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Public Notice

Notice of DEC Program Policy

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)
DAR-11: Electronic Submittal of Annual Compliance Certifications for Title V Facilities

The Department is proposing a change in the method of submission for the annual certification required from facilities subject to Title V permitting. Currently, facility owners submit these certifications on paper to the NYS DEC Central and Regional offices and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Region II. With this new policy the Title V facility owners will submit the certifications in one of two ways: either on paper, in a format specified in this policy; or electronically, either by direct data entry through a Department website or by uploading an electronic spreadsheet, in a format specified by the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to ease the burden of data submittal for the Title V permit holder and to improve the quality of data in the certifications. Public comments on this draft policy will be accepted for a 30 day period. Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m., December 14, 2007.

Comments, and any questions on this policy, should be directed to:

Thomas Christoffel, P.E.,
Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3258
Phone: (518) 402-8401
E-mail: trchrist@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard

By an Order issued May 16, 2007 the New York State Public Service Commission instituted Case 07-M-0548 regarding an Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EPS). The order establishes a target goal for electricity of a 15% reduction in usage in 2015 compared to the projected level for that year. The Order also initiated further investigation into a comparable resource acquisition program for natural gas that would include setting an energy efficiency goal for natural gas.

The action to be undertaken by the Commission does not include direct approval for the siting or construction of any facilities nor does it involve any permit approval, permit modification or funding, now or ultimately from any other government agency.

Public comment period ends December 14, 2007.

Contact: Christina Palmero, Office of Electricity and Environment, NYS Dept. of Public Service, 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223-1350, Phone: (518) 474-8702, E-mail: Christina_Palmero@dps.state.ny.us.

Meeting Notice



The State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice that a meeting of the Environmental Board will be held at 2:00 p.m., November 28, 2007 in Room 919 at the Department's main offices at 625 Broadway, Albany, New York.

The Board will consider the following rulemaking action of the Department of Environmental Conservation:

• 6 NYCRR Part 700-704, New York State Water Quality Standards

This meeting is open to the public.

Ruth L. Earl
Executive Secretary
State Environmental Board

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