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ENB - Statewide Notices 5/22/2013

Public Notice

Notice of Public Meeting

New York Invasive Species Council Meeting #18 will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the New York State Department of Transportation, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY, at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. To help us plan for adequate space, please contact Susan Waters at slwaters@gw.dec.state.ny.us or call (518) 402-9148.


Notice of Adoption

6 NYCRR Part 228, Subpart 228-1 Surface Coating Processes and Subpart 228-2 Commercial Industrial Adhesives, Sealants and Primers
6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions
6 NYCRR Part 201, Permits and Registrations

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 3-0303, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0107, 19-0301, 19-0302, 19-0303, 19-0305, 71-2103, and 71-2105; and Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 182; the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of adoption of rules on May 2, 2013, filed with the Department of State on May 6, 2013, to be effective June 5, 2013, to amend existing Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR) Subpart 228-1 'Surface Coating Processes', Subpart 228-2 'Commercial and Industrial Adhesives, Sealants and Primers', Part 200 'General Provisions', and Part 201 'Permits and Registrations.'

This rulemaking incorporates requirements contained in federal Control Technique Guidelines (CTGs) establishing Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by surface coating processes.

The revisions to Subpart 228-1 conform to the CTGs by: 1) restructuring the current rule for ease of use and streamlining purposes; 2) lowering certain applicability thresholds; 3) lowering certain VOC content limits; 4) adding several coating subcategories; and 5) increasing the "overall removal efficiency rating" for add-on controls. The revisions to Subpart 228-2 consist of editorial and clarifying changes. CAA Section 182 requires New York State to revise its State Implementation Plan (SIP) to include requirements that are consistent with the federal CTGs.

Based on comments received during the public comment period for the proposed rulemaking (October 31, 2012 to December 28, 2012), no substantial changes have been made to the proposed rule.

For further information, contact:

John L. Henkes
NYSDEC - Division of Air Resources
Bureau of Stationary Sources
625 Broadway
Albany NY 12233-3254
Phone: (518)402-8403
Email: airregs@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Notice of Draft DEC Program Policy
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
DAR-2: "Oversight of Private Air Monitoring Networks"

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department or NYSDEC) has prepared a draft Division of Air Program Policy entitled: DAR-2: "Oversight of Private Air Monitoring Networks" (Policy).

This draft policy is a revision to existing DAR-2 that was issued on December 16, 1997. DAR-2 is being revised to reflect current Departmental procedures.

The purpose of the proposed Policy is to delineate the oversight procedures required by DEC for private air monitoring networks. These procedures must be followed if collected data is to be used for permitting, SEQRA, or compliance determinations.

The draft Policy is available on the Department's website at (http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/2404.html). Pursuant to ECL §3-0301(2)(z), public comments on the draft Policy will be accepted for a 30 day period. Comments must be received by 5:00 P.M. Monday, June 24, 2013. Comments, and any questions on this Policy, should be directed to:

Larry Sitzman
NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3256
Phone: (518) 402-8508
E-mail: dar2@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Public Notice:

Municipalities and Owners/Operators of Public Drinking Water Supply Systems New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan

Draft Amendment No. 1 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2013 Intended Use Plan

FFY 2013 Readiness List Project Amendments:

Ellisburg (V), Jefferson County DWSRF#17201- The project score is amended from 135 points to 150 points. The project was originally scored in 2002 and after a recent routine score re-evaluation it was determined that although eligible, the project was not provided C-2 (f) points for Storage and C-6 points for meters.

Herrings (V), Jefferson County DWSRF#17562- The borrower name is amended from Herrings (V) to Deferiet (V).

Kiryas Joel (V), Orange County DWSRF#16906- The project description is revised to add "New Ground Water Source" which is consistent with the original scope of the project as it is a source water project. All permits, SEQRA, as well as all required state and local approvals will need to be satisfied for this inclusion of the ground water source work into the project.

The New York State Department of Health has determined that the project amendments are necessary and reasonable. The project amendments will not adversely affect any project on the IUP Project Readiness List above the funding line. Except for the above-noted changes, there are no other changes to projects listed on the Project Readiness List or to the project priority rankings.

Public Review and Comment on Draft Amendment No. 1

The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) will accept comments on Amendment No. 1 to the FFY 2013 DWSRF IUP by mail, fax or email until 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday June 5, 2012

Comments should be addressed to:

Michael Montysko
NYS DOH - Bureau of Water Supply Protection
Corning Tower Room 1135
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
Fax: (518) 402-7599
E-mail: bpwsp@health.state.ny.us
(If sent by email please reference "IUP amendment comment" in the subject line)


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Draft Policy for the Volunteer Stewardship Program

This policy provides the manner in which the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) may enter into Volunteer Stewardship Agreements (Agreement or Agreements) with individuals, groups and organizations for providing stewardship activities that help preserve, maintain, and/or enhance lands and facilities under the Department's jurisdiction.

NYS DEC is responsible for the management of more than four million acres of state land and conservation easements and numerous facilities under its jurisdiction. From forests and lakes to parks and campgrounds, it is an enormous undertaking to preserve and protect such vast and diverse environmental resources. NYS DEC's ability to adequately maintain these resources is greatly enhanced with the help of many individuals and groups that volunteer their time and talent to help preserve and enhance these resources for all to enjoy.

Pursuant to the powers set forth in ECL § 3-0301, the NYS DEC has made use of volunteers for a wide range of activities. Such activities may involve remediating vandalism, picking up litter and trash, establishing or maintaining trails, providing interpretive services for school groups and other citizens, managing fish and wildlife habitats, or otherwise providing positive benefits to state land and facilities.

Copies of this proposed policy can be obtained by contacting the person indicated below. The policy is also available on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/90822.html Written comments are welcome and should be sent to the contact person listed below until June 21, 2013.

Contact: S. McCrea Burnham, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4254, Phone: (518) 402-9405, E-mail: lflands@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


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