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NY Superfund Program
The Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Site Law (ECL §27-1301 et seq.) is the New York state superfund (SSF) program. NYSDEC has promulgated regulations implementing the state superfund program at 6 NYCRR 375.
Both the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the Department of Health have the responsibility to ensure that the risks posed by inactive hazardous waste disposal sites are properly evaluated and addressed. The
While the NY SSF is similar to the federal superfund program known formally as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), there are significant differences between the SSF and CERCLA.
Click here for more information about the process of listing a site on the Registry.
Click here for more information on the classification scheme for Registry sites.
Click here for more information on the SSF investigation and remedial process.
Click here for information on the liable parties under the SSF.
Click here more more information on the NYSDEC information gathering authority under the SSF.
To review our law school lecture presentation on the NY SSF, click here.
Dry cleaners are one of the more common categories of sites that have been placed on the Registry. Approximately 200 dry cleaner sites have been placed on the Registry or are potential Registry sites though NYSDEC has estimated that more than 1,000 dry cleaner sites may be contaminated. Click here for a list of known and suspected contaminated dry cleaner sites in New York.