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ENB Statewide Notices 1/12/2022

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Notice of Adoption - 6 NYCRR Part 218 Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines

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 propose amendments to 6 NYCRR Part 218 "Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines." NYS DEC proposes to amend Title 6 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Part 218, "Emissions Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines", and Part 200, "General Provisions". These amendments will further the goals of reducing air pollution from motor vehicles by incorporating the State of California's medium- and heavy-duty zero emission vehicle (ZEV) sales requirement and large entity reporting requirement, also referred to as the "Advanced Clean Trucks" (ACT) regulation. The amendments are also consistent with the requirements of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, Chapter 106 of the Laws of 2019, to further reduce GHG emissions in the State.

Contact: Jeff Marshal, NYS DEC - Division of Air, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3250, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov


Availability for Comment on the Draft State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems, draft GP-0-22-002

This notice announces the availability of the draft renewal of the SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems, draft GP-0-22-002 and Fact Sheet for public comment.

Background:

Pursuant to Section 402(p) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), 40 CFR 122.26, and 40 CFR 122.32(a), discharges from small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) located in urbanized areas, and those additionally designated by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), must be authorized by a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit or by a state permit program. New York's State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) program is an approved program with permits issued in accordance with title 8 of Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL).

In conformance with the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (US EPA) Comprehensive General Permit approach and 40 CFR 122.28(d), the draft GP-0-22-002 contains all of the terms and conditions, minimum control measures (MCMs), and related requirements. This includes responsibilities of the MS4 Operator, such as specific tasks, BMP design requirements, performance requirements, schedules for implementation and maintenance, and frequency of actions.

Only those small MS4 Operators who obtain permit coverage in accordance with this SPDES general permit are authorized to discharge stormwater from their small MS4 under this SPDES general permit.

Regardless if the MS4 Operator is newly designated or continuing coverage, authorization to discharge under this SPDES general permit requires the submission of a complete notice of intent.

This project is an Unlisted Action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act. A Negative Declaration is on file for SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (GP-0-22-002). A coordinated review was not performed in accordance with 6NYCRR Part 617.6(b)(4).

Information:

The draft GP-0-22-002 and fact sheet can be found on NYS DEC's website. Information about presentations on the draft GP-0-22-002 is also available on the NYS DEC website. The SWMP Plan Components tool and Compliance Summary Items tool (found on the MS4 Toolbox page) are serving as informational documents only.

Written comments must be formally submitted, mailed or emailed, to the contact listed below by the close of business, February 18, 2022. If submitting comments by e-mail, please include "Comments on the Draft SPDES General permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (GP-0-22-002)" in the subject line. Constructive criticism, as well as support for permit conditions, is welcomed.

Contact: Ethan Sullivan, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Water Permits, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3505, Email: MS4GP@dec.ny.gov


Notice of Availability for Public Comment - New York State Draft 2020-2022 Clean Water Act § 303(d) List of Impaired Waters

This notice announces the availability of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYS DEC) Draft 2020-2022 Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 303(d) List of Impaired/Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Waters. This list identifies waters which do not meet applicable water quality standards and do not support applicable best uses, thereby requiring a TMDL. The 30 day public comment period commences on December 29, 2021. Comments will be accepted through January 28, 2022.

Available Documents:

The Draft 2020-2022 303(d) List and the Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology are available on the NYS DEC's website at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/31290.html.

Public comments regarding the Draft 2020-2022 CWA Section 303(d) List should be emailed to the Bureau of Water Assessment and Management at: 4pwlinfo@dec.ny.gov or mailed to:

NYS DEC - Bureau of Water Assessment and Management
Attention: Water Assessment and Implementation Section
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3502

For more information about how water quality assessments are conducted, read the NYSDEC CALM at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/water_pdf/calmmay2021.pdf (1.06 MB).

Contact: Sarah E. Rickard, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8155, E-mail: 4pwlinfo@dec.ny.gov


Notice of Release for Public Comment the Climate Action Council Draft Scoping Plan

Pursuant to Section 75-0103 of the Environmental Conservation Law, the New York State Climate Action Council (Council) is providing a Draft Scoping Plan for a 120 day public comment period, beginning January 1, 2022. The Council will hold at least six public hearings on the Draft Scoping Plan, which will follow all appropriate COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. More details about the public hearings will be made available soon in a subsequent notice and on the Council's website. The Draft Scoping Plan, an online comment form, instructions for filing comments, and information on upcoming hearings can be found at: https://climate.ny.gov.

Contact: Maureen Leddy, NYS DEC - Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1550 or email climate.act@dec.ny.gov. Include "Draft Scoping Plan" in the subject line of the email.


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