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HEARING NOTICE

STATE OF NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department), will hold a joint legislative public hearing on the following proposed revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP): A maintenance demonstration of the Carbon Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards (CO NAAQS) in Onondaga County for the years 2003 through 2015 and inclusion of 6 NYCRR Subpart 217-1, Motor Vehicle Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance Program Requirements, in the SIP.

The SIP revision demonstrates how the CO NAAQS will be maintained in Onondaga County during the years 2003 to 2015. This demonstration shows that the CO emissions inventory for Onondaga County will decrease during these years, and that control of CO emissions will be provided through implementation of Subpart 217-1, and Part 218 (Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines).

With regards to 6 NYCRR Part 217, which has previously completed the regulatory process (including hearings), only comments pursuant to its inclusion in the SIP will be accepted. Inclusion in the SIP would make the regulation federally enforceable. Part 218 has been previously submitted for SIP inclusion.

Hearing location:

The joint hearing will be held at the following location and time:

Date: December 10, 2003
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: NYS DEC Regional Office
Second Floor Conference Room
615 Erie Blvd., West
Syracuse, NY 13204

The public hearing is scheduled in a place that is reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility. At the hearing, the Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for such services are required and should be submitted by November 26, 2003, to Christine Barnes, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250; (518) 402-8451; 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 hearing. At the hearing, 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 administrative law judge, 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, and since a cumulative record will be compiled, it is not necessary for interested parties to attend the hearing.

Information concerning the revision to the CO SIP or inclusion of Subpart 217-1 in the SIP may be obtained from Elizabeth Bartlett, P.E., NYSDEC, Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, telephone (518) 402-8396; email: bxbartle@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Written statements may be submitted to the Department until close of business December 10, 2003.

The proposed SIP revisions and supporting information may be obtained from:

New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation
Region 7 Office
615 Erie Boulevard
West, Syracuse, NY 13204-2400
Attention: Reginald Parker


Public Notice

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., December 15, 2003 in Room 129A of the Departmentís main offices at 625 Broadway, Albany, New York.

The Environmental Board will consider the following rulemaking action of the Department of Environmental Conservation:

This meeting is open to the public.