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STATE OF NEW YORK
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department), is initiating an additional 30 day public comment period, and an additional public hearing on the following proposed revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP): Onondaga County Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan for 2003 - 2013.

The purpose of the SIP revision is to demonstrate how the Carbon Monoxide (CO) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) will be maintained in Onondaga County for an additional 10 year period (2003-2013) past the initial maintenance period as required by Section 175A of the Clean Air Act. 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 continued implementation of the control measures in the County.

A previous comment period was held regarding this maintenance plan which resulted in two modifications to that document: 1. The initial proposed revision demonstrated maintenance of the CO NAAQS through 2015. Following consultation with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, this was determined to be in excess of the 10 years required. The document was revised to reflect a ten year period of 2003-2013; and 2. Local transportation agencies commented that Departmentís prediction for the future amount of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the county was lower than their estimations, resulting in a prediction of motor vehicle emissions that was too low. Consequently, the motor vehicles emission budget for future years has been increased. This action has not impacted the Countyís ability to maintain the CO NAAQS.

Hearing location:

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

Date: April 19, 2004
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 100 Clinton Square
(126 N. Salina St.)
Lower Level Conference Room
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 April 5, 2004 to Laura Becker, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250; (518) 402-8452; ljbecker@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. 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 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 April 19, 2004

The proposed SIP revisions and supporting information may be obtained from: DEC, Region 7, 615 Erie Boulevard, West, Syracuse, NY 13204-2400, Attention: Reginald Parker.


Public Notice

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF FINAL PROGRAM POLICY Ė PROCEDURES FOR LICENSING ONSHORE MAJOR OIL STORAGE FACILITIES

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, (the Department) prepared and caused to be published in the July 17, 2002 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin notice of a draft program policy. That notice announced the Departmentís intention to revise procedures for licensing major onshore oil storage facilities (MOSFs). Previously, these procedures were contained in a guidance document entitled "Spill Prevention Operations Technology Series #1" (commonly referred to as SPOTS #1). In accordance with ECL 3-0301(2)(z), that notice provided information on how the full text of the draft policy could be obtained and invited public comment for the 30-day period ending August 16, 2002. In a notice published in the August 14, 2002 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin, the Department announced a two-week extension of the comment period, to August 30, 2002.

The Department received ten requests for a copy of the full text of the proposed policy and six entities submitted comments on the proposal. Those comments and the Departmentís responses are contained in a Responsiveness Summary. As noted in that Responsiveness Summary, the Department modified the policy slightly in response to a few of those comments, and made some minor corrections and clarifications to the policy. The Department hereby adopts the policy, with those modifications, corrections and clarifications, as final.

A copy of full text of the policy (now referred to as DER-11), along with the Responsiveness Summary, can be obtained by writing or calling New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Remediation, Bureau of Technical Support, Spill Prevention and Bulk Storage Section, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7020, phone (518) 402-9553. In addition, copies of those documents are available for public inspection in the Departmentís main office at the above address and in each of the Departmentís nine regional offices. The documents are also available on the Departmentís website at the following URLs:

Responsiveness Summary:
www.dec.state.ny.us/website/der/bulkstor/SPOTS1response.pdf

Policy:
www.dec.state.ny.us/website/der/bulkstor/tagms/der11.pdf


6NYCRR Section 1.40 - Notice of Adoption

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 11-0303, 11-0903 and 11-0905, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption for 6NYCRR Section 1.40 relating to a Spring youth turkey hunt. The notice will be published in issue 12 of the State Register, dated 3/24/2004.

For further information contact:
Gordon Batcheller, Bureau of Wildlife
NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4754
Telephone: (518) 402-8885 E-mail: grbatche@gw.dec.state.ny.us


6NYCRR Subpart 43-2 - Notice of Adoption

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 13-0308 and 13-0309, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption for 6NYCRR Subpart 43-2 relating to Atlantic Ocean surfclams. The notice will be published in issue 12 of the State Register, dated 3/24/2004.

For further information contact:
Maureen Davidson, Bureau of Marine Resources
NYSDEC
205 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 1
East Setauket NY 11733
Telephone: (631) 444-0496 E-mail: mcdavids@gw.dec.state.ny.us