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ENB - Statewide Notices 2/26/2020

Public Notice

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law Part 2 Section 2.25, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of adoption to amend 6 NYCRR Part 10 Section 10.2 pertaining to amendments to Great Lakes sportfishing regulations. This notice will be published in issue 8 of the State Register, dated February 26, 2020.

For further information, please contact:

Steve LaPan
NYS DEC - Division of Fish and Wildlife
Great Lakes Fisheries Section
P.O. Box 292
Cape Vincent, NY 13618
Phone: (315) 654-2147
E-mail: fwfishlo@dec.ny.gov


Notice of Adoption 6 NYCRR Part 351 Regulations Plastic Bag Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) filed a Notice of Adoption with the New York State Department of State to adopt a new 6 NYCRR Part 351 Plastic Bag Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling. The new rule sets forth the requirements of Titles 27 and 28 of Article 27 of the Environmental Conservation Law with respect to the prohibition on the distribution of plastic carryout bags; allowable reusable bags; and the recycling of plastic carryout bags and film plastic by stores. The regulations also address the related requirements for manufacturers. This rule is referred to as Part 351.

The regulations will become effective on March 14, 2020.

The Notice of Adoption for the rule is available in the February 26, 2020 issue of the State Register. The express terms for Part 351 and supporting documents are available on NYS DEC's web site at https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/propregulations.html#recent.

Contact: Kayla Montanye, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8706.


Notice of Availability of Final Revised Program Policy DER-16, Five-Year Inspection of Plastic Tanks

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has revised Program Policy DER-16 regarding the five-year inspection of plastic tanks.

This Program Policy provides guidance on the five-year inspection of homogenous plastic tank systems used as aboveground storage tanks in the Chemical Bulk Storage (CBS) program. Homogeneous plastic tanks are tanks that are molded in one-piece seamless construction using a single plastic material. This excludes tanks constructed of fiberglass. 6 NYCRR subdivision 598.7(c) of the CBS regulation requires (amongst other things) that all aboveground tanks be inspected in accordance with a consensus code or practice. This guidance is intended to assist operators in complying with the requirements of 6 NYCRR subdivision 598.7(c). In addition, this guidance will ensure that compliance reviews of five-year inspections by Regional CBS inspectors are conducted uniformly in each of NYS DEC's nine regions.

The technical content of this Policy has not been amended. This Policy has been revised to address the following:

  • Update citations from the CBS regulations (6 NYCRR Parts 596-599) which were amended and became effective October 11, 2015; and
  • Restructure and reorganize the Procedure section for clarification.

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law §3-0301(2)(z), revised Program Policy DER-16 is effective on Friday, March 27, 2020.

The final revised Program Policy is available on NYS DEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/2387.html

If you do not have internet access, please write to Angela Chieco, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7012 or call (518) 402-9764.

Contact: Angela Chieco, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7012 Phone: (518) 402-9764.


Notice of Availability of Final Revised Program Policy DER-26, How to Prepare a Spill Prevention Report for a Chemical Bulk Storage Facility

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has revised Program Policy DER-26, which provides guidance on how to prepare a Spill Prevention Report (SPR) for Chemical Bulk Storage (CBS) Facilities required by 6 NYCRR 598.1(k) of the CBS regulations. SPRs shall be prepared in accordance with this guidance to achieve compliance with 6 NYCRR 598.1(k). This policy is also intended to assist NYS DEC inspectors with reviewing SPRs. An SPR is required for every CBS facility and must be updated at least annually. In addition, an SPR must be updated when a significant release occurs, or whenever a substantial modification is made.

The technical content of this Policy has not been amended. This Policy has been revised to address the following:

  • Update citations from the CBS regulations (6 NYCRR Parts 596-599) which were amended and became effective October 11, 2015;
  • Update language that is extracted from the CBS regulations which became effective October 11, 2015; and
  • Revise the partial listing of consensus standards and recommended practices (for CBS and Petroleum Bulk Storage programs) which are provided in Appendix D to:
    • Update titles, editions and/or document numbers that have changed;
    • Delete publications that are no longer available; and
    • Add relevant publications that are now available.

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law §3-0301(2)(z), revised Program Policy DER-26 is effective on Friday, March 27, 2020.

The final revised Program Policy is available on NYS DEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/2387.html

If you do not have internet access, please write to Angela Chieco, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7012 or call (518) 402-9764.

Contact: Angela Chieco, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7012 Phone: (518) 402-9764.


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