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ENB - Statewide Notices 12/5/2012

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Rulemaking to Amend 6 NYCRR Parts 750 and 360 Regarding Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations. Public hearings on the Draft EIS will be held on January 4, 2013 at the NYS DEC Cenral Office, 625 Broadway, Albany; NYS DEC - Region 5 Ray Brook Office, 1115 NYS Route 86, Raybrook; NYS DEC - Region 8 Avon Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon and at the NYS Fairgrounds, Martha Eddy Room, 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse. Written comments will be accepted for 45 days following publication in the New York State Register on December 5, 2012. The Draft EIS is available from the contact person listed below and on line at: www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6285.html.

The NYS DEC has filed with the Secretary of State its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and supporting documents to amend 6 NYCRR Parts 750 and 360. The amendments clarify requirements of the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Program, relieve non-discharging medium CAFOs with 200 to 299 mature dairy cows from regulations, and eliminate duplicative regulatory requirements under Part 360.

This rulemaking will apply statewide in New York State.

Contact: Erica Cruden, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3550, Phone: (518) 402-8102, E-mail: cafoinfo@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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