ENB - STATEWIDE NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Notice Of Adoption

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law Sections 11-0303, 11-0903, 11-0907 and 11-0913, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption for 6NYCRR Part 1 relating to deer and bear. This notice will be published in issue 28 of the State Register, dated 7/12/2006.

For further information contact:


Public Notice

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Multi-Sector General Permit
for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity
(GP-06-01)

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has tentatively determined to renew and modify the existing State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit 98-03 (GP 98-03) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity. The revised GP 98-03 has been renumbered as General Permit 06-01 (GP 06-01) and has been retitled as the General Permit for Multi-Sector Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity.

Revisions were undertaken for the purposes of making the GP more closely reflect the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity and to renew the GP for an additional five year term. The SPDES Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity will cover new and existing discharges of stormwater to waters of the United States from industrial activities as defined in 40 CFR Part 122.26(b)(14)(i-ix and xi).

The Clean Water Act provides that stormwater discharges associated with industrial activity from a point source to waters of the United States are unlawful, unless authorized by a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. In New York State, USEPA has approved the state program, which is enacted through administration of NY's State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) program. Industrial facilities discharging stormwater must obtain permit coverage through either an individual industrial SPDES permit, obtain coverage under GP 06-01 or provide certification using the No Exposure Exclusion to certify that industrial activities are not exposed to stormwater.

The revised GP 06-01 contains some significant changes from GP 98-03. The permit format has changed to include general requirements applicable to all facilities with permit coverage (Parts I through VII) and industry specific requirements (Part VIII) that have been tailored to address 31 different industrial activities It is important to note that requirements are no longer based solely on the facility's primary Standard Industrial Code (SIC) or narrative description. If a facility has more than one industrial activity occurring on-site, those industrial activities are considered to be co-located and a facility must comply with the requirements for each specific industrial activity that is applicable at the facility. Other significant changes to GP 06-01 include a new address where requests for coverage are mailed, revised inspection and reporting conditions and adjustments to sampling requirements. For further information and a specific list of changes, please go to the website listed at the URL below to view the Fact Sheet and a copy of the draft permit.

State Environmental Quality Review
This action has been classified as an Unlisted Action under 6 NYCRR Part 617. A Negative Declaration has been prepared and is on file at the NYSDEC office in Albany.

How to Get Copies
Copies of the draft general permit and the Fact Sheet are available on the DEC website at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dow/mainpage.htm or they can be reviewed at the NYSDEC office in Albany. Call the Bureau of Water Permits, General Permits Section at (518) 402-8109, to schedule an appointment for viewing.

Informational Public Meetings
Those interested may attend informational meetings which have been scheduled as follows:

Monday, August 21, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 West Henrietta Road, West Henrietta, New York
Directions are available at: www.ritinn.com/locationdirections.html

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

William K. Sanford Town Library (a/k/a Colonie Town Library)
629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, New York
Directions are available at: www.colonie.org/library/welcome.html

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

Bedford Hills Town Hall Meeting Room
321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, New York
Directions are available at: bedfordny.info/html/contact.html

Who to Contact with Questions
Questions regarding the technical content of the draft general permit can be directed to the following individual:

Bruce Terbush
NYSDEC, Division of Water
625 Broadway - 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3505
(518) 402-8235
E-mail: brterbus@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Send Written Comments to:

Andrea Sheeran Glick
NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway - 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-1750
E-mail: depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Please submit comments no later than close of business 15 September 2006


Public Notice

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)
DWSRF Proposed Regulation Revisions

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) is proposing to amend the New York State Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Regulations, currently codified under 21 NYCRR Part 2604 (EFC DWSRF Regulations). The DWSRF program was created and is jointly administered by the Department of Health and EFC pursuant to Chapter 413 of the Laws of 1996.

The proposed revisions conform the DWSRF regulations to current practices and to certain changes in the Clean Water State Revolving Fund regulations which were recently amended. Definitions of "corpus allocation", "interest rate subsidy" and "loans" are revised or clarified. The word "grant" is added to the definition of "hardship assistance". The maximum project cost for projects eligible for grant and reduced interest rate loans is raised from $10 million to $14 million.

