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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION Pursuant to Sections 1-0101, 1-0303, 3-0301, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0107, 19-0301, 19-0303, 19-0305, 19-1101, 19-1103, 19-1105, 71-2103, 71-2105 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Section 177 of the federal Clean Air Act (42 USC 7507), notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) will hold the following legislative public hearings on the proposed amendments of 6 NYCRR Part 218, Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines; and 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions. The Department is proposing to amend Part 218 to incorporate California’s latest revisions to its low emission vehicle (LEV) III greenhouse gas (GHG) program. The proposed amendment clarifies the deemed to comply provision for model years 2021-2025, which allows vehicle manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with federal GHG standards in lieu of California’s more stringent standards. The deemed to comply provision is being revised in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s stated intent to freeze and roll back existing GHG standards for model years 2021-2025. Further, the Department proposes to submit the Part 218 as well as the revisions to Part 200 to the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for New York State. Hearings for the proposed rule and attendant revisions to existing rules described above will be held as follows and are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility: Date 3/11/2019 Time 1:00 PM Location NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B, Albany, NY 12233 The Department is proposing to amend Part 218 to incorporate California’s latest revisions to its low emission vehicle (LEV) III greenhouse gas (GHG) program, which clarify the deemed to comply provision; and to update various provisions incorporated by reference in Part 200. The Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by March 4, 2019, to Richard McAuley, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY12233-3250, (518) 402-8438, air.regs@dec.ny.gov. Pursuant to Part 617 of the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Department has prepared a Negative Declaration stating that the proposed actions will not have a significant effect on the environment. The Department invites all persons, organizations, corporations, and government agencies that may be affected by the proposed revisions to attend the hearings. At each hearing, persons who wish to make a statement will be invited to speak. It is requested that oral statements also be submitted in writing. The Department will give equal weight to written and oral statements, and since a cumulative record will be compiled it is not necessary for interested parties to attend each hearing. Information, may be obtained from Jeff Marshall, NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3255, telephone, (518) 402-8292; email, air.regs@dec.ny.gov. Written statements may be submitted until 5 pm March 18, 2019. Requests for information and comments related to the SIP revision may be obtained from Robert D. Bielawa, P.E., NYSDEC 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 pm March 18, 2019. The proposed regulation may be obtained from any of the following Department offices: REGION 1 - NYSDEC Region One Headquarters, SUNY Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790-3409, Attention: Shaun Snee REGION 2 - Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Attention: Sam Lieblich REGION 3 - 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Attention: George Sweikert REGION 4 - 1130 North Westcott Rd., Schenectady, NY 12306, Attention: Victoria Schmitt REGION 5 - Hudson Street Extension, Box 220, Warrensburg NY 12885, Attention: James Coutant REGION 6 - Watertown State Office Bldg, 317 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601, Attention: Bob Jacobs REGION 7 - 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204-2400, Attention: Thomas Elter REGION 8 - 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Attention: Yuan Zeng REGION 9 - 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202, Attention: Michael Emery

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