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Public Notice

Proposed Amendments to Solid Waste Regulations - 6 NYCRR Part 360

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law Article 3, Title 3; Article 27, Titles 1, 7, & 13; Article 71, Title 27; Article 19, Title 3; and Article 71, Title 19, proposes to amend the 6 NYCRR Part 360 solid waste regulations. Section 360-2.21 will be repealed, since it has been superseded by Part 208. References in subdivision 360-2.3(p) and section 360-2.15 to section 360-2.21 will be replaced with references to Part 208.

This consensus rulemaking will finalize the changes proposed and approved through a rulemaking process completed by the Division of Air Resources to incorporate landfill gas regulations into Part 208. The associated changes to Part 360 were part of this rulemaking process, but we not included in the package that was filed for adoption with the Department of State.

Written statements may be filed until close of business, June 14, 2002, with Ms. Deborah Aldrich, NYSDEC, Division of Solid &Hazardous Materials, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7250, faxed to: (518) 402-9024 or e-mailed to dlaldric@gw.dec.state.ny.us

To obtain additional information, please contact Deborah Aldrich at (518) 402-8730.


Eligible Applicants Are Municipalities and Not-for-profit Corporations Located Within the Geographic Boundaries of the Hudson River Estuary and Associated Shore Lands

Hudson River Estuary Grants Under the NYS Environmental Protection Fund

Applications will be accepted through June 14, 2002 for grant funding under the Hudson River Estuary Grant Program. The available amount of funding for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2002/03 is $1,125,000. This is a competitive grant program. Projects must implement commitments identified in the 2001 Hudson River Estuary Action Plan. This is a matching grant program; recipients will be expected to provide at least a 25 percent match to grant awards. Grants are available for projects under the following categories: Community Interpretive Centers and Education, Habitat Protection and/or Restoration, Local Scenic Resources, Community Conservation and River Stewardship, River Access: Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Wild-life Recreation.

For an application contact: Lorie King, grants administrator, at the above address or call (518) 402-9401.

Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996 and Environmental Protection Fund Public Information Meetings

April 22 - May 7, 2002

You are invited to a series of public information meetings regarding the availability of funds under the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act and the Environmental Protection Fund. Both the Bond Act and the EPF provide funds for state assistance payments towards the cost of many environmental programs.

Grant applications are available for the following Bond Act and EPF programs. Due date for completed applications is June 14, 2002.

Municipal and Not-For-Profit Parks projects
Historic Preservation and Heritage Area projects
Waterfront Rediscovery projects
Hudson River Estuary projects
Hudson River Valley Greenway Program

All public meeting locations will include workshops on application requirements and procedures for the Parks, Historic Preservation and Heritage Areas programs; and Waterfront Rediscovery program. Staff will present workshops on the Hudson River Estuary and Hudson River Valley Greenway programs at the Taconic/Palisades, and Saratoga/Capital meetings only. Estuary staff will also be at the New York City meeting.


NYS Department of Environmental Conservation staff will be available at all meetings to answer questions about environmental permit requirements for projects.

Additionally, staff from the State agencies administering the Bond Act and EPF will be available to answer questions on other Bond Act and EPF programs, including:


brownfields investigation and remediation
water quality improvements
municipal landfill closure
municipal waste reduction and recycling
DATE REGION/LOCATION DATE REGION/LOCATION

April 22, 2002

1:00-3:00 p.m.

CENTRAL

Roberson Museum and Science Center
30 Front Street
Binghamton, NY
April 29, 2002

2:30-4:00 p.m. for Hudson R. Estuary and Greenway; 12:00-2:00 p.m. for all other programs

TACONIC/PALISADES

Old City Hall
420 Broadway
Kingston, NY

April 23, 2002

1:00-3:00 p.m.

FINGER LAKES

Emerson Park Pavilion
6914 East Lake Road
Auburn, NY

April 30, 2002

1:00-3:00 p.m.

LONG ISLAND

Planting Fields Arboretum
Planting Fields Road

Oyster Bay, NY

April 24, 2002

1:00-3:00 p.m.

NIAGARA

Amherst Museum
3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, New York
May 1, 2002

12:00-1:30 p.m. for Hudson R. Estuary only;
2:00-4:00 p.m. for all other programs
NEW YORK CITY

The Albert Nerkin of Engineering
Cooper Union
51 Astor Place
New York, NY

April 25, 2002

1:00-3:00 p.m.

ALLEGANY

Center for Excellence
4039 Route 219
Salamanca, NY
May 3, 2002

1:00-3:00 p.m.

THOUSAND ISLANDS

317 Washington Street
State Office Building
Watertown, NY

April 26, 2002

1:00-3:00 p.m.
GENESEE

Monroe County Parks Department
171 Reservoir Avenue
Rochester, NY
May 7, 2002

2:30-4:00 p.m. for Hudson R. Estuary and Greenway
12:00-2:00 p.m. for all other programs

SARATOGA/CAPITAL DISTRICT

Saratoga Spa State Park
Administration Building

Saratoga Springs, NY

Application materials and information can be obtained from the respective agencies by contacting the following:

Department of State - waterfront rediscovery
Steve Ridler
NYS Department of State
Division of Coastal Resources
41 State Street
Albany, NY 12231
Phone: (518) 473-3942
Fax (518) 473-2464
Website:www.dos.state.ny.us

Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation - parks, historic preservation and heritage areas
Kevin Burns, Chief of Grants
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Agency Bldg 1, 16th Floor
Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238
Phone: (518) 474-0427
Fax: (518) 486-7377
Website: http://www.nysparks.com/grants

Information about other Bond Act and EPF programs can be obtained by contacting these offices:

Department of Agriculture and Markets
(for agricultural non-point source abatement)
Ronald Kaplewicz
State Soil and Water Conservation Committee
Department of Agriculture and Markets
Winners Circle, Albany, NY 12235
Phone: (518) 457-3738
Fax (518) 457-3412
Website: http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us
Department of Environmental Conservation
including
Hudson River Estuary
Bond Act Office
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, 12th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-1080
Phone: (518) 402-9401
Fax (518) 402-9392
Website: www.dec.state.ny.us
Agriculture and Markets - farmland protection
Ken Grudens
Agricultural Protection Unit
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
Winners Circle, Albany, NY 12235
Phone: (518) 457-2713
Fax: (518) 457-2716
Website: http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us
Hudson River Valley Greenway
Carmella Mantello
Hudson River Valley Greenway
Capitol Building, Room 254
Capitol Station
Albany, NY 12224
Phone: (518) 473-3835
Fax (518) 473-4518
Website: http://www.hudsongreenway.state.ny.us
New York Power Authority
Paul Finnegan
NY Power Authority
30 South Pearl Street, 10th Floor
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 433-6700
Fax: (518) 433-6782
NYS Energy Research and Development Authority
Ruth Horton
NYS Energy Research and Development Authority
286 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY 12203-6399
Phone: (518) 862-1090 ext. 3306
Fax: (518) 862-1091
E-mail:e-mail: rmh@nyserda.org

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