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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 proposed revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for fine particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in size (PM2.5). This proposed SIP revision, entitled "New York State Implementation Plan for PM2.5 (Annual NAAQS) Attainment Demonstration for the New York Metropolitan Area & Clean Air Act Section 110(a) Infrastructure Assessment" meets the requirements of section 182 of the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990. The New York Metropolitan Area includes the New York State counties of Suffolk, Nassau, Richmond, New York, Kings, Queens, Bronx, Orange, Westchester and Rockland.

This SIP revision contains the 2002 baseline emission inventory, projection inventories for 2009 and 2011, a predictive photochemical modeling attainment demonstration, and the control measures and programs that will be implemented by the Department in order to demonstrate attainment with the annual PM2.5 standard promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in July of 1997.

This revision also contains the justification for the handling of ambient monitoring data collected during the time large forest fires occurred in eastern Canada during the July 6-9, 2002, period. With concurrence from the USEPA, this data was eliminated from consideration in preparing projections of future air quality.

Finally, this SIP revision contains a determination that New York State's SIP submissions related to PM2.5 meet the requirements of sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act. This submission is necessary to allow the USEPA to meet the consent decree resulting from a lawsuit against EPA requiring that it determine that state SIP submissions have met the requirements of section 110(a)(2)(D)(I) relating to interstate transport, as well as sections 110(a)(1) and (2) as they relate to PM2.5 and ozone. This submission addresses only PM2.5.

The public hearing on the proposed annual PM2.5 SIP revision, the handling of the monitoring data collected during Canadian fires in July of 2002, and the Department's determinations related to sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act will be conducted as follows:

Date: Thursday, July 10, 2008
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: NYS DEC, Region 2 Annex
11-15 47th Avenue
Hearing Room 106
Long Island City, NY 11107

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 23, 2008, to Laura Stevens, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, Phone: (518) 402-8451, E-mail: 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 PM2.5 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 5:00 p.m., July 17, 2008, and should be sent to: Diana Rivenburgh, NYS DEC, Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: dar.sips@dec.ny.gov.

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

NYS DEC REGION 1, SUNY @ Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790, Attention: Ajay Shah

NYS DEC REGION 2, Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Attention: Sam Lieblich

NYS DEC REGION 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Attention: Ken Grzyb

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Amendment of sections 190.0 and 190.8 of 6 NYCRR

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 1-0101(3)(b), 1-0101(3)(d), 3-0301(1)(b), 3-0301(1)(d), 3-0301(1)(i), 3-0301(2)(m), 3-0301(2)(v), 9-0105(1), 9-0105(3), 9-1105(1), 11-2101, 49-0303(1) and Executive Law section 816(3) the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Repeal subdivision (a) of 6NYCRR section 190.0 and add a new subdivision (a) of section 190.0. Paragraphs (13) and (14) of subdivision 190.0(b) are renumbered paragraphs (14) and (15) and a new paragraph (13) is added. Subdivision (a) of section 190.8 is repealed and a new subdivision (a) is added. Subdivision (g) of section 190.8 is amended. New subdivisions (r) through (gg) of section 190.8 are added.

Purpose: is to protect public safety, manage public use and protect natural resources on State lands.

For further information:

Dave Forness
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4255
Phone: (518) 402-9428

Notice of Sale

Outdoor Recreation and Trail Maintenance Pin and Patch Program

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-4250

Invitation for purchase by sporting goods retailers, outdoor recreation clubs, visitor and tourism services, and other organizations having a constituency interested in supporting New York State's non-motorized trail system.

Orders will be accepted through October 10, 2008 for: Sale of New York's first Trails Supporter Patch, bulk orders (100 patches per order)

Pursuant to Part 198 of the Environmental Conservation Law (6 NYCRR §198), the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives public notice of the following: Orders will be accepted through October 10, 2008 for bulk orders for distribution/resale of DEC's new Trails Supporter Patch. The colorful trail patch depicts a winding trail leading from the water to the mountains, a scene typical of many of New York's public trails, and a visible reminder of the state's wonderful legacy of public trails, which connects people to the natural landscape and our environment. Patches are available in lots of 100 each, at the standard price of $5 per patch, for a total cost of $500 per lot. Patches may be distributed by various means (ie. they may be distributed to club members, retailed at the standard price or marked up for resale). All monies raised from the bulk sale will be deposited in the Conservation Fund's Outdoor Recreation, Trail Maintenance, and Development Account. Funding will also provide DEC's valuable partners in the Adopt-A-Natural-Resource Stewardship Program with additional money to reach more trails for maintenance assistance.

To place an order, purchasers must agree to distribute patches in a manner consistent with 6 NYCRR Part 198, which states, among other things, "The department may make bulk sales of such pins and/or patches to outdoor recreation retailers and educational retailers deemed to be in keeping with the purpose of this part." Order forms are available for download at the below web address. Orders will be accepted at the Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Lands and Forests, Outdoor Recreation and Trail Maintenance Pin and Patch Program, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4250 until 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 10, 2008.

To purchase individual patches or for further information, please visit the DEC website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/36016.html

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 1-0101(3)(b) and (d), 3-0301(1)(b) and (d), 3-0301(2)(m), 9-0105(1) and 9-1303 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

The Notice of Emergency Adoption to add a new section 192.5 to title 6 NYCRR to prohibit the importation of Untreated Firewood into New York State and restrict the transport of Untreated Firewood within New York State is effective on June 3, 2008. This emergency regulation can be found on the Department's website at www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/2359.html The need for the emergency regulation is heightened by the need to prevent the transport of potentially pest-infested firewood by campers during the camping season in New York State. During the course of this emergency regulation, the Department will propose in the State Register for permanent adoption this regulation through the normal rulemaking process which will provide for public notice and comment.

For further information please contact:

Bruce Williamson
NYS DEC, Division of Lands & Forests
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4253
Phone: (518) 402-9425
E-mail: firewood@dec.ny.gov

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