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ENB - Statewide Notices 2/2/2011

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 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: Office of Climate Change.

Notice for New York State Hazardous Waste Large Quantity Generators and Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and/or Disposal Facilities

Important: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is going paperless. Sign up for the NYS DEC Hazardous Waste Management Program listserv to assure you receive future information electronically regarding the Hazardous Waste Management Program. Sign up at: http://lists.dec.state.ny.us/mailman/listinfo/HazardousWasteManagementProgram

A Hazardous Waste Report (Report), for each calendar year, is required and must be submitted by large quantity generators and treatment, storage and/or disposal facilities in New York State. The Report must be submitted to and received by the NYS DEC by March 1 of each year.

A separate Report is required for each United States Environmental Protection Agency registered location (site). Generators and facilities are required to submit a Report if, any one of the following criteria applies:

(a) The site generated in any single calendar month 1,000 kg (2,200 lbs) or more of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) or New York State hazardous waste; or
(b) The site generated in any single calendar month, or accumulated at any time more than 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of RCRA acute hazardous waste; or
(c) The site generated in any single calendar month, or accumulated at any time, more than 100 kg (220 lbs) of spill cleanup material contaminated with RCRA acute hazardous waste; or
(d) The facility, during the calendar year, treated, stored and/or disposed of RCRA or New York State hazardous waste on-site in units subject to hazardous waste permitting requirements (Part 373).

Instructions and forms to be completed for the Report can be found at: www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8770.html. NYS DEC encourages all parties to submit the forms on-line at: www.arminc.net. If on-line submission is not an option, the forms can be submitted in paper form. If completed on-line, the Declaration of Electronic Filing must be mailed and received by the deadline. The originator of the Report is required to maintain a copy of the Report submitted for three years. For questions regarding the filing criteria or completion of the Report, please e-mail your questions to: hazardousreport@dec.ny.gov or call (518) 402-8730 if, e-mailing is not an option.

Where paper forms are being submitted, they must be submitted to the address below and received by March 1.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
Bureau of Program Management
Manifest & Reporting Section
625 Broadway, 12th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-7252

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