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ENB - Statewide Notices 01/06/2010

Public Notices

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 3-0301, 9-0105, 11-0303, 11-0305, 11-1301, 11-1303, 11-0317, 11-1316, and 11-0325, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption to amend 6 NYCRR Parts 19, 35, 59 and 190 pertaining to use of bait, fish for bait, licenses, State boat-launching sites, fishing access sites, fishing rights and use of State lands. This notice will be published in issue 1 of the State Register, dated January 6, 2010.

For further information please contact:

Shaun Keeler
NYS DEC - Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4753
Phone: (518) 402-8928
E-mail: sxkeeler@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Notice of Public Comment Extended for Proposed Program Policy regarding Technical Guidance for Site Investigation and Remediation (DER-10)

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has prepared a proposed Program Policy that provides an overview of the site investigation and remediation process for the Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Site Remedial Program, known as State Superfund Program (SSF); Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP); Environmental Restoration Program (ERP); and Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP); and for certain petroleum releases. NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation (DER) administers the SSF, BCP, ERP, VCP, and Bulk Storage Programs and provides response to releases of petroleum. This guidance assists the user in developing and implementing investigation and remediation projects involving contaminated sites under these programs administered by DER. It is a separate document of the requirements for a remedial program set forth in statute and regulation, as well as in guidance. It reflects DER's experience and knowledge in developing and managing the various programs for the past 25 years.

This initial notification was published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) on November 4, 2009 with a 60 day public comment period. For details, refer to this Notice at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20091104_not0.html.

This public comment period has been extended, and written comments regarding this proposed Program Policy will be accepted until Friday January 15, 2010. Comments should be submitted to Robert Schick, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau C, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7014 or e-mailed to: derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

The proposed Program Policy is available by writing Robert Schick at the address above or calling (518) 402-9662. A copy may also be found on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/2393.html.

Notice of Availability of Final Program Policy on Access to Property or Premises (OGC-6)

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has prepared a program policy on NYS DEC staff access to private property or premises.

The purpose of this policy is to address program staff's need for guidance as to how and when they may enter property for the purpose of carrying out their official duties. Entry may be needed to conduct inspections in connection with permit applications, to conduct inspections in connection with determining compliance with permits or other regulatory requirements, to undertake enforcement, or for other programmatic activity. Entry onto private property without the appropriate authority can result in adverse consequences for staff. As such, this document will serve as General Counsel Policy with respect to the entry by staff onto private property to carry out their regulatory responsibilities.

The proposed Program Policy was published in the May 7, 2008 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin, which announced a 30 calendar day public comment period pertaining to the proposed policy and the availability of the full text document for review. NYS DEC did not receive any comments during this public comment period.

Pursuant to ECL §3-0301(2)(z), this Program Policy will be effective on February 6, 2010.

The final Program Policy is available on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/58846.html. In addition, it can be obtained from Michelle Crew, NYS DEC - Office of General Counsel, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7020

Notice of Public Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Climate Action Council will hold a public information and comment meeting on the state climate action planning process.

On August 6, 2009, Governor David A. Paterson signed Executive Order 24, setting a goal to reduce New York State's greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent of their 1990 levels by 2050. The executive order also created the New York State Climate Action Council with a directive to prepare a draft climate action plan by September 30, 2010. The plan will assess how all economic sectors can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change, and identify the extent to which such actions support New York's goals for a clean energy economy.

At this initial public meeting in the climate action planning process, staff from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the Center for Climate Strategies will describe the process the New York State Climate Action Council will use to develop the climate action plan. Staff will also describe ongoing New York State programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to unavoidable climate change. Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the state's climate programs and the climate action planning process, and to express their comments.

All interested members of the public are invited to attend.

Further information, including the meeting agenda, will be available at http://www.nyclimatechange.us/ after January 11.

Date: Monday, January 25, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: State Museum Theater
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12230

Contact: Mark Lowery, NYS DEC - Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-1030, Phone: (518) 402-8448, E-mail: climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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