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Notice of Availability of the Joint New York/Vermont
Total Maximum Daily Loads/
Wasteload Allocations/
Load Allocations (TMDL/WLA/LA)
For Phosphorus in the Lake Champlain Basin

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VDEC) have jointly completed the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) analysis for phosphorus for the Lake Champlain basin. The TMDL identifies sources of phosphorus to Lake Champlain and the reductions necessary to restore and protect water quality. This notice announces the availability of the of the proposed TMDL for Lake Champlain. A forty-five day public review period has been established during which written comments may be submitted on the TMDL. Details regarding availability of information, comment submission, and public information meetings are presented below.

INFORMATION: The proposed TMDL/WLA/LA information is included in a NYSDEC/VDEC document entitled Lake Champlain Phosphorus TMDL dated April 29, 2002. This document is available at the following website:

www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dow/tmdl.html

or by contacting the NYSDEC Bureau of Watershed Management, by phone at 518-402-8250 or mail at NYSDEC, 4th Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3508.

PUBLIC MEETINGS: Two public informational meetings will be held to discuss and answer questions on the Lake Champlain TMDL process.

COMMENTS: Comments on the Lake Champlain TMDL and NYSDEC's decisions will be accepted until Friday, June 14, 2002. Comments will be considered in finalizing the TMDL which will be submitted to USEPA Regions 1 and 2 for review and approval. Please submit comments to: Mr. Richard E. Draper, P.E., Director, Bureau of Watershed Management, NYSDEC, 4th Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3508.


Notice of Public Hearings

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department), will hold legislative public hearings on amendments to 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions, and Part 235, Consumer and Commercial Products, pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 19-0103, 19-0105, and 19-0305; on amendments to 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions, and Part 239, Portable Fuel Container Spillage Control, pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0301 and 19-0305; and on proposed revisions to the New York State Implementation Plan, pursuant to Section 19-0301(1)(a) of Environmental Conservation Law, as follows:

DATE: Monday, June 24, 2002
1:30 P.M.
NYSDEC
Public Assembly Rooms 129A and 129B,
625 Broadway, Albany NY

DATE: Tuesday, June 25, 2002
1 P.M.
NYSDEC Annex
Region 2, 11 - 15 47th Ave.
Hearing Room 108
Long Island City NY 11101

DATE: Thursday, June 27, 2002
1 P.M.
Mahoney State Office Building
65 Court Street
Hearing Room Part 1
Buffalo NY 14203

Amendments to Part 235 will control emissions of the ozone precursors, VOCs, for New York State to attain ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Specific VOC limits (in percent by weight) for 43 consumer product categories will be set. Compliance with these limits is required by January 1, 2005.

Amendments to Part 239 will reduce refueling emissions from equipment and engines in the off-road categories that are predominantly refueled with portable fuel containers. Adoption of Part 239 will reduce Volatile Organic Compound emissions (an ozone precursor) from portable fuel containers enabling New York State to attain the one-our ozone standard.

Amendments to the New York State Implementation Plan acknowledge delay of the Enhanced Motor Vehicle Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) Program

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 June 17, 2002, to Arlene Schmidt, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, 518 402-8465,

Pursuant to Part 617 of the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Department has prepared a Negative Declaration stating that the proposed actions will not have a significant effect on the environment.

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 concerning Part 235 may be obtained from Daniel S. Brinsko, NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3251, telephone, 518 402-8396. Written statements may be submitted to dsbrinsk@gw.dec.state.ny.us until 5 p.m., July 5, 2002.

Information concerning Part 239 may be obtained from Syed Alam, NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3251, telephone, 518 402-8396 . Written statements may be submitted to snalam@gw.dec.state.ny.us until 5 p.m., July 5, 2002.

Information concerning revisions to the New York State Implementation Plan may be obtained from Elizabeth J. Bartlett, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3251, telephone, 518 402-8396; email, bxbartle@gw.dec.state.ny.us . Written statements may be submitted to bxbartle@gw.dec.state.ny.us until 5 p.m., July 5, 2002.

The proposed regulations and SIP revisions 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: T. 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 Avenue, Buffalo NY 14202, Attention: Larry Sitzman


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 Governor’s Awards for Pollution Prevention Case Studies of the previous two year’s 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 O’ Hare (518) 402-9469; fax: (518) 402-9470
Exhibitor Contact: Carlos Montes (518) 402-9469; email: clmontes@gw.dec.state.ny.us