Consolidated SPDES Renewals
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is making guidance for evaluating soil vapor intrusion available for public comment. The document provides guidance on identifying and addressing existing and potential human exposures to contaminated subsurface vapors associated with known or suspected volatile chemical contamination. This guidance is applicable anywhere a soil vapor intrusion investigation is warranted in the State of New York.
Copies of the draft guidance are available through the Air Quality — Vapor Intrusion Section of the Health & Safety in the Home, Workplace & Outdoors page of the NYSDOH’s web site at http://www.health.state.ny.us/environmental/ or by contacting the NYSDOH's Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation (BEEI) at 1-800-458-1158 (ext. 27850) by telephone, BEEI@health.state.ny.us by email, or Flanigan Square, Room 300, 547 River Street, Troy, New York 12180-2216 by mail. Written comments on the draft guidance are welcome and should be sent to the NYSDOH's BEEI within 60 days after the publication of this notice.
After all written comments are considered, a working draft of the guidance will be released.
Notice of Availability of State Funds
Municipal Waste Reduction & Recycling (MWRR) State Assistance Program and
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) State Assistance Program
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) accepts applications from municipalities on an ongoing basis for funding under the Municipal Waste Reduction & Recycling (MWRR) State Assistance Program and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) State Assistance Program. Both programs provide up to 50 percent reimbursement to local governments for eligible project costs, with reimbursement limited to $2.0 million per project. Anticipated funding from the Environmental Protection Fund is subject to annual legislative appropriations.
These funds are available to municipalities including: counties, cities, towns, villages, local public authorities, local public benefit corporations, school districts, supervisory districts and improvement districts, Native American tribes or Nations residing in New York State, or any combination of the above.
DESCRIPTION OF ELIGIBLE PROJECTS
MWRR Recycling Capital Projects - The Department is authorized to provide State assistance to communities for projects that enhance municipal recycling infrastructure through purchasing equipment or construction of recycling and composting facilities. Some examples are: construction of municipally-owned materials recycling facilities and composting facilities; recycling containers and recycling vehicles.
MWRR Recycling Coordinator Projects - The Department is authorized to provide State assistance to communities for Recycling Coordinator salaries and public education programs to expand local recycling and waste reduction programs and increase participation in those programs.
Household Hazardous Waste Projects - The Department is authorized to provide funding to communities for HHW collection days and construction of permanent HHW collection facilities in order to provide a safe alternative for recycling or disposal of household hazardous materials.
Applications are available on-line at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dshm/redrecy/sap.htm or you may call (518) 402-8706 to request a paper copy of the applications.
This notice was prepared and submitted by:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, 9th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-7253