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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions

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

Proposed amendment to 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions, to modify the definition of the term ‘volatile organic compound (VOC)’ and add a new term, ‘exempt VOCs’ to Section 200.1. Organic compounds listed under the term ‘exempt VOCs’ would not be subject to any VOC emission limit or VOC product content requirements. However, such compounds would be subject to any applicable VOC reporting requirement. In addition, the compound tertiary butyl acetate would be listed under the definition of exempt VOCs’. This action would be consistent with a November 29, 2004 rulemaking by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

For further information, contact:

John D. Barnes, P.E.
NYSDEC, Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3251
Phone:(518) 402-8396
E-mail 200tbac@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Notice Of Public Hearing

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Sections 3-0301, 19-0301, and 19-0303, notice is hereby given that the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation will hold the following legislative public hearings on proposed amendments to 6 NYCRR Part 200, General provisions.
Legislative Public Hearings
Time Date Location Address
9:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2006 NYSDEC Annex, Region 2 11-15 47th Avenue
Hearing Room 106
Long Island City, NY 11101
9:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2006 NYSDEC 625 Broadway
Public Assembly Room 129A
Albany, NY 12233
1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2, 2006 NYSDEC Region 8 Conference Room
6274 East Avon-Lima Road (Rts. 5 and 20)
Avon, NY 14414

The purpose of the hearings is to solicit public comment on the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (Department’s) proposed modifications to 6 NYCRR Part 200. The Department is proposing to modify the definition of the term ‘volatile organic compound (VOC)’ and add a new term, ‘exempt VOCs’ to Section 200.1. Organic compounds listed under the term ‘exempt VOCs’ would not be subject to any VOC emission limit or VOC product content requirements. However, such compounds would be subject to any applicable VOC reporting requirement. In addition, the compound tertiary butyl acetate would be listed under the definition of ‘exempt VOCs’. This action would be consistent with a November 29, 2004 rulemaking by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Hearings are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility. The Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by January 20, 2005, to Laura Becker, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, 518 402-8451, airregs@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 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 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 John Barnes, NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3251, telephone, 518 402-8396; email, 200tbac@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Written statements may be submitted until 5 p.m., February 9, 2005.

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: 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


Public Notice

Clean Water Projects - Round 8 Information for Applicants and Applications for State Assistance Payments for Water Quality Improvement Projects

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department), has issued application materials for use by municipalities and Soil and Water Conservation Districts in applying for state assistance payments toward the cost of Water Quality Improvement Projects in the following funding categories: Statewide Nonpoint Source, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) Phase II Stormwater Permit Implementation. Pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Department has determined that this action will not result in any significant environmental impacts.

Statewide, the Environmental Protection Fund will provide $11.7 million for nonpoint source abatement and control projects and for assistance to regulated communities across the state with implementation of Stormwater Phase II permit requirements.

Applications for Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer Systems (MS4s) Stormwater Phase II Permit Implementation and Nonagricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control projects submitted in April, 2005 (Round 7), will be rolled over and considered in Round 8. In addition, MS4 applicants from Round 7 may request additional funding in Round 8.

The application materials consist of:

(1) A booklet entitled Round 8 Information for Applicants which applies to Water Quality Improvement Projects noted above. This booklet contains information on applicant and project eligibility, evaluation factors, selection processes, state assistance payments and local share.

(2) An application form entitled Application for State Assistance Payments that must be used to apply for water quality improvement projects.

Application materials for Water Quality Improvement Projects have been mailed to each municipality in the state. Copies are also available by calling the Department’s Division of Water at (518) 402-8236 or visiting DEC’s website at www.dec.state.ny.us. All project applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2006.