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Hearing Notice

New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 3-0303, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0301, and 19-0305, notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department), will hold the following legislative public hearings on amendments to proposed rule, 6 NYCRR Part 205, Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings, and associated revisions to New York's State Implementation Plan. Joint hearings will be held for the proposed rulemaking and State Implementation Plan at the following locations and times:

January 10, 2006 9:00 a.m. NYSDEC Annex, Region 2, 11 - 15 47th Avenue,
Hearing Room 106, Long Island City, NY 11101

January 11, 2006 9:00 a.m. NYSDEC Region 8, Conference Room, 6274 E. Avon-Lima Rd.,
Avon, NY 14414

January 12, 2006 1:00 p.m. NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Rooms
129A & B, Albany NY 12233

The hearings are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility. At the hearings, the Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests are required and should be submitted by December 28, 2006 to Laura Becker, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3251, airregs@gw.dec.state.ny.us 518 402-8451.

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 an adverse 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 Daniel S. Brinsko, NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3251, telephone: 518 402-8396; email, 205aim@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Written statements will be received until 5 p.m., January 22, 2007.

The proposed regulation may be obtained 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, 1130 North Westcott Rd., Schenectady, NY 12306, Attention: Don Spencer
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: Tom 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


Public Notice

Pollution Prevention and Environmental Compliance Coordinating Council Meeting - December 14, 2006

The Pollution Prevention and Environmental Compliance Coordinating Council hereby gives notice that a meeting of the Council will be held from 9:00 - 11:00 a. m., December 14, 2006 at the offices of the Department of Environmental Conservation at 625 Broadway, Albany, New York in conference room 530.

Council members include: the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC), the New York State Department of Economic Development (DED), the New York State Energy, Research and Development Authority (NYSEDRA) and the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR).

The Council meeting will discuss the following:

1) Go around - update by each member on program development. Including the following specific items for discussion.

2) Discussion/Approval of the P2/CA Article (drafted by EFC)

3) Discussion "Training Needs"

4) Discussion "Trade Association Full Survey"

5) Budget Update (staffing plans)

This meeting is open to the public.

Dennis J. Lucia
Secretary
Pollution Prevention and Environmental Compliance Coordinating Council
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-1750
Ph: (518) 402-9469
E-mail: djlucia@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Public Notice

The Health Research Science Board has approved a request for pesticide registry and pesticide application information maintained by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). The request was made by Wendy McKelvey, Ph.D., of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The proposal is entitled "Association between Commercial Application of Pesticides in Residential Areas and Birth Outcomes in New York City." The abstract from the proposal follows. "Fetuses, infants, and children are more susceptible than adults to the toxic effects of many chemicals, including pesticides. We hypothesize that exposure to organophosphate and pyrethroid pesticides during gestation increases risk of intrauterine growth retardation and preterm birth. We aim to estimate relative risks of these conditions according to amount of commercially applied pesticide during gestation at a mother's usual residence, using data from NYC birth certificates and NYS Pesticide Sales and Use Registry. We will assign each birth a pesticide exposure level based on commercial pesticide application data reported for the mother's usual residence."

Contact: Nancy Kim, Ph.D. (518-402-7511), New York State Department of Health, Flanigan Square, 547 River Street, Troy, New York 12180-2216.


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., December 18, 2006 in Room 129 at the Departmentís main offices at 625 Broadway, Albany, New York.

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

This meeting is open to the public.

Ruth L. Earl
Executive Secretary
State Environmental Board


Notice of Availability of Draft Program Policy for Selection of
Presumptive /Proven Remedial Technologies for New York Stateís Remedial Programs

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has prepared a draft program policy regarding selection of presumptive/proven remedial technologies in accordance with the authority provided to the Commissioner of the Department in Article 3, Title 3 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL). Its objective is to use the Departmentís past experience to streamline site investigations and make remedy selection quicker and more consistent.

Based on the considerable experience the Department has gained during the last 25 years, the Department has determined that there are categories of sites which have similar characteristics, such as types of contaminants present, past industrial use, or environmental media affected for which a "presumptive/proven remedy" approach is appropriate. The "presumptive/proven remedy" approach would involve selecting remedial technologies that have already been proven to be both feasible and cost-effective for specific site types and/or contaminants.

