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Notice of Emergency Adoption

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, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0301 and 19-0305, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Emergency Adoption amending 6 NYCRR Part 205, Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coatings, 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.

This amendment, necessary for the preservation of the health and general welfare, was adopted and effective upon filing with the Department of State on the 17th day of January, 2007, on an emergency basis as authorized by section 202(6) of the State Administrative Procedures Act.

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


Notice of Adoption

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
6 NYCRR Part 621, Uniform Procedures

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law section 07-0107, section 3-0301[2][m] and State Administrative Procedure Act section 301[3], the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) gives notice of the following:

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RULE on January 23, 2007, to be effective February 22, 2007, adoption of 6 NYCRR Part 621, Uniform Procedures.

Section 621.4(g)(2)(iii) of Title 6 NYCRR has been amended to delete the reference to the federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) regulations.

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


Public Notice

Formulas Regarding Dissolved Oxygen in Paper Copy of Express Terms for Water Quality Standards Rule Making (6 NYCRR Parts 700 - 704)

On December 13, 2006, the Department issued a Public Notice in the Environmental Notice Bulletin on its proposal to amend portions of Parts 700 - 704 of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (6NYCRR).

A paper copy (yellow cover) of the Express Terms for these amendments that was made available at public information sessions and may have been sent to a limited number of individuals who requested it inadvertently omitted two formulas from the proposed standard for dissolved oxygen (DO) on page 20. The formulas ARE shown on page 20 of the Express Terms that are part of the Compendium of Rule Making Documents - Entire Document - that continues to be available on the NYSDEC's website at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dow/bwam/propwqsreg.html

Electronic or (free) paper copies of the rule making documents are available from Mr. Stoner, below.

Scott J. Stoner, M.S.
Chief, Standards and Analytical Support Section
Bureau of Water Assessment and Management
Division of Water
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3502


Public Notice

Notice of Availability of State Funds
Municipal Waste Reduction & Recycling (MWRR) State Assistance Program and
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) State Assistance Program

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) accepts applications from municipalities on an ongoing basis for funding under the Municipal Waste Reduction & Recycling (MWRR) State Assistance Program and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) State Assistance Program. Both programs provide up to 50 percent reimbursement to local governments for eligible project costs, with reimbursement limited to $2.0 million per project. Anticipated funding from the Environmental Protection Fund is subject to annual legislative appropriations.

Eligible Applicants
These funds are available to municipalities including: counties, cities, towns, villages, local public authorities, local public benefit corporations, school districts, supervisory districts and improvement districts, Native American tribes or Nations residing in New York State, or any combination of the above.

Description Of Eligible Projects
MWRR Recycling Capital Projects - The Department is authorized to provide State assistance to communities for projects that enhance municipal recycling infrastructure through purchasing equipment or construction of recycling and composting facilities. Some examples are: construction of municipally-owned materials recycling facilities and composting facilities; recycling containers and recycling vehicles.

MWRR Recycling Coordinator Projects - The Department is authorized to provide State assistance to communities for Recycling Coordinator salaries and public education programs to expand local recycling and waste reduction programs and increase participation in those programs.

Household Hazardous Waste Projects - The Department is authorized to provide funding to communities for HHW collection days and construction of permanent HHW collection facilities in order to provide a safe alternative for recycling or disposal of household hazardous materials.

Application Forms
Applications are available on-line at http://www.dec.state.ny.us/dshm/redrecy/sap.htm or you may call (518) 402-8706 to request a paper copy of the applications.


Public Notice

Draft Amendment No. 3 to the FFY 2007 DWSRF Intended Use Plan
Additional Funding Availability and Fund Adjustments

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) announce that the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2007 Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), dated September 28, 2006, is being amended.

Amendment No. 3 reflects adjustments to the sources and uses of funds available for the remaining FFY 2007 IUP financing period based on an additional $6,500,000 in capital released from long term investment back to the DWSRF program. These fund adjustments will be used first to finance cost increases to projects above the funding lines on the final DWSRF IUP Readiness List and second, in order of score and to the extent funds are available, to finance projects below the funding line that submit DWSRF financing applications by March 1, 2007.

Copies of the draft amendment will be mailed to those applicants with projects on the Readiness List and to fiscal advisors. The Draft Amendment No. 3 will be available on the DOH website at www.health.state.ny.us (click on “Topics A to Z”, then “Drinking Water”, then “Drinking Water State Revolving Fund”) and through the EFC website at www.nysefc.org (click on “Programs”, then “Drinking Water State Revolving Fund”, then “IUP and Amendments”). Copies of Draft Amendment No. 3 can also be requested by calling DOH’s toll-free information line at (800) 458-1158, extension 27676, or (518) 402-7676, or by calling the EFC toll-free line at (800) 882-9721 or (518) 402-7433.

Written comments on Amendment No. 3 to the DWSRF IUP will be accepted by mail or fax until close of business, Friday, February 23, 2007. Comments should be addressed to:

John M. Dunn, P.E.
Assistant Director
Bureau of Water Supply Protection
Flanigan Square, 547 River Street, Room 400
Troy, New York 12180-2216
Fax Number: (518) 402-7659


Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is soliciting public comments on a Draft Sportfishing Restoration and Spending Plan for the Lake Ontario System. The Draft Plan proposes ways to restore/enhance recreational fishing and fisheries in the New York waters of the lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and their tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable to fish (hereafter referred to as the Lake Ontario system).

Funds for this restoration are available from a settlement of the State’s Natural Resource Damages (NRD) claim for the Lake Ontario system. The Occidental Chemical Corporation agreed to pay the State $12 million in five equal payments over four years. The settlement was based on an assessment of the damages to the State’s natural resources, in particular a loss of recreational fishing benefits resulting from the imposition of fish consumption advisories because of the presence of contaminants in Lake Ontario fish. The proceeds of the settlement will be used to restore/enhance sportfishing and the injured natural resources.

Copies of the Draft Plan can be viewed or downloaded from; www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/fish/lkontactivities.html or from NYSDEC Regional Headquarters in Watertown, Syracuse, Avon and Buffalo. Public meetings are scheduled as follows:

Region City Time Date Facility Contact
6 Ogdensburg 7:00 PM 2-12-2007 St.Lawrence Valley Sportsmens Club Route 37
Red Mills, NY
Frank Flack
(315) 785-2262
6 Watertown 7:00 PM 2-13-2007 Watertown State Office Building
First Floor Conference Room
317 Washington St.
Watertown, NY
Frank Flack
(315) 785-2262
7 Mexico 7:00 PM 2-14-2007 Mexico H.S. Auditorium
Route 104
Mexico, NY
Daniel Bishop
(607) 753-3095
8 Rochester 7:00PM 2-7-2007 RIT campus, Carlson Aud., Imaging
Science Bldg. 1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY
Web Pearsall
(585) 226-5339
9 Lewiston 7:00 PM 2-15-2007 Lewiston-Porter H.S.
4061 Creek Road
Youngstown, NY
Paul McKeown
(716) 372-0645

All interested parties are encouraged to use [website] for both reviewing the Draft Plan and for submitting comments. Conventional written comments should be mailed to:

Mr. Christopher J. Balk
Lake Ontario Natural Resource Damages Coordinator
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
P.O. Box 292
Cape Vincent, New York 13618

All comments must be received by 3-20-2007.