Job Impact Statement 6 NYCRR Parts 219 and 200
Nature of Impact:
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) proposes to add a new Subpart 219 9 to Part 219 of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York. Revisions are also being proposed to Part 200, General Provisions, and Subpart 219-1, Incineration - General. Proposed Subpart 219-9 is being added to address recently promulgated federal requirements entitled: Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Existing Sewage Sludge Incineration Units (Guidelines) found at 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart MMMM. Revisions are also being made to the reference tables found in Part 200. Specifically, Subpart 200.9 Table 1 and Subpart 200.10 Table 2 are being amended to add and incorporate by reference the Federal requirements of 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart MMMM. Subpart 219-1, which provides definitions and outlines the applicability requirements of the various Part 219 Subparts, is also being amended to include the proposed requirements of Subpart 219-9. The proposed rulemaking revisions will apply statewide. The additions and amendments to the regulations are not expected to negatively impact jobs and employment opportunities in New York State.
New Subpart 219-9 may require New York's 12 existing wastewater treatment facilities (WWTF) that operate sewage sludge incineration units, constructed on or before October 14, 2010, to add various levels of air pollution control equipment, or upgrade existing controls for compliance. This may create short term (1-3 year) employment opportunities in the state.
Categories and Numbers of Jobs or Employment Opportunities Affected:
It is expected that there will be a need for professional engineering design services and short term construction jobs. Since only 12 existing WWTFs are directly affected by Subpart 219-9, and not all are expected to need additional controls, a minimal increase in jobs and employment opportunities is expected.
Regions of Adverse Impact:
Subpart 219-9 is not expected to have any adverse impacts on jobs or employment opportunities. Therefore, there are not any regions of the state where the proposed rule would have a disproportionate adverse impact on jobs or employment opportunities.
Minimizing Adverse Impact:
Subpart 219-9 is not expected to have any adverse impacts on existing jobs.
Self Employment Opportunities:
Subpart 219-9 is not expected to have any measurable impact on opportunities for self-employment.