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ENB - Statewide Notices 10/30/2019

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Notice of Adoption to Amend 6 NYCRR Parts 151, 153, 170, 174, 182

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 11-0305, 11-0535, 11-0535-a, 11-0536, 11-1707, 11-1728, 11-1901, 11-1903, 11-1905, 11-1907 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption amending 6 NYCRR Part 151 pertaining to Propagation and Sale of Fur-bearing Animals, Part 153 Preserve Licenses, Part 170 Miscellaneous Licenses, Part 174 Sale of Live Wild Birds, Part 182 Endangered and Threatened Species of Fish and Wildlife; Species of Special Concern. This notice will be published in issue 44 of the State Register, dated October 30, 2019.

For further information, please contact:

Joe Therrien
NYS DEC - Division of Fish and Wildlife
625 Broadway
Albany NY 12233-4752
Phone: (518) 402-8987
E-mail: joseph.therrien@dec.ny.gov


Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 11-0303, 13-0307, and 13-0319 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of First Emergency Readoption to amend 6 NYCRR Part 41, Sanitary Condition of Shellfish Lands, pertaining to changes in classification in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties.

The rule is necessary to protect the public health. ECL section 13-0307 requires that NYS DEC examine shellfish lands and certify those that are in such sanitary condition that shellfish may be taken and used as food; all other lands must be designated as uncertified. Shellfish harvested from areas that do not meet the bacteriological standards for certified shellfish lands have an increased potential to cause illness in shellfish consumers. Closing areas that do not meet criteria for certified shellfish land protects the public health. This regulation will also clarify descriptions for enforcement purposes.

This notice will be published in issue 44 of the State Register, dated October 30, 2019.

For further information, please contact:

Kevin Ryan
NYS DEC - Division of Marine Resources
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Phone: (631) 444-0461
E-mail: FW.marine@dec.ny.gov


MSGP Extension of Public Comment Period for the Draft permit for modifications to the 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 extending the comment period until November 18, 2019 for the draft permit for modifications to the SPDES Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (GP-0-17-004). The court remanded GP-0-17-004 and directed NYS DEC to issue a final amended GP-0-17-004 by July 23, 2020. The extension of this comment period does not change that deadline. The extension of the comment period has been granted based on stakeholder requests.

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

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 by close of business on November 18, 2019.

If submitting comments by e-mail, please include "Comments on the draft 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


Positive Declaration

Statewide - The New York State Canal Corporation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Earthen Embankment Integrity Program (EEIP) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the implementation of a documented comprehensive canal system embankment maintenance program to restore, maintain, and manage the integrity of embankments within the Canal System. The EEIP will address implementation of management practices for water impounding earthen embankments or features that abut and are parallel to the earthen embankments, including engineered alternatives to minimize or mitigate environmental impacts, but may not include individual structures located along the embankments or under the embankments (spillways, waste weirs, vertical walls, culverts and dive culverts are excluded features). Specifically, the scope includes all embankment material and impairments, and turf, vegetation, armoring or paving that's parallel to the embankment slopes and surfaces from outside the toe of the outboard slope on one side to ground level or the toe of the outboard slope on the other side. It includes water recording and management features used in regulation of water levels in the canal, and geotechnical instrumentation devices. It also includes design and implementation of certain alternative solutions to vegetation removal, as well as amenities such as supplemental compatible vegetation, timber screening and fencing. The project is located throughout the New York State Canal system.

Contact: James Candiloro, New York Power Authority, 30 South Pearl Street, 10th Floor, Albany, NY 12207, Phone: (518) 433-6841, E-mail: James.Candiloro@nypa.gov.


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