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ENB - Statewide Notices 4/15/2015

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Notice of Emergency Adoption to Amend 6 NYCRR Part 49

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law section 13-0327, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Emergency Adoption to amend 6 NYCRR Part 49 pertaining to Bay Scallop Harvest. This notice will be published in issue 15 of the State Register, dated April 15, 2015.

For further information, please contact:

Debra Barnes
NYS DEC - Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Phone: (631) 444-0477
E-mail: debra.barnes@dec.ny.gov


State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Permit No. GP-0-15-003.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has renewed the SPDES General Permit For Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems, as GP-0-15-003.

GP-0-15-003 will be effective from May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2017, and it is a replacement for GP-0-10-002, which expires on April 30, 2015. Limitations on coverage are contained in the general permit that identify when use of the GP-0-15-003 is not permissible.

A draft of GP-0-15-003 was published for public review and comment in the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) on October 29, 2014, and in the New York Post, Newsday, Buffalo News, Syracuse Post-Standard, Binghamton Press, Glens Falls Post Star, and Rochester Democrat and Chronicle newspapers on October 30, 2014, as well as in the Albany Times Union on October 31, 2014. This project (general permit renewal) is a Type II action and is not subject to the State Environmental Quality Review Act.

Copies of the final GP-0-15-003, Fact Sheet, and Responsiveness Summary will be available on the NYS DEC's website, located on the following webpage: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/43150.html beginning April 15, 2015.

GP-0-15-003 will cover discharges of stormwater to surface waters of the State from small MS4s as defined in 40 CFR Part 122.26(a)(1)(v), 122.26(b)(8), and 122.26(b)(16)-(19). An owner or operator of a small MS4 with coverage under GP-0-10-002, as of the effective date of GP-0-15-003, shall be permitted to discharge in accordance with GP-0-15-003 on an interim basis for 180 days from the effective date of GP-0-15-003, and thereafter must gain coverage under GP-0-15-003 by submitting their 2014 Annual Report due June 1, 2015. An owner or operator of a small MS4 not authorized under GP-0-10-002 may obtain coverage under GP-0-15-003 by submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI) to the address provided on the NOI form. For newly regulated MS4s, authorization under GP-0-15-003 is effective upon written notification from the Department.

NYS DEC reserves the right to require any applicant seeking or maintaining coverage under GP-0-15-002 to apply for an individual SPDES permit.

Contact: David Follansbee, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Stormwater Permit Section, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3505, Phone: (518) 402-8116, E-mail: david.follansbee@dec.ny.gov.


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