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ENB - Statewide Notices 05/05/2010

Public Notice

Meeting Notice

Pollution Prevention and Environmental Compliance Coordinating Council

The Pollution Prevention and Environmental Compliance Coordinating Council hereby gives notice that a meeting of the Council will be held from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., May 13, 2010 in Room 424 at New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233.

Council members include: the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, Empire State Development, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation.

The Council will consider the following:

1) Old Business:
• Review minutes from February 11, 2010.
• Update on proposed dispute resolution process.
• Wet dry cleaning conversions.
• Pilot compliance assistance program.
• Council goals for 2010.
• Information/marketing outreach re: P2/CA spectrum of programs.
• Update on the Autobody Environmental Results Program (ERP) pilot.

2) New Business:
• Budget impact on P2 Council members programs/services.

This meeting is open to the public.

Contact: Patricia Driscoll, Pollution Prevention and Environmental Compliance Coordinating Council, Empire State Development, 30 South Pearl Street, Albany, New York 12245, Phone: (518) 292-5103.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Division of Air Resources operates an ambient monitoring network for various air contaminants within the State. As required by federal regulations, the monitoring plan, which describes in detail the specifics of the monitoring network, is to be available for public review for a 30 day period prior to submittal to EPA. This notice is intended to afford the opportunity for this comment period.

NYS DEC is proposing the following modifications to our existing network following a recent review and assessment of the ambient air monitoring program.

• Site closures: Hempstead, Lakawana, Madison Avenue, Mamaroneck, Park Row, Potsdam, PS 44, and Troy.
• Terminate operation at Grand Island Boulevard (January 2011).
• Discontinue sampling for acid deposition at Altmar, Buffalo, Loudonville, Wanakena, and White Plains.
• Eliminate NOx at Eisenhower Park.
• Eliminate continuous PM2.5 at PS 219.
• Eliminate CO at Schenectady.
• Eliminate FRM PM2.5 at Susan Wagner.
• Reduce sampling frequency from daily to 1 in 3 days for FRM PM2.5 at IS 52 and Pinnacle State Park.

The complete network plan document can be accessed from our website for viewing and download: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/33276.html

Written comments on this plan should be forwarded to the Department by June 7, 2010 and addressed to: Patrick Lavin, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, Bureau of Air Quality Surveillance, 625 Broadway - 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3256.

Negative Declaration

Statewide - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Giant Hogweed Control will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves herbicide applications to work towards eradication of Giant hogweed plants in New York State. The action is to take place at approximately 53 sites and adjacent locations, ranging in size from 0.05 to 20 acres, and totaling approximately 69 acres throughout 16 counties. The average site size is 0.92 acres (excluding one outlier site size of 20 acres). Controlling Giant hogweed will help to eliminate a federal noxious weed and public health hazard before it spreads even further throughout New York State. Application method used will be by backpack sprayer, or other sprayer if more appropriate for the site, targeting only Giant hogweed plants. It is anticipated that the herbicide (Rodeo or Vegetation Manager Triclopyr 3SL) may need to be applied 1 to 2 times per year for 3 or more years, therefore, the project will begin approximately April 15, 2010 and end September 30, 2013. Manual control by root-cutting and/or flower head removal may be used on small sites (less than 200 plants) or in sensitive portions of larger sites. The project is located throughout the state of New York.

Contact: Naja Kraus, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845)256-3111.

Notice of Positive Declaration, Completion of Draft GEIS, Notice of SEQR Hearings and Issuance of Draft New York State Solid Waste Management Plan

Pursuant to ECL 27-0103, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of five public hearings regarding Beyond Waste: A Sustainable Materials Management Strategy For New York State, New York State's Solid Waste Management Plan and the draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS).

Date, Time and Place:

June 7, 2010
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Stony Brook University
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Room 120
Endevour Hall
South Campus
Stony Brook, New York 11790
Phone: (631) 444-0350
Directions: http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/maps

Date: June 8, 2010
Time: 5:00 p.m
Location: New York City Department of Health
125 Worth Street
2nd Floor Auditorium
New York City, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 669-7285

Date: June 15, 2010
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: NYSDEC
Public Assembly Room 129A&B
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
Phone: (518) 402-8651

Date: June 23, 2010
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Sheridan Parkside Community Center
169 Sheridan Parkside Dr.
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone: (716) 873-8340

Date: June 24, 2010
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: New York State Fairgrounds
Martha Eddy Room located in the Art and Home Center
81 State Fair Blvd
Syracuse, NY 13209
Phone: (315) 487-7711

The proposed action is to adopt Beyond Waste: A Sustainable Materials Management Strategy For New York State, New York State's Solid Waste Management Plan, which is required by Section 27-0103 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL). The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is responsible for the preparation and updating of this Plan, which is intended to provide direction, guidance and information on managing solid waste in New York, including policy recommendations for updating state and local laws and regulatory initiatives. New York State's Beyond Waste Plan sets forward a new approach for New York - a shift from focusing on "end-of-pipe" waste management techniques to looking more comprehensively "upstream" at how materials that would otherwise become waste can be more sustainability managed. Reducing the amount of material wasted, from the point of its manufacture through its consumption, will enhance the state's ability to adapt to an age of growing pressure to reduce demand for energy, minimize emission of greenhouse gases and create green jobs. The materials management system envisioned in the Plan would capture the economic value of our materials, conserve their imbedded energy, and minimize the generation of greenhouse gases and pollution.

Both the Draft GEIS and the New York State Solid Waste Management Plan are available on the NYS DEC website at: www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/41831.html.

Hearings on the draft are being held in five locations: Stony Brook, NYC, Albany, Tonawanda and Syracuse. The hearing locations are reasonably accessible to the mobility-impaired. Interpreter services can be made available to the hearing-impaired at no charge, upon request to NYS DEC within a reasonable time period prior to the hearings.

All persons, organizations, corporations, government agencies, and others wishing to comment on the proposed New York State Solid Waste Management Plan or Draft GEIS are invited to attend the hearings and to submit either written or oral statements. Reasonable time limits may be set for each speaker to afford everyone an opportunity to be heard. Lengthy statements should be submitted in writing and summarized for oral presentation. Written statements received prior to the close of the public comment period and oral statements made at each hearing session will be given equal weight.

Written comments will also be accepted if received by the close of business on July 6, 2010. Comments can be sent to Ed Dassatti, NYS DEC - Division of Solid and Hazardous Materials, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7250. They can also be faxed to (518) 402-9024 or e-mailed to: solidwastemanagementplan@dec.ny.gov.

For further information, contact:

Resa Dimino
Special Assistant to the Commissioner
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1010
Phone: (518) 402-9401
E-mail: solidwastemanagementplan@dec.ny.gov

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