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ENB - Statewide Notices 06/09/2010

Public Notice

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 and directed it 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 second public meeting in the climate action planning process, staff from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYS ERDA) will describe the process the New York State Climate Action Council is using to develop the climate action plan. 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 on the climate action planning process is available at: http://www.nyclimatechange.us. The meeting agenda will be available at this Website after June 24.

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: New York State Public Service Commission
4th Floor Board Room
90 Church Street
New York, NY 10007

Directions are available at: http://www.dps.state.ny.us/locations.html.

Pre-registration is requested but not required. Please pre-register by e-mailing climatechange@dec.ny.gov; include the words "July 8 Pre-registration" in the subject line.

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


Notice of Document Availability

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Division of Water Program Policy DOW 3.1.3 - Emergency Action Plans for Dams - June 2010

Lead Agency: NYS DEC - Division of Water, Albany

Brief Description: New York State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Dam Safety Regulations (6NYCRR Part 673 - Part 673) require that the owners of all dams located in New York State to operate and maintain their dams in a safe condition at all times. For Class C-High Hazard and Class B-Intermediate Hazard dams this includes developing, maintaining and following an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for use in the event of a developing dam failure or other uncontrolled release of stored water.

Revisions to New York's dam safety regulations became effective on August 19, 2009, including 6 NYCRR Part 673 (Dam Safety). Guidance for Developing an Emergency Action Plan (DOW 3.1.3) was developed to assist Dam Safety staff in the review, and dam owners in the preparation of, an EAP in compliance with the revised regulations. EAP templates are provided as attachments to the document for Developing an Emergency Action Plan (DOW 3.1.3).

Staff determined that the issuance of this guidance document is a Type II action pursuant to SEQRA.

Document Availability: Program Policy DOW 3.1.3 is available on NYS DEC's web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4991.html.

Program Policy DOW 3.1.3 can also be obtained by sending an email request to damsregs@gw.dec.state.ny.us with the subject line "Request EAP Policy" or by calling (518) 402-8185.

DOW 3.1.3 is available by email, or by mail as a single CD or a single paper copy. Please specify the format desired.

Questions and comments may be directed to: Alon Dominitz, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3504 or via email at: damsregs@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Extension of Public Comment Period

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has extended the amount of time for public review of a proposed Draft Policy for Best Technology Available (BTA) for Cooling Water Intake Structures. This policy sets out NYS DEC's goals in implementing BTA at industrial facilities statewide and prescribes the reductions in impingement mortality and entrainment required to minimize adverse environmental impact to aquatic resources. The policy and supporting documents are available on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/32847.html.

Comment will be received until 5 pm on July 9, 2010 via mail to: BTA Policy Comments, NYS DEC - Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, Bureau of Habitat, 625 Broadway 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-4756 or via email through the website.

Contact: Christina Dowd, NYS DEC - Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4756, Phone: (518) 402-8976.


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

The public comment period for the draft New York State Solid Waste Management Plan and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft GEIS) has been extended from July 6, 2010 to August 16, 2010.

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 27-0101 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL). The Draft GEIS evaluates and addresses potential significant impacts the draft plan may have on the environment.

The draft documents can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/41831.html on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) website.

Written comments will be accepted if received by the close of business on August 16, 2010. Comments can be sent to: Ed Dassatti, NYS DEC - Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7250. They can also be faxed to (518) 402-9024, or emailed to: solidwastemanagementplan@dec.ny.gov.

For further information, contact:

Resa Dimino
Special Assistant to the Commissioner
NYS DEC
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1010
Phone: (518) 402-9401
E-mail: solidwastemanagementplan@dec.ny.gov



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