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ENB - Statewide Notices 2/15/2012

Public Notice

Notice of Adoption

6 NYCRR Part 617, adoption of new appendices A and B, and repeal of existing appendices A, B, and C

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law section 8-0113, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) gives notice of its adoption of new Model Full and Short environmental assessment forms as follows:

The new forms, which were adopted on January 25, 2012, are a general update to the existing forms, and incorporate consideration of areas of environmental concern that have arisen since the existing forms were last promulgated in 1978 (Full EAF) and 1987 (Short EAF). The forms, as adopted, along with responses to public comment, including responses to comments on the Regulatory Impact Statement and regulatory flexibility analyses are posted on the NYS DEC's website at the following address: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html.

The effective date of the new forms is October 1, 2012.

For further information, contact:

Robert Ewing
NYSDEC - Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-3255
Phone: (518) 402-9167
E-mail: depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us; Please reference the e-mail: Re: New Model EAF


Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 3-0301, 11-0303, 11-0305, 11-0317, 11-1301, 11-1303, 11-1316, and 11-1319, 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 10 and 35 pertaining to sportfishing and associated activities, including restrictions on the release of snakeheads and allowances for the collection of bait fish. This notice will be published in issue 7 of the State Register, dated February 15, 2012.

For further information, please contact:

Shaun Keeler
NYS DEC - Division of Fish, Wildlife and marine Resources
625 Broadway
Albany NY 12233-4753
Phone: (518) 402-8928
E-mail: sxkeeler@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Draft New York State 2012 Section 303(d) List of Impaired/TMDL Waters

This notice announces the availability of the Draft New York State 2012 Section 303(d) List of Impaired/TMDL Waters. The list identifies those waters that do not support appropriate uses and require and are scheduled for development of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) or other restoration strategy. Public comment on the list will be accepted for 45 days, through March 2, 2012.

Background: The Federal Clean Water Act requires states to periodically assess and report on the quality of waters in their state. Section 303(d) of the Act also requires states to identify Impaired Waters, where specific designated uses are not fully supported. For these Impaired Waters, states must consider the development of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) or other more appropriate strategy to reduce the input of the specific pollutant(s) that restrict waterbody uses, in order to restore and protect such uses. Additionally, the state is required to maintain a Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (CALM) to outline its process for monitoring and assessing the quality of New York State waters. Two components of the CALM are also available for comment. The Assessment Methodology outlines how waters are evaluated by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to determine the degree of use support, and the Listing Methodology outlines the criteria NYS DEC uses to determine what waters are to be included on the Section 303(d) List. These documents are intended to clarify the current and continuing approach to assessment and listing by New York State.

Information: Copies of the Draft New York State 2012 Section 303(d) List and/or the revised Assessment and Listing Methodologies are available on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/31290.html. Copies of the List and Methodologies can also be obtained by contacting the NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management by mail at 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, or by phone at (518) 402-8179. An electronic version of these documents can also be requested by email to: jamyers@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Public comments regarding the Section 303(d) List and/or the Assessment and Listing Methodologies should be mailed to: Jeff Myers of the Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management at the above address, or e-mailed to: jamyers@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Contact: Jeff Myers, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, Phone: (518) 402-8179, E-mail: jamyers@gw.dec.state.ny.us.



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