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Representing the Business of Chemistry

The New York State Chemistry Council is a statewide trade association that serves as the premier voice on chemicals, environmental, and health and safety issues that impact chemical companies and the industry at large in New York. We serve our members by providing legislative and regulatory advocacy, information, counsel and support, as well as help them respond to the initiatives and concerns of elected officials, regulators and community groups.

Did you know New York's chemical industry...

  • Is the third largest manufacturing industry in the state at $14.75B

  • Invests $386M to build and update equipment and facilities.

  • Is the 10th largest chemistry producing state in the nation.

  • Provides 16,162 direct jobs and 18,505 related jobs. 

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Latest News

⚠️New Rules for Petroleum Bulk Storage
and Chemical Bulk Storage⚠️
Effective October 2023

Adopted Rules:
📖 6 NYCRR Part 613, Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS) Regulations
📖 6 NYCRR Parts 597/598, Chemical Bulk Storage (CBS) Regulations

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) adopted amendments to 6 NYCRR Part 613 of the Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS) regulations and 6 NYCRR Parts 596-599 of the Chemical Bulk Storage (CBS) regulations, as published in the New York State Register on July 19, 2023.

These PBS and CBS rulemakings aim to harmonize existing New York State requirements with federal requirements (40 CFR Parts 280 and 302). CBS regulations are restructured so they are consistent with Federal 40 CFR Part 280 and the New York State PBS regulations.

📆 New requirements (financial assurance and operator training) will be effective on October 17, 2023   (90 days from publication in the State Register).

🔍 Dig Deeper:
Rulemaking and supporting rulemaking documents 

⚖️ NYSCC Joins Business Partners in
Request for a Veto of Lawsuit Bill 


NYSCC with its partners in the business community signed a coalition letter urging a veto of Consent to Jurisdiction legislation A7351/S7476. The bill essentially says that if you are registered to do business in New York, you are consenting to be sued in New York.

  • We expect the bill to be sent soon for consideration. 

  • The Business Council has signed on the coalition letter. 

  • The governor vetoed this bill in 2021. 



📣Hazardous Waste Revisions:
Aerosol Cans and Paint Added to Universal Waste

DEC published revisions to the 6 NYCRR Parts 370, 371, 373, 374, and 376 regulations in the State Register on May 24, 2023, 

📆These regulations became effective on July 8, 2023.

The revisions include the provisions of EPA's Aerosol Cans Rule (2019) and designate hazardous waste paint as a universal waste to support implementation of New York's new paint take back program.

Summary of Revisions:
✏️ Revisions to Parts 370, 371 and 373 add definitions and update cross references.

✏️ Revisions to Subpart 374-3 add management, transportation and disposal standards for universal waste aerosol cans and paint.

✏️ Changes to Part 376 update cross references in the regulations for land disposal restrictions related to universal waste.

🔍 Dig Deeper:
Recently Adopted Hazardous Waste Revisions - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation


🌎Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) Updates🌎

Equity and Climate Justice Roundtable

🎤 NYSERDA and DEC hosted a roundtable on Cap and Invest. The roundtable included a presentation by State staff, along with a panel discussion with State officials and New York climate justice stakeholders and a question-and-answer session.

🎤 A second round of pre-proposal stakeholder outreach on the State’s Cap-and-Invest Program will be held later this year. The recording will be posted along with additional information.

🔍 Dig Deeper:
New York Cap-and-Invest website

Climate Justice Working Group

📆 The Climate Justice Working Group (CJWG), e will hold a meeting on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 1 pm. The CJWG is tasked with establishing criteria for identifying disadvantaged communities for the purposes of co-pollutant reductions, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, regulatory impact statements, and the allocation of investments pursuant to the CLCPA. 

Where: Virtual - Register to attend the webinar 

Webinar password: welcome8.29.23 (93526638 from phones)

Audio: Dial 1-518-549-0500; Access code: 161 256 4561

Upcoming Events

NYSCC's Annual Policy Conference 

March -  2023

As part of our continued advocacy, the NYSCC policy conference is scheduled Thursday, March 9th at the Fort Orange Club in Albany. NYSCC members are invited to join us for a morning program with speakers from the business community and key legislative leaders. 

To view the program, please click here. Register here. 

Thank you again for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you all in March!

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