Proposed Regulatory Changes from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

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Summary of Proposed Regulatory Changes - January 16, 2020

Part 182.5-Listing of Endangered, Threatened, and Special Concern Species

This pre-proposal is to revise the list of endangered, threatened, and special concern species. Comment deadline: January 24, 2020 
Additional information on Part 182.5

Parts 622, 620, 621 and 624 

The purpose of this rulemaking is to repeal and replace Part 622, Uniform Enforcement Hearing Procedures, to clarify the hearing process for administrative enforcement proceedings.

In addition, this rulemaking is to amend the definition sections of Part 620, Procedures for Issuance of Summary Abatement Orders, and Part 624, Permit Hearing Procedures, to make the definitions of terms shared by Parts 620, 622 and 624 consistent.

DEC also proposes to amend 6 NYCRR 621.10(a), 621.11(g) and 621.13(d) to require that a copy of a written request for a hearing made pursuant to those subdivisions be provided to the Chief Administrative Law Judge.
Comment deadline: January 31, 2020 
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Proposed Part 351, Plastic Bag Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling 

This rulemaking sets forth the requirements of Titles 27 and 28 of Article 27 of the Environmental Conservation Law with respect to prohibiting the distribution of film plastic bags; allowable reusable bags; and recycling film plastic by stores. The regulations also address the related requirements for manufacturers.
Comments deadline: February 3, 2020 
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