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NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION REVISED PUBLIC NOTICE
OF
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., May 28, 2003 in Room 129A 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.


MEETING NOTICE

The Technical Advisory Committee of the Watershed Protection and Partnership Council (WPPC) will meet on Thursday, May 29st, 2003 at 10:00 a.m., at the offices of the Empire State Development Corporation, 33 Airport Center Drive, Newburgh, NY. The Executive Committee of the Watershed Protection and Partnership Council has asked the Technical Advisory Committee to review the interim Phase II Nonpoint Source TMDL Implementation Report (Report) prepared by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and to make recommendations to DEC on how to finalize the Report.

The following is the tentative agenda:


Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department), will hold a legislative public hearing on the following proposed revision to the State Implementation Plan for Ozone (Phase II Alternative Attainment Demonstration). These revisions to the SIP for Ozone include, specifically: the updated Motor Vehicle Emission Budget (MVEB) for the New York Metropolitan Area (NYMA); the required demonstration that the SIP continues to meet its purpose of attaining the 1-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and associated updated tables and appendices; an extension of the deadline date for the mid-course review to December 31, 2004; and incorporation of 6 NYCRR 218, "Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines," and 219-8, "Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units Constructed on or before August 30, 1999," into the SIP. With regards to 6 NYCRR 218 and 6 NYCRR 219-8, which have previously completed the regulatory process (including hearings), only comments pursuant to their inclusion in the SIP will be accepted.

A hearing will be held at the following location and time:

Tuesday, June 24, 2003, 10 a.m. NYSDEC Annex, Region 2, 11-15 47th Avenue, Hearing Room 106, Long Island City, NY 11101

Information may be obtained from Robert D. Bielawa, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3251; telephone 518-402-8396; Written comments may be submitted to the Department until close of business Tuesday, June 24, 2003.

The proposed State Implementation Plan revision may also be obtained from the following Department offices:


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has prepared the Draft Policy entitled "Criteria for Sludge Stabilization for Disposal in New York State Landfills."

The Draft Policy proposes criteria to determine if a sludge has been properly stabilized as required for disposal in a landfill. This Draft Policy is necessary because the definition of stabilized sludge found in 6 NYCRR Part 360 is somewhat vague and has led to difficulty in Statewide implementation. The Draft Policy uses technical criteria from federal sludge regulations (40 CFR Part 503) as a basis.

The Draft Policy can be obtained from Sally Rowland, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7253, e-mail sjrowlan@gw.dec.state.ny.us, phone: (518) 402-8678.

Written comments on the draft Policy will be accepted for 30 days from the date of publication of this notice. Written comments should be addressed to Jeffrey Schmitt, P.E., Acting Director, Bureau of Solid Waste, Reduction & Recycling, at the above address.


Notice for the Tenth Annual NYS Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention

Applications are now available for the New York State Tenth Annual Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention. The awards program was established to recognize pollution prevention efforts by NYS organizations.

Applicants can compete in one of the following three categories:

1) facilities generating waste and pollution: this category is for industrial, commercial or institutional facilities; federal, state and local governments; and educational institutions that generate waste and pollution; small (100 or fewer employees), mid-size (more than 100 and fewer than 500 employees), large (more than 500 employees)

2) technical assistance providers: this category is for environmental, community and civic organizations; trade associations or other business/industry groups; federal, state and local governments, and educational institutions; and other public or private entities; and

3) organizations committed to continuous improvement: this category is for organizations that demonstrate a longer term commitment to pollution prevention and continue to develop and implement pollution prevention programs and achieve results.

Nominations for awards will be made to Governor Pataki by the Department of Environmental Conservation based on recommendations from a selection committee.

Criteria to be considered for the applicants include: waste volume/toxicity reduction, overall environmental benefits, environmental justice, overall economic benefits, improvement in worker safety, innovations in technology, process or education program, level of management commitment, and transferability.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Presentation of the awards are scheduled to be presented at the NYS Recycling and Pollution Prevention Conference to be held in October, 2003 in Albany. The winners will be notified a week prior to the presentation of the awards. The deadline to apply for the awards is June 30, 2003. The application package is available through the DECís website: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu/p2gov.html

Anyone interested in obtaining more information regarding the application and criteria for the awards should contact Mr. Carlos Montes at the Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, telephone (518) 402-9476, Fax (518) 402-9168, email clmontes@gw.dec.state.ny.us