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ENB - Statewide Notices 6/7/2017

Public Notice

Notice of Intent and Annual Nutrient Management Plan for the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation(s)

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Notice of Intent (NOI) and Annual Nutrient Management Plan (ANMP) for the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation(s) listed below. The operations listed below are seeking coverage under the NYS DEC Clean Water Act State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) (GP-0-16-002). These documents are available for public review, comment and hearing request for 30 days following this notice. To request a copy of these documents, please email Doug Ashline at douglas.ashline@dec.ny.gov or call at (518) 402-8086.

Clinton County NYS DEC - Region 5

LeDuc's Green Acre Farm
608 Leggett Road
Champlain, NY 12919

Saratoga County NYS DEC - Region 5

Saratoga Racetrack
267 Union Avenue
Saratoga, NY 12866

Washington County NYS DEC - Region 5

Ideal Dairy
239 Vaughn Road
Hudson Falls, NY 12839

Heritage Hill Farm
1582 Mattison Road
Fort Ann, NY 12827

Twin Brooks Farm
4495 State Route 149
Hartford, NY 12838

Lewis County NYS DEC - Region 6

Silvery Falls Farm
6808 Bardo Road
Lowville, NY 13367

Contact: Doug Ashline, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8086, E-mail: douglas.ashline@dec.ny.gov.


Notice for Extension of Public Comment Period on Proposed Amendments to 6 NYCRR Part 380, Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Radioactive Materials

Public Comment Period Extended to Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has extended the public comment period to Wednesday, July 5, 2017 on the proposed amendments to 6 NYCRR Part 380, Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Radioactive Materials. This rule making would incorporate eight federal rule changes that have occurred from 1991 through 2008, and clarify and improve the existing regulation.

The amendments would include: (1) minor changes to several definitions; (2) an expansion of criteria for the disposal of specific waste (the "biomedical exemption") to include biodegradable animal bedding; (3) changes to requirements for reporting incidents; (4) prohibiting the deliberate submission of inaccurate or incomplete information; (5) adding two radionuclides, N-13 and O-15, to the tables of effluent concentrations; and (6) adding a ten millirem constraint on airborne emissions, a requirement which has been implemented for several years through Radiation Control Permit conditions.

The Notice of Proposed Rule Making is available in the April 5, 2017 issue of the State Register.

Written comments: NYS DEC will accept written public comments through Wednesday, July 5, 2017. They can be submitted by:

(1) E-mail to:
Regs.Radiation@dec.ny.gov and please write "Comments on Proposed Part 380" in the subject line of the email;

(2) Mail to:
Sandra Hinkel
NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7255.

Availability of documents for review: Proposed amendments to Part 380 and supporting rule making documents are available on NYS DEC's web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/106149.html. These documents may also be inspected at NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY. Please call Sandra Hinkel for an appointment at (518) 402-9625.

Contact: Sandra Hinkel, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7255, Phone: (518) 402-9625, E-mail: Regs.Radiation@dec.ny.gov.


Data Solicitation for 2018 CWA Section 303(d) List

Section 303(d) of the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) requires States to compile periodically (every two years) a list of impaired waters that do not meet water quality standards and where designated uses are not fully supported and where a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) plan is necessary to address the impairment. States are scheduled to submit their next Section 303(d) Lists to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) by April 1, 2018. To support the development of the Section 303(d) Lists, States are also required to assemble and evaluate existing and readily available water quality related data and information. New York State is currently soliciting and accepting water quality data and information that may be useful in compiling the 2018 Section 303(d) List.

Background:

The water quality assessment of New York State's waters is a continuous process. Participation and input from a wide range of state, federal and local agencies and non-governmental water quality partners (watershed groups, lake associations, academic researchers, etc.) is encouraged. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is able to effectively manage the statewide assessment process by focusing the effort on a limited number of specific drainage basins each year. Concentrating on a few basins each year allows NYS DEC to provide ample opportunity for the extensive list of interested groups to provide input and allows for a thorough evaluation of all available data.

Every two years, corresponding to the development of the State's Section 303(d) List, the public is solicited to provide water quality data and information for any waterbody (any basin). This allows for a more comprehensive updating of the List. Some of the solicited data and information may result in changes to the List; other data, it may be determined, will have no impact on the pending List, but will be incorporated into subsequent water quality assessments. Some of the data and information received during the solicitation may not be sufficiently conclusive to make a definitive impairment determination and use of this data and information may also be deferred until the more complete assessment of the corresponding basin is conducted.

