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Adopted Part 257 Job Impact Statement

Nature of Impact

6 NYCRR Part 257, subparts 257-2 through 257-10, list the New York State Air Quality Standards (SAQS) promulgated by the Department over several decades. A number of these SAQS are outdated and have been superseded by Federal air quality standards and will be repealed or revised. Several of the required test methods are also outdated and they have been replaced with new language allowing the testing methodology to evolve as analytical methods improve.

The Division of Air Resources proposes to revise or repeal portions of this regulation to achieve parity with federal standards and support the Department's mission to preserve and protect air quality. The changes to Part 257 will have no impact on jobs or job growth in the state. The intent of the changes is to restructure the regulation allowing for easier interpretation.

Categories and Numbers Affected

The changes to Part 257 will not affect specific categories of jobs or employment opportunities. The proposed changes are ministerial in nature.

Regions of Adverse Impact

The current regulation applies to manufacturing industries across the state, large and small, rural, suburban, and urban. Regardless of regional location, the proposed regulation revision should not have any regional-specific impacts with respect to increase or decrease of jobs.

Minimizing Adverse Impact

The proposed rule changes are designed to minimize any redundant air monitoring requirements for the agency and not to incur additional requirements on air quality permit holders.

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