Written comments regarding the Draft Policy will be accepted for 30 days after the date of publication of this Notice in the Environmental Notice Bulletin. Comments should be submitted to Dr. Chittibabu Vasudevan, Director, Remedial Bureau A, Division of Environmental Remediation, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7015 or e-mailed to derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The Draft Policy is available by writing Dr. Chittibabu Vasudevan at the address above or calling (518) 402-9625. A copy may also be found on the Departmentís web site at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/der/index.html#new.


Notice of Proposed Rule Making

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
6 NYCRR Part 205, Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coatings

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

The purpose of this rule making amending 6 NYCRR Part 205, Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coatings, is to eliminate the small manufacturers' exemption and establish a sell-through end date to eliminate the unlimited sell-through of non-complying coatings manufactured before January 1, 2005.

For further information, contact:

Daniel S. Brinsko, P.E.
NYSDEC Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway Albany NY 12233-3251
518 402-8396
E-mail 205aim@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Public Notice

New York State Department of State Public Notice - F-2006-0345

The New York State Department of State (NYSDOS) is required by Federal law to provide timely public notice for the activity described below, which is subject to the consistency provisions of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.

In F-2006-0345, Broadwater Energy LLC and Broadwater Pipeline LLC of 889 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead, NY, 11901, have applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) [docket numbers: CP06-54-000, CP06-55-000, CP06-56-000] and to the United States Army Corps of Engineers (COE) [application number: 2006-00265] for the construction and operation of an offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility within New York State waters of Long Island Sound, approximately 9 miles from the nearest shoreline of the north shore of Long Island. The facility would consist of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) attached to a yoke mooring system (YMS) that includes a mooring tower embedded in the seafloor and connected to a new 21.7 mile subsea pipeline.

LNG would be delivered to the FSRU by LNG carrier vessels, and temporarily stored, regasified, and transported in the new subsea natural gas pipeline from the seafloor beneath the FSRU, westward to an offshore connection with the existing Iroquois Gas Transmission System (IGTS) pipeline in Long Island Sound. Natural gas would travel from the FSRU, through the new subsea natural gas pipeline, and into the IGTS pipeline for delivery into New York City, Long Island and southern Connecticut at an average flow rate of about 1.0 billion cubic feet per day.

An average of 2 to 3 LNG carrier vessels per week would make deliveries to the FSRU entering and exiting the Sound through The Race at the eastern end of Long Island Sound. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) completed a Waterway Suitability Report (WSR) on safety and security issues for the proposal and provided its analysis and recommendations to FERC. Among other mitigation measures, the USCG would require a safety and security exclusion zone around both the FSRU and around the LNG carrier vessels, within which non-project related vessels would not be permitted. The safety and security zone around the FSRU would be a circle with a radius of 1,210 yards centered on the YMS, and for the LNG carrier vessels the zone would extend 2 nautical miles in front, 1 nautical mile behind, and 750 yards to either side as they transit the Sound.

More information on this project can be found at the FERC website (www.ferc.gov) by visiting the eLibrary under Documents and Filings, referencing the above listed docket numbers. The USCG WSR can be found at http://www.uscg.mil/d1/units/seclis/broadwater/broadwater.html.

Any interested parties and/or agencies desiring to express their views concerning the above proposed activity may do so by filing their comments, in writing, no later than 4:30 p.m., January 23rd, 2007.

Comments should be addressed to the Consistency Review Unit, Division of Coastal Resources, New York State Department of State, 41 State Street, Albany, New York 12231. Telephone (518) 474-6000; Fax (518) 473-2464.

FERC intends to hold two public meetings on Long Island to receive comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Broadwater proposal in January, 2007. NYSDOS will be a participant in these meetings. Interested parties may express their views regarding this proposal at these meetings. The dates and locations for these meetings will be announced on the FERC website and in pending public notices issued by FERC.

This notice is promulgated in accordance with Section 306(d)(14) of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.