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Public Notice

Notice of Public Hearing
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Proposed Revision to the State Implementation Plan

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) will hold a legislative public hearing on the following revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP). This Public Hearing is a re-scheduling of the canceled May 23, 2007 Public Hearing.

The Department is submitting a SIP revision to the United States Environmental Protection Agency clarifying the commitments identified in its November 15, 1992 Carbon Monoxide (CO) Attainment Demonstration for the New York Metropolitan Area (NYMA). In this SIP revision, the Department demonstrates noninterference with the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) by submitting air quality data in lieu of modeling showing that the removal of any reference to a limited off-street parking program imposed and enforced by the City of New York from the CO SIP will not jeopardize attainment because ambient levels are well below the NAAQS and trending downward.

The Public Hearing on the proposed SIP revision will be conducted as follows:
Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Place: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Region 2 Annex - Hearing Room 106
11-15 47th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

The public hearing is scheduled in a place that is reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility. At the hearing, the Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for such services are required and should be submitted by June 26, 2007, to Laura Becker, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250; (518) 402-8451; mail to: air.regs@dec.ny.gov.

Pursuant to Part 617 of the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Department has prepared a Negative Declaration stating that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the environment.

The Department invites all persons, organizations, corporations, and government agencies that may be affected by the proposed revision to the SIP to attend the hearing and/or to submit oral or written statements for the record. A cumulative record will be compiled of both oral and written statements received. It is not necessary for persons wishing to make an oral statement to request an appointment in advance. Written statements received prior to, during, or after the hearing and oral statements made at the hearing will be given equal weight.

Written statements must be received by July 24, 2007, which is an extension of the original May 30, 2007 deadline. Written statements should be sent to: Robert D. Bielawa, P.E., NYSDEC, Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, telephone (518) 402-8396; email dar.sips@dec.ny.gov.

The proposed SIP revision may be obtained from Mr. Bielawa or from any of the following Department offices:

Region 1, Building #40, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11790, Attention: Ajay Shah
Region 2, Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Attention: Sam Lieblich
Region 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Attention: Ken Grzyb
Region 4, 1150 North Westcott Rd., Schenectady, NY 12306, Attention: Don Spencer
Region 5, Hudson Street Extension, Box 220, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Attention: Jim Coutant
Region 6, Watertown State Office Bldg., 317 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601, Attention: Thomas Morgan
Region 7, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204-2400, Attention: Reginald Parker
Region 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Attention: Thomas Marriott
Region 9, 270 Michigan Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202, Attention: Larry Sitzman

Pollution Prevention and Environmental Compliance Coordinating Council Meeting - June 13, 2007

The Pollution Prevention and Environmental Compliance Coordinating Council hereby gives notice that a meeting of the Council will be held from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p. m., on June 13, 2007 at the New York State Energy, Research and Development Authority, 17 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203.

Council members include: the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC), the New York State Department of Economic Development (DED), the New York State Energy, Research and Development Authority (NYSEDRA) and the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR).

The Council meeting will discuss the following:
1) Update - Environmental Results Program (ERP) for autobody shops and printers.
2) Green Technology Institute
3) TRI Data - P2 Opportunities
4) Budget - program staffing

This meeting is open to the public.

Dennis J. Lucia
Pollution Prevention and Environmental Compliance Coordinating Council
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-1750
Phone: (518) 402-9469
E-mail: djlucia@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Statewide Trails Council Meeting

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2007
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Place: Saratoga Spa State Park Administration Building
Exit 13N off Rte. 87 to Rte. 9N
Saratoga Springs, NY
Agenda: Statewide Trails Plan, Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, Trail project updates, UMPs delegate reports.
Contact: Robert W. Reinhardt, Director for Planning, State Trails Coordinator, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Phone: (518) 474-0415

Availability for Comment
State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Priority Ranking List

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is providing the Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS) priority rankings in conformance with Section 17-0817(6) of the Environmental Conservation Law. The lists are based on a ranking system that prioritizes permits for full technical review and, when necessary, modification. The full technical review is conducted in one of nine regional offices or the central office, depending on the location of the discharge and whether the permit has been assigned to the central office based on USEPA designation as a major discharge or state designation as a centralized significant industrial permit.

The EBPS priority ranking system should not be confused with the SPDES permit renewal process. Most permits are renewed prior to expiration by a separate administrative procedure that makes no provisions for technical modifications.

The 2007 SPDES permit lists can be viewed at the NYSDEC website, or at the address listed below.

Any interested party may provide, at any time, substantive comments requesting a change in a permit's rank based on the grounds that newly discovered material information exists; that a material change in environmental conditions has occurred; or that relevant technology or applicable law or regulations have changed since the issuance of the existing permit. All such requests shall be in writing and contain facts or reasons supporting the request. Comments must be sent to Director, Bureau of Water Permits, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3505.

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