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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Chill Advisory...which is in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday. * Locations...Metro New York City and New Jersey and Long Island. * Hazard types...potentially dangerous windchills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...as low as 20 to 25 below due to temperatures of 5 above to 5 degrees below zero...and northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves. , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 405 am EST Fri Feb 12 2016 ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Friday Feb.12 16,04:36 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

DEC Proposes Updates to Petroleum, Used Oil and Chemical Storage Regulations

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Public Comment Period on Proposed Changes to Run Through November 4, 2014

Albany, NY - August 6, 2014 - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has proposed changes to update and consolidate Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS) and Chemical Bulk Storage (CBS) regulations, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The proposed changes would clarify existing requirements and should therefore make it easier for those who store bulk amounts of petroleum or hazardous substances/chemicals in tank systems to comply with equipment and handling standards needed to prevent contamination of soil, groundwater, surface water and public water supplies.
 
"Consolidating, updating and clarifying our bulk storage regulations will bring together many changes made over the years to several state and federal laws and regulations," said Commissioner Martens. "Our proposed changes will allow us to improve environmental standards while making it easier for the owners and operators of nearly 40,000 facilities in New York State to comply."
 
The modified proposed modifications to the regulations, subject to public comment are: the PBS regulations (6 NYCRR Parts 612-614); the CBS regulations (6 NYCRR Parts 595-599); the Used Oil Management regulations (6 NYCRR Subpart 374-2) and the Hazardous Waste Management regulations (6 NYCRR section 370.1(e)(2)). Parts 612-614 would be repealed and replaced with a combined Part 613, and Part 595 would be repealed and Parts 596-599 would be amended. Subpart 374-2 and section 370.1(e)(2) would also be revised to reflect changes in the federal regulations.
 
To maximize opportunities for public input, DEC released the proposed changes to the PBS and CBS regulations for informal public comment in August 2013. DEC modified the proposed rule in response to the comments received, and the revised proposals reflecting stakeholder input are now being released for formal public comment. Due to the many issues addressed by these regulations, DEC is providing a 90-day public comment period for these proposed rule makings, which ends on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
 
These proposed regulations represent Phase I of a planned two-phase rule making process. Phase II will be proposed after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalizes its rule making process that is currently underway to revise the federal regulations governing the storage of petroleum and hazardous substances in underground storage tanks (USTs) (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 280-281).
 
Phase I is intended to accomplish three important goals:
  • Incorporate changes in state and federal laws, particularly the requirement for tank system operators to receive special training and to describe in more detail DEC's authority to prohibit deliveries of petroleum and hazardous substances to tank systems that are in significant non-compliance with the regulations.
  • Consolidate existing state PBS and CBS requirements and most federal UST requirements so that they are in one set of regulations.
  • Make the PBS regulations more consistent with the federal regulations, particularly regarding key definitions and the structure of the regulations.
To help the public better understand the proposed regulations and be prepared to provide comments, DEC will provide the following opportunities for public involvement:
 
Webinar
August 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. - noon
 
Instructions on how to participate in this live webinar are available the DEC website.
 
Public Information Meetings
September 4, 2014 - Albany: Empire State Plaza, Meeting Room 6; 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
 
September 9, 2014 - New York City: St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn; 9:30 a.m. - noon; 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.; and 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 
September 11, 2014 - Rochester: RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta; 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 
Seating is limited at each public information meeting. Instructions on how to register for public information meetings are available at on the DEC webiste.
 
Formal Public Hearings
Two public hearings will be held at each of the three locations below, starting at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. These hearing locations are accessible to persons with impaired mobility.
 
October 14, 2014 - Albany: Empire State Plaza, Meeting Room 6
 
October 16, 2014 - Rochester: RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta
 
October 23, 2014 - New York City: St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn
 
Seating is limited at each public hearing. Instructions on how to register for formal public hearings are available on the DEC website.
 
A public information meeting will also be held from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. prior to each afternoon public hearing.
 
The public is invited to submit written comments about the proposed regulations through Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Written comments on Petroleum Bulk Storage Rule-making can be submitted online. Alternatively, written comments may be mailed to Mr. Russ Brauksieck, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7020.
 
All documents and related information pertaining to these proposed rule makings are available on DEC's website.. If you do not have internet access, please write to the address above or call (518) 402-9553.

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