ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

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Public Notice

6 NYCRR Part 210, Emissions and Labeling Requirements for Personal Watercraft Engines, and Part 200 General Provisions

The Department proposes to promulgate a new Part 210, entitled, Emissions and Labeling Requirements for Personal Watercraft Engines, and repeal existing Part 210, Centrally Fueled Fleets, an expired emergency regulation. Implementation of a personal watercraft emissions reduction program is mandated by ECL 19-0306a. The program is designed to reduce hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen emissions from all new personal watercraft, and is required to be consistent with California air emissions reduction and labeling regulations for new spark ignition marine engines for use in personal watercraft.

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

Monday March 10, 2003, 1 p.m.
Mahoney State Office Building
65 Court Street, Hearing Room Part 6
Buffalo NY 14203

Tuesday March 11, 2003,1 p.m.
Onondaga Community College
Applied Technology Center
4915 Onondaga Road, Room 102
Syracuse NY 13215

Wednesday March 12, 2003, 1 p.m.
NYSDEC Annex, Region 2, 11 - 15 47th Avenue
Hearing Room 108
Long Island City NY 11101

Thursday, March 13, 2003, 1 p.m.
NYSDEC, 625 Broadway
Public Assembly Rooms 129A & B
Albany NY 12233

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 February 24, 2003, to Arlene Schmidt, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, 518 402-8465, .

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, may be obtained from Joseph Iannotti, NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3255, telephone, 518 402-8292; email, jjiannot@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Written statements will be received until 5 P.M., March 21, 2003.

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, 1150 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 Reginald Parker
REGION 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon NY 14414, Attention: Thomas Marriott
REGION 9, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo NY 14202, Attention: Larry Sitzman

SERP Action - Negative Declaration

Essex County - Pursuant to the NYS Clean Water/Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and the State Environmental Quality Review Act, DWSRF Project # 15024, the Town of Middletown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Upgrade Halcottsville Water District No. 1 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves to develop additional groundwater capacity to eliminate need for unfiltered brook water; replace aging pipe crossing under the Delaware River East Branch; replace and relocate deteriorating and vulnerable Transmission main; replace deteriorating distribution system and install new storage tank at high elevation to increase storage and system pressure. The project is located in the Hamlet of Halcottsville, Town of Middletown.

Contact: Russell Schebesta, Town Clerk, PO Box 577 - Margaretville, NY 12455, phone: (845) 586-4566, fax: (845) 586-1775, e-mail: middtwnclerk@catskill.net

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Rensselaer County - The Town of Nassau Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Totem Lodge Estates Subdivision. A public hearing will be held on February 13, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. in the Nassau Town Hall where public comment will be received by the lead agency. The action involves the subdivision of approximately 120 acres of land into a total of 20 residential building lots. The project is located on the eastern shore of Burden Lake (Third Lake) in the Town of Nassau.

Contact: Ron Stannard, Chairman, Planning Board Town of Nassau, PO Box 587 - 29 Church Street, Nassau, NY 12123, phone: (518) 766-3559.