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ENB - Statewide Notices 11/16/2016

Public Notice

Notice of Adoption

6 NYCRR Part 222, Distributed Generation
6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions and 6 NYCRR Subpart 227-2, Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

Pursuant to Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 19-0105, 19-0303, 19-0311, 71-2103 and 71-2105 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption of 6 NYCRR Part 222, Distributed Generation Sources on November 1, 2016, filed with the New York State Department of State on November 1, 2016 to be effective December 1, 2016, and to amend existing 6 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Part 200, General Provisions and Subpart 227-2, Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx).

NYS DEC is adopting 6 NYCRR Part 222, 'Distributed Generation (DG) Sources' along with conforming revisions to Part 200, 'General Provisions' and Subpart 227-2, 'Reasonably Available Control Technology RACT) for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)' to establish emission standards, monitoring requirements and record keeping requirements for certain DG sources in New York State. The proposed rule will apply to owners and operators of DG sources where the potential NOx emissions are below the major source threshold set forth in paragraph 201-2.1(b)(21) of Part 201 and that have maximum mechanical output ratings of 200 horsepower (hp) or greater in the New York City metropolitan area or 400 hp or greater elsewhere in the state, in other words, DG sources not currently regulated under Subpart 227-2 or a federal New Source Performance Standard (NSPS), as long as the federal standards are less than or equal to the Part 222 emission limits.

In addition, emergency generators owned and operated by municipalities or municipal agencies may be used when the usual supply of power is available if doing so would prevent a violation of the Clean Water Act or Article 17 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law through April 30, 2021.

For further information, contact:
John Barnes
NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3254
Phone:: (518) 402-8403
E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov



Extension of Public Comment Period for the Draft SPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Permit, Permit No. GP-0-17-002 and supporting documents.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is extending the comment period for the draft renewal of the SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (GP-0-17-002); Fact Sheet; updated Sample Local Law for Stormwater Management and Erosion & Sediment Control; and draft Greenwood Lake Watershed Phosphorus TMDL Implementation Plan until December 23, 2016. The extension of the comment period has been granted based on numerous stakeholder request.

Copies of the draft MS4 General Permit, Fact Sheet, Sample Local Laws for Stormwater Management and Erosion & Sediment Control, Greenwood Lake Watershed Phosphorus TMDL Implementation Plan and other supporting documents (i.e. forms, maps, etc.) are available on NYS DEC's "Public Review Documents" website at:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/41392.html.

Written comments on the draft general permit and other documents referenced above must be submitted to the contact listed below by close of business on December 23, 2016.

Contact: Steve McCague, NYS DEC- Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3505, E-mail: Stormwater_info@dec.ny.gov. If submitting comments by e-mail, please include "Comments on the Draft Renewal of the 2017 MS4 GP" in the subject line.


State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Point Source Discharges to Surface Waters of New York from Pesticide Applications

Permit No. GP-0-16-005

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has renewed the SPDES General Permit for Point Source Discharges to Surface Waters of New York from Pesticide Applications (GP-0-16-005). GP-0-16-005 will be effective from November 9, 2016 until October 31, 2021, and replaces the previous general permit, GP-0-11-001, which expired on October 31, 2016.

A draft of GP-0-16-005 was published for public review and comment in the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) on April 20, 2016. Copies of the renewed permit, fact sheet, and responsiveness summary are available on the NYS DEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/70489.html.

This Pesticide SPDES General Permit (GP-0-16-005) authorizes point source discharges to, in or over surface waters of New York State from the application of New York State registered pesticides labeled for aquatic uses in accordance with Environmental Conservation Law and the Clean Water Act. An operator as defined in the permit may gain coverage for the application of pesticide(s) by submitting a complete and accurate Notice of Intent (NOI). Operators submitting the NOI electronically (eNOI) will receive written notification of authorization from the Department within 5 days, or within 20 days for paper NOI submittal.

For assistance please contact: Thomas Boekeloo, by mail at NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway - 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3505, Phone: (518) 402-8111, E-mail: pesticide.info@dec.ny.gov.


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