Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

ENB - Statewide Notices 1/9/2019

Public Notice

Cleaning Products Ingredient Disclosure Program - Milestone Extension

For the limited time frame set forth below, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will not enforce certain provisions of the Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program, authorized by Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 35-0107 and 6 NYCRR 659.6.

The Commissioner of NYS DEC has determined the form for disclosure, as set forth in the above statute and regulation, and has directed that manufacturers disclose ingredients on a phased implementation schedule. The first required milestone for disclosure is July 1, 2019 for manufacturers employing more than 100 people to disclose: intentionally added ingredients other than fragrance ingredients; and nonfunctional ingredients present above trace quantities.

NYS DEC will not enforce the July 1, 2019 milestone requirement pursuant to ECL 35-0107 and 6 NYCRR 659.6, for a period running from July 1, 2019 to October 1, 2019. NYS DEC will begin enforcing any violations of the above required disclosure as of October 2, 2019. Nothing set forth herein effect any other legally binding requirements for which manufactures must comply; or NYS DEC's right to enforce any other legal requirements.

NYS DEC will continue to work with any manufacturers on the design of their websites, or entertain any questions regarding compliance with website design or safety data sheets. NYS DEC remains committed to working with the manufactures to implement this program in the best manner possible. Questions may be directed to the contact listed below.

Contact: Scott Crisafulli, NYS DEC - General Counsel's Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-9185.


Invasive Species Consolidated Grants

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is implementing the Invasive Species 2019 Consolidated Grants Program. Funded by the Environmental Protection Fund ($3 million), the grants will be made available to municipalities, not-for-profits (NFPs), and academic institutions and will target both aquatic and terrestrial infestations throughout New York State. Four grant categories are included in the Request for Application: Early Detection Rapid Response and Control, Spread Prevention, Lake Management Planning, and Research. The program will have an emphasis on projects that provide measures to ensure long term success. Grants will be awarded to applicants who clearly demonstrate that they have the knowledge, skills and track record to successfully complete the project. Priority will be given to projects that provide opportunities for public participation and are located on or in close proximity to public land or waterbodies that provide access to the public. For full details about the grant opportunity including application instructions and scoring criteria, please see the Request for Application on NYS DEC's website at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/115742.html.

Contact: David Adams, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, Invasive Species, 625 Broadway, Floor 5, Albany, NY 12233-4253, Phone: (518) 402-9425, E-mail: isinfo@dec.ny.gov.


Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

6 NYCRR Part 218, Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines
6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions

Pursuant to Sections 1-0101, 1-0303, 3-0301, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0107, 19-0301, 19-0303, 19-0305, 19-1101, 19-1103, 19-1105, 71-2103, 71-2105 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Section 177 of the federal Clean Air Act (42 USC 7507), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

NYS DEC is proposing to amend Part 218 to incorporate California's latest revisions to its low emission vehicle (LEV) III greenhouse gas (GHG) program. The proposed amendment clarifies the deemed to comply provision for model years 2021-2025, which allows vehicle manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with federal GHG standards in lieu of California's more stringent standards. The deemed to comply provision is being revised in response to the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (US EPA) stated intent to freeze and roll back existing GHG standards for model years 2021-2025. Further, NYS DEC proposes to submit the Part 218 as well as the revisions to Part 200 to US EPA as a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for New York State.

Written comments on the proposed rule may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. on March 18, 2019. For further information contact: Jeff Marshall, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3250, Phone: (518) 402-8292, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov.

Requests for information and comments related to the SIP revision may be obtained from Robert D. Bielawa, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov. Written statements may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. March 18, 2019.

Hearings for the proposed rule and attendant revisions to existing rules described above will be held as follows and are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility:

Date: March 11, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Central Office
Public Assembly Room 129A/B
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

NYS DEC will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by March 4, 2019, to Richard McAuley, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, Phone: (518) 402-8438, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov.

Contact: Jeff Marshall, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3250, Phone: (518) 402-8292, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov.


Notice of Emergency Adoption

6 NYCRR Part 218, Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines
6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions

Pursuant to Sections 1-0101, 1-0303, 3-0301, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0107, 19-0301, 19-0303, 19-0305, 19-1101, 19-1103, 19-1105, 71-2103, 71-2105 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Section 177 of the federal Clean Air Act (42 USC 7507), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Emergency Adoption of Rules on December 21, 2018, to be effective December 21, 2018, to amend existing 6 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Part 218, Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines; and Part 200, General Provisions.

NYS DEC is adopting an amendment to Part 218 to incorporate California's latest revisions to its low emission vehicle (LEV) III greenhouse gas (GHG) program. The emergency adoption of the amended rules provides for the preservation of the public health and general welfare. The amendment clarifies the deemed to comply provision for model years 2021-2025, which allows vehicle manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with federal GHG standards in lieu of California's more stringent standards. The deemed to comply provision is being revised in response to the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (US EPA) stated intent to freeze and roll back existing GHG standards for model years 2021-2025.

For further information, contact: Jeff Marshall, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3250, Phone: (518) 402-8292, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov.


  • Contact for this Page
  • ENB
    NYS DEC
    Division of Environmental Permits
    625 Broadway, 4th Floor
    Albany, NY 12233-1750
    518-402-9167
    Send us an email
  • This Page Covers
  • Page applies to all NYS regions