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New Hearing Notices for ENB Issue 11/23/2022

New Permit Hearing Notices for November 23, 2022: One

Notice of Cancellation of Public Comment Period, Legislative Public Comment Hearing, and Issues Conference

Applicant: Town of Sandy Creek
1992 Hardwood Drive
P.O. Box 52
Sandy Creek, NY 13145

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC( Applications: Coastal Erosion Management Permit (DEC ID No. 7-3599-00040/0003)

Prior Notice: On October 12, 2022, a Notice of Public Comment Period, Legislative Public Comment Hearing and Issues Conference (Notice) concerning the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's denial of the Town of Sandy Creek's application for a Coastal Erosion Management Permit appeared in NYS DECs Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB). The October 12, 2022, ENB Notice may be accessed at https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20221012_hearings.html. The Notice was also published in the October 19, 2022 edition of the Watertown Daily Times.

Cancellation of Public Comment Period, Legislative Public Comment Hearing and Issues Conference: The public comment period expiring on December 6, 2022, the virtual legislative public comment hearing scheduled for December 6, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., and the virtual Issues Conference scheduled for December 7, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. have been cancelled at the request of the Town of Sandy Creek. The Town has withdrawn its request for a hearing, and no further proceedings will be conducted in this matter.

Contact: Michael S. Caruso, NYS DEC - Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 121233, Phone: (518) 402-9003.


New Rulemaking Hearing Notices for November 23, 2022: One

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for 6 NYCRR Part 217, Motor Vehicle Emissions and 6 NYCRR Section 200.9, Referenced Material

Pursuant to Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 3-0303, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0107, 19-0301, 19-0302, 19-0303, 19-0305, 71-2103, and 71-2105 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

NYS DEC is proposing to amend existing Part 217, entitled: "Motor Vehicle Emissions," and Section 200.9 entitled: "Referenced Material" of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulation of the State of New York (6 NYCRR).
The existing Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicle Inspection/Maintenance Program (HDDV I/M) has existed since 1999 and requires official diesel inspection stations (ODEIS) in the New York Metropolitan Area (NYMA) to annually conduct smoke opacity emission testing for applicable HDDVs registered in NYMA. The proposed rule revision would revise HDDV I/M requirements and be implemented through the next statewide New York Vehicle Inspection Program (NYVIP3). The proposed revisions to Part 217 are necessary to reflect NYVIP3 program requirements, improve the enforcement of HDDV I/M, revise smoke opacity cutpoints, would allow NYS DEC to more effectively audit ODEIS, and will complement the implementation of the statewide NYVIP3 program.

Part 217 will also be submitted to the United State Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) as a revision to the State Implementation Plan for New York State.

Written comments on the proposed rule may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. on January 30th, 2023. For further information, contact:

James Clyne
NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3250
Phone: (518) 402-8292
E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov

Requests for information and comments related to the SIP revision may be obtained from Robert D. Bielawa, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov Written statements may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. January 30, 2023.

Hearings for the proposed rule will be held as follows and are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility:

Date: January 24, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Via Electronic Webinar

NYS DEC will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by January 13, 2023, to ALJ Jennifer Ukeritis, NYS DEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany NY 12233-3250, E-mail: ohms@dec.ny.gov

Contact: James Clyne, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3250, Phone: (518) 402-8292, E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov


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