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RECLASSIFICATION OF WATERS

NOTICE: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservationís (NYSDEC) proposal to revise 6 NYCRR Parts 855 through 859, 861, 862, 864, and 935, reclassification of certain surface waters in the Lower Hudson River and Upper East River-Long Island Sound Drainage Basins, was approved by the NYS Environmental Board on August 20, 2001, adopted by NYSDEC on October 11, 2001, filed with the Secretary of State on October 15, 2001, and became effective on November 14, 2001. Reclassification of the certain surface waters in those drainage basins serves to protect their water quality consistent with their best usages.

Area Impacted: The adopted amendments reclassify certain surface waters in the named Drainage Basins in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties.

More Details and Information: May be obtained from: Colbath A. Tucker, P.E., NYSDEC, 4th Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3508; Telephone (518) 402-8136; Fax (518) 402-9029; E-mail catucker@gw.dec.state.ny.us; Website www.dec.state.ny.us

Authority: Environmental Conservation Law: 3-0301, 15-0313, 17-0301; Clean Water Act: 101(a), 101(a)(2), 303(c); 6 NYCRR Part 609.


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

Applications are now available for the New York State Ninth 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 the Fourteenth Annual Pollution Prevention Conference to be held in May 29-31, 2002 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel 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 April 30, 2002. The application package is 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, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-8010, telephone (518) 402-9476, Fax (518) 402-9470, email clmontes@gw.dec.state.ny.us