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Region 2 Guidance Documents

This page displays a list of all guidance documentsHelpGuidance DocumentsAgency statements of general applicability, intended to have future effects on the behavior of regulated parties, that set forth a policy on a statutory, regulatory, or technical issue, or an interpretation of a statute or regulation, with some exceptions as detailed in E.O. 13891, Section 2(b). managed by EPA's Region 2 office. EPA's guidance documents lack the force and effect of law, unless expressly authorized by statute or incorporated into a contract. The agency may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted on this website, except to establish historical facts.

Region 2: New York (serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands)

Document Name
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Original Issue Date Date Added to this List Identifier Topic Description/Summary
Guidance for Performing Tests on Dredged Material Proposed for Ocean Disposal (PDF) 2016-04-01 2020-02-28 EPA-902-B-16-001 dredged material; ocean disposal, HARS This document from EPA Region 2 and the New York District of the Army Corps of Engineers is a guidance manual specifying testing requirements for demonstrating the suitability of dredged material proposed for placement as Remediation Material at the Historic Area Remediation Site (HARS).

EPA Region 2 Clean and Green Policy

2010-03-11 2020-02-28 EPA-902-B-10-001 green remediation This document provides guidance on Region 2’s green remediation expectations for Superfund and RCRA Corrective Action sites.
Waste Classification Guidance for Building Demolition Debris Containing Lead-Based Paint 1993-10-08 2020-02-28 EPA-902-B-93-002 lead-based paint; demolition debris; waste classification This document provides guidance on characterizing solid wastes generated during demolition operations.   Region 2’s ECAD believes it was developed using existing Agency guidance at the time, and was intended to be a practical compilation of sampling options, procedures, and statistical methods for use by the Region 2 regulated community. It is a document that has been shared with the regulated community.

Best Management Practices for Lead at Outdoor Shooting Ranges

2005-06-01 2020-02-28 EPA-902-B-01-001 outdoor shooting ranges; best management practices; lead This Region 2 shooting range “best practices” document was shared by EPA Headquarters with the other regions, and is posted on the national EPA website.
Region 2 Interim Environmental Justice Policy (PDF) 2000-12-01 2020-02-28 EPA-902-B-00-002 environmental justice; EJ This Interim Policy delineates the approach and methodology Region 2 will use to evaluate and assess environmental justice communities and their concerns. Specifically, the Interim Policy includes the Region’s Environmental Justice Policy Statement and our guidance with respect to the following areas: Permitting, Enforcement, Community Involvement, and the Superfund program.
EPA Region 2 Regional Implementation Plan to Promote Meaningful Engagement of Overburdened Communities in Permitting Activities (PDF) 2016-02-00 2020-02-28 EPA-902-B-13-001 environmental justice; EJ; overburdened communities; environmental permitting This document contains Region 2’s plan for ensuring stakeholders in overburdened communities are given a full and fair opportunity to participate in EPA’s permitting process where the action could pose significant impacts to their health and environment.
Letter regarding Environmental Justice Analyses for Clustered Sources (PDF) 2000-04-04 2020-02-28 EPA-902-B-00-001 environmental justice; EJ; clean air act permitting; PSD; disproportionate burden This document is a letter from the then Chief of the Permitting Section in the Region 2 Air Programs Branch addressed to an Air Pollution Meteorologist in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The letter recommends that applicants for a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) of Air Quality permit should perform an Environmental Justice analysis to allow for an evaluation of whether there is a disproportionately high and adverse burden on the community near the applicant’s source.
Region 2 Environmental Justice Best Practices in CAA Permitting (PDF) 2015-09-00 2020-02-28 EPA-902-B-15-001 environmental justice; EJ; clean air act permitting; best practices This document provides suggestions of best practices to promote Environmental Justice in the context of Clean Air Act permitting.

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