Public Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0301, 19-0303, 19-0305, and 71-2103, the Department hereby gives notice of the following proposed rulemaking action: To amend and modify 6 NYCRR Part 200.9, Referenced Material, and 6 NYCRR, Part 218, Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines; to incorporate wide-ranging improvements that California has made to its vehicle emission control program, maintain identical light duty (LD) vehicle standards with California as required under section 177 of the federal Clean Air Act (Act), and to incorporate medium duty (MD) standards into Part 218. The comment period will close at 5 o'clock on Wednesday, August 30, 2000.

Public hearings are scheduled as follows:

August 21, 2000 1 P.M. EPA Headquarters, 290 Broadway, (enter at corner of Duane and Broadway),
27th floor, Conference Room D, New York NY 10007
August 22, 2000 1 P.M. NYSDEC, 80 Wolf Road, Conference Room 404, Albany NY 12233
August 24, 2000 1 P.M. Convention Center at Oncenter, Meeting Rooms 4 and 5, lower level, 800 South State Street, Syracuse NY 13202
August 25, 2000 11 A.M. Cheektowaga Town Hall, Council Chambers,
3301 Broadway, Cheektowaga NY 14227

For further information, contact: Steven Flint, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 50 Wolf Road, Albany NY 12233-3255; telephone 518 485-8913; E-mail seflint@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Notice

Rulemaking Regulatory Agenda

As required by the State Administrative Procedure Act, the DEC has produced a regulatory agenda listing all the regulations that the department plans to propose for amendment or adoption as new during what remains of the 2000 calendar year. The regulatory agenda gives a short description of the action planned and the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of a contact person for each rulemaking package. The complete regulatory agenda was not available for its ususal publication in the last issue in June, but will be published in the August 9, 2000, issue of the State Register. It will also be available on-line on the DEC Website at: www.dec.state.ny.us under Regulatory Information.

For further information, contact:
Andrea S. Bergstrom ,DEC Rulemaking Coordinator
Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Permits, Room 538
50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233-1750
phone: (518)457-6180
E-mail address, asbergst@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Notice of Revocation of Waste Transporter Permit 1A-617

The Department has determined that the record of noncompliance with the Environmental Conservation Law ("ECL") and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder at 6 NYCRR, as enforced by the Department, constitutes grounds for revocation of the DEC Part 364 Waste Transporter Permit 1A-617 issued to Island Wide Recycling Industries, Inc., John McDonald, President, 10 Ashland Court, Holtsville, NY 11742. Waste transporter permit 1A-617 had authorized the transport of waste tires. The Department has accordingly revoked this permit effective June 30, 2000. The permittee is no longer licensed or permitted to handle such waste.

Contact: David Vitale or Gus Ribeiro, NYS DEC, 50 Wolf Road, Rm. 212, Albany, NY 12233-7253; telephone (518) 457-6072.