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PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS
6 NYCRR Parts 370, 371, 372, 373, 374 and 376
and
Associated Changes to Part 621

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law Article 27, Title 7 and Title 9, will hold a Legislative Public Hearing on NYSDEC's proposal to amend the HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS contained in Parts 370, 371, 372, 373, 374 and 376 (Part 370 series) and associated changes to Part 621 of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations (6 NYCRR) of the State of New York.

The proposed amendments incorporate federal hazardous waste management regulations promulgated during the period December 5, 1997 through July 6, 1999 into the New York State regulations. In addition, typographical errors and inconsistencies discovered in the regulations compared to federal regulations are corrected. Adoption of many of these federal amendments is necessary for the State to maintain final authorization from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to administer and enforce NYSDEC's hazardous waste management program in lieu of the federal hazardous waste management program. Adoption of the proposed amendments will also eliminate duplicative state and federal regulations of several hazardous waste management activities.

A legislative public hearing will be held at the William K. Sanford Town Library, 620 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville, New York 12211, on Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. This hearing location is accessible to handicapped persons. Interpreter services shall be made available to deaf persons at no charge, upon written request received within a reasonable time period prior to the scheduled hearing.

All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies, etc., which may be affected by the proposed amendments, are invited to attend the hearings and to submit either written or oral statements. The hearing session will continue until all persons wishing to make statements have been heard. Written statements received prior to or during each hearing session and oral statements made at each hearing session will be given equal weight. It is recommended that lengthy statements be submitted in writing.

Written statements may be filed until close of business Tuesday, July 24, 2001, with Ms. Deborah Aldrich, NYSDEC, Division of Solid &Hazardous Materials, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7250, faxed to or e-mailed to dlaldric@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The proposed amendments can be found on NYSDEC's web site at www.dec.state.ny.us, under the Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials. To obtain additional information, please contact Deborah Aldrich at (518) 457-0532 until June 8, 2001. After June 8, 2001, she can be reached at (518) 402-8730.


Public Notice

NOTICE OF STANDARD ACTIVITY PERMIT

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Notice of Complete Application

Applicant: Niagara Mohawk Power Corp
300 Erie Blvd West
Syracuse, NY 13202-4201

App ID: 0-0000-01147/00009

Permit Type: Freshwater Wetlands (Article 24)

Location: Certain electric transmission lines in DEC Regions 3 through 9

Project Description:
Authorize the use of registered herbicides (Arsenal and Glypro) in regulated Freshwater Wetlands in accordance with all label requirements using low volume application methods, by the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, during routine management of Rights of Way for certain electric transmission lines in the Niagara Mohawk service area.

The following list indicates the electric transmission line Rights of Way to be managed listed by DEC region and includes the county, town and regulated freshwater wetlands that the transmission line crosses.

