ENB - STATEWIDE NOTICES

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Negative Declaration

New York State - The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has developed a plan for the statewide abatement of waste tire stockpiles. As lead agency, the DEC has determined that the implementation of this plan will not present significant impacts to the environment. The plan addresses the removal of approximately 30 million tires, distributed at 95 distinct stockpiles throughout the state, under the terms of the New York State Waste Tire Management and Recycling Act of 2003.

Contact: Dave Vitale
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7253
(518) 402-8706


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 legislative public hearings on the following proposed rules: 6 NYCRR Part 237, Acid Deposition Reduction NOx Budget Trading Program, 6 NYCRR Part 238, Acid Deposition Reduction SO2 Budget Trading Program and Part 200, General Provisions, to reduce emissions of NOx and SO2 from fossil fuel-fired electric generating sources statewide through market based cap-and-trade programs.

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

Tuesday, October 12, 2004 9 a.m. NYSDEC, 625 Broadway
Public Assembly Rooms 129A and 129B
Albany NY 12233
Wednesday, October 13, 2004 11 a.m. NYSDEC Annex, Region 2
11 - 15 47th Avenue, Hearing Room 106
Long Island City NY 11101
Thursday, October 14, 2004 11 a.m. NYSDEC, Region 5 Conference Room,
1115 NYS Route 86,
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Friday, October 15, 2004 11 a.m. NYSDEC, Region 8 Conference Room,
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd.,
Avon, NY 14414

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 September 28, 2004, to Laura Becker, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, (518) 402-8451; 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 Negative Declarations stating that the proposed actions 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 each hearing, persons who wish to make a statement will be invited to speak. It is requested that the text of 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 each hearing.

Information may be obtained from Michael P. Sheehan, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3251; telephone 518 402-8396; email mpsheeha@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Written statements may be submitted until 5 p.m., October 22, 2004.

The proposed regulation 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: Amar Nagi
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, Attention: Thomas Morgan
REGION 7, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204-2400, Attention: Chuck Chernoff
REGION 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Attention: Thomas Marriott
REGION 9, 270 Michigan Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202, Attention: Larry Sitzman

Notice of Adoption of Rulemaking

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
6 NYCRR Part 237, Acid Deposition Reduction NOx Budget Trading Program
6 NYCRR Part 238, Acid Deposition Reduction SO2 Budget Trading Program
6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0301, 19-0303, 19-0305, and 19-0311, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Adoption of 6 NYCRR Part 237, Acid Deposition Reduction NOx Budget Trading Program, 6 NYCRR Part 238, Acid Deposition Reduction SO2 Budget Trading Program, and amendments to 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions to reduce emissions of NOx and SO2 from fossil fuel-fired electric generating sources statewide through market based cap-and-trade programs.

These amendments, necessary for the preservation of the health and general welfare, were proposed and filed with the Department of State on the 17th day of August, 2004. The Adoption of Rulemaking Notice will be published in the September 1, 2004 issue of the State Register.

For further information, contact:
Michael P. Sheehan, P.E.
NYSDEC Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway Albany NY 12233-3251
518 402-8396
E-mail mpsheeha@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Public Notice

STATEWIDE - The New York State Public Service Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on proposed Renewable Portfolio Standards in Case 03-E-0188. The action is the adoption and implementation of a retail Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) in New York State, which involves changes in policy, practices, and economic arrangements affecting the choice and development of electric generation sources to increase renewable energy supplies in New York State.

Contact: Christina Palmero, NYS Public Service Commission, 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223-1350, Phone: 518-474-1612, Fax: 518-474-5026, Christina_Palmero@dps.state.ny.us.


Public Notice

New York Environmental Leaders - Input from Interested Stakeholders Requested

The Department is seeking input on the development of a new environmental leadership program, which will be called New York Environmental Leaders. New York Environmental Leaders will be a voluntary program focused on encouraging Environmental Management Systems, beyond compliance performance, pollution prevention, and sustainable business practices. The Department will encourage participation by providing recognition and incentives to those organizations that are able to demonstrate that they meet the requirements for entering New York Environmental Leaders. The framework for New York Environmental Leaders is established in a recently issued Commissionerís Policy on Environmental Management Systems (CP-34 www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu/ems/cpems.html). However, many details still need to be established. In order to gather input on the details of this program, the Department is asking interested stakeholders to complete a survey. The survey can be found at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu/nyel/shsurvey.pdf .Please take the time to complete the survey and return it, as directed, by September 17, 2004.

Anyone interested in receiving more information on New York Environmental Leaders should visit www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu/nyel/index.html or contact: John Vana, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750; Telephone: (518)402-9469; email: jmvana@gw.dec.state.ny.us