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Monday August 28, 2023
3:00 PM
Contact  New York State Department of Environment Conservation

Community Air Monitoring Initiative Meeting 

DEC has scheduled progress update meetings for certain communities that are part of the 2022-23 Statewide Community Air Monitoring Initiative. The community locations, dates, and virtual meeting information can be found on DEC's related webpage.

Queens: August 28, 3:00 pm

Meeting Number: 1615 94 4719
Meeting Password: kYcP5mkkC23 
Call In Number to join by phone only: 518-549-0500

5:00 PM
Contact  Amanda Bonville

The Department is proposing to repeal:

6 NYCRR Part 206, “State Aid for General Air Pollution Work, New York City”
6 NYCRR Part 250, “Miscellaneous Orders”
6 NYCRR Part 256, “Air Quality Classification System”
Subchapter C, Air Quality Area Classifications, 6 NYCRR Parts 260-317 because they are obsolete. 

The Department is also proposing to revise Part 257, “Air Quality Standards” to remove references to 6 NYCRR Part 256. In addition, the Department is proposing to revise Part 200, “General Provisions” to update and remove attendant references.

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday August 22, 2023 at 1 p.m. and written comments on these proposed rulemakings may be submitted until 5 p.m. on August 28, 2023. 

For further information, contact:

Amanda Bonville
NYSDEC Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3254
Phone (518) 402-8396
Contact  New York State Department of Environment Conservation

August 8th Hearings

DEC announced a public comment hearing to ensure full consideration of potential environmental and environmental justice issues arising from the proposed renewal and modification of the S.A. Dunn Mine and Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill (Dunn Landfill) Solid Waste and Mined Land Reclamation permits. DEC will hold two in-person sessions on Aug. 8, 2023, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., in the auditorium of the Rensselaer Junior/Senior High School to support the enhanced public participation required for this permit review process.

Written Comment Submissions -- August 28 Deadline

Written comments may be submitted to or to Kate Kornak, Regional Permit Administrator, DEC Region 4, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306. All electronically submitted comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023. All written comments submitted by mail must be postmarked by Monday, Aug. 28, 2023.

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