Wetlands and Municipalities with Scheduled Year 2001 ROW Vegetation Maintenance

DEC Region/County Town Line kV NYSDEC Wetland Designations
Region 3
Dutchess Milan Leeds-Pleasant Valley 345 RC-11, RC-30, RC-70
Clinton Leeds-Pleasant Valley 345 SP-4, SP-2, SP-9, SP-15, SP-21
Pleasant Valley Leeds-Pleasant Valley 345 SP-21, SP-35, PV-2
Region 4
Greene Athens Leeds-Pleasant Valley 345 HN-108, HN-115
Columbia Greenport Leeds-Pleasant Valley 345 HS-2, HS-6
Livingston Leeds-Pleasant Valley 345 HS-6, HS-18, CL-26
Clermont Leeds-Pleasant Valley 345 CL-26
Herkimer Little Falls EDIC - New Scotland 14 345 HR-5
Montgomery Mohawk EDIC - New Scotland 14 345 R-3, R-6, R-7
Glen EDIC - New Scotland 14 345 TH-21
Albany Guilderland EDIC - New Scotland 14 345 V-19
New Scotland EDIC - New Scotland 14 345 V-31
Bethlehem Bethlehem-Selkirk5 34.5 D-60
Schenectady Princetown EDIC - New Scotland 14 345 RJ-4, RJ-8
Porter-Rotterdam 31 230 RJ-2, RJ-4
Region 5
Fulton Ephratah Porter-Rotterdam 31 230 C-1
Washington Cambridge Johnsonville-Clay Hill 34.5 EB-5, EB-6, EB-14
Region 6
St. Lawrence Norfolk Dennison-Colton 4&5 115 MA-19, MA-18, MA-17, NO-7, NO-8, NO-13, NO-20, NO-22, NO-32, NO-44
Norwood Dennison-Colton 4&5 115 NO-44
Potsdam Dennison-Colton 4&5 115 PD-2, PD-3, PD-13, PD-14, PD-33, NO-44
Northeast PapertTAP 115 PD-3
Norfolk TAP 115 NO-19
Massena Alcoa-Dennison 12 115 RR-15
Lewis Greig Adirondack-Porter 11&12 115 BR-2 (noticed last year)
Oneida Boonville Adirondack-Porter 11&12 115 B-11, B-12, B-16, B-17, B-10, B-22, FO-46
Trenton Adirondack-Porter 11&12 115 ST-3, ST-2
Oneida Forestport Alder Creek- Old Forge 46 WO-13
Herkimer Frankfort Deerfield-Schuyler 22 46 UE-11, UE-12
Oneida Utica Deerfield-Schuyler 22 46 UE4, UE-5, UE-9, UE-10
Region 7
Oswego Oswego Oswego - Clay 4 115 OW-13, OW-17
Minetto Oswego - Clay 4 115 OE-7, OE-8, FU-3
Volney Oswego - Clay 4 115 FU-41, PE-7, PE-2, FU-57
Schroeppel Oswego - Clay 4 115 PE-6, PE-3, NH-1
Hastings Oswego - Clay 4 115 CS-8
Onondaga Clay Oswego - Clay 4 115 BRE-7
Oswego Volney NestlesTAP FU-51, PE-22
Onondaga Onondaga Solvay-Harris Road-Tilden 20 34.5 SON-2, SON-4
Geddes Solvay-Harris Road-Tilden 20 34.5 SYW-15
Camillus Marcellus-Solway35 34.5 CAM-24, CAM-29, CAM-24, CAM-33
Sylvania TAP 34.5 CAM-32
Solvay-Harris Road 34 34.5 SYW-15
Region 8
Monroe Rush York Center-Golah 116 115 RU-23
East Golah TAP 115 RU-6, RU-3, RU-30
Golah-North Lakeville 216 115 RU-1, RU-2
Livingston Lima Golah-North Lakeville 216 115 RH-3
Monroe Rush Golah-North Lakeville 217 115 RU-23
Livingston Geneseo Golah-North Lakeville 217 115 LV-9
Livonia Golah-North Lakeville 217 115 LV-9
Caledonia Caledoian-Golah 213 34.5 CA-4
Genesee Pembroke Caledoian-Golah 213 34.5 AK-11, AK-13, CR-6, CR-10, CR-9
Darien Caledoian-Golah 213 34.5 CR-15, CR-14, CR-21, CR-25, AX-42
Genesee Pembroke County Line -Stone TAP 115 CR-3
Region 9
Erie Newstead North Akron-Attica 225 115 AK-11
Niagara Lewiston Niagara-Lockport 101 115 RV-4
Cambria Niagara-Lockport 101

115

CB-6, CB-10
Wyoming Attica North Akron-Attica 225 34.5 AT-1

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

The project is an unlisted action and will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment. A negative declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The activity being reviewed is exempt or in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.

Availability for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the contact person no later than June 8, 2001.

Contact Person:
Barbara Rinaldi
e-mail:bbrinald@gw.dec.state.ny.us
NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-1750
518-402-9171

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law, Articles 1, 3, and 27, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

An Emergency Adoption was filed with Department of State and became effective on May 7, 2001 to amend 6 NYCRR Part 380 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. This emergency rule was proposed for permanent adoption in the State Register on November 15, 2000. It allows for this rule to be in effect while it goes through the rulemaking process for permanent adoption.

The purpose of the rule is to control the disposal of wastes contaminated with the radioactive wastes from the extraction of uranium and thorium from ores. The rule requires that these radioactive wastes be disposed of at facilities authorized to accept radioactive waste, and will effectively exclude them from Part 360 and Part 373 landfills, unless a variance to Part 380 is requested and granted. Variances may be granted for slightly contaminated wastes, if the proposed disposal will have no significant adverse impact on the public health and safety or the environment.

This emergency rule will be effective for 60 days from date of filing with Department of State; until July 6, 2001.

For further information, contact:

Barbara Youngberg
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