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ENB - Statewide Notices 1/15/2020

Public Notice

Proposed Approval of the LIFT™ Dry Cleaning Solvent for use in New York State

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) proposes to approve the LIFT™ solvent for use in alternative solvent dry cleaning machines regulated under 6 NYCRR Part 232, Dry Cleaning Facilities. Unless the NYS DEC receives significant adverse comments by February 14, 2020, the LIFT™ solvent will be approved for use after publication on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/72273.html. Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) for alternative dry cleaning solvents that are proposed for approval, or currently approved for use, are posted on this website. Only approved alternative solvents may be used in alternative solvent dry cleaning machines which operate in New York State after September 6, 2018.

Manufacturers requesting approval of an alternative solvent must submit to the NYS DEC the information specified in 6 NYCRR Part 232-3.8 of the Dry Cleaning Facilities regulation. The NYS DEC will then propose to approve the solvent if it meets the approval criteria stated in the regulation. After approval, should the chemical formulation of the solvent be modified, the re-formulated alternative solvent must be resubmitted and approved by the NYS DEC prior to use in New York State. The NYS DEC will issue all proposed determinations of approval within 90 days of receipt of a complete submission.

The following alternative dry cleaning solvents are currently approved for use in New York State:

  • Clerane 180: aliphatic refined hydrocarbon (CAS 64742-48-9) by TOTAL Specialties
  • DC-142: aliphatic refined hydrocarbon (CAS 64742-88-7) by Essential Solvents
  • DF-2000™: aliphatic refined hydrocarbon (CAS 64742-48-9) by ExxonMobil
  • EcoSolv®: aliphatic refined hydrocarbon (CAS 68551-17-7) by Chevron Philips
  • GEC-5 Green Earth®: decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (CAS 541-02-6) by Shin-Etsu
  • HC Boost™: aliphatic refined hydrocarbon (CAS 64742-48-9) and propylene glycol ether mixture, by R.R. Streets
  • Intense®: aliphatic refined hydrocarbon (CAS 68551-19-9) and propylene glycol ether mixture, by Seitz
  • Ktex™: aliphatic refined hydrocarbon (CAS 64742-48-9), propylene glycol monobutyl ether (CAS 5131-66-8), and orange terpenes (CAS 68647-72-3) mixture, by R.R. Streets/BARDAHL
  • LPA-142: aliphatic refined hydrocarbon (CAS 64742-47-8) by Sasol
  • Rynex®-3: dipropylene glycol tert-butyl ether (CAS 132739-31-2) by Rynex Technologies
  • SB-32 Green Earth®: decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (CAS 541-02-6) by General Electric
  • Sensene™: aliphatic refined hydrocarbon (CAS 64742-48-9) and modified alcohol mixture by SAFECHEM
  • Solvair®1: dipropylene glycol n-butyl ether (CAS 29911-28-2) by R.R. Streets
  • SolvonK4™: dibutoxymethane (CAS 2568-90-3) by Kreussler

The LIFT™ solvent is being proposed for approval in this public notice. If approved, it will be listed and published on the NYS DEC website as noted below:

  • LIFT™: aliphatic refined hydrocarbon (CAS 64742-48-9) and modified alcohol mixture by R.R. Streets

Comments on the proposed approval of the LIFT™ alternative dry cleaning solvent will be accepted until February 14, 2020 and should be emailed to: DAR.Web@dec.ny.gov.

Contact: Thomas Gentile, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, 9th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3259, Phone: (518) 402-8402, E-mail: DAR.Web@dec.ny.gov


Notice of Upcoming Public Workshops on Rulemaking Initiative to Revise the Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (6 NYCRR Part 370 Series) and Request for Feedback from Stakeholders.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is holding workshops statewide on the hazardous waste rules and revisions that are being considered for adoption, including the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) regulations promulgated from 2013 to the present. This initiative includes: the Solvent-Contaminated Wipes Rule; the Electronic Manifest Rules; the Definition of Solid Waste Rule; the Generator Improvements Rule; the Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule; possible changes to the State's Universal Waste Rule and other state-initiated changes. These state-initiated changes include expanding the secondary containment requirements for the storage of liquid hazardous waste and the creation of uniform large quantity generator (LQG) requirements that would apply statewide. This rulemaking is referred to as FedReg6.

To help the public understand the draft regulations and regulatory initiatives, ask questions, and provide informal comments, NYS DEC will be hosting numerous public workshops across the state. Staff will also be available for discussions after the meetings. The workshop sessions will be primarily focused on the Generator Improvements Rule and associated state-initiated changes, and the Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule. Those who wish to attend the workshops need to register. Information about the rulemaking and registration details for the workshops are available on the NYS DEC's website at: www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/117115.html under "Outreach Information." If you do not have internet access and would like to attend a workshop, please write to the address below or call (518) 402-8651.

A formal public comment period will be provided at a later date once the regulations are officially proposed.

Unofficial written comments regarding this regulatory initiative will be accepted by NYS DEC. Comments should be submitted to: Michelle Ching, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7256 or e-mail to hwregs@dec.ny.gov Please include "Comments on FedReg 6" in the subject line of the email.

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


Final Amendment No. 1 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 Intended Use Plan

FFY 2020 DWSRF Intended Use Plan Amendment:

Draft Amendment No. 1 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan (IUP) issued October 1, 2019 was published in the December 18, 2019 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for Draft Amendment No. 1 closed on January 2, 2020 and the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) received no public comments pertaining to the Amendment. Therefore, as of January 3, 2020 the Amendment as shown below was final:

DWSRF No. 18292: Town of Stark, Herkimer County - The project cost as listed in the DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) is increased by $480,000 due to project bids being higher than the original project estimates.

DWSRF No. 18806: Village of Sherman, Chautauqua County - This project is added to the Annual List with a project cost of $3,302,180, a score of 105, a population of 730 and a description of Upgrade Water Treatment Plant, Upgrade Ground Water Source, Upgrade Storage, Upgrade Distribution System. The project listing form and engineering report were received prior to the close of the draft IUP comment period and it was not listed due to a data input error.

NYS DOH has determined that the amendment is necessary, reasonable, and in the interest of protecting public health. The amendment will not adversely affect any project on the IUP Project Annual List above the subsidized funding line. Except as noted above, there are no other changes to the IUP as a result of this Amendment No. 1 of the FFY 2020 IUP.

Contact: Michael Montysko, NYS DOH - Bureau of Water Supply Protection, Corning Tower Room 1135, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237, Phone: (518) 402-7650, E-mail: bpwsp@health.ny.gov.


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