In order to be included for consideration in the compiling of the 2018 CWA Section 303(d) List, data and information must be received by September 29, 2017. It is not the intent of this cut off date to exclude additional information. Rather the date is necessary in order to provide adequate time to review data and information, complete water quality assessments, receive and respond to public comment on the assessments, compile a draft Section 303(d) List, public notice the List, and submit a List to US EPA by April 1, 2018.

Data submissions should be accompanied by a completed Waterbody Inventory/Priority Waterbodies List (WI/PWL) Assessment Worksheet (PDF 350 KB), which may also be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/36730.html. This worksheet allows for the capture of water quality information based on available data, or based on general observation of conditions and/or local knowledge of designated use support/non support of a waterbody absent specific (numeric) monitoring data. Worksheet information can also be obtained by contacting: Sarah Rickard, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, Phone: (518) 402-8179. Completed WI/PWL worksheets, supporting water quality monitoring data, a copy of the corresponding Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC), QA/QC results summary and a description of measures used in the collection of data should sent to the address above, or forwarded via e-mail to: 4pwlinfo@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Guidance regarding the use of water quality data and information to conduct assessment and make listing decisions is outlined in the New York State Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology. These methodologies are available for review and NYS DEC will accept public comment on these documents throughout the 2018 Section 303(d) List development process. Additional information regarding Section 303(d) List development, including the Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology can be found on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/31290.html.

For questions regarding the information in this notice please contact: Sarah Rickard, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8179, E-mail: 4pwlinfo@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Household Cleansing Product Information Program

Notice of availability of the Draft 2017 Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Certification Form and Guidance Document

This notice announces the availability of the draft 2017 Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program Certification Form and Guidance Document and the launch of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYS DEC) Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program. Under the program, manufacturers of cleaning products sold in the State of New York are required to disclose the ingredients of their products on their websites and identify any ingredients that appear on authoritative lists of chemicals of concern. NYS DEC has extended the deadline for comment on the form and guidance. Comments will be accepted through July 14, 2017.

Background:
Authority for the NYS DEC's Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program is derived from Environmental Conservation Law Article 35 and New York Code of Rules and Regulations Part 659. The statute and regulations authorize the Commissioner of NYS DEC to require manufacturers of domestic and commercial cleaning products distributed, sold, or offered for sale in New York State to furnish information regarding such products in a form prescribed by the NYS DEC Commissioner.

Information:

Copies of the Draft 2017 Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Certification Form and Guidance Document are available on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/109021.html. Copies of the form and guidance can also be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Meer, NYS DEC - Executive Division by mail at 625 Broadway, 14th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1010, or by phone at (518) 402-9401. An electronic version of these documents can also be requested by an e-mail to: productdisclosure@dec.ny.gov.

Public comments regarding the form and guidance should be mailed to: Elizabeth Meer, NYS DEC - Executive Division at 625 Broadway, 14th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1010, E-mailed: productdisclosure@dec.ny.gov. Requests for extensions of this deadline should be sent to the same location.

Contact: Elizabeth Meer, NYS DEC - Executive Division at 625 Broadway, 14th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1010, E-mailed: productdisclosure@dec.ny.gov.


Final Amendment No. 1 to the FFY 2017 CWSRF Intended Use Plan

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) announce that the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017 Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), dated October 2016, is hereby amended.

This Final Amendment to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Intended Use Plan (IUP) for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017 addresses five topics:

  1. Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP) Round 8 projects;
  2. Smart Growth review of GIGP Round 8 projects;
  3. Modification of Sources and Uses;
  4. Engineering Planning Grant (EPG) program funding; and
  5. Adjustment of the financing application date.

NYS EFC received no comments on Draft Amendment No. 1 to the 2017 CWSRF IUP. The Final Amendment No. 1 is available on the NYS EFC website at: www.efc.ny.gov.

For information regarding the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, please contact:

Dwight Brown
NYS EFC - Division of Engineering and Program Management
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
Phone: (518) 402-6924
Fax: (518) 402-6954
E-mail: CWSRFinfo@efc.ny.gov


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