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Public Hearing

Draft New York State Solid Waste Management Plan 2001/2002 Update

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) will hold a public hearing on the Draft New York State Solid Waste Management Plan, 2001/2002 Update on Monday, March 10, 2003 at 2:00 p.m., at the Departmentís Central Office Headquarters, Room 129-A/B, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York. The hearing location is reasonably accessible to handicapped persons. Interpreter services can be made available to hearing impaired persons at no charge, upon request to the Department within a reasonable time period prior to the hearing.

Written statements or comments on the Draft Update may be filed until the close of business on Monday, March 17, 2003 with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials, 625 Broadway, 9th Floor, Albany, New York 12233-7250.

The Draft 2001/2002 Update is available for review at the nine Department Regional Offices; the Departmentís Central Office; and a number of depository libraries Statewide.

Contact: Michael J. McTague, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, 9th Floor, Albany, New York 12233-7250, phone: (518) 402-8711, fax: (518) 402-9024.

Public Meeting

Environmental Board Meeting

The State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice that a meeting of the Environmental Board will be held at 2:00 p.m., February 11, 2003 in Room 129B of the Departmentís main offices at 625 Broadway, Albany, New York.

The Environmental Board will consider the following rulemaking actions of the Department of Environmental Conservation:

This meeting is open to the public.

Ruth L. Earl
Executive Secretary
State Environmental Board

Public Notice

Draft Amendment # 1 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan issued September 26, 2002

Municipalities And Owners/Operators Of Public Drinking Water Supply Systems

New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) propose to amend the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Final Intended Use Plan (IUP) dated September 26, 2002, to adjust the estimated project cost for three DWSRF projects listed in the Project Readiness List. A project description and explanation of the reason for the cost increases are included in the table below:

Borrower County Project Description DWSRF # Current IUP Cost Proposed IUP Cost Explanation
Gypsy Trail Club Putnam Upgrade Water Treatment Plant, Upgrade Storage, Upgrade Pump Station, Upgrade distribution. 16988 $1,525,500 $1,559,000 The cost increase is the result of the engineer updating the original project estimate as plans and specifications were prepared.
Town of Portland Chautauqua Extend to serve private contaminated wells, consolidate public water supplies. 16775 $227,100 $302,100 The cost increase is the result of the engineer updating the original project estimate as plans and specifications were prepared.
Town of Shandaken Ulster Upgrade Water Treatment Plant, New Ground Water Source, New Storage, New Distribution System. 16696 $781,610 $1,264,277 Cost increase reflects additional engineering and source development work identified since the original application was submitted.

The Department has determined that the project cost increases are necessary, reasonable and consistent with the original project concept. In addition, the scope of the projects has not changed, nor have we altered the project priority rankings in any way. These project cost increases will not adversely affect any other project on the IUP Project Readiness List above the funding line. Except for the above-noted change, there is no other change to projects listed on the Project Readiness List or to the project priority rankings.

Written statements or comments on the above DWSRF project cost increases will be accepted by fax or mail until close of business on February 6, 2003 and should be filed with: Mr. Michael E. Burke, P.E., Director, Bureau of Public Water Supply Protection, Flanigan Square, 547 River Street, Room 400, Troy, New York 12180-2216, fax: (518) 402-7659.

The revised Project Readiness List may be obtained by calling DOH's toll free information line at 1-800-458-1158, extension 27676 (within New York State only) or (518) 402-7676.

Notice of Adoption

Repeal and Addition of Solid Waste Regulations 6 NYCRR Subparts 360-4 and 360-5 and Associated Amendments to Part 364, Part 621, and Subparts 360-1

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law Article 27, Title 7 and Title 9, has adopted the proposal to repeal and add the Solid Waste Regulations contained in Subparts 360-4 and 360-5 and associated changes to Part 364, Part 621 and Subpart 360-1 of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations (6NYCRR) of the State of New York.

This action updates the Departmentís current Part 360, Part 364, and Part 621 regulations as they relate to the recycling of organic waste through composting and other means. This update will bring the Part 360 regulations into conformance with federal regulations governing the beneficial use of sewage sludge and will provide needed updates to other technical criteria. These revisions will eliminate unnecessary confusion caused by state regulations that do not include federal criteria; are a necessary step leading to delegation of the federal biosolids program; and will update the technical criteria for non-federally regulated facilities (yard waste composting, etc.) which have not been revised since 1988.

These amendments will become effective March 10, 2003.

To obtain additional information, please contact Sally Rowland at (518) 402-8678 or at sjrowlan@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Second Notice of Availability for Comment

The below referenced document which was originally noticed for public comment in the December 25, 2002 edition of the ENB is now available on the NYSDEC web site, www.dec.state.ny.us/website/der/index.html

If you cannot access the web site, please contact Robert W. Schick, P.E., Division of Environmental Remediation, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7017 or by email at rxschick@gw.dec.state.ny.us. As stated in the Original ENB notice, comments on the draft TAGM must be received within sixty days from the December 25, 2002 publication date, which is February 24, 2003.

TITLE: Program Policy DER-10 Division of Environmental Remediation Technical Guidance for Site Investigation and Remediation

SUBJECT: Draft Program Policy

DESCRIPTION: The main purpose of this guidance document is to provide staff, responsible parties, municipalities, volunteers and their respective contractors and engineers, with the minimum technical requirements necessary for state superfund, brownfield, voluntary cleanup or oil spill investigations and remediations undertaken under the oversight of the DER. This document will allow anyone seeking to investigate a site in New York State to reasonably anticipate what they will be required to undertake, for all of the programs for which the DER has responsibility. Likewise, the guidance will provide the reader with process-related information relative to remedy selection in the DER remedial programs. This guidance is intended to facilitate consistent, accurate, efficient and timely completion of remedial projects and contains the minimum technical activities the Department will normally accept for projects where DER oversight, approval or acceptance is sought or mandated by law. DER will, however, determine the acceptable minimum technical activities for a particular site upon consideration of all the facts and circumstances of such site under the authority of applicable laws and regulations. No provision of this guidance document should be construed to limit the DER's authority to require additional investigation and/or remediation based upon site-specific conditions. The document does not provide cleanup numbers, these decisions will continue to be made on a case-by-case basis based upon existing statutes, regulations and guidance. This guidance will also help foster consistent and efficient decision-making by DER staff in both Central and Regional Offices. The DER has worked closely with the Divisions of Environmental Enforcement and Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, as well as the New York State Department of Health, to developed this guidance document.

CONTACT PERSON: To obtain the full-text of this policy document (electronic or paper) and to submit comments, please contact: Robert W. Schick, Environmental Remediation, Western Remedial Action, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233, phone: (518) 402-9662, fax: (518) 402-9679, email: rxschick@gw.dec.state.ny.us

COMMENT PERIOD: Comments on this action will be accepted until be 2/24/03. At the end of this comment period, all comments will be considered and the document will be revised accordingly. A final policy document will be prepared and notice will appear in the ENB.