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ENB- Statewide Notices 11/10/2010

Public Meeting Notice

New York State Sea Level Rise Task Force Public Meeting

Date: November 22, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)
Public Assembly Room 129
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

The public is invited to participate in a public meeting about the effects of sea level rise and recommendations for adapting to rising sea levels. The meeting is intended to provide an opportunity for interested members of the public to learn about the draft recommendations of the State Sea Level Rise Task Force and to provide comments on them. A public comment period, which will be open for 30 days, will end on December 12, 2010. The meeting will consist of a presentation followed by the opportunity for public comment.

The draft State Sea Level Rise Task Force (SLRTF) report can be found on the NYS DEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/67778.html along with instructions for submitting comments.

The State Legislature established the State Sea Level Rise Task Force in 2007 and charged it with making recommendations to protect New York's coastal ecosystems and natural habitats, and to increase coastal community resilience in the face of sea level rise. The task force is composed of representatives of state agencies and individuals appointed by elected officials. Following the close of the public comment period, the task force will finalize its report for transmittal to the Legislature.

Further information on the State Sea Level Rise Task Force is available at: www.dec.ny.gov/energy/45202.html.

You can sign up for the Sea Level Rise Task Force listserv at: http://lists.dec.state.ny.us/mailman/listinfo/sealevelrisetaskforce

The meeting will be linked by videoconference to the NYS DEC's New Paltz, White Plains, Long Island City (Queens) and East Setauket offices, and it will be made available as a webinar, accessible to anyone via an Internet connection and telephone.

The videoconference locations will be open to the public. Directions to the NYS DEC offices may be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/244.html. Members of the public who wish to attend one of the videoconference locations are asked to e-mail their names and the location to which they plan to go to: SLRComments@gw.dec.state.ny.us to facilitate entry to these facilities. All persons entering a NYS DEC facility must present government-issued photo identification. Videoconference participants will be able to provide their comments directly to staff.

No pre-registration is required to participate via webinar. Please note that webinar participants must use the telephone call-in number; no audio signal will be transmitted over the Internet.

Website:
http://www.webdialogs.com
Webinar ID: 58089
Toll Free Number to call: 1-866-394-2346
Conference Call ID: 9587140750

Webinar participants will be able to submit comments using the webinar's "chat" feature.

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


Public Notice

Notice of Rescission of Technical and Administrative Guidance Memorandum 4046 in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - Division of Environmental Remediation

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Division of Environmental Remediation has rescinded Technical and Administrative Guidance Memorandum (TAGM) 4046 Determination of Soil Cleanup Objectives and Cleanup Levels on November 3, 2010.

TAGM 4046 was rescinded because it has been replaced by new Commissioner Policy CP-51 Soil Cleanup Guidance, which was issued on October 21, 2010 with an effective date of December 3, 2010. A copy of the final Commissioner Policy CP-51 can be found on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/2393.html.

Contact: Angela Chieco, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, Bureau of Program Management, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7012, Phone: (518) 402-9764, E-mail: derweb@dec.ny.gov.


Notice Of Intent and Stormwater Management Plan for State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) (GP-0-10-002)

To provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the Notices Of Intent (NOI)s submitted to gain coverage under the MS4 GP-0-10-002, according to part II.B. of this general permit, the NOIs received by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) are public noticed. For the MS4s that were previously covered under the GP-0-08-002, the availability of their stormwater management program (SWMP) plans and the 2009-2010 annual reports (ARs) are made available as an update to the initial NOIs.

An NOI Availability Report (including new NOIs and the location of the SWMPs and ARs) is posted on: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/41392.html. The updates to the NOI Availability Reports will be periodically posted on the Environmental Notice Bulletin.

The NYS DEC reserves the right to require any applicant seeking or maintaining coverage under GP-0-10-002 to apply for an individual or alternative SPDES general permit, or accept the NOI as complete. The process of public noticing and public involvement is described below:

1. Written comments on the NOIs and SWMP plan must be submitted to the following addresses within 28 days from this ENB posting (December 8, 2010).
a. E-mail: Stormwater_info@dec.ny.gov
b. MS4 stormwater coordinators as identified in the NOI or SWMP

2. Upon the receipt of the comments, the NYS DEC will start an evaluation, examine the issues against the public comments previously received and evaluated by the MS4s and historical records of the MS4 activities, address the issue raised by commenter, or propose a change to the NOI or SWMP.

3. Based on the outcome of this process, the NYS DEC will make a decision as to whether coverage under GP-0-10-002 can be provided or maintained, or issuance of an individual or alternative SPDES general permit should be considered.

Contact: Shohreh Karimipour, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Water Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-3505, Phone: (518)402-8111, Fax: (518)402-9029.


Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment - New York State Climate Action Plan Interim Report

The New York State Climate Action Council announces the availability of the Climate Action Plan Interim Report for public review and comment.

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 below levels emitted in year 1990 by year 2050. The executive order also created the New York State Climate Action Council and directed it to prepare a plan to identify actions to achieve that goal, adapt to the effects of unavoidable climate change and stimulate a clean energy economy.

The Climate Action Council launched a process that brought together more than 100 technical experts and stakeholders and the broader public to identify and examine both mitigation and adaptation policy options, and to analyze the costs and benefits of adopting these policies. The preliminary results of this analysis have been summarized in the Interim Report.

Following review of public comment received on the Interim Report and additional analyses, including further evaluation of the effects of climate policy options on economic development and job creation, the Council will present a final Climate Action Plan in 2011.

All interested members of the public are invited to review and comment on the Interim Report. The 90 day public comment period will end on February 7, 2011. The Interim Report and instructions for submitting comments can be found at: http://www.nyclimatechange.us.

Public hearings on the Interim Report will be held in several locations across the state in early 2011.

Interested members of the public are encouraged to enroll on the Climate Action Plan mailing list (listserve) at: http://www.nyclimatechange.us to receive direct notification of the informational webinar, public hearings and other information related to the Climate Action Plan.

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


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

Final FFY 2011 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) 2011 Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). The IUP includes a list of projects that may receive financing between October 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011.

The final 2011 CWSRF IUP will be available upon request from NYS EFC or can be obtained on the NYS EFC's website at: www.nysefc.org
(Click on "Programs", then "Clean Water State Revolving Fund", then "Intended Use Plan").

For a copy of the final FFY 2011 CWSRF IUP, assistance with the IUP listing process, or for information on the CWSRF program, please contact:

Dwight A. Brown
NYS EFC - Division of Engineering and Program Management
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207-2997
Phone: (800) 882-9721 or (518) 402-7396
FAX: (518) 402-7456
E-mail: info@nysefc.org

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



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