The proposed EFC DWSRF revised regulations were filed with the Department of State. The notice of proposed rulemaking will be published in the State Register on July 12, 2006.

A notice and summary of the proposed EFC DWSRF regulation revisions will be mailed to representatives of applicants with projects listed in the DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP), advisors, consulting firms, and other interested parties. The EFC DWSRF regulation revisions are available on the EFC web page at www.nysefc.org (Click on "Programs", then "Drinking Water State Revolving Fund", then "Regulations").

For a copy of the proposed EFC DWSRF regulation revisions, or information on the DWSRF program, please contact:

Mr. David Morseman
SRF Program Services Coordinator
Division of Engineering and Program Management
New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
(800) 882-9721 (within NYS only) or (518) 402-7433
FAX: (518) 402-7456

The comment period for these regulations will remain open through close of business on Monday, August 28, 2006. Written comments should be addressed to:

Mr. James R. Levine, Esq.
General Counsel
Legal Division
New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
FAX: (518) 402-6972


Public Notice

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation

Notice of Revised Rule Making, Public Meetings and a Public Hearing

Revised proposed 6 NYCRR Part 375 relating to regulation governing the State Superfund Program, the Brownfield Cleanup Program, and the Environmental Restoration Program

NOTICE is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) proposes to revise the existing 6 NYCRR Part 375 to meet the requirements of the 2003 and 2004 Superfund/Brownfield laws. In Chapter 1 of the Laws of 2003, the Legislature added a new Title 14 (the Brownfield Cleanup Program) to Article 27 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL); and made extensive amendments to existing ECL Article 27 Title 13 (the State Superfund Program) and to existing ECL Article 56 Title 5 (the 1996 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act Environmental Restoration Program). The proposed revisions to Part 375 are designed to incorporate recent statutory changes, clarify and streamline the current regulations, and address issues raised by state and local agencies, the public, and project sponsors since the last regulatory update of Part 375 in 1996.

The Department has reissued draft revised regulation for the Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Site Remedial Program (State Superfund Program), the Environmental Restoration Program (ERP), and the new Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP). In addition, the Department has reorganized the regulation to separate the soil cleanup objective tables into a new Subpart 375-6, and included an additional description of their use in response to comments. The Notice of Revised Rule Making will be published in the July 12, 2006 issue of the State Register.

The Department originally released the draft regulation on November 16, 2005. Public meetings were held throughout the State in November and December 2005 and three public hearings were held in March 2006. The Department has reissued the revised regulation and will allow for a second public comment period for draft Subparts 375-1 through 375-4 and Subpart 375-6.

Pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Department has prepared a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS), which addresses the environmental significance of the proposed rule making. The Department has not identified any significant adverse environmental impacts from the proposed rule making. However, the Department has chosen to make a positive declaration and issue a DGEIS to discuss the objectives and rationale for the proposed rule making and why alternative measures were not considered. The public hearing on the revised rule making will also accept public comment about the DGEIS prepared for the regulation.

The Department will conduct public information meetings to present the revised rule making and respond to questions prior to the public hearing. These meetings will be held as follows:

Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Adam's Mark Hotel,Wright Room,120 Church Street, Buffalo, NY

Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 1:00 PM - 4:00PM, CUNY Graduate Center, Recital Hall, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY

A legislative public hearing to receive public comment about the revised rule making will be held as follows:

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 1:00 PM, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129, Albany, NY

This hearing location is accessible to persons with impaired mobility. Interpreter services will be made available to deaf persons, at no charge, upon written request to Robert W. Schick, P.E., NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7014 at least five business days prior to the date of the hearing.

The Department invites all persons, organizations, corporations and governmental agencies that may be affected by the revised proposed rule making to attend the hearing and/or to submit either written or oral statements. 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.

Written statements may also be filed until close of business August 25, 2006 with Robert W. Schick, P.E., NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7014, or by email to derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us .

