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ENB - Statewide Notices 11/1/2017

Public Notice

Notice of Adoption

Repeal of 6 NYCRR Part 500 and Amend/Repeal references to 6 NYCRR Parts 750 - 758.

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law Articles 17 and 36, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

NYS DEC has Adopted the Repeal of 6 NYCRR Part 500 - Floodplain Management Regulations Development Permits. The statutory authority for Part 500, which came from Environmental Conservation Law Article 36, was repealed by the Legislature in 1992. Part 500 has not been in effect since 1992 and should not appear in NYS DEC's regulations. NYS DEC has removed it from its regulations to avoid confusing the public. NYS DEC has also amended citations to 6 NYCRR Parts 750-758 - State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. Parts 750-758 were repealed in 2003 and consolidated into a new Part 750. However, cross-references to Parts 750-758 were inadvertently left in place in the NYS DEC's regulations and have now been corrected. This rule amends references to Parts 750-758 to reflect the current regulation - Part 750.

Notice of Adoption for Repealing 6 NYCRR Part 500 and Amending/Repealing references to 6 NYCRR Parts 750-758 will be published in the State Register on November 1, 2017.

For further information, please contact:

Michelle Tompkins
NYS DEC - Division of Water
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3500
Phone: (518) 402-8233
E-mail: Michelle.Tompkins@dec.ny.gov


Notice of Adoption

Amendments to Classification of Waters of the Lake Champlain Drainage Basin

Effective November 1, 2017, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) adopted amendments to Part 830 of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR). These amendments upgraded the classification, description, and item numbers of certain waters in the Lake Champlain drainage basin. This rulemaking was necessary to meet the "fishable" goal of the federal Clean Water Act and to provide enhanced protection for trout waters.

This rulemaking was proposed on September 7, 2016. The public comment period was open from September 7, 2016 to November 7, 2016, and a Public Hearing was held in Plattsburgh on November 2, 2016.

The Assessment of Public Comment, and the text of the final rule and related documents are available on NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/107391.html or by contacting Michelle Tompkins, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3500, Phone: (518) 402-8179, E-mail: Part.830Reclass@dec.ny.gov.

For further information, please contact:

Michelle Tompkins
NYS DEC - Division of Water
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3500
Phone: (518) 402-8233
E-mail: Part.830Reclass@dec.ny.gov


Pollution Prevention Institute Request for Applications (RFA)

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has issued a Request for Application to solicit applications from public and private universities, or non-profit institutions, to operate a pollution prevention institute in New York state (Institute). The Institute will offer an unparalleled center for technology evaluation and development as well as training and assistance to state businesses and organizations. The Institute will promote cost effective methods of reducing and eliminating the use of toxic substances and resources in the manufacturing process and product design through pollution prevention strategies.

Incorporating on-site technical assistance, research and development, technology transfer, technology demonstration, education and outreach, the Institute will focus on sustainability and toxic use reduction over the course of the entire production process or product life-cycle.

The Institute will foster partnerships between businesses, universities, state and local governments, and health and environmental organizations. These partnerships will stimulate the deployment of pollution prevention strategies and technologies, and lead to research and development of cutting-edge environmental technologies that have near-term potential to promote sustainable economic development. The Institute shall focus on priorities that optimize environmental benefit and economic development.

To apply for this opportunity, log-in or create an account in the NYS Grants Gateway at: https://grantsgateway.ny.gov or https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/IntelliGrants_NYSGG/module/nysgg/goportal.aspx and search for Pollution Prevention. The question and answer period ends on November 8, 2017. Applications are due December 14, 2017.

Contact: Timothy Kirchgraber, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management, 625 Broadway, 9th Floor, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: 518-402-9469, E-mail: PollutionPrevention@dec.ny.gov.


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to Recognize Organizations Working to Sustain New York State's Natural Resources and Strengthen Its Economy

Registration Required to Attend Annual Environmental Excellence Awards Ceremony

NYS DEC will recognize a number of organizations for their innovative programs and commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility and economic viability at the 14th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony. The event will take place at Union College at College Park Hall in Schenectady at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Members of the public are invited to the awards ceremony, however space is limited and those wishing to attend must pre-register by going to: http://on.ny.gov/2l4FySf (link leaves NYS DEC website). Doors will open at 10:00 a.m. for registration and to network with award winners.

Union College was honored with an award in 2008 for the U-Sustain program, a campus-wide initiative that continues to reduce the college's ecological footprint, foster a sustainable campus culture and increase awareness of environmental stewardship in the community.

NYS DEC established the Environmental Excellence Award in 2004 to honor and showcase selected businesses, schools, municipalities, governments and not-for-profit organizations achieving outstanding environmental sustainability, social responsibility and economic viability. Since then, NYS DEC has recognized 80 organizations.

For more information about the awards ceremony, contact: Marna Posluszny, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management, Pollution Prevention Unit, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8706, E-mail: marna.posluszny@dec.ny.gov.


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