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PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department), will hold legislative public hearings on the following proposed rules pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0301, 19-0303, 19-0305, and 71-2103:

Amendments to 6 NYCRR Subpart 217-1, Motor Vehicle Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance Program Requirements, Subpart 217-3, Vehicles Propelled by Diesel Engines, Subpart 217-4, Inspection and Maintenance Program Audits, and Subpart 217-5, Heavy Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program. Subpart 217-2 is being repealed. Promulgation of this rule will facilitate attainment of air quality standards and compliance with the federal requirements under the Clean Air Act Amendments. These requirements will have a positive impact on the residents of New York as they were developed to reduce mobile source emissions from light, medium and heavy duty vehicles operating in New York. The hearings will be held as follows:

DATE: Tuesday, APRIL 2, 2002
TIME: 1 P.M.
PLACE: NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129B, Albany NY 12233

DATE: Thursday, APRIL 4, 2002
TIME: 1 P.M.
PLACE: NYSDEC Annex, Region 2, 11 - 15 47th Ave., Hearing Room 108, Long Island City NY 11101

DATE: Tuesday, APRIL 9, 2002
TIME: 1 P.M.
PLACE:Onondaga Community College, Applied Technology Center, Room 209, 4915 Onondaga Road, Syracuse NY 13215

DATE: Thursday, APRIL 11, 2002
TIME: 1 P.M.
PLACE: Mahoney State Office Building, 65 Court Street, Hearing Room Part 1, Buffalo NY 14203

The hearings are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility. The Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by March 22, 2002, to Arlene Schmidt, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, 518 402-8465, .

The Department invites all persons, organizations, corporations, and government agencies that may be affected by the proposed revisions to attend the hearings. At each hearing, persons who wish to make a statement will be invited to speak. It is requested that oral statements also be submitted in writing. The Department will give equal weight to written and oral statements, and since a cumulative record will be compiled it is not necessary for interested parties to attend each hearing.

Information, may be obtained from Guy Bobersky, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3257, telephone, 518 402-8401; email: gtbobers@gw.dec.state.ny.us Written statements may be submitted to Mr. Bobersky until 5 p.m., April 18, 2002.

The proposed regulation 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: Amar Nagi

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: Thomas Morgan

REGION 7, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204-2400, Attention: Chuck Chernoff

REGION 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Attention: Thomas Marriott

REGION 9, 270 Michigan Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202, Attention: Larry Sitzman


Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department), will hold legislative public hearings on the following proposed rules: 6 NYCRR Part 237, Acid Deposition Reduction NOx Budget Trading Program, 6 NYCRR Part 238, Acid Deposition Reduction SO2 Budget Trading Program and Part 200, General Provisions, to reduce emissions of NOx and SO2 from fossil fuel-fired electric generating sources statewide through market based cap-and-trade programs.

The hearings will be held at the following locations and times:

DATE:Tuesday, April 2, 2002
TIME: 1 pm
PLACE: NYSDEC Annex, Region 2
11 - 15 47th Avenue, Hearing Room 108
Long Island City NY 11101

DATE:Thursday, April 4, 2002
TIME: 1 p.m.
PLACE: Mahoney State Office Building
65 Court Street, Hearing Room Part 1
Buffalo NY 14203

DATE:Friday, April 5, 2002
TIME: 1 p.m.
PLACE: NYSDEC, 625 Broadway
Public Assembly Rooms 129A and 129B
Albany NY 12233

Information may be obtained from Robert G. Sliwinski, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3251; telephone 518 402-8396; email rgsliwin@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Written comments may be submitted until 5 p.m., April 12, 2002. The Department will be seeking input on all aspects of the proposed regulation, but in particular, invites comment on the sulfur dioxide allocation methodologies contained in Part 238.


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