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Public Notice

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law Sections 1-0101(3(b), 1-0101(3)(d), 3-0301(1)(b), 3-0301(1)(d), 3-0301(2)(m) 9-0105(1), 9-0105(3) and Executive Law Section 816(3), the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Proposed Adoption of the High Peaks Wilderness Area Regulations, including adoption of amendments to 6NYCRR section190.0 and a new 6NYCRR section 190.13

For further information, contact:
Thomas Wolfe
Bureau of Public Lands
NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
50 Wolf Road, Room 438
Albany, NY 12233-4255
(518) 457-7433


Public Notice of Reopening of Comment Period on Proposed Rulemaking

On November 15, 2000, pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Sections 1-0101(1), 1-0303(19), 3-0301(1), and 27-0501, the Department of Environmental Conservation gave notice of the following proposed rulemaking action:

A Proposed Rulemaking was filed with the Department of State on October 27, 2000 to regulate the disposal of the radioactive wastes generated by the extraction or concentration of uranium or thorium where such waste is not regulated by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The primary source of these wastes is sites where uranium and thorium were refined during and shortly following World War II. Under this amendment, these wastes must be disposed of as radioactive waste and in accordance with Part 380.

The comment period closed on January 31, 2001. The Department has reopened the comment period and will continue to receive comments through March 21, 2001.

For further information or to submit comments, contact Barbara Youngberg, NYSDEC Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12233-7255; telephone: 518-457-2225; email: bayoungb@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department), pursuant to Sections 3-0301.2(a) and (m), 19-0301.1, and 19-0303 of the Environmental Conservation Law, will hold a legislative public hearing on the proposal of a new rule, 6 NYCRR Part 208, Landfill Gas Rule.

This rule transfers the regulations of 6 NYCRR Part 360-2.21 from the Part 360 series to the Part 200 series. The purpose of the rule is to comply with the requirements of 40 CFR 60 Subpart Cc, which requires that states implement a state plan to control emissions of non-methane organic compounds from municipal solid waste landfills.

Pursuant to Part 617 of the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Department has prepared a Negative Declaration stating that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the environment.

A legislative public hearing will be held at the following location and time:

MONDAY APRIL 9, 2001, 10:00 A.M.
NYSDEC, 50 WOLF ROAD, ROOM 190, ALBANY NY
TELEPHONE: (518) 457-2825, 457-7231

The public hearing is scheduled in a location reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility. At the hearing, the Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for such services are required and should be submitted by April 5, 2001 to Arlene Schmidt, NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 50 Wolf Road, Albany NY 12233-3250, 518 457-2825, .

The Department invites all persons, organizations, corporations, and government agencies which may be affected by the proposed revisions to attend the hearings and / or submit oral or written statements for the record. At the hearing, each person who wishes to make a statement will be allowed to speak. The Department will give equal weight to written and oral statements and recommends that lengthy statements be submitted in writing. A cumulative record will be compiled; therefore, it is not necessary for interested parties to attend the hearing.

Written statements may be submitted to the Department until close of business, 5 p.m., April 16, 2001, and should be submitted to:

Thomas R. Christoffel, P.E.
NYSDEC Division of Air Resources
50 WOLF ROAD, ROOM 108, ALBANY NY 12233-3254

The proposed regulation and supporting information may be obtained from any of the following Department offices:

REGION 1, Building #40, State University of New York, Stony Brook NY 11790 Attention: Ajay Shah
REGION 2, Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City NY 11101 Attention: Robert Mitrey
REGION 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz NY 12561 Attention: Robert Stanton
REGION 4, 1130 North Westcott Rd, Schenectady NY 12306 Attention: Rick Leone
REGION 5, Hudson Street Extension, Box 220, Warrensburg NY 12885 Attention: Michael Stawarz
REGION 6, Watertown State Office Bldg., 317 Washington St., Watertown NY 13601, Attention: Tom Morgan
REGION 7, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse NY 13204-2400 Attention: Norman Boyce
REGION 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon NY 14414 Attention: Thomas Marriott
REGION 9, 270 Michigan Ave, Buffalo NY 14202 Attention: Larry Sitzman

For further information, contact: Thomas Christoffel, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 50 Wolf Road, Room 108, Albany, NY 12233-3254, 518 457-7688, email trchrist@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Notice for the Eighth Annual NYS Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention

Applications are now available for the New York State Eighth Annual Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention. The awards program was established to recognize pollution prevention efforts by NYS organizations. Applicants can compete in one of the three following categories:

Nominations for awards will be made to Governor Pataki by the Department of Environmental Conservation based on recommendations from a selection committee.

Criteria to be considered for the applicants include: waste volume/toxicity reduction, overall environmental benefits, overall economic benefits, improvement in worker safety, innovations in technology, process or education program, level of management commitment, and transferability.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Presentation of the awards will be during Pollution Prevention Week in September 2001 at the new DEC Headquarters located at 625 Broadway in Albany. The winners will be notified a week prior to the presentation of the awards. Applications are due May 1, 2001, and are available through the DECís website: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu/p2gov.html.

Anyone interested in obtaining more information regarding the application and criteria for the awards should contact Mr. Carlos Montes at the Department of Environmental Conservation, Pollution Prevention Unit, 50 Wolf Rd., Room 298, Albany, NY 12233-8010, telephone (518) 457-0774, Fax (518) 457-2570, email clmontes@gw.dec.state.ny.us.