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Public Notice


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, prepared an Administrative Adjudication Plan Update - 2000, summarizing the offices activities relative to Executive Order No. 131 (1989) and Executive Order No. 3 (1995).

Copies of the update may be obtained by contacting: Daniel†E. Louis, Chief Administrative Law Judge, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12233-1550, (518) 457-3468; or to request an electronic copy, please send an e-mail to: djvachon@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Public Notice of Extension 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, previously scheduled to close on March 21, 2001, has been extended through April 2, 2001.

For further information, contact Barbara Youngberg, NYSDEC Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12233-7255; telephone: 518-457-2225; E-mail: bayoungb@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.