ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department), will hold legislative public hearings on the following proposed rules and revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for 6 NYCRR Subpart 201-3 and Subpart 227-2.

The changes proposed for 6 NYCRR Subpart 201-3 and Subpart 227-2 would reduce the emission limits for several types of stationary internal combustion engines. This proposed rule making marks a sustained series of actions undertaken by New York State (NYS), in concert with EPA and other states, to control emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), so that NYS may attain the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. The NOx SIP will be revised to include the changes to 6 NYCRR Subpart 201-3 and Subpart 227-2.

The hearings will be held at the following locations and times:

Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2003
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: NYSDEC Annex, Region 2
11-15 47th Avenue
Hearing Room 106
Long Island City, NY 11101

Date: Thursday, August 21, 2003
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Mahoney State Office Building
65 Court Street
Hearing Room Part 1
Buffalo, NY 14203

Date: Friday, August 22, 2003
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Public Assembly Rooms 129A&B
Albany, NY 12233

The public 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 for such services are required and should be submitted by Friday, August 8, 2003, to Christine Barnes, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250; (518) 402-8451; e-mail: cabarnes@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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 a significant 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 the hearings, persons who wish to make a statement will be invited to speak. There will be one hearing record for the entire proceeding which will include any comments received on any of the proposed actions addressed in this Notice. Persons wishing to speak on a particular topic will be invited to speak in the order deemed most appropriate by the ALJ, not necessarily in the order of the rules/SIP revision listed above. The Department may take different actions on each of the items listed above based upon comments. It is requested that oral statements also be submitted in writing. The Department will give equal weight to written and oral statements. Since a cumulative record will be compiled, it is not necessary for interested parties to attend the hearings on all days.

Information concerning Subpart Part 201-3 and Subpart 227-2 may be obtained from Michael Jennings, NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3254, telephone: (518) 402-8403; email, mxjennin@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Written statements may be submitted until 5:00 p.m., August 29, 2003.

Information concerning the revision to the SIP may be obtained from Robert Bielawa, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, telephone (518) 402-8396; email srbotsford@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Written statements may be submitted to the Department until 5:00 p.m., August 29, 2003.

The proposed regulations, SIP revisions, and supporting information 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: James Coutant

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


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Richmond County - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed South Richmond Watershed Drainage Plans. NYCDEP, on behalf of the City of New York, will use a combination of sanitary sewers, storm sewers and Best Management Practices (BMPs) to manage waste and storm water in the South Richmond area. The objectives of the project are to eliminate septic discharges and to reduce flooding conditions and uncontrolled runoff that currently degrade water quality and wetland environments in the South Richmond area that is currently not served by the City sewer system.

The sanitary plan provides the design for the installation of sanitary sewers and the conveyance of sanitary flow to the Oakwood Beach Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) for treatment. Storm sewers will be installed in accordance with the plan developed to protect, enhance, and preserve natural features of the drainage basins. BMPs will serve to intercept storm water prior to its release into streams and open water bodies in order to improve water quality and quantity releases into the systems. The drainage basins are all located in Staten Island Community Board 3. The boundaries of the ten watersheds covered in the FEIS are:

Contact: Constance Vavilis, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-7262, fax: (718) 595-4479, Email: constance@dep.nyc.gov