Environment Committee Alert
March 9, 2009
DEC Proposed Rule Changes
- DEC is preparing to propose a rule which would limit emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) from commercial and industrial adhesives, sealants and primers.
The proposed rule is based on a model rule which was developed by the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) as part of a regional effort to attain and maintain the eight-hour ground-level ozone standard and reduce eight-hour ozone levels.
To see the model rule, please go to this link
The anticipated effective date for this rule is January 1, 2010.
This proposed rule would amend 6 NYCRR Part 228.
- The Department intends to revise 6 NYCRR Subpart 202-2 “Emission Statements” to require the reporting of the six Greenhouse Gases (GHGs); Methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), as well as other minor edits to update Subpart 202-1.
- CO2 Emission Limitations for Combustion Installations and Gasification Sources
Your organization is invited to participate in a greenhouse gases performance standards stakeholder meeting.
Meeting Dates and Location
Monday, March 9, 2009 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation headquarters, 625 Broadway, Room 129, Albany, New York. Security personnel will be advised in advance of your participation in the meeting and will assist you on arrival. You will be asked by security personnel to sign in and wear a name tag. You will also need to bring a driver’s license or some kind of photo identification.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:00 am – 12:00 noon at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, New York.
If you are planning on attending the Albany session, we would appreciate it if you would contact Debie Donohue at email@example.com by March 6, 2009 noon.