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ENB - Statewide Notices 12/18/2013

Public Notice

Notice of Adoption

6 NYCRR Part 242, CO2 Budget Trading Program; and 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions

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

Notice of adoption of rules on November 27, 2013, to be effective January 1, 2014, to revise 6 NYCRR Part 242, "CO2 Budget Trading Program" and 6 NYCRR Part 200, "General Provisions."

The adoption of Part 242 is intended to implement the updated Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Program in New York State.

For further information, contact:

Michael Sheehan
NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany NY 12233-3255
Phone: (518)402-8396
Fax: (518)402-9035
E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov


Notice of Availability of Final Retrofit Program Plan Guidance Document for Pathogen Impaired Watershed MS4s on Long Island

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has finalized the "Retrofit Program Plan Guidance Document for Pathogen Impaired Watershed MS4s on Long Island". The guidance clarifies what NYS DEC expects should be submitted by MS4 Operator's to meet the permit requirements for retrofit plan submission in Watershed Improvement Strategy Areas as specified in Part IX.C of the SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (GP-0-10-002).

The Final Guidance document and response to comments received on the draft guidance document are available on the NYS DEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/92910.html.

Contact: Steven McCague, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Water Permits, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3505, Phone: (518) 402-8108, Fax: (518) 402-9029, E-mail: sjmccagu@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Notice of Availability for Comment - Renewal of State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) General Permit

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) proposes to issue a renewal of SPDES CAFO General Permit GP-0-09-001. Upon issuance, this general permit will be an interim general permit, replacing the expiring permit, GP-0-09-001, which became effective on July 1, 2009, was modified on July 29, 2013 and expires on June 30, 2014. NYS DEC elects to issue an interim general permit, with no changes, in order to devote sufficient time to work with a diverse stakeholder group to consider potential future changes to the ECL CAFO general permit. The general permit (GP-0-14-001) will be effective on July 1, 2014 for a limited time period. The interim general permit will authorize the operation and construction of a CAFO that is defined in the New York Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) §17-0105 (16), Title 6 of the Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR), Part 750-1.2(a) and Appendix A of GP-0-14-001. Owners or operators of existing CAFOs with coverage under GP-0-09-001 shall be covered by the interim general permit. The Draft General Permit and Fact Sheet are available on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/55368.html.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

Opportunity for Public Comment: Written statements or comments on the proposed permit renewal will be accepted by fax, email or mail until close of business on January 17, 2014.

Contact: Erica Cruden, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3505, Phone: (518) 402-8102, Fax: (518) 402-9029, E-mail: dowinformation@dec.ny.gov

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