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Public Notice

Proposed Commissioner Policy on NY Environmental Leaders (NYEL)

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has proposed a Commissioner Policy that sets forth the requirements for the NY Environmental Leaders (NYEL) program . The NYEL program is being developed under the authorization of Commissioner Policy 34 - Using EMSs and Other Environmental Performance Improvement Tools in Department Programs (CP-34). CP-34 directs the Departmentís Pollution Prevention Unit (PPU) to develop an environmental leadership program. CP-34 further notes that the environmental leadership program shall encourage the use of EMSís by developing incentives for those facilities that can demonstrate the implementation of pollution prevention, beyond compliance performance, or sustainable business practices as a result of their EMS adoption. The draft CP on NYEL, that is being noticed for public review, is offered to satisfy this requirement of CP-34. Prior to developing this policy, the Department invested a significant amount of time in listening to the views of external interests as they relate to the design of NYEL. The proposed CP on NYEL sets forth program requirements, benefits to participating organizations and the responsibilities of the Department in implementing this program.

Copies of this proposed policy and corresponding guidance may be obtained by contacting the person indicated below. The proposed policy and guidance is also available on the Departmentís website at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu/nyel/index.html . Written comments on the proposed policy and guidance are welcomed and should be sent to the contact person listed below by the close of business on November 10, 2006. All written comments will be considered and a responsiveness summary will be available when the policy is finalized.

Contact: John M. Vana, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Telephone (518)402-9469, Email: jmvana@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Public Notice

New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation
Environmental Board Meeting

The State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice that a meeting of the Environmental Board will be held at 2:00 p.m., October 25, 2006 in Room 129 at the Departmentís main offices at 625 Broadway, Albany, New York. The Board will also be acting in its capacity as the Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Site Regulation Review Board.

The Board will consider the following rulemaking action of the Department of Environmental Conservation:

This meeting is open to the public.

Ruth L. Earl
Executive Secretary
State Environmental Board