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ENB - Statewide Notices 10/12/2011

Public Notice

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 11-0303, 13-0105, and 13-0340-e, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Emergency Adoption to amend 6 NYCRR Part 40 pertaining to recreational scup regulations. This notice will be published in issue 41 of the State Register, dated October 12, 2011.

For further information, please contact:

Stephen W. Heins
NYS DEC - Marine Resources Headquarters
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Phone: (631) 444-0435
E-mail: swheins@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Notice of Document Availability with Comment Period - Comment Period Extended

DOW TOGS 3.1.5 - Guidance For Dam Hazard Classification

This availability for public comment was previously announced. Due to the recent extensive floods around the state, many stakeholders may have been unable to submit comments. Therefore the public comment period is being extended. The new deadline is noted below.

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 various submissions and actions from dam owners based on a dam's downstream hazard classification. Part 673.5 implements New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYS DEC) authority to assign a Hazard Classification to dams according to the potential impacts of a dam failure.

DOW TOGS 3.1.5 - Guidance For Dam Hazard Classification is technical guidance which provides greater detail regarding various potential impacts typically seen by NYS DEC staff, and their implication for hazard classification of a dam.

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

Draft DOW TOGS 3.1.5 can be obtained by sending an email request to dowinformation@dec.ny.gov with the subject line "Request Draft DOW 3.1.5", or on NYS DEC's Dam Safety page at http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4991.html.

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The Draft Guidance is available by e-mail, or mailed as a single CD or a single paper copy.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.

The public comment period commenced on August 24, 2011 has been extended to November 4, 2011.

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

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 1, 2011 and applications will be accepted until October 31, 2011.

NYEL, which is entering its fourth 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, NYS DEC can help facilitate assistance through the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (http://www.nysp2i.rit.edu/) and help members garner assistance through other relevant state programs. 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. 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, 2011. 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. Also, if you have any colleagues that you think may be interested in NYEL, please forward them this information.

If you have any questions, require any additional information, or experience problems down loading the applications, please do not hesitate to contact John Vana at (518) 402-9469, or Ryan Waldron at (518) 402-9194.

Contact: Ryan Waldron, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9194.

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