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Norlite Virtual Public Information Session
DateWednesday October 21, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Contact Regina Willis
Comments.Norlite2020@dec.ny.gov or 518-357-2075
Additional Information http://on.ny.gov/Norlite102120
LocationVirtual Public Outreach
Description

The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) and the City of Cohoes will hold a virtual public information session on issues related to the incineration of hazardous materials at the Norlite facility in Cohoes.

DATE: October 21, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m.

LOCATION: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, DEC and DOH presentations will be conducted virtually through the Webex Events online platform or via conference call.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Local residents and other interested stakeholders are encouraged to join the virtual session and submit questions, either during or before the session.

To join the virtual session online on October 21, 2020 at 6 p.m.:

Visit http://on.ny.gov/Norlite102120 and click “Join”
Event Number: 171 919 8266
Password: mV9Mr2xjDq3
For information on how to participate in a virtual meeting, go to https://www.dec.ny.gov/public/51805.html

To join by phone:

Dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 171 919 8266 #
Press # again in lieu of an attendee I.D. number

Topics

DEC and DOH officials will provide information and take questions after each presentation on the following important topics:

  • Overview of New York State’s response to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): What is PFAS and aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), and what actions are New York taking to prevent exposure to these compounds in Cohoes and across the state.
  • Update on DEC and DOH’s Comprehensive Soil and Surface Water Investigation currently underway: Overview of DEC’s on-the-ground analysis to determine if there were any impacts from Norlite’s prior processing of AFFF.
  • DEC’s enhanced Norlite permit renewal review process: Overview of DEC’s enhanced permit renewal review and community engagement for Norlite’s State Air Title V and Part 373 Hazardous Waste Management Facility permits.
  • Required Comprehensive Performance Testing of Norlite’s Air Pollution Control Equipment: Overview of Norlite’s recently upgraded air pollution control equipment, required performance testing and DEC’s oversight.

How to Ask Questions

Submit questions to DEC in advance:
Email: Comments.Norlite2020@dec.ny.gov

Call: (518) 357-2075, or

Mail:
NYSDEC
Public Participation Office
1130 N. Westcott Road
Schenectady, NY 12306

To ask questions during the information session:
DEC will be answering questions submitted through the Webex "chat" function during the virtual session.

How to View the Discussion After the October 21 Virtual Meeting

A recording of the meeting will be posted on the DEC Norlite website, https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/121118.html, in addition to information about the comprehensive sampling investigation, virtual public information session, and additional Norlite updates.

For questions, contact DEC at 518-357-2075.


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