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New Hearing Notices for ENB Issue 6/16/2021

New Permit Hearing Notices for June 16, 2021: None


New Rulemaking Hearing Notices for June 16, 2021: One

Notice of Proposed Rulemakings - 6 NYCRR Part 613, Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS) Regulations and 6 NYCRR Parts 597/598, Chemical Bulk Storage (CBS) Regulations

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is proposing to amend 6 NYCRR Part 613 of the Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS) regulations and 6 NYCRR Parts 596-599 of the Chemical Bulk Storage (CBS) regulations. The proposed PBS and CBS rulemakings are principally aimed at harmonizing existing New York State requirements with federal requirements (40 CFR Parts 280 and 302). CBS regulations are restructured so they are consistent with Federal 40 CFR Part 280 and the New York State PBS regulations. These revisions do not establish any new requirements or costs concerning the bulk storage of petroleum and chemicals. There is no change to how facilities operate under existing industry practices and applicable federal and State laws and regulations. The revisions may eliminate or reduce costs that are incurred by certain facilities under the existing rules by allowing certain retrofits, practices, and leak detection methods.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is available in the June 16, 2021 issue of the State Register. Written public comments will be accepted by NYS DEC through 5:00 p.m. August 23, 2021.

Availability of Documents for Review:

Information concerning the review process, the proposed rulemaking, and supporting rulemaking documents can be accessed from NYS DEC's rulemaking web site at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/propregulations.html#public.

These documents may also be inspected at NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233. Please call Jenn Dawson for an appointment at (518) 402-8874 or email at: derweb@dec.ny.gov

Written Comments:

The public is invited to submit written comments on the proposed rulemaking through 5:00 p.m. on August 23, 2021. Written comments can be submitted as follows:

  1. By e-mail to derweb@dec.ny.gov. Please include "Comments on Proposed Part 613" or "Comments on Proposed Part 597/598" in the subject line of the email; or

  2. By mail to:
    NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation
    attention: Jenn Dawson
    625 Broadway
    Albany, NY 12233-7012

Requests for information on the proposed rulemakings may be directed to Jennifer Dawson, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7012, Phone: (518) 402-8874, E-mail: derweb@dec.ny.gov.

Written comments on the proposed rulemaking may be submitted to Jennifer Dawson until 5:00 p.m. on August 23, 2021.

Public Comment Hearing:

Two public comment hearings for the proposed rule will be held before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) electronically via the Webex Events platform as follows. The electronic format is reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility:

Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: electronically via Webex Events

Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: electronically via Webex Events

Instructions on how to "join" the hearing, how to provide an oral statement, and how to register for the hearing may be accessed at the Proposed Regulations webpage for Parts 597 and 598 and Part 613 at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/propregulations.html.

Persons who wish to receive the instructions by mail or telephone may call NYS DEC at (518) 402-9003. Please provide your first and last name, address, and telephone number and reference the Parts 597 and 598 and Part 613 public comment hearing.

NYS DEC will provide interpreter services for hearing impaired persons and language interpreter services for individuals with difficulty understanding or reading English at no charge upon written request submitted no later than Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The written request must be addressed to ALJ O'Connell, NYS DEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1550 or emailed to ALJ O'Connell at ohms@dec.ny.gov

Contact: Jennifer Dawson, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7012; Phone: 518-402-8874; E-mail: derweb@dec.ny.gov


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