ENB - STATEWIDE NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Notice of Completion of Final Generic EIS

Counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washington

Lead Agency's: New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation
New York State Office Of Parks Recreation And Historic Preservation

Project Title: Conceptual Snowmobile Plan for the Adirondack Park/Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement

Contact Person: Peter Frank
Address: New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4254
Phone Number: (518) 473-9518

Project Location: Adirondack Park

Project Description: The NYS DEC and OPRHP as co-lead agencies, have finalized the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the Conceptual Snowmobile Plan for the Adirondack Park. This Plan is a supplement to the State of New York Snowmobile Trail Plan (Statewide Snowmobile Plan), adopted by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) in 1989. This Conceptual Plan recommends the creation of snowmobile trail connections between communities in the Park. Key to this concept is the reconfiguration of the existing system to ensure protection of sensitive resources on both public and private land. In recognition of this, this Plan outlines guidelines and criteria for developing and maintaining snowmobile trails and trail segments, particularly on Forest Preserve lands within the Park.


Comment Period Extension

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is extending the public comment period for proposed revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 231. The comment period will close at 5:00 P.M., November 6, 2006. A Notice of Proposed Rule Making and a Hearing Notice were previously published in the September 6, 2006 issues of the State Register and the ENB.


Public Notice

Notice Of Availability Of Final Program Policy Concerning Strategy For Evaluating Vapor Intrusion At Remedial Sites In New York

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) proposed a Program Policy (DER-13) regarding the evaluation of soil vapor intrusion at remedial sites in New York on November 22, 2004. The initial 30 day comment period was extended until January 24, 2005. The Department received over 130 comments from 12 commenters on the proposal. In accordance with NYS Environmental Conservation Law ß3-0301(2)(z), this Policy will become effective thirty (30) days from the date of this publication. A summary of the comments received, along with the Departmentís response to the comments, has been prepared. This Policy states that vapor intrusion will be evaluated at all sites in any of Departmentís remedial programs and outlines responsibilities and prioritization for the evaluation of vapor intrusion at sites where remedial decisions have already been made.

This Policy and responsiveness summary are available on the Departmentís web site at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/der/tagms/ or by writing or calling the Division of Environmental Remediation at New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7020, (518) 402-9553, or derweb@dec.state.ny.us.


Public Notice

Notice of Final Soil Vapor Intrusion Guidance

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) released guidance for evaluating soil vapor intrusion for public comment in February 2005. After considering over 800 public comments received from 33 commenters, the NYSDOH has revised the draft document and is now releasing it as final guidance. The document provides guidance on identifying and addressing existing and potential human exposures to contaminated subsurface vapors associated with volatile chemical contamination. Additionally, the NYSDOH has completed a complementary document containing responses to the public comments received.

Copies of the guidance and the response to comments document are available on the NYSDOH's web site at http://www.health.state.ny.us/environmental/indoors/vapor_intrusion/ 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.


Notice of Trichloroethene Air Criteria Document

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) released a draft report (Trichloroethene Air Criteria Document) containing a human health risk assessment of trichloroethene in August 2005. On August 25 and 26, 2005 in Albany, NY, nine scientists with expertise in toxicology, epidemiology, or public health (Trichloroethene Panel) were asked to critically review the draft report. After considering comments of the Trichloroethene Panel, the public, and information obtained after the draft document was completed, NYSDOH has revised the draft report and is now releasing it as a final report. The report contains a comprehensive evaluation of the potential non-cancer and cancer human health effects from exposures to trichloroethene in air and a derivation of an air guideline for trichloroethene. Appendices to the report contain the entire report of the Trichloroethene Panel, responses to their comments, and responses to others submitting comments.

Copies of the report are available on the NYSDOH's web site at http://www.nyhealth.gov/nysdoh/environ/btsa/cd_tce.htm or by contacting the NYSDOH's Bureau of Toxic Substance Assessment (BTSA) at 1-800-458-1158 (ext. 27820) by telephone, BTSA@health.state.ny.us by email, or Flanigan Square, Room 330, 547 River Street, Troy, New York 12180-2216 by mail.


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