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

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0301, 19-0303, 19-0305, and 19-0311, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) gives notice of the following:

Following the promulgation of a new National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to designate areas as being in attainment or nonattainment of the new standard. New NAAQSs for ozone and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) have resulted in new nonattainment designations in New York State, and thereby necessitate the amendment of the definition of "nonattainment area" found in 6 NYCRR Part 200 "General Provisions".

The NYSDEC proposes to revise subdivision (av) of section 200.1 to incorporate the new federal 8-hour ozone nonattainment designations, classifications and geographic boundaries (69 FR 23951); and the new federal PM2.5 designations and geographic boundaries (70 FR 943-1019).

For further information, contact:

Robert D. Bielawa, P.E.
NYSDEC, Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251
(518) 402-8396
E-mail airsips@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Amend 6 NYCRR Section 2.25 Relating To Youth Pheasant Hunting

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law Sections 11-0303, 11-0903 and 11-0905, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Proposed Rule-making to amend 6 NYCRR Section 2.25 relating to Youth Pheasant Hunting. This notice will be published in issue 43 of the State Register dated October 25, 2006.

For further information contact:

Bryan L. Swift
NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4754
Telephone: 518-402-8919
E-mail: blswift@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Meeting Notice

The Health Research Science Board hereby gives notice that a meeting of the Health Research Science Board Committee on Access to Pesticide Registry and Pesticide Application Information will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2006 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM in Conference Room 4 A/B at the New York State Department of Health's offices at Flanigan Square, 547 River Street, Troy, New York. The committee will consider an application for confidential pesticide registry and pesticide application information from Cornell University.

The meeting is open to the public. Members of the public wishing to attend are asked to call Tammy Coleman (518-402-7511).

There will be a videoconference link from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, East Building Room 368, 1425 Madison Avenue in New York City. There is limited seating at this site and a picture ID is required for access. To attend the Mt Sinai site, notice must be provided by October 26, 2006 to Tammy Coleman (518-402-7511). Members of the public who can't be accommodated at the Mt. Sinai video site will be referred to the Troy meeting site.

Contact: Tammy Coleman
New York State Department of Health
Flanigan Square
547 River Street
Troy, NY 12180-2216
Phone: (518) 402-7511


Notice Of Public Hearing

New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation
Proposed Amendments to 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions

Notice is hereby given that the NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION (Department) will hold a legislative PUBLIC HEARING on a proposed amendment to 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions.

Following the promulgation of a new National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to designate areas as being in attainment or nonattainment of the new standard. New NAAQSs for ozone and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) have resulted in new nonattainment designations in New York State, and thereby necessitate the amendment of the definition of "nonattainment area" found in 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions in order to conform to federal requirements.

The current "Nonattainment Area" definition, 6 NYCRR 200.1(av), only includes the revoked 1-hour ozone standard and the current particulate matter (PM10) standard. Part 200 needs to be amended to include the new 8-hour ozone NAAQS nonattainment classifications and the new PM2.5 NAAQS nonattainment designations and their respective geographic boundaries in order to avoid regulatory implementation difficulties that will arise when Department regulations reference outdated and undefined nonattainment areas.

The PUBLIC HEARING on the proposed amendment to Part 200 will be conducted as follows:

DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2006
TIME: 2:00 P.M.
PLACE: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Room 129A
Albany, NY 12233

The PUBLIC HEARING is scheduled in a place that is reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility. At the hearing, the Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for such services are required and should be submitted by November 13, 2006, 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 action 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 Mercury State Plan to attend the hearing and/or to submit oral or written statements for the record. A cumulative record will be compiled of both oral and written statements received. It is not necessary for persons wishing to make an oral statement to request an appointment in advance. Written statements received prior to, during, or after the hearing and oral statements made at the hearing will be given equal weight.

Written statements must be received by 5:00 p.m. on December 4, 2006, and should be sent to: Robert D. Bielawa, P.E., NYSDEC, Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, telephone (518) 402-8396; email airsips@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

The proposed amendments to Part 200 may be obtained from Mr. Bielawa or from any of the following Department offices:

REGION 1 NYSDEC - Region One Headquarters, SUNY @ Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790-3409, 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: Ken Grzyb
REGION 4, 1150 North Westcott Rd., Schenectady, NY 12306, Attention: Don Spencer
REGION 5, Hudson Street Extension, Box 220, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Attention: Jim Coutant
REGION 6, Watertown State Office Bldg., 317 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601, Attention: Thomas 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 Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202, Attention: Larry Sitzman