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Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment

Proposed Amendments to Chapter 18 of Title 15 of the Rules of the City of New York:

Rules for the Protection from Contamination, Degradation and Pollution of the New York City Water Supply and its Sources

In Compliance with Section 1043(b) of the New York City Charter Notice is Hereby Given of the intention of the Department of Environmental Protection to amend the provisions of Chapter 18 of 15 RCNY, the NYCDEP Rules for the Protection from Contamination, Degradation and Pollution of the New York City Water Supply and Its Sources. These amendments incorporate changes in federal and State law since 1997, when the Watershed Regulations were adopted in their present form, and also address issues that have arisen during administration and enforcement of the Regulations over the past eleven years.

The proposed rules would be promulgated pursuant to the authority of the Department of Environmental Protection as set forth in Section 1043(a) of the New York Charter, Section 24–302 of the New York City Administrative Code, and Section 1100 of the New York State Public Health Law. Consistent with Section 1100 of the New York State Public Health Law, the Department of Environmental Protection will not adopt the proposed amendments until they are approved by the New York State Department of Health.

Persons interested in pre-registering to speak should give written notice to Melissa Siegel, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Bureau of Legal Affairs, 19th Floor, 59–17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, New York, 11373. Please include a telephone number where you can be reached during normal working hours. Speakers will be limited to ten minutes. Persons who request that a sign language interpreter or other form of reasonable accommodation for a disability be provided are asked to notify Melissa Siegel in writing at the foregoing address at least 10 days prior to the hearing date.

Persons who wish to comment on the proposal in writing must submit written comments to Melissa Siegel at the above address on or before December 31, 2008.

Registration to testify at the hearings will be accepted at the door until 9:30pm. Preference in order of testimony will be given to those who pre-register.

Written comments and a transcript of the public hearing will be available for public inspection within a reasonable time after receipt of a request, between the hours of 10am and 4pm at the offices of the Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Legal Affairs, 19th Floor, 59–17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, New York, 11373.


Environmental Review for Watershed Rules and Regulations Amendments

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NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Public Affairs

59-17 Junction Boulevard
19th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373

(718) 595-6600