New York regulators revise plans for liquefied natural gas facilities; public comments sought

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ALBANY, New York — New York regulators have revised their proposed liquefied natural gas storage rules to include size restrictions in response to public comments.

The regulations would allow LNG fueling and storage facilities in New York for the first time since 1973, when the state imposed a moratorium following a Staten Island explosion that killed 40 workers. The regulations would make New York the only state to require a permit for LNG storage.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says the main reason for the new rules is to allow fueling stations.

The revision released Tuesday would limit the size of facilities to 70,000 gallons.

A public comment period will run from Nov. 12 through Dec. 12.

The proposed regulations are posted on DEC's website (http://on.ny.gov/1oWXhat ).

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