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Draft Commissioner Policy on Environmental Justice and DEC Permitting - Extension of Public Comment Period

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is extending the public comment period on its Draft Commissioner Policy on Environmental Justice and DEC Permitting to Friday, October 11, 2002. The original notice was published in the August 7, 2002 ENB and the original comment deadline was September 20, 2002.

Written comments on the draft policy should be sent to the contact person listed below. The draft policy can be obtained at http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ej/index.html or by writing, faxing or e-mailing the contact person.

Contact: Monica L. Abreu Conley, Esq., Environmental Justice Coordinator, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1500, phone: (518) 402-8556, toll free 1 (866) 229-0497, fax: (518) 402-9018, e-mail:ej@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Notice Of Availability For Review

Hudson River Natural Resource Damage Assessment Plan

SUMMARY: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ("NYSDEC"), as the State natural resource trustee, announces the release of the Hudson River Natural Resource Damage Assessment ("NRDA") Plan. The Plan describes the activities that constitute the Trustees’ currently proposed approach to conducting the assessment of natural resources exposed to PCBs In the Hudson River environment. The Trustees are NYSDEC, the U.S. Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Trustees are working cooperatively to conduct a NRDA for the Hudson River. The Damage Assessment Plan is one step in the NRDA and documents exposure of natural resources to polychlorinated biphenyls and identifies the anticipated procedures for evaluating the injuries caused by this exposure.

The NRDA Plan is being released in accordance with the NRDA Regulations found at Title 43 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 11. The plan is the third step in the damage assessment process, the goal of which is to restore natural resources injured by PCB contamination and compensate the public for lost services provided by those resources. The first step, a pre-assessment screen of PCB contamination, was completed in 1997. The second step, a solicitation for ideas on potential restoration projects, began in 2000 and is ongoing, with the Trustees continuing to accept plan proposals.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Requests for copies of the NRDA Plan, or for any additional information, should be directed to Larry Gumaer, NYSDEC Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, Bureau of Habitat, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233, telephone (518)402-8971. The Plan can also be accessed on the world wide web at http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/habitat/nrd/index.htm

AUTHORITY: The authority for this action is the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.


6NYCRR Part 176 Notice of Adoption

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Section 11-0928, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Adoption of regulations 6NYCRR Part 176 relating to leashed tracking dogs. The adoption notice will be published in issue 40 of the State Register, dated 10/2/2002 and the regulations will become effective upon publication.

For further information contact:
Gordon Batcheller, Bureau of Wildlife
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754
Telephone: (518) 402-8885
E-mail: grbatche@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Notice Of Adoption

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 11-0303, 11-0903, and 11-0911, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Adoption of regulations 6NYCRR Section 1.30 relating to deer management assistance permits. The adoption notice will be published in issue 40 of the State Register, dated 10/2/2002 and the regulations will become effective upon publication.

For further information contact:
Charles Dente, Bureau of Wildlife
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754
Telephone: (518) 402-8868 E-mail: cxdente@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 11-0303, 11-1101, and 11-1103, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Adoption of regulations 6NYCRR Section 6.1 relating to beaver and otter trapping seasons. The adoption notice will be published in issue 40 of the State Register, dated 10/2/2002 and the regulations will become effective upon publication.

For further information contact:
Gordon R. Batcheller, Bureau of Wildlife
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754
Telephone: (518) 402-8885 E-mail: grbatche@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 11-0303, 11-0903, 11-0905, 11-0907, 11-0911, 11-0913, and 11-1103, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Adoption of regulations 6NYCRR Parts 1, 6 and 180 relating to NYSDEC's Automated Licensing System (DECALS). The adoption notice will be published in issue 39 of the State Register, dated 09/25/2002 and the regulations will become effective upon publication.

For further information contact:
Gordon R. Batcheller, Bureau of Wildlife
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754
Telephone: (518) 402-8885 E-mail: grbatche@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 11-0303, 11-0307, 11-0903, 11-0905, 11-0909, and 11-0917, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Adoption of regulations 6NYCRR Section 2.30 relating to migratory bird hunting seasons. The adoption notice will be published in issue 39 of the State Register, dated 09/25/2002 and the regulations will become effective upon publication.

For further information contact:
Gordon R. Batcheller, Bureau of Wildlife
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754
Telephone: (518) 402-8885 E-mail: grbatche@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Notice Of Emergency Adoption

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 3-0303, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0107, 19-0301, 19-0303, 19-0305, 71-2103, and 71-2105 the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

An Emergency Adoption was filed with the Department of State and became effective September 11, 2002 to amend the following: 6 NYCRR Part 218, Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines, and Part 200, General Provisions.

The purpose of this rule is to incorporate improvements that California has made to its vehicle emission control program relating to the phase in of light duty truck standards for vehicles 6,000 to 8,500 pounds gvw, to reduce emissions in New York State, and maintain identical light duty vehicle standards with California as required under section 177 of the Clean Air Act, to adopt California standards and test procedures for heavy duty engines, and to adopt revisions to the zero emission vehicle regulations, including an alternative compliance program.

This emergency rule will be effective for 60 days from the date of filing with the Department of State, until November 11, 2002.

For further information, contact:
Steven E. Flint, P.E.
NYSDEC, Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway Albany NY 12233-3255
Telephone: (518 ) 402-8292 E-mail: seflint@gw.dec.state.ny.us