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ENB - Statewide Notices

Public Notice

Notice of Public Comment Period

The Draft Enhanced Phosphorus Removal Standard

Third Notice

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ("The Department") has developed a technical document to address the design of stormwater management systems for enhanced phosphorus treatment for use in phosphorus-limited watersheds. The Enhanced Phosphorus Removal Standard is planned to be included in the existing New York State Stormwater Management Design Manual. An earlier draft of this document was initially noticed two times from January through March 2007. The revised draft Standard is, by this notice, once again made available for public review and comments.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) for the development of this new chapter was announced through the Central New York Regional Planning & Development Board in spring of 2005. A contract was awarded to a group of qualified consultants in the summer of 2005 including:

GeoSyntec Consultants

Eric Strecker, Project Principal
Marcus Quigley, Project Manager

Senior Technical Specialist and Technical Review

Dr. Robert Pitt, Senior Investigator

A Technical Advisory Group was also formed to actively participate in the development of the supplement. The team of experts for the Technical Advisory Group included representatives of:

New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee
New York State Office of Attorney General
Environmental Groups
Consulting Engineers for Municipalities and Site Developers
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)
New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP)

The Enhanced Phosphorus Removal Standard includes narrative discussing the methodology and sizing of stormwater management practices; a section outlining the performance criteria for acceptable practices; and section on design examples. This supplement is intended to provide design standards and specifications for design of stormwater management practices in phosphorus restricted watersheds.

Accessing Documents - A copy of the draft "Enhanced Phosphorus Removal" and design examples are provided on DEC's web page at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/29090.html

The documentation prepared to support the development of the draft standard is also available to interested parties. Questions related to access and download as well as the content of these documents may be addressed to Shohreh Karimipour, P.E. by telephone at (518) 402-8102 or by e-mail at: sxkarimi@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Public Comment - The Department is soliciting comments on the Enhanced Phosphorus Removal Standard and the design examples from individuals or agencies involved or interested in stormwater management design standards. The comment period runs until January 11, 2007. Please send all comments to Shohreh Karimipour, P.E. at sxkarimi@gw.dec.state.ny.us or NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3505.

Notice of Availability of Draft Revised Program Policy for Making Changes to Selected Remedies

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has updated an existing program policy, which outlines the Department's procedures for when and how to make changes to selected remedies. This updated document is substantially the same as the existing document except that is has been expanded to apply to sites in all of the Division of Environmental Remediation's remedial programs. It also addresses how the newly promulgated Soil Cleanup Objectives (SCOs) in 6 NYCRR subpart 375-6 relate to changes to selected remedies.

The revised program policy states that changes to selected remedies can be considered when the Department becomes aware of significantly new information between the time that the remedy is selected and implemented. It also describes three degrees of change -- minor, significant, and fundamental, and contemplates similar procedures for all remedial programs for each degree of change. The processes to change a remedy will also be consistent with the processes used to select the remedy in each remedial program. The level of citizen participation required will be consistent with the requirements of each remedial program.

Pursuant to ECL §3-0301(2)(z), written comments regarding this Draft Revised Policy will be accepted for 30 days after the date of publication of this Notice in the Environmental Notice Bulletin. Comments should be submitted to Mr. Kevin Carpenter, Bureau of Technical Support, Division of Environmental Remediation, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7020 or e-mailed to: derweb@dec.ny.gov.

The Draft Revised Policy is available by writing to Mr. Kevin Carpenter at the address above or calling (518) 402-9553. A copy may also be found on the Department's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/2393.html.

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law Sections 11-0303, 11-0307, 11-0903, 11-0905, 11-0909 and 11-0917, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend 6NYCRR Section 2.30 relating to waterfowl. This notice will be published in issue 51 of the State Register, dated December 19, 2007.

For further information contact:

Bryan Swift
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4754
Phone: (518) 402-8885
E-mail: blswift@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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