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ENB - Statewide Notices 11/13/2013

Public Notice

Notice of Completion of Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement

In accordance with Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has completed a Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (Final SGEIS) on the proposed revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 242, CO2 Budget Trading Program (Part 242), and 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions.

This action involves proposed revisions to Part 242 to implement a reduction in the regional carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions cap under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The proposed revisions to Part 242 also implement other updates to the RGGI program.

NYS DEC determined that the proposed rulemaking will have positive impacts on the environment, and is unlikely to have any significant adverse environmental impacts. However, NYS DEC prepared an Final SGEIS to provide maximum opportunity for public participation in the rulemaking process.

Copies of the Final SGEIS are available from the contact listed below, and on NYS DEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/propregulations.html.

Contact: Michael Sheehan, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3255, Phone: (518) 402-8396, Fax: (518) 402-9035, E-mail: 242co2btp@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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