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ENB - Statewide Notices 9/25/2019

Public Notice

State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity

Permit No. GP-0-17-004

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is issuing this notice of draft permit for modifications to the SPDES Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (GP-0-17-004).

Copies of the draft permit and draft fact sheet describing the draft changes are available on the NYSDEC webpage. http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/9009.html

The public comment period shall end 30 days after publication in the Department's Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) or the last newspaper, whichever is later. Written comments on the draft general permit must be submitted to the contact listed below, or by e-mail to Stormwater_info@dec.ny.gov

If submitting comments by e-mail, please include "Comments on the proposed MSGP 0-17-004" in the subject line.

Contact: Steven McCague, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3505, E-mail: Stormwater_info@dec.ny.gov


Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 6 NYCRR Part 219, Incinerators

Pursuant to Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 3-0303, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0107, 19-0301, 19-0302, 19-0303, 19-0305, 19-0306, 19-0311, 71-2103, 71-2105, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is proposing several revisions to its operating requirements for human and animal crematories. These requirements are found in Title 6 of the New York Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations (6 NYCRR) Part 219, Incinerators (Part 219). NYS DEC is proposing to repeal and replace Subpart 219-4 to better reflect the current state of cremation technology and reduce emissions of particulate matter from new crematories constructed in the state. In addition, NYS DEC is proposing to sunset Subparts 219-5 and 219-6 by requiring that existing units subject to these requirements be regulated by more stringent standards under a new Subpart 219-4. NYS DEC is also proposing to add a new Subpart 219-10 to limit oxides of nitrogen emissions from municipal waste combustion units. Finally, NYS DEC is proposing to make several minor changes to Subpart 219-1 and conforming changes to Subpart 200.9 to clarify various definitions used throughout Part 219. Further, NYS DEC proposes to submit the Part 219 as well as the revisions to Part 200 to the United State Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) as a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for New York State.

Documents pertaining to this proposed rulemaking can be found on the NYS DEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/propregulations.html#public.

Written comments on the proposed rule may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. on December 11, 2019.

For further information, contact:

Mark Lanzafame
NYSDEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3250
Phone: (518) 402-8403
E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov

Requests for information and comments related to the SIP revision may be obtained from Robert D. Bielawa, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov . Written statements may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. on December 11, 2019.

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: December 3, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Suffolk County Water Authority
260 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Region 8 Office
6274 Avon-Lima Road (Routes 5 and 20), Conference Room
Avon, NY 14414-9516

Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: NYSDEC
625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B

NYS DEC will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by November 26, 2019, to Richard McAuley, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, Phone: (518) 402-8438, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov.

Contact: Mark Lanzafame, NYSDEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3250, Phone: (518) 402-8403, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov


Data Solicitation for 2020 CWA Section 303(d) List

Section 303(d) of the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) requires States to compile every two years, a list of impaired waters that do not meet water quality standards, 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) List to the United State Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) by April 1, 2020. To support the development of the Section 303(d) Lists, States are required to assemble and consider existing, 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 2020 Section 303(d) List.

Background: 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.

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 or basin. This allows for a more comprehensive updating of the List. Solicited data and information may result in changes to the List or may be incorporated into water quality assessments.

In order to be included for consideration in the compiling of the 2020 CWA Section 303(d) List, data and information must be received by September 27, 2019.

Data submissions should be accompanied by a completed Waterbody Inventory/Priority Waterbodies List (WI/PWL) Assessment Worksheet, which may 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 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, corresponding Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) documentation, 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@dec.ny.gov

Guidance regarding the use of water quality data and information to conduct assessments and make listing decisions is outlined in the New York State Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology. Additional information regarding Section 303(d) List development 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, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8179, E-mail: 4pwlinfo@dec.ny.gov

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