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Proposed Amendments to 6 NYCRR 701.13 and 701.14, Clarification of Class I and Class SD Best Usages

On October 7, 2019, DEC filed a Notice of Proposed Rule Making with the New York Department of State to amend 701.13 and 701.14 of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR). The proposed rule making clarifies the best usages of Class I and Class SD marine surface waters were, and remain to be, "secondary contact recreation and fishing" and "fishing," respectively.

The proposed rule making is published in issue 43 of the State Register, dated October 23, 2019. Comments on the proposed rule making will be accepted from October 23, 2019 through January 13, 2020. A public hearing on the proposed rule making will be held on January 8, 2020, at the DEC Region 2 Office.

Rulemaking Documents

For more information, please see the following rule making documents:

Hearing Information

A public hearing for the proposed rule will be held as follows at a location that is reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility:

Date: January 8, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: DEC Region 2 Office, 8th Floor, Conference Room 834, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101.

NYSDEC will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by December 18, 2019 to: Michelle Tompkins, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7256; Phone (518) 402-8179; E-mail: WQSrulemakings@dec.ny.gov.

Submit Written Comments

The comment period will close on January 13, 2020.

Email: WQSrulemakings@dec.ny.gov (Include "Comments on I SD Clarifying Rule" in the subject line of the email)

or

Mail:
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3500, ATTN: Michelle Tompkins

Questions and Additional Information

Further information, including copies of rule making documents, are available upon request by contacting:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3500, ATTN: Michelle Tompkins
Phone: (518) 402-8179
Email: WQSrulemakings@dec.ny.gov


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