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ENB - Statewide Notices 10/01/2008

Public Notice

Notice of Availability of Draft Program Policy on Guidelines for Inspecting and Certifying Secondary Containment Systems of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks at Major Oil Storage Facilities (DER-17)

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has prepared a draft program policy regarding guidelines for inspecting and certifying secondary containment systems of aboveground petroleum storage tanks at major oil storage facilities (MOSF).

This program policy provides guidance on the design and construction of secondary containment systems and the evaluation of those systems. The guidance is intended to assist operators in complying with the associated MOSF license conditions and underlying statutory and regulatory requirements. In addition, the guidance will ensure that compliance reviews of secondary containment systems by Regional MOSF licensing staff are conducted uniformly in each of the DEC's nine regions.

The design and construction section provides guidance on site investigations, including references to consensus standards. That section also provides guidance on design and construction that is material-specific, including natural/native soil, clay, spray-on liners, synthetic liners, asphalt liners, concrete containment systems, and steel containment systems.

The 5-year certification, testing, and inspection section focuses on evaluating the structural integrity, volume, permeability, and compatibility of secondary containment systems. In addition, it provides guidance on material-specific inspections addressing structural integrity, compatibility and permeability. It also provides guidance on the number of samples to be taken, required testing, and the reporting format. In addition, it references industry standards and related test methods that may be used to demonstrate compliance with the secondary containment requirements.

Pursuant to ECL §3-0301(2)(z), written comments regarding this draft 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 Russ Brauksieck, 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 Policy is available by writing Russ Brauksieck at the address above or calling (518) 402-9553. A copy may also be found on the NYS DEC website at:

Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for Water Pollution Control

Final FFY 2009 Intended Use Plan (IUP)

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) have prepared the final Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2009 Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). The IUP includes a list of projects that could receive low interest financing between October 1, 2008 and September 30, 2009.

Copies of the final 2009 CWSRF IUP are available upon request from NYS EFC or can be obtained at NYS EFC's website at www.nysefc.org (Click on "Programs", then "Clean Water State Revolving Fund", then "Intended Use Plan"). Copies are also available at New York State Documents Depository Libraries.

For a copy of the final FFY 2009 CWSRF IUP, assistance with the IUP listing process, or for information on the CWSRF program, please contact:

Mr. David Morseman
SRF Program Services Coordinator
Division of Engineering and Program Management
New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
Phone: (800) 882-9721 or (518) 402-7433
FAX: (518) 402-7456

Information on the Clean Water SRF and other NYS EFC programs can be obtained on the Internet at: www.nysefc.org.

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 11-0303, 13-0307, and 13-0319 of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making for amendments to Part 41 of Title 6 NYCRR Sanitary Condition of Shellfish Lands pertaining to Flax Pond in Brookhaven and Spring Pond in Southold. This notice will be published in issue 40 of the State Register, dated October 1, 2008.

For further information please contact:

Melissa Albino
NYS DEC - Marine Resources Headquarters
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Phone: (631) 444-0491
E-mail: maalbino@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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