What is a BUD?
• DEC Beneficial Use Determination for industrial/commercial wastes to be substituted for virgin/mined materials
• DEC process that promotes resource and energy conservation
What’s New for BUDs?
• BUD regulations revised as of November 4, 2017, see 6 NYCRR Part 360.12
• BUDs that don’t require DEC review if meeting conditions (pre-determined):
- Tire chips in residential septic system leach fields
- Whole tires:150 or fewer, for landscaping projects or playgrounds
- Container glass as an aggregate or mulch
- Spent brewery grains as livestock feed
• Alternative fuel is now exempt from Part 360 Regulations, see 6 NYCRR Part 362-1.2(c)
• Brine used to treat roads is now regulated under 6 NYCRR Part 360.12(f)
• Expiration Notice (which BUDs expire on May 3, 2018?)
- Existing BUDs no longer deemed pre-determined (may be case-specific BUD eligible)*
- Case-specific BUDs with no expiration date*
*See Beneficial Use Determinations for information/forms to petition for, or renew, case-specific BUDs.
Annual Reports Reminder:
Who Needs to File a Report? Any holder of an approved case-specific BUD
What Needs to be Reported?
• The quantity of waste beneficially used during calendar year 2017, and
• Any analytical data or other information required in your BUD letter.
When are Reports Due?
Most reports are due March 1; some not until March 31 (check your BUD letter).
How to Report
See Beneficial Use Determinations for optional reporting forms.