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Monday January 13, 2020
Contact  Michelle Tompkins, NYS DEC - Division of Water
625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3500, Phone: (518) 402-8233, E-mail: WQSrulemakings@dec.ny.gov.

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) filed a Notice of Proposed Rule Making with the New York State Department of State on October 7, 2019 to amend 6 NYCRR 701.13 & 701.14, Clarification of Class I & Class SD Best Usages. The proposed rule making amends 6 NYCRR 701.13 and 701.14 to clarify the intent of the 2015 I/SD Rule Making that the best usages of Class I and Class SD marine surface waters were, and remain, "secondary contact recreation and fishing" and "fishing," respectively.

Public Comment on the Proposed Rule Making

The public comment period commences on October 23, 2019. Written statements may be submitted to: Michelle Tompkins, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3500, E-mail: WQSrulemakings@dec.ny.gov Written statements must be submitted to the NYS DEC by midnight on January 13, 2020.

Public Hearing

At the public hearing to be held on January 8, 2020, attendees will have an opportunity to make an oral statement and/or file a written statement. 

Public Hearing Time and Location

Date: January 8, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Address: NYS DEC - Region 2 Office
47-40 21st Street 8th Floor Conference Room 834
Long Island City, NY 11101


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