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ENB - Statewide Notices 5/25/2011

Public Notice

Notice of Proposed Rule Making to Amend 6 NYCRR Parts 2 and 170

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 11-0303, 11-0903, and 11-0907, 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 Parts 2 and 170 pertaining to Hunting with a Crossbow, Crossbow Training, and Authorization to Use a Longbow Equipped with a Mechanical Device. This notice will be published in issue 21 of the State Register, dated May 25, 2011.

For further information, please contact:

Bryan Swift
NYS DEC - Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4754
Phone: (518) 402-8883
E-mail: WildlifeRegs@dec.ny.gov

Availability of Annual Air Monitoring Network Plan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) -Division of Air Resources operates an ambient air monitoring network for various air contaminants within New York State. As required by federal regulations, NYS DEC prepares an annual monitoring network plan, which describes in detail the specifics of the monitoring network. This plan includes an annual review of the existing monitoring network to determine the adequacy of the network and to propose any network modifications. The proposed annual monitoring network plan must be available for public review for a 30 day period prior to submittal to the United State Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). This notice is intended to afford interested parties the opportunity to comment on the proposed plan.

NYS DEC has reviewed the current ambient air monitoring network and has determined that network changes including site closures and reductions in monitoring frequency should be made. These changes are possible due to the availability of nearby air monitors and improvements in air quality. The proposed network changes are:

  • Site closures: Schenectady, Mamaroneck, Hempstead.
  • Eliminate FRM PM2.5 at Susan Wagner.
  • Reduce sampling frequency from daily to 1 in 3 days for FRM PM2.5 at the Albany County Health and the Buffalo monitoring stations.

The complete network plan document can be accessed from our website for viewing and download at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/33276.html.

Written comments on this plan should be forwarded to NYS DEC by June 24, 2011 and addressed to: NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, Bureau of Air Quality Surveillance, 625 Broadway - 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3256, Attention: Larry Sitzman.

Final Amendment No. 2 to the FFY 2011 CWSRF Intended Use Plan

Smart Growth Requirements

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) announce that the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2011 Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), dated October 2010, is amended.

The amendment to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Intended Use Plan (IUP) for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2011 includes information regarding the implementation of the NYS EFC Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Program as a result of the adoption of the Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act (SGPIPA) (Environmental Conservation Law Sections 6-0101 - 6-0111) and addresses its application to New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC) financings.

Additionally, in the final 2011 CWSRF IUP, NYS EFC presented lists of projects with the corresponding financing amounts that are seeking CWSRF financial assistance in FFY 2011 (the Annual Project Priority List (PPL)). For those projects that proceed to the point of receiving financial assistance in FFY 2011, NYS EFC will make a determination with regard to each project's adherence to the State Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Criteria as presented in SGPIPA. NYS EFC requested comment on whether the projects listed on the 2011 PPL had been developed in accordance with the State Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Criteria.

Final Amendment No. 2 is available on the NS EFC website at: www.efc.ny.gov.

Written comments on Amendment No. 2 to the CWSRF IUP were accepted until close of business, Monday, April 18, 2011. No comments were received regarding the draft amendment.

For information regarding the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, please contact:

Timothy P. Burns
NYS EFC - Division of Engineering and Program Management
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
Phone: (518) 402-7396
Fax: (518) 402-7456
E-mail: CWSRFinfo@efc.ny.gov

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