N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 71-2720
Exemption


1.

For activities requiring a New York state or federal license, permit or certificate or which are subject to an order of the commissioner or the administrator of the federal environmental protection agency, the provisions of sections 71-2707 through 71-2714 of this chapter shall not apply to persons who possess and whose conduct is subject to and in compliance with such a valid license, permit, certificate or order or to persons whose conduct has been granted interim status pursuant to the federal solid waste disposal act as amended by the resource conservation and recovery act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. sec. 6901 et seq.) or pursuant to article 27 (Collection, Treatment and Disposal of Refuse and Other Solid Waste)article 27 of this chapter or the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

2.

In addition, no person who meets the requirements for an exemption from a New York state or federal license, permit, certificate or order shall be deemed in violation of sections 71-2707 through 71-2714 for engaging in conduct which would otherwise require such a license, permit, certificate or order.

3.

No officer or employee of a municipal corporation shall be deemed in violation of sections 71-2707 through 71-2714 of this chapter if the possession or release was caused by such officer or employee pursuant to the reasonable exercise of his or her official powers, duties or functions on behalf of such corporation.

Source: Section 71-2720 — Exemption, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/71-2720 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

71‑2701
Applicability of title
71‑2702
Definitions
71‑2703
Violations of title 3 or 7 of article 27 of this chapter
71‑2705
Violations of titles 9, 11 and 13 of article 27 of this chapter
71‑2706
Enforcement of section 27-1311
71‑2707
Unlawful possession of hazardous wastes in the second degree
71‑2709
Unlawful possession of hazardous wastes in the first degree
71‑2710
Endangering public health, safety or the environment in the fifth degree
71‑2711
Endangering public health, safety or the environment in the fourth degree
71‑2712
Endangering public health, safety or the environment in the third degree
71‑2713
Endangering public health, safety or the environment in the second degree
71‑2714
Endangering public health, safety or the environment in the first degree
71‑2715
Unlawful dealing in hazardous wastes in the second degree
71‑2717
Unlawful dealing in hazardous wastes in the first degree
71‑2719
Presumptions
71‑2720
Exemption
71‑2721
Enforcement of Article 27 and this title
71‑2722
Enforcement of section 27-1701 of this chapter
71‑2723
Procedure for determining the amount of the cost of disposing of wastes or of restoring an area to its original state following a defenda...
71‑2724
Enforcement of title 21 of article 27
71‑2725
Disposition of penalties and fines
71‑2726
Payment of rewards for aid in apprehension and conviction of persons guilty of felony or misdemeanor
71‑2727
Enforcement of articles 27 and 71 of this chapter
71‑2728
Enforcement of title 27 of article 27 of this chapter
71‑2729
Enforcement of title 26 of article 27 of this chapter
71‑2730
Enforcement of title 30 of article 27 of this chapter

Accessed:
Jun. 8, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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