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Mar

2017

Get Ready!

The next comment period for the Proposed Part 360 Regulations will be here soon!

Spring is coming and so is the second public comment period on the Proposed New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Part 360 regulations. 
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Dec

2016

Money is Still Available from the E-Waste Reimbursement Grants

Author: Luann Meyer
Did you miss the opportunity this past fall to submit your expenses for electronic wastes to the NYSDEC for reimbursement?  Good news – only $1.2 million in grant requests were received in October, leaving almost $1.8 million available for a second chance opportunity for municipalities. DEC will accept applications for second chance opportunity funding from January 2 through January 31, 2017. The funding is available for up to 50% of a municipalities e-waste expenses. 
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Oct

2016

NYSDEC Reviews Proposed Part 360 Comments at Solid Waste Conference

Summary and revised regulations targeted for April 2017 release

If you have been following the proposed changes to New York’s 6 NYCRR Part 360 solid waste management regulations, you are aware that the public comment period on the draft regulations closed on September 13, 2016.  On October 3rd, 2016 at the New York State Association for Solid Waste Management (NYSASWM) Fall Conference, the NYSDEC Regulatory Team provided a summary of the comments received, some insight on possible revisions, and a possible timeline for issuance of the final regulations.
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8

Aug

2016

NYS Potential Legislation Likely to Impact Large Food Waste Generators

Author: Luann Meyer

Food waste prevention, recovery and recycling are a topic of high interest globally, nationally and state-wide. United Nations leaders set a specific target in September 2015 to “halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer level, and reduce food losses along production and supply chains by 2030” as part of 17 new comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals (UNDP, 2015). A week prior, the Obama administration set a national reduction food waste goal of 50 percent by 2030 (USDA, 2015).

To meet federal goals and put the U.S. on track of meeting this lofty 2030 goal, both federal and state initiatives will be necessary.
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May

2016

Update on the Revisions to New York’s Part 360 Solid Waste Regulations

It has been a few months since my last update on the proposed revisions to New York’s Part 360 Regulations. During this time, public information meetings have been held across the State and there have been numerous discussions with various stakeholders. The recent Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations conference in Bolton Landing held on May 15-18, 2016 had a special session for the Associations to provide a statement regarding the proposed regulations.  The following summary provides a highlight of current concerns being raised and the next steps in the process.  Previous blog posts on this subject which summarize many of the proposed changes can be found here.

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