New York's enforcement program is based in the nine regional offices with support and guidance provided by the Central Office. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) policy requires states to maintain lists of sources subject to federal Clean Air Act requirements as well as dates and results of certain compliance activities including all high priority violations. The State uses its Air Facility System (AFS) for developing permits authorizing facilities to operate and for tracking the compliance of air pollution sources.
A facility's compliance with permit requirements and air regulations is tracked in AFS, including inspections, full compliance evaluations, compliance certifications, stack tests, as well as any notices of violations and subsequent enforcement cases. Compliance and enforcement activities are tracked nationally in EPA's Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS). Data required to be reported to EPA are periodically downloaded from AFS and uploaded to ICIS. EPA then creates an overview of the information at Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO).
Low and Zero Emission Vehicles (LEV/ZEV)
New York's LEV program maintains regulatory oversight and discretionary enforcement of standards through review of ZEV annual production and sales data manufacturers share with DEC.
Discretionary Enforcement Documents
All enforcement documents are available as downloadable PDFs.
- Low Emission Vehicle Program Enforcement Discretion for Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Subject to 6 NYCRR Part 218 - letters were sent to the following manufacturers:
- Revised Parts 201 and 231 Discretionary Enforcement Letter
- Parts 201 and 231 Discretionary Enforcement Letter
- Continuation of Enforcement Discretion under Subpart 226-1 (Solvent Cleaning Processes) until December 1, 2022
- Enforcement Discretion under Subpart 226-1 (Solvent Cleaning Processes)
- Enforcement Discretion Related to ECL § 19-0327(3) Bioheating Fuel Requirements
Stage II Vapor Collection Systems
All air guidance and policy documents are available as PDFs.
DAR-7: Procedures for Exemptions for Innovative Products from Consumer and Commercial Products Regulation Part 235 clarifies the procedure for granting and obtaining an exemption from applicable consumer and commercial products percent VOCs by weight content limits for innovative products.