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6 NYCRR Part 205, Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings, and amend Part 200, General Provisions.

The Department proposes to amend Part 205 to revise the architectural coatings volatile's organic compound (VOC) limits that are found in New York State regulation. It will set specific VOC limits (in grams per liter) for 52 AIM coating categories and require compliance with those limits by January 1, 2005. Also being amended is Part 200, General Provisions, and New York’s State Implementation Plan.

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0301, and 19-0305, the Department hereby gives notice of the following joint hearings for the proposed rulemaking and State Implementation Plan at the following locations and times:

April 28, 2003 1 p.m. NYSDEC Annex, Region 2, 11 - 15 47th Avenue, Hearing Room 106, Long Island City NY 11101

April 30, 2003 1 p.m. Mahoney State Office Building, 65 Court Street, Hearing Room Part 1, Buffalo NY 14203

May 2, 2003 1 p.m. NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Rooms 129A & B, Albany NY 12233

The hearings are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility. At the hearings, the Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests are required and should be submitted by April 14, 2003 to Stephanie Liddle, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3251, sxliddle@gw.dec.state.ny.us 518 402-8396.

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 action will not have an adverse 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 may be obtained from Daniel S. Brinsko, NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3251, telephone: 518 402-8396; email, dsbrinsk@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Written statements will be received until 5 p.m., May 12, 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: Sam Lieblich

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: Tom 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 Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14202
Attention: Larry Sitzman

Negative Declaration

Oswego County - The Town of Scriba, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed East/South Water District Extension No. 1 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves installation of 112,000 feet of 8" and 10" water main. All main line work will be in the road rights-of-way. The project is located on County Route 29, Nine Mile Point Road, Parkhurst Road, Lake Road, North Road, County Route 1, County Route 4, County Route 176, Silk Road, Black Creek Road, Myers Road, O'Connor Road, Paddy Lake Road, and Pleasant Road.

Contact: Steve Baxter, 42 Creamery Road, Otsego NY 13126, phone: (315) 343-3019, fax: (315) 343-9087.

Tompkins County - The Planning and Development Board of the City of Ithaca, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Elmira Road Development, Benderson Development Company will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of two large freestanding retail stores and a number of smaller buildings on adjacent outparcels, renovations to Kmart/Staples Plaza, including the action of two buildings on adjacent outparcels and a new freestanding retail store, construction of a new bridge across the Flood Relief Channel improvements to th flood Relief Channel, construction of a new channel and construction of storm water treatment areas, construction of a new boulevard from South Meadow Street to the project site, and construction of associated parking lots, walkways, exterior aamenities landscaping, lighting and signage. The project boundaries are defined by Nate's Floral Estates to the north, City property, formerly known as Southwest Park, to the west, and Elmira Road to the east and south in the City of Ithaca.

Contact: JoAnn Cornish, Planning and Development, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, phone: (607) 274-6550.