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Albany oil facility comment period extended

Sep 28, 2014 12:03 am
Rick Karlin in Capitol Confidential reports that, for the second time, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has extended the public comment period for the Global Companies permit application at the Port of Albany for an additional 60 days until Nov. 30. Global Companies submitted a permit application to modify its Air Title V Facility permit to allow the company to heat petroleum products, including crude oil, residual fuel, and biofuels at its facility at the Port of Albany. The plant would allow heavier crude, such as that from Alberta, Canada’s tar sands region, to be put on tankers. There have been several high-profile accidents with oil train cars in North America recently, and several minor accidents in the Capitol Region. Comments on the permit can be submitted to DEC by Nov. 30 via e-mail: r4dep@dec.ny.gov or mailed to:
William Clarke
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306