Quality Services: Radiation (New York)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place New York

Name Quality Services: Radiation (New York)
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Primary Website http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/2491.html

Last Review 2014-09-15


These regulations establish standards for protection against ionizing radiation resulting from the disposal and discharge of radioactive material to the environment. The regulations apply to any person who disposes of or discharges licensed material within the State, or whose loss of control of licensed material may result in the disposal or discharge of such material within the State. The disposal of radioactive tailings or wastes produced by the extraction or concentration of uranium or thorium for any ore processed primarily for its source material content, where such tailings or wastes are not regulated by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, are subject to these regulations. Some exceptions are listed in the regulations. The regulations describe radiation dose limits and registration and permitting procedures for the discharge of hazardous waste, and distinguish between standard and low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Robert Schick
Department NY Department of Environmental Conservation
Division Division of Environmental Remediation:Hazardous Waste and Radiation Management

Phone 518-402-8792

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Environmental Conservation Law arts. 1 3 17 19 27 29 37
Date Enacted 2006