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SECTION 27-1903
Waste tire management priorities
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 27, TITLE 19
§ 27-1903. Waste tire management priorities.

In the interest of public health, safety and welfare and in order to
conserve natural resources and to promote recycling and market
development for waste tires, the state of New York establishes a policy
on the management of waste tires that states:

1. The waste tire management priorities in this state are:

(a) first, to reduce the number of waste tires generated;

(b) second, to remediate waste tire stockpiles in noncompliance;

(c) third, to recycle waste tires into value-added products;

(d) fourth, to beneficially use waste tires in an environmentally
acceptable manner, including the beneficial use in civil engineering
applications; and

(e) fifth, to recover, in an environmentally acceptable manner
consistent with the purpose of this chapter, energy from waste tires
that cannot be economically recycled or otherwise beneficially used.

2. State government must make an essential contribution to the
development and implementation of environmentally, economically and
technically viable waste tire management programs. The department shall
cooperate with other state agencies, including the department of
economic development, New York state energy research and development
authority, the department of transportation, the New York state thruway
authority and the department of health, to ensure that waste tires are
effectively managed and used in environmentally acceptable ways
consistent with the purposes of this chapter.