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Public Notice for TAGM Issuance

Statewide - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has prepared the Technical Administrative Guidance Memorandum (TAGM): RCRA Corrective Action Management Unit (CAMU).

This TAGM describes the guidance the Department will follow when implementing the new CAMU amendments. On January 22, 2002, USEPA promulgated more stringent amendments to the RCRA Corrective Action Management Unit (CAMU) rule which become effective 90 days from the publication date. They also promulgated procedures that a state like NewYork, authorized for implementing a CAMU under the existing rule, can follow to obtain interim authorization for the more stringent amendments. The Department has petitioned USEPA Region 2 for interim authorization by-rule. This interim authorization will go into effect on April 22, 2002.

You may obtain a copy of this TAGM by contacting the Bureau of Radiation and Hazardous Site Management, Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials at 518-402-8594.

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, pursuant to Sections, 1-0101, 3-0301, 3-0303, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0107, 19-0301, 19-0302, 19-0303, 19-0305 and 19-0306 of the Environmental Conservation Law, will hold legislative public hearings on the amendment of existing 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions and Subpart 219-1, Incineration-General Provisions; and the addition of a new 6NYCRR Subpart 219-8, Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units Constructed on or before August 30, 1999, and on New York Stateís proposed Small Municipal Waste Combustor State Plan. Joint hearings will be held for the proposed rulemaking and State Plan at the following locations and times:

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Tackapausha Museum
Conference Room
Washington Avenue
Seaford NY (Long Island)

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2002
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: NYSDEC, 625 Broadway
Conference Room 129A
Albany NY 12233

Statements may be submitted until 5 p.m., May 1, 2002. For further information, contact: Ajay Shroff or David Lang, NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3254 Telephone 518 402-8403, E-mail: aishroff@gw.dec.state.ny.us or dblang@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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, Attn: 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

New York State 2002 Draft Section 303(d) List Now Available for Public Comment

This notice announces the availability of the Draft New York State 2002 Section 303(d) List of Impaired Waters. The list includes those waters that do not support appropriate uses and identifies those waters that require and are scheduled for Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) development. Also available for public review and comment is the NYSDEC Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology. Public comment on these documents will be accepted for 45 days, through April 30, 2002.

BACKGROUND: The Federal Clean Water Act requires states to periodically assess and report on the quality of waters in their state. Section 303(d) of the Act also requires states to identify Impaired Waters, where specific designated uses are not fully supported. For these Impaired Waters, states must consider the development of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) or other strategy to reduce the input of the specific pollutant(s) that restrict waterbody uses, in order to restore and protect such uses. Additionally, the state is required to develop a Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (CALM) to outline its process for monitoring and assessing the quality of New York State waters. The CALM describes the water quality assessment and Section 303(d) listing process in order to improve the consistency of assessment and listing decisions.

The Draft Section 303(d) List of waters requiring a TMDL is segmented into three Parts:

a) Waters Impaired by Atmospheric Deposition (acid rain),
b) Waters Impaired by Fish Consumption Advisories,
c) Waters Impaired by Shellfishing Restrictions.

A list of "de-listed" waters (listed on the 1998 Section 303(d) List, but not on the 2002 List) and their reason(s) for de-listing is also included with the Draft Section 303(d) List.

INFORMATION: Copies of both the Draft New York State 2002 Section 303(d) List and the Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology are available on the NYSDEC website at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dow/303dcalm.pdf or can be obtained by contacting the NYSDEC Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Research by mail at 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, or by phone at 518-402-8179. Public comments regarding the Section 303(d) List and/or the Methodology should be mailed to the Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Research at the above address.

Public Notice

14th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference
May 29-31, 2002
Crowne Plaza Albany Hotel

"Pollution Prevention Through Energy Efficiency"

Keynote Speaker: Congressman Sherwood L. Boehlert
Plenary Speakers: NYSDEC Commissioner, Erin M. Crotty; NYSERDA President, William M. Flynn; NYS Public Service Commission Chairman, Maureen O. Helmer
Other Key Speakers: Paul DeCotis, Program Director, NYSERDA; David Wooley, Senior Fellow, Pace University Law School; and Michael Arny, Director, Leonardo Academy
Invited: Governor George E. Pataki

Join other environmentalists; business, trade, and industry representatives, scientific and academic professionals, environmental groups, and government officials.

Presentation of the 2002 NYS Governorís Awards for Pollution Prevention Case Studies of the previous two yearís winners will also be presented

General Topics covered this year include: Improving Industrial Efficiency, Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency, Residential Energy Efficiency, Environmental Management Systems, Promoting Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency, Green Buildings, Market for Renewables, Transportation and Alternative Fuels, and Sustainability. Exhibitor presentations. Pollution Prevention tour hosted by a local organization.

Sponsored by: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Pollution Prevention Unit Co-sponsored by: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority New York State Public Service Commission The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

***Please visit our web site www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu***

Dottie Oí Hare (518) 402-9469; fax: (518) 402-9470
Exhibitor Contact: Carlos Montes (518) 402-9469; email: clmontes@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Governor's Awards for Pollution Prevention

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