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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

Negative Declaration

Rockland County - The Suffern Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Avon Products, Inc - Proposed Worldwide Research & Development Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a three-story 225,210 square foot facility with the potential future addition of a fourth floor of 22,750 square feet. The facility also includes a proposed new three-story building of approximately 44,280 square feet to be constructed at a future date. Upon completion of the 225,210 square foot building ("Phase 1") to allow for construction of the new facility, the applicant will remove two smaller buildings; one of approximately 16,000 square feet and a second of approximately 20,000 square feet. Upon completion of the construction of the three-story facility ("Phase 1") the applicant will demolish the existing building. The project is located at Avon Place, Village of Suffern.

Contact: Marvin Oppenheim, Suffern Planning Board, 61 Washington Avenue, Suffern, NY 10901, phone: (845) 357-2600.

Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Chester, as lead agency, has determined that the Broadview Estates may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves development of part of one Tax Map Parcel of 92.8 acres in the Town of Chester for a proposed residential realty subdivision totaling 49 lots with approximately 5,500 lin. feet of proposed roadways. The two main accesses will both be off King Highway (Co. Rte. 39). The project is located on the east side of Kings Highway just north of Restdale Road directly across from Bairds Cross Road in the Town of Chester.

Contact: Raymond Johanson, Planning Bord, PO Box 400, Chester, NY 10918, phone: (845) 782-8953.

Orange County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Kiryas Joel Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Kiryas Joel Water Supply Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves construction of a tap of the Catskill Aqueduct and a transmission main to transport water supplies to the Village of Kiryas Joel. The project is located Villagewide.

Contact: Gedalye Szegedin, Village Clerk, PO Box 566, Monroe, NY 10950, phone: (845) 783-8300.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The Town Board of Hyde Park, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Revision of Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Law and Subdivision Law. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 28, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at Franklin D. Roosevelt High School, South Cross Road, Hyde Park, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until August 8, 2003. The action involves the revision of the Comprehensive Plan adopted in 1997 by the Town Board, and revision of the Zoning Law and Subdivision Law to implement the 1997 Comprehensive Plan and the revisions thereof. The revisions will implement the 1997 Comprehensive Plans goal of concentrating development in traditional neighborhoods, hamlets and the town center, and regulating new uses principally by their scale, density and intensity of use. The revisions also create a 1,000 acre Planned Development District in the area of the FDR Home and Valkill National Historic Landmarks, with the goal of supporting the tourism economy and natural beauty of the Town consistent with the Comprehensive Plan. The project is located in the Town of Hyde Park.

Contact: Pompey Delafield, Town Hall, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, phone: (845) 229-5111, fax: (845) 229-0831.