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ENB - Statewide Notices 11/17/2010

Public Notice

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.


Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 11-0303, 11-0903, and 11-0905, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Proposed Rule Making to amend 6 NYCRR section 1.40 pertaining to hunting wild turkey. This notice will be published in issue 46 of the State Register, dated November 17, 2010.

For further information, please contact:

Michael V. Schiavone
NYS DEC - Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233
Phone: (518) 402-8886
E-mail: wildliferegs@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 11-0303, 11-0307, 11-0903, 11-0905, 11-0909, 11-0911, and 11-0917 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption to amend 6 NYCRR sections 2.30 and 180.10 pertaining to Migratory Game Birds and Game Harvest Reporting. This notice will be published in issue 46 of the State Register, dated November 17, 2010.

For further information, please contact:

Gordon R. Batcheller
NYS DEC - Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4754
Phone: (518) 402-8885
E-mail: wildliferegs@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Regional Haze State Implementation Plan Revisions for Legislation Amending the Environmental Conservation Law to Require a Reduction in Sulfur for Heating Oil Used in New York State and Inclusion of New York City Local Law Requiring Low Sulfur Heating Oil Used in New York City

This replaces the previous public notice published on October 20, 2010 regarding these revisions and therefore, the comment period deadline has also been extended as noted below.

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) plans to submit State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions for the Regional Haze SIP. These revisions consist of legislation amending the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) to require a reduction in sulfur for heating oil used in New York State. The ECL was amended by adding a new section 19-0325 to require that on or after July 1, 2012, all number two heating oil sold for use in residential, commercial, or industrial heating within New York State shall not have a sulfur content greater than fifteen parts per million. Additional revisions to the Regional Haze SIP include the requirements in New York City Local Law 194-A, which requires that the sulfur content of number four heating oil be limited to no more than 0.15 percent by October 1, 2012.

The Regional Haze SIP which was submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency on March 15, 2010 contained a low sulfur fuel oil reduction strategy through which New York will reduce the sulfur content to specific limits by 2012. The revisions to the ECL being submitted today address those strategies as they relate to the residential, commercial/institutional, electrical or industrial burning of number two fuel oil satisfying, in part, New York State's obligation under this SIP. Local Law 194-A requires sulfur reductions in number four heating oil. Please note that these requirements were established through state and local legislation, respectively, rather than rulemaking and are presently in effect without a need for rule promulgation.

NYS DEC is providing a 30 day period to comment on the inclusion of these revisions in the SIP. Written comments should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on December 20, 2010 to Diana L. Rivenburgh, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York, 12233-3251 or by e-mail to: airsips@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Diana Rivenburgh can be reached at (518) 402-8396 with any questions regarding these SIP revisions.


Notice of Adoption of a Policy Governing New York Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYS DEC) Enforcement of Solid Waste Violations

NYS DEC announces the adoption of its policy regarding Solid Waste Enforcement. The Policy provides guidance to NYS DEC staff regarding the NYS DEC's enforcement actions for solid waste violations.

In accordance with Section 3-0301.2(z) of the Environmental Conservation Law, NYS DEC published notice of the Draft Policy in the September 29, 2010, edition of the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB). NYS DEC received no comments from members of the public. This policy shall take effect 30 days after its publication in the ENB.

Copies of the Policy are available for public inspection in the NYS DEC's main office at the address below and in each of the NYS DEC's nine regional offices. The Policy is also available at the NYS DEC website: www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/68439.html. In addition, the Policy is available by writing or calling Elissa Armater, NYS DEC - Office of General Counsel, 625 Broadway 14th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1500, Phone: (518) 402-9509.


Public Meeting Notice

Pursuant to Article 9, Title 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

The New York Invasive Species Council is convening its eleventh regular meeting on:

Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY

The Council comprises nine State agencies and is co-led by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

This meeting is open to the public. Attendees will be required to show a drivers license or other photo ID at the Security Desk.

Contacts:

Assistant Commissioner Christopher Amato
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
Phone: (518) 402-8533

Deputy Commissioner Jacqueline Moody-Czub
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
10 B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235
Phone: (518) 457-0752



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