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For Release: Friday, October 25, 2013

DEC Extends Public Comment Period on Proposed LNG Regulations for 30 Days

Written Comments Will Be Accepted Through December 4, 2013

Public Meeting and Hearing in Albany Scheduled for October 30, 2013

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has extended the public comment period on proposed regulations (6 NYCRR Part 570) to set criteria for the construction and operation of new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities under DEC permits, Commissioner Joe Martens announced. The proposed regulation would require permits for facilities that store LNG or convert it back to a gas.

All comments will be carefully considered as DEC proceeds with the rulemaking process. At the conclusion of the public comment period, DEC staff will review all comments received and may make changes to address comments as deemed appropriate.

Information about the proposed rule is posted on DEC's website. The comment period runs through December 4, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. A public meeting was held in Syracuse on October 16, 2013 and a public meeting and public hearing will be held in Albany on October 30, 2013. Please refer to DEC's website for more details on the Proposed 6 NYCRR Part 570 regulations.

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