The revised proposed rule making, all supporting documents and DGEIS may be inspected at the following Department offices (call the noted contact for an appointment):

CENTRAL OFFICE, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Attention: Michael Ryan (518) 402-9564

REGION 1, SUNY, Building #40, Stony Brook, NY 11790, Attention: Walter Parish (631) 444-0240

REGION 2, Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Attention: Daniel Walsh (718) 482-4599

REGION 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Attention: Ram Pergadia (845) 256-3146

REGION 4, 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Attention: Allan Geisendorfer (518) 357-2390

REGION 5, 1115 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 13601, Attention: Russ Huyck (518) 897-1242

REGION 6, State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Attention: Darrell Sweredoski (315) 785-2515

REGION 7, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Attention: James Burke (315) 426-7550

REGION 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Attention: Bart Putzig (585) 226-5349

REGION 9, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202, Attention: Martin Doster (716) 851-7220

The revised proposed rule making, supporting documents and DGEIS also can be found on the Department's web site at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/der . To obtain additional information, please contact Robert Schick at (518) 402-9662 or by email at derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us .


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation

Notice of Proposed Rule Making, Public Meetings and a Public Hearing

Proposed New Subpart 5 to 6 NYCRR Part 375 pertaining to a new Remediation Stipulation Program

NOTICE is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) proposes to add a new Subpart 5 to 6 NYCRR Part 375 in response to comments received about the existing Part 375, which is currently being revised to meet the requirements of the 2003 and 2004 Superfund/Brownfield laws. In Chapter 1 of the Laws of 2003, the Legislature added a new Title 14 (the Brownfield Cleanup Program) to Article 27 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL); and made extensive amendments to existing ECL Article 27 Title 13 (the State Superfund Program) and to existing ECL Article 56 Title 5 (the 1996 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act Environmental Restoration Program).

The new Subpart 375-5, "Remediation Stipulation Program," provides for an alternative remedial program, application to which is voluntary, which will facilitate the clean up and reuse of contaminated sites, thus stimulating economic revitalization, while ensuring the continued protection of public health and the environment. This program would address sites not eligible for the Brownfield Cleanup Program, or sites where a less structured program is sought. The Notice of Proposed Rule Making will be published in the July 12, 2006 issue of the State Register.

Pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Department has prepared a Negative Declaration, stating that the Department has not identified any significant adverse environmental impacts from the proposed rule making.

The Department will conduct two public information meetings to present the proposed rule making and respond to questions prior to the required public hearing. These meetings will be held as follows:

Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Adam's Mark Hotel,Wright Room,120 Church Street, Buffalo, NY

Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 1:00 PM - 4:00PM, CUNY Graduate Center, Recital Hall, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY

A legislative public hearing to receive public comment about the proposed rule making will be held as follows:

Thursday, August 31, 2006, 2:00 PM, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129, Albany, NY

This hearing location is accessible to persons with impaired mobility. Interpreter services will be made available to deaf persons, at no charge, upon written request to Robert W. Schick, P.E., NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7014 at least five business days prior to the date of the hearing.

The Department invites all persons, organizations, corporations and governmental agencies that may be affected by the proposed rule making to attend the hearing and/or to submit either written or oral statements. 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.

Written statements may also be filed until close of business September 5, 2006 with Robert W. Schick, P.E., NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7014, or by email to derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us .

The proposed rule making and all supporting documents may be inspected at the following Department offices (call the noted contact for an appointment):

CENTRAL OFFICE, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Attention: Michael Ryan (518) 402-9564

REGION 1, SUNY, Building #40, Stony Brook, NY 11790, Attention: Walter Parish (631) 444-0240

REGION 2, Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Attention: Daniel Walsh (718) 482-4599

REGION 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Attention: Ram Pergadia (845) 256-3146

REGION 4, 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Attention: Allan Geisendorfer (518) 357-2390

REGION 5, 1115 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 13601, Attention: Russ Huyck (518) 897-1242

REGION 6, State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Attention: Darrell Sweredoski (315) 785-2515

REGION 7, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Attention: James Burke (315) 426-7550

REGION 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Attention: Bart Putzig (585) 226-5349

REGION 9, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202, Attention: Martin Doster (716) 851-7220

The proposed rule making and supporting documents can also be found on the Department's web site at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/der . To obtain additional information, please contact Robert Schick at (518) 402-9662 or by email at derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us .