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Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has revised Technical and Administrative Guidance Memorandum (TAGM) DSHM 99-10: Guidance Concerning Compliance with the Pesticide Reporting Law (Chapter 279, Laws of1996). This revision is being issued as TAGM: PES 99-10.

This revised TAGM contains additional guidance on complying with requirements of the Pesticide Reporting Law (Chapter 279, Laws of 1996). This law added a new Title 12 - "Pesticide Sales and Use Data Base and Recordkeeping and Reporting" to Article 33 of the Environmental Conservation Law. Title 12 became effective on January 1, 1997. Regulated entities must report pesticides sales and use information no later than February 1 for the prior calendar year. This revision was necessary in order to comply with new requirements of Part 325 Rules and Regulations Relating to the Application of Pesticides (revised January 21, 2000). It also contains an amendment to allow regulated entities making aerial applications of pesticides to report by county, municipality, and zip code. This would substantially lessen the burden of reporting by the regulated community.

TAGM DSHM 99-10 was first published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) and became effective January 21, 2000. The draft revised TAGM PES 99-10 was published in the ENB on December 20, 2000 and written comments on the revised TAGM were accepted for 30 days. No comments were received.

A copy of the TAGM is available for public inspection at the Departmentís main office at50 Wolf Road, Room 493, Albany, New York, and in each of the Departmentís nine regional offices.

You may obtain a copy of this TAGM concerning compliance with the Pesticide Reporting Law, or additional information concerning this law, by contacting the Pesticide Reporting Section, Bureau of Pesticides Management, Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials, at 50 Wolf Road, Room 493, Albany, New York 12233-7256 or by calling (518) 457-3542.

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: 1) facilities generating waste and pollution: small (100 or fewer employees), mid-size (more than 100 and fewer than 500 employees), or large (more than 500 employees) industrial, commercial or institutional facilities; federal, state and local governments; and educational institutions, 2) technical assistance providers: environmental, community and civic organizations; trade associations or other business/industry groups; federal, state and local governments, and educational institutions; and other public or private entities, and 3) continuous improvement: this category is for organizations that demonstrate a longer term commitment to pollution prevention and continue to develop and implement pollution prevention programs and achieve results. 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. The deadline indicated in the brochure to apply for the awards is May 1, 2001. However, because the brochures were received late, a two week extension until May 15, 2001 has been granted. The application package is still 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