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ENB - Statewide Notices 10/5/2016

Public Notice

Notice of Emergency Adoption: Second Re-Adoption - Effective September 16, 2016

Amendments to 6 NYCRR Part 597, Hazardous Substances Identification, Release Prohibition, and Release Reporting

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) filed a Notice of Emergency Adoption with New York State Department of State on September 16, 2016 to amend 6 NYCRR Part 597, Hazardous Substances Identification, Release Prohibition, and Release Reporting. This is the second re-adoption for this emergency rule. The Notice of Emergency Adoption is available in the October 5, 2016 issue of the State Register.

Effective April 25, 2016, this emergency rule adds perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA-acid, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) No. 335-67-1), ammonium perfluorooctanoate (PFOA-salt, CAS No. 3825-26-1), perfluorooctanoic sulfonic acid (PFOS-acid, CAS No. 1763-23-1), and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS-salt, CAS No. 2795-39-3) to the list of hazardous substances in 6 NYCRR Section 597.3 (Section 597.3). This rule also provides time for facilities storing fire-fighting foam containing one or more of these newly listed hazardous substances to properly dispose of it, and makes a correction to the tables of hazardous substances in Part 597 by providing units for reportable quantities.

While the emergency rule allows the amendments to 6 NYCRR Part 597 to continue to be effective as of September 16, 2016, the emergency adoption is temporary for an additional 60 days. The proposed rule making related to the final rule is underway. The amendments become permanent upon adoption by NYS DEC and filing with the New York State Department of State (NYS DOS). Subsequent Notices of Emergency Adoption will be filed with NYS DOS until the proposed rulemaking is completed.

During the public comment period for the proposed rule making, NYS DEC held public hearings in June 2016 in Albany, Rochester and Garden City, for a total of three public hearings, with an information session prior to each hearing. NYS DEC received 40 comments during the hearings and through written submissions. NYS DEC prepared an Assessment of Public Comment that is available, along with the Express Terms and supporting rule making documents, on NYS DEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/104968.html

Contact: Angela Chieco, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7012, Phone: (518) 402-9764, E-mail: derweb@dec.ny.gov


Notice of Adoption

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 hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption of Rules on September 15, 2016, filed with the Department of State on September 19, 2016 to be effective, October 19, 2016, to amend existing 6 New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Part 200 General Provisions; and 6 NYCRR Part 218, Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines.

This regulation will incorporate California's amendments to the low emission vehicle (LEV III) program initially adopted by New York in 2012. The LEV III amendments 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 (US EPA). The 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.

The regulation also incorporates California's amendments to the zero emission vehicle (ZEV) program. The ZEV revisions apply to 2018 through 2025 model year passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty vehicles. The 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.

For further information, contact:

Jeff Marshall
NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3255
Phone: (518) 402-8292
E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov


Farm Land Availability Notice

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYS DOCCS) is advertising the availability of farm/cropland for agricultural leases at the following Correctional Facilities (CF):

Clinton CF, Clinton County - 57 ± acres
Greene CF, Greene County - 165 ± acres
Eastern CF, Ulster County - 315 ± acres
Eastern Colony CF, Ulster County - 106 ± acres
Green Haven CF, Dutchess County - 275 ± acres
Washington CF, Washington County - 201 ± acres

Bidders may view the farm/cropland on either October 19, 2016 or October 20, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Interested bidders should contact NYS DOCCS by noon on October 17, 2016 at (518) 436-7886, extension 3150, to pre-register for the land inspections and for further information regarding the inspections.

To request a Bid Package, please contact the Legal Services at the NYS Office of General Services at (518) 474-8831.

All listed acreage at each Correctional Facility will be leased to the successful bidder for that Facility. Bids for individual fields will not be accepted.

Sealed proposals must be received at the following address no later than 2:00 p.m. on November 1, 2016. NYS DOCCS Farm Lease Proposal c/o NYS Office of General Services, Legal Services, 41st Floor, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242.

Contact: Frank Pallante, New York State Office of General Services, Legal Services, Corning Tower 41st Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242, Phone: (518) 473-7106.


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