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ENB - Statewide Notices 6/12/2019

Public Meeting Notice

Meeting of the New York Invasive Species Council

The next meeting of the New York Invasive Species Council (9 Agencies) will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Peebles Island State Park, located at 1 Delaware Avenue, Waterford, NY.

Once finalized, the meeting agenda will be posted to the following web page:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/6989.html

Contact: Josh Thiel, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Division of Lands and Forests, Invasive Species Coordination Section, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8978.


Public Notice

Notice of Proposed Amendments to 6 NYCRR Parts 370-374, 376 of the Hazardous Waste Management Regulations – Public Comment Period, Availability of Documents, and Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is proposing to amend 6 NYCRR Parts 370-374, 376 of the Hazardous Waste Management Regulations to incorporate, as appropriate, (1) federal rules from September 30, 1999 to April 8, 2015; and (2) State-initiated changes, including clarification of language and corrections of errors found in the regulations. This rule making is referred to as FedReg5.

The Notice of Proposed Rule Making is available in the June 12, 2019 issue of the State Register. NYS DEC will accept written public comments through Monday, August 26, 2019. Additional details are provided below.

Availability of documents for review:

Proposed amendments to Parts 370-374, 376 and supporting rule making documents are available on NYS DEC’s web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/propregulations.html#public. These documents may also be inspected at NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY. Please call Michelle Ching for an appointment at: (518) 402-8651.

Public Hearing:

A legislative public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed amendments to Parts 370-374, 376 will be held as follows:

Date: Monday, August 19, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC Headquarters
625 Broadway, Room 129
Albany, NY

Prior to the hearing, a public availability session will also be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the same location.

This location is accessible to persons with impaired mobility. Interpreter services will be made available to the hearing impaired, at no charge, upon written request at least five business days prior to the date of the hearing. Please address requests to Michelle Ching, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-8651.

NYS DEC invites all persons, organizations, corporations and governmental agencies to attend the hearing and submit either written or oral statements. At the hearing, persons who wish to make a statement will be invited to speak. It is requested that oral statements also be submitted in writing. NYS DEC will give equal weight to written and oral statements. Since a cumulative record will be compiled, it is not required for interested parties to attend the hearing.

If you are interested in attending the hearing, it is recommended that you register at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/100424.html.

Written comments:

The public is invited to submit written comments on these proposed amendments to Parts 370-374, 376 through Monday, August 26, 2019. Written comments can be submitted by:

(1) E-mail to: hwregs@dec.ny.gov and please write “Comments on FedReg5” in the subject line of the email; or

(2) Mail to Michelle Ching, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7256.

Informational Webinar:

The public is invited to participate in an informational webinar on Tuesday, August 6 at 1:00 p.m. Information regarding registration will be published in the July 10, 2019 Environmental Notice Bulletin.

For more information about this Notice, please contact: Michelle Ching, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7256; Phone: (518) 402-8651; E-mail: hwregs@dec.ny.gov


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 January 1, 2020. NYS DEC will begin enforcing any violations of the above required disclosure as of January 2, 2020. 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.


Data Solicitation for 2020 CWA Section 303(d) List

Section 303(d) of the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) requires States to compile every two years, a list of impaired waters that do not meet water quality standards, where designated uses are not fully supported and where a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) plan is necessary to address the impairment. States are scheduled to submit their next Section 303(d) List to the United State Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) by April 1, 2020. To support the development of the Section 303(d) Lists, States are required to assemble and consider existing, readily available water quality related data and information. New York State is currently soliciting and accepting water quality data and information that may be useful in compiling the 2020 Section 303(d) List.

Background: Water quality assessment of New York State's waters is a continuous process. Participation and input from a wide range of state, federal and local agencies and non-governmental water quality partners (watershed groups, lake associations, academic researchers, etc.) is encouraged.

Every two years, corresponding to the development of the State's Section 303(d) List, the public is solicited to provide water quality data and information for any waterbody or basin. This allows for a more comprehensive updating of the List. Solicited data and information may result in changes to the List or may be incorporated into water quality assessments.

In order to be included for consideration in the compiling of the 2020 CWA Section 303(d) List, data and information must be received by September 27, 2019.

Data submissions should be accompanied by a completed Waterbody Inventory/Priority Waterbodies List (WI/PWL) Assessment Worksheet, which may be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/36730.html. This worksheet allows for the capture of water quality information based on available data or on general observation of conditions and/or local knowledge of designated use support/non-support of a waterbody absent specific, numeric monitoring data.

Worksheet information can also be obtained by contacting: Sarah Rickard, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, Phone: (518) 402-8179. Completed WI/PWL worksheets, supporting water quality monitoring data, corresponding Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) documentation, QA/QC results summary and a description of measures used in the collection of data should sent to the address above, or forwarded via e-mail to: 4pwlinfo@dec.ny.gov.

Guidance regarding the use of water quality data and information to conduct assessments and make listing decisions is outlined in the New York State Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology. Additional information regarding Section 303(d) List development can be found on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/31290.html.

For questions regarding the information in this notice please contact: Sarah Rickard, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8179, E-mail: 4pwlinfo@dec.ny.gov.


Negative Declaration

Statewide - The New York State Thruway Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Implementation of Cashless Tolling will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the New York State Thruway Authority (Authority) for the implementation of Cashless Tolling throughout New York State. This entails converting the ticketed toll system to a Statewide, cashless tolling system which includes I-87 from the Woodbury toll barrier (Exit 16) to Albany (Exit 24), and I-90 from the Canaan toll barrier, near the Massachusetts state line, to the Ripley toll barrier, near the Pennsylvania state line (Project). All toll booths, with the exception of Interchange 17 in Newburgh, and toll barriers will be removed and replaced with gantry mounted E-ZPass readers and video license plate readers, which will be operational by the end of 2020. A substantial portion of toll plaza pavement will be removed and replaced with grass. Modifications will also be made to existing maintenance facility driveways, tandem truck parking areas, and commuter park and ride lots, to promote safe ingress and egress. Questions may be sent to: CashlessTollingProject@thruway.ny.gov.

Contact: Timothy Conway, New York State Thruway Authority, 200 Southern Boulevard, P.O. Box 189, Albany, NY 12201, Phone: (518) 436-2810, E-mail: timothy.conway@thruway.ny.gov.


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