6 CRR-NY 610.2NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER V. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER E. WATER REGULATION
PART 610. CERTIFICATION OF ONSHORE MAJOR FACILITIES
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610.2 Definitions.
Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions contained in section 172 of the Navigation Law shall be applicable to this Part. The following additional definitions and clarifications shall be applicable to this Part:
(a) Area of environmental value means an area used for waterfowl nesting and feeding, fish spawning and migration, shellfish beds, or wetlands, or significant habitats as determined by the department.
(b) Coast Guard plan means an operations manual prepared with the intent of complying with the requirements of 33 CFR part 154, subpart B, effective July 1, 1977, and which does comply with the requirements of 33 CFR part 154, subpart B (see section 610.6 of this Part).
(c) Commissioner shall mean the commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation.
(d) To contain or containment means all actions to limit or prevent the spread of a petroleum discharge.
(e) Department shall mean the Department of Environmental Conservation.
(f) Discharge means any intentional or unintentional action or omission resulting in the releasing, spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying or dumping of petroleum into the waters of the State or onto lands from which it might flow or drain into said waters, or into waters outside the jurisdiction of the State when damage may result to the lands, waters or natural resources within the jurisdiction of the State, excepting discharges pursuant to and in compliance with the conditions of a valid State or Federal permit.
(g) Major facility includes, but is not limited to any refinery, storage or transfer terminal, pipeline, deep water port, drilling platform or any appurtenance related to any of the preceding that is used or is capable of being used to refine, produce, store, handle, transfer, process or transport petroleum. A vessel shall be considered a major facility only when petroleum is transferred between vessels in the waters of the State of New York. Fueling operations and the like, between vessels, shall not be considered petroleum transfers between vessels for the purposes of this definition. Facilities with total combined aboveground or buried storage capacity of less than 400,000 gallons are not major facilities for the purposes of this Part.
(h) Onshore major facility means a major facility which is not a vessel or a drilling platform, which is located on or under any land within the State of New York and which, if partially or totally located on submerged land, is physically connected to the shore by permanent structures located above the mean high-water level.
(i) Spill or spillage means any escape of petroleum from the ordinary containers employed in the normal course of storage, transfer, processing or use. A spill becomes a discharge only when petroleum reaches waters of the State or lands from which they might flow or drain into said waters.
(j) Spill prevention control and countermeasure plan or SPCC plan means a plan which has been prepared for the purpose of complying with 40 CFR part 112, effective April 1, 1978, and which does comply with the requirements of 40 CFR part 112, effective April 1, 1978 (see section 610.6 of this Part).
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Current through February 15, 2022
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