations, better waste management and waste minimization methods. It was developed as a supplement to the manual Environmental Compliance and Pollution Prevention for Small Quantity Generators, which is intended for any small and medium size business and institutions that generates hazardous waste. If your business or institution generates hazardous waste, that manual will give you a good overview of the hazardous waste regulations along with a summary of other environmental regulations that may pertain to your operation.
Read more…
Environmental Compliance Guide for Auto Body Shops: All auto body shops must comply with many environmental laws and regulations that can be difficult to understand and that are often not written for any one particular industry. This guide has been written specifically for the auto body repair industry to help auto body shops understand and comply with these environmental laws and regulations. This guide also provides information regarding best management practices, pollution prevention and energy efficiency that can help shops further minimize human health risks and environmental impacts, and save money.
This guide is also designed to help auto body shops complete a new Environmental Report Form for Auto Body Shops required for most shops under a new program called the Auto Body Shops Environmental Results Program (ERP).
Read more…
For additional state-specific information, click here or contact:
Ombudsman –
Patricia Driscoll
NYS SBEO Manager
Environmental Service Unit
Empire State Development
30 S. Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12245
518-292-5802 (F)
Small Business Environmental Assistance Program –
Harry Ching, PE
Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207
518-402-8562 (F)
800-780-7227 (state)
Click here for more information.
(February 2011)

Written by CCAR