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ENB - Statewide Notices 10/3/2012

Public Notice

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law Sections 11-0303, 11-0305, 11-1301, and 11-1303 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Emergency Adoption to amend 6 NYCRR Part 10, section 10.2(g), Boundary water fishing regulations pertaining to additional special fishing regulations for the Salmon River, Oswego County. This notice will be published in issue 40 of the State Register, dated October 3, 2012.

For further information, please contact:

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


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, 2012 and applications will be accepted until October 31, 2012.

NYEL, which is entering its fifth 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's 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. In addition, NYEL members have access to a NYEL contact, within the NYS DEC. The NYEL contact will be available to assist with communication between the member and the NYS DEC, and to help members garner assistance in their environmental goals from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (http://www.nysp2i.rit.edu/). NYEL members are also able to use the NYEL logo to promote their green practices and receive recognition from the 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 a 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's 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, 2012. Interactive versions of the NYEL Entry Tier Application and NYEL Leadership Tier Application forms are available for download on the NYS DEC's 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 E-mail: jmvana@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Contact: John Vana, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9467, E-mail: jmvana@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity

Permit No. GP-0-12-001

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has finalized the SPDES Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity, GP-0-12-001.

This General Permit, which replaced the interim permit GP-0-11-009, became effective on October 1, 2012 and will expire on September 30, 2017.

A notice of the draft permit was previously published in the ENB on March 28, 2012. This project (permit renewal) is an Unlisted Action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act. A Negative Declaration is on file for SPDES Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity GP-0-12-001. Copies of the Final Permit, Fact Sheet, Responsiveness Summary and applicable forms are available on the NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/9009.html.

This permit is intended to provide SPDES Permit coverage to facilities with stormwater discharges to surface waters of the State from a point source or outlet that conduct industrial activities. Under this permit, the owner or operator must develop and implement a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) which identifies specific best management practices (BMPs) to be selected, installed, implemented and maintained at the facility to minimize the presence of pollutants in the stormwater discharges.
Permittees covered under GP-0-11-009 and all new dischargers may seek coverage under this permit by submitting a new Notice of Intent as set forth in Part I of this permit.

Contact: Ryan Waldron, NYS DEC - Bureau of Water Permits, General Permits Section, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3505, Phone: (518) 402-8244, E-mail: rpwaldro@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


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