ENB - STATEWIDE NOTICES

Rules & Regulations - Notice of Adoption

Pursuant to the provisions of the State Administrative Procedures Act notice is given of the following action. Amend Section 40.1 of Title 6 NYCRR, regarding the current recreational open season for black sea bass. The purpose of this rule is to amend the existing regulations relating to the recreational fishery for black sea bass which will result in the re-opening of the black sea bass recreational fishery in New York waters year-round and provide for consistency with the ASMFC's Fishery Management Plan for Black Sea Bass, as well as consistency with recreational fishery rules in adjacent state waters.

Notice of Adoption

Commissioner's Policy: Administrative Use of Motor Vehicles and Aircraft in the Forest Preserve This policy establishes guidelines for administrative motor vehicle and aircraft use by state and federal agencies on forest preserve lands within the Adirondack Park and Catskill Park.

The purpose of the Administrative Use of Motor Vehicles and Aircraft in the Forest Preserve Policy is to provide reasonable and concise guidelines and procedures with respect to the administrative use of motor vehicles and aircraft on Forest Preserve lands within the Adirondack and Catskill Parks. The policy is intended to provide guidance to Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) staff and complies with the provisions of both the Adirondack Park and Catskill Park State Land Master Plans. Accordingly, the policy's constraints on administrative use is directly correlated to the various Forest Preserve classification areas and minimizes such use in those areas. This policy, however, does not apply to administrative use of motor vehicles and aircraft on those roads currently open for public motor vehicle use.

Contact: Tom Wolfe, Division: Lands and Forests, Bureau of Public Lands, 50 Wolf Road, Room 410, Albany, NY 12233. (518) 457-7433 Fax (518) 457- 8988

Effective Date: December 1, 1999.

Public Notice

New York State Great Lakes Protection Fund - Application for State Assistance: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announces the availability of state assistance grants from the New York State Great Lakes Protection Fund to support research projects that will restore, protect or improve the health of New York' Great Lakes basin and assist in reaching the environmental goals and objectives of New York State's Great Lakes programs.

Eligible applicants: New York State public agencies (excluding NYS Department of Environmental Conservation); academic institutions; municipalities; industries; non-government organizations. Principal investigators must be from a New York State agency, academic institution, municipality, industry or non-government organization. Non-New York collaborators are acceptable. >Eligible projects: Projects must support the goals and objectives of New York State's Great Lakes programs and meet at least one of the 1999-2000 priority funding categories A) Improve the understanding of lakewide or Area of Concern beneficial use impairments B) Collect and/or analyze data on the Great Lakes C) Develop, demonstrate or analyze new or improved cleanup technologies/policies applicable to the Great Lakes D) Improve understanding of the health of Great Lakes biota.

Funding Available: The Department anticipates having $500,000 available for the 1999-2000 grants cycle. Maximum grant awards will be $75,000.00 and up to $100,000.00 for a two-year project.

Application Deadline: Applications must be made in accordance with the requirements contained in the "New York Great Lakes Protection Fund Application For State Assistance" booklet. Applications must be received by 5:00pm on Friday December 17, 1999 at NYSDEC, 50 Wolf Road, Room 611, Albany, NY 12233-1040. No electronic or faxed submissions will be accepted.

For an application: Contact Marna M. Gadoua, Great Lakes Program Coordinator, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233-1040 or call (518) 457-6610. The application is also available on the Department's Website at http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/reg9/greatlakes/index.html

Corrected Notice of Document Availability

The following notice that appeared in the 11/10/99 ENB is corrected to show an additional letter in four cells of the Basis Code column of Table 1. The added letters are shown in Boldface type (the bottom cell of the column is unchanged).

Statewide - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is making available for public comment a Draft Addendum to the Division of Water Technical and Operational Guidance Series (TOGS) No. 1.1.1, entitled Ambient Water Quality Standards and Guidance Values and Groundwater Effluent Limitations. The primary purpose of this TOGS is to provide a compilation of these values for use in Department programs, including the SPDES permit program.

The purpose of the Addendum is to add guidance values and groundwater effluent limitations for five substances, including methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE). Guidance values are used by the Department in the absence of standards in regulation; they are authorized by regulation (6 NYCRR Part 702) and derived according to rigorous scientific procedures that are in regulation (6NYCRR Part 702). The guidance values being added are of the Health (Water Source) or H (WS) Type, derived to protect sources of potable water.

The NYSDEC has worked closely with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) in the derivation of these values. The NYSDOH is currently preparing the necessary regulatory documents to revise their drinking water standard (Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL) for MTBE as well.

The Draft Addendum is shown in its entirety below. The Tables refer to tables of the same number in the existing June 1998 edition of TOGS 1.1.1, dated June 1998. Copies of the June 1998 edition of TOGS 1.1.1 are available on the Internet at http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dow/togs/togs111.pdf (408KB file, readable with Adobe Acrobat reader); paper copies of the June 1998 edition may be purchased for $15.50 from Michelle Tompkins, NYSDEC, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233-3500, 518-457-7464. Each guidance value in the Draft Addendum is supported by a Fact Sheet that gives its scientific basis and derivation. Paper or electronic copies of these, at no cost, are available from Scott Stoner, 518-485-5824 or by email to sxstoner@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Comments on the Draft Addendum must be received within 30 days from this publication date, and sent to: Scott Stoner, Standards and Special Studies Section, Division of Water, NYSDEC, 50 Wolf road, Albany, NY 12233-3502, or by email to sxstoner@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

DRAFT ADDENDUM TO JUNE 1998 DIVISION OF WATER TOGS 1.1.1



TABLE 1

NEW YORK STATE AMBIENT WATER QUALITY STANDARDS AND GUIDANCE VALUES

DRAFT November 1999

SUBSTANCE
(CAS No.)
WATER CLASSES STANDARD (ug/L) GUIDANCE VALUE (ug/L) TYPE BASIS CODE
Acetaldehyde
(75-07-0)
A, A-S, AA, AA-S
GA

8

8

H(WS)

H(WS)

A

A

n-Butanol
(71-36-3)
A, A-S, AA, AA-S
GA

50

50

H(WS)

H(WS)

Z

Z

Carbon disulfide
(75-15-0)
A, A-S, AA, AA-S
GA

60

60

H(WS)

H(WS)

B

B

Formaldehyde
(50-00-0)
A, A-S, AA, AA-S
GA

8

8

H(WS)

H(WS)

A

A

Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE)
(1634-04-4)
A, A-S, AA, AA-S
GA

10

10

H(WS)

H(WS)

A

A





TABLE 5

NEW YORK STATE GROUNDWATER EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS (CLASS GA)

DRAFT November 1999

SUBSTANCE
(CAS No.)
MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE CONCENTRATION (ug/L) CATEGORY
Acetaldehyde
(75-07-0)
8 B
n-Butanol
(71-36-3)
50 B
Carbon disulfide
(75-15-0)
60 B
Formaldehyde
(50-00-0)
8 B
Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE)
(1634-04-4)
10 B




In addition, n-butanol, carbon disulfide, formaldehyde and methyl tert-butyl ether are deleted from Table 3 of TOGS 1.1.1.