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ENB - Statewide Notices 10/06/2010

Public Notice

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's New York Environmental Leaders Program Open Enrollment Period

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is accepting applications for the New York Environmental Leaders Program (NYEL). The open enrollment period began on September 1st and applications will be accepted until October 31st.

NYEL, which is entering its third year of operation, provides recognition and incentives to New York State companies and organizations that can demonstrate the use of pollution prevention practices, beyond compliance performance, or sustainable business practices as a result of their participation in NYEL. Detailed information about NYEL can be found on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/939.html.

Those accepted as members in NYEL are considered a priority for relevant NYS DEC assistance. For instance, NYEL members will be rewarded with an invitation to apply for a summer intern to help out with an environmental project that goes beyond regulatory compliance through the NYS DEC's Pollution Prevention Intern Program. In addition, NYEL members have access to a NYEL contact, within NYS DEC. The NYEL contact will be available to assist with communication between the member and NYS DEC, and to help members garner assistance in their environmental goals from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (www.nysp2i.rit.edu/). NYEL members are also able to use the NYEL logo to promote their green practices and receive recognition from NYS DEC for their outstanding achievements.

NYEL provides flexibility to prospective applicants by offering two membership tiers, the entry tier and the leadership tier. In addition, NYEL is open to wide array of organizations including businesses, especially manufacturers, as well as organizations such as schools, hospitals, and local governments. For more information on which tier best fits your organization, please visit the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/939.html.

If your organization is interested in becoming a NYEL member during this open enrollment period, a NYEL application form for the tier your facility intends to apply for must be completed and returned by October 31, 2010. Interactive versions of the NYEL Entry Tier Application and NYEL Leadership Tier Application forms are available for download on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/939.html.

If you have any questions, require any additional information, or experience problems down loading the applications, please do not hesitate to contact Ryan Waldron, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, Pollution Prevention Unit, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9194, E-mail: rpwaldro@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Notice of Document Availability with Comment Period

Project Title: Draft DOW 3.1.4 - Guidance for Dam Engineering Assessment Reports

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (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 operate and maintain their dams in a safe condition at all times. Part 673 requires the submission of dam Engineering Assessment Reports for Class C and Class B Dams, according to a schedule contained in the regulations.

Revisions to New York's dam safety regulations became effective on August 19, 2009, including 6 NYCRR Part 673 (Dam Safety). DOW 3.1.4 - Guidance for Dam Engineering Assessment Reports was developed to assist Dam Safety staff in the review, and dam owners and their engineers in the preparation of, Engineering Assessment Reports in compliance with the revised regulations.

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

Document Availability: The Draft DOW 3.1.4 is available on NYS DEC's web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4991.html.

The Draft DOW 3.1.4 can be obtained by sending an email request to dowinformation@dec.ny.gov with the subject line "Request Draft DOW 3.1.4"

Or by calling (518) 402-8185.

The Draft Guidance is available by E-mail, or mailed as a single CD or a single paper copy. Please specify the format desired.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period will commence on September 29, 2010 and conclude on October 29, 2010.

Questions and comments may be directed to: Alon Dominitz, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3504, E-mail: dowinformation@dec.ny.gov.

Notice of Adoption

6 NYCRR Part 241, Asphalt Pavement and Asphalt Based Surface Coating
6 NYCRR Part 211, General Prohibitions
6 NYCRR Part 205, Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings
6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0301, 19-0303, 19-0305, 71-2103, and 71-2105 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption of Rules on August 31, 2010, filed with the Department of State on September 21, 2010, to be effective January 1, 2011, to amend Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR) Part 200, General Provisions; Part 205 Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coatings; Part 211 General Prohibitions; and establish a new 6 NYCRR Part 241, Asphalt Pavement and Asphalt Based Surface Coating.

These regulations provide VOC emissions reductions from asphalt pavement and asphalt based surface coatings as part of the effort to reduce ozone pollution in the state and reach attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. Concurrently, Part 200 is being revised to incorporate federal requirements by adding six organic compounds to the list of compounds that are not VOCs and removing methyl ethyl ketone from the hazardous air pollutant listing.

The effective date of the adoption is January 1, 2011.

For further information, contact:
Kenneth Newkirk
NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3251
Phone: (518) 402-8396
E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov

Notice of Acceptance of Final GEIS

Statewide - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed New York State Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Plan. The action involves the issuance of the New York State Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Plan. A positive declaration was initially issued for this project which provided a mechanism, through the development of the GEIS, to evaluate and address any potential impacts the draft plan may have on the environment. Prior to this Notice of Completion, NYS DEC issued two drafts of the GEIS for public review.

The Siting Plan, required by ECL Section 27-1102, is primarily intended to assess the State's capacity for managing hazardous waste in accordance with State and Federal law, and to assure adequate availability of industrial hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities into the future. The final adoption of a Siting Plan is a prerequisite for the siting or significant expansion of certain new hazardous waste facilities in New York.

Both the Final GEIS and anticipated Final Siting Plan are available on the NYS DEC website at: www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/9054.html. Copies can be obtained by contacting Deborah Aldrich (contact information provided below).

Contact: Deborah L. Aldrich, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7252, Phone: (518) 402-8730. E-mail: hwsiting@dec.ny.gov.

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