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ENB - Statewide Notices 6/22/2016

Public Notice

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 11-0303 and 13-0340-f, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

NYS DEC filed a Notice of Adoption to amend 6 NYCRR Part 40 to revise rules pertaining to the commercial harvest of black sea bass. This rule making will amend the definition of trip limit to allow up to two licensed commercial fishers to possess the trip limit of black sea bass on board one vessel on any one calendar day. This notice will be published in issue 25 of the State Register, dated June 22, 2016.

For further information, please contact:

Karen Graulich
NYS DEC - Division of Marine Resources
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Phone: (631) 444-5636
E-mail: karen.graulich@dec.ny.gov


Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions; and 6 NYCRR Part 218, Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines

Pursuant to Sections 1-0101, 1-0303, 3-0301, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0107, 19-0301, 19-0303, 19-0305, 19-1101, 19-1103, 19-1105, 71-2103, 71-2105 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

NYS DEC is proposing revisions to Part 218 to update New York's incorporation of California's amendments to the low emission vehicle (LEV III) program initially adopted by New York in 2012. The proposed LEV III apply to all 2017 through 2025 model year vehicles up to 14,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and attempt to align LEV III with Tier 3 criteria pollutant standards adopted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The proposed LEV III amendments provide vehicle manufacturers with additional compliance flexibility while maintaining the stringency of LEV III and modify the California environmental performance label scores to include LEV III emission standards.

Part 218 is also being revised to incorporate California's amendments to the zero emission vehicle (ZEV) program. The proposed ZEV revisions apply to 2018 through 2025 model year passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty vehicles. The proposed ZEV amendments include a revised intermediate volume manufacturer (IVM) definition, IVM transition lead time, ZEV percentage requirements, IVM pooling provision, IVM credit deficit provision, and a revision to the fast refueling definition.

Written comments on the proposed rule may be submitted to the contact listed below until 5:00 p.m. August 15, 2016.

Hearings for the proposed rule and attendant revisions to existing rules described above will be held as follows and are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility:

Date: August 8, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC
Public Assembly Room 129A/B
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

NYS DEC will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by August 1, 2016, to: Richard McAuley, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, Phone: (518) 402-8401, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov.

Contact: Jeff Marshall, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3250, Phone: (518) 402-8292, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov.


Application Deadline Extended For Sewage Pollution Right to Know Grant

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is extending the grant application deadline for the New York State Sewage Pollution Right to Know (SPRTK) Grant until August 26, 2016. The previous application deadline was June 24, 2016.


This grant is intended to provide funding to municipalities so they can purchase and install detection or monitoring devices on Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) outfalls to better inform the public and state agencies about CSO conditions in real time. Specifically, this grant focuses on smaller communities with fewer CSO outfalls. Smaller communities typically have less funding available for projects such as monitoring or detection.

Eligible applicants must meet all of the criteria listed below.

1. Municipality, as defined in 6 NYCRR Part 750, means any county, town, city, village, district corporation, special improvement district, sewer authority or agency thereof;
and
2. Municipality must have permitted CSOs; and
3. The municipal wastewater system must serve less than 200,000 people; and
4. The municipality must agree to use NY-ALERT to report CSO discharges for their entire system. The municipality must be registered with NY-ALERT, or must have submitted to NYS DEC by Friday, August 26, 2016 an application to use NY-ALERT.

Application must include one of the following types of CSO detection technologies;

• CSO activation detection devices
• Flow monitoring devices
• Flow monitoring with remote communications systems
• Public notification system

Total MWBE Participation Goals: 30%

Additional information about the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Grant can be found on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/105337.html. Applications can be submitted through the Grants Gateway: http://grantsreform.ny.gov/. Log on and search for "Sewage Pollution Right to Know CSO Grant". All questions should be submitted to: overflow@dec.ny.gov.

Contact: Susan Van Patten, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Water Assessment and Management, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, E-mail:
overflow@dec.ny.gov.


Draft Engineering Report Outline for the CWSRF Program - Request for Public Review and Comment

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC) provides financial assistance for the planning, design, and construction of water-quality infrastructure projects through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). For a project to be considered for CWSRF financial assistance, an engineering report that describes the project must be prepared and submitted to NYS EFC. To ensure that engineering reports provide the information necessary for NYS EFC to determine whether a project is eligible for CWSRF assistance, NYS EFC has required the use of an Engineering Report Template for the preparation of engineering reports.

NYS EFC has replaced the Template with an Engineering Report Outline. The proposed Outline is:

• is easier to read and understand;
• focuses on the critical information for the project; and
• is less prescriptive than the former Template.

NYS EFC is seeking public review and comment on the Draft CWSRF Engineering Report Outline. After consideration of any comments submitted, NYS EFC intends to make the Outline final and available for use as of October 1, 2016. Engineering reports submitted to NYS EFC after October 1, 2016 must be prepared in accordance with the final Outline. Engineering reports submitted, but not approved, prior to October 1, 2016 may require amendment to address items contained in the final Outline.

The Draft CWSRF Engineering Report Outline will be available on NYS EFC's website at: www.efc.ny.gov/cwplanninggrants.

Written comments on the Draft CWSRF Engineering Report Outline will be accepted by mail, e-mail, or fax until 5:00 p.m., July 22, 2016. Comments should be addressed to the contact listed below.

Contact: Timothy P. Burns, NYS EFC - Division of Engineering and Program Management, 625 Broadway , Albany, NY 12207-2997, Phone: (518) 402-7396, Fax: (518) 402-6954, E-mail: iupcomments@efc.ny.gov.


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