The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is updating its Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS) and Chemical Bulk Storage (CBS) rules. The PBS and CBS programs regulate facilities storing small to large quantities of petroleum and other chemicals, and related spills and releases of petroleum and hazardous substances. The purpose of the updates is to harmonize the state programs with the federal regulations, as well as to provide more consistency between the state programs.
The deadline to submit public comments has been extended to December 6, 2021. The express terms of the proposed PBS rule can be found here: Part 613 and the proposed CBS rule here: Part 597 and Part 598.
Some key highlights of the proposed changes to the PBS and CBS rules include:
We will continue to monitor developments and provide updates on the rule changes.