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Public Notice

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law Sections 11-0303 11-1101 and 11-1103, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Proposed Rule-Making for 6 NYCRR 6.3, Setting of Body Gripping Traps on Land. This notice will be published in issue 22 of the State Register, dated May 30, 2007.

For further information contact:

Gordon R. Batcheller
Certified Wildlife Biologist
N.Y.S. Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Fish, Wildlife & Marine Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4754
Voice 518-402-8885
FAX 518-402-8925
grbatche@gw.dec.state.ny.us



Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law Sections 3-0301, 11-0303, 11-0305, and 11-0325, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption for 6NYCRR Parts 10, 35 and 188 relating to VHS. This notice will be published in issue 23 of the State Register, dated June 6, 2007.

For further information contact:

Shaun Keeler
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
Telephone: 518-402-8920 E-mail: sxkeeler@gw.dec.state.ny.us


General Depredation Permit for Take of Canada Geese

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has rescinded its General Depredation Permit for Canada Geese and Gulls that was established in February 2000, and a revised version, entitled "New York State General Depredation Permit (GDP) for Take of Canada Geese" is now in effect. The revised GDP deals only with Canada geese, whereas gulls will be addressed separately at a later date. The GDP authorizes certain actions to alleviate property damage and other conflicts associated with Canada geese, in lieu of issuing individual permits on a case-by-case basis. The GDP authorizes any person to take any number of Canada goose nests or eggs and up to 25 Canada geese per year in accordance with a valid federal migratory bird depredation permit, federal depredation order or other federal regulation permitting the taking of Canada geese, subject to certain conditions and limitations.

The GDP allows more timely action by property owners to alleviate conflicts associated with Canada geese and eliminates an administrative burden for the agency and the public. The federal regulatory process ensures adequate protection of migratory bird populations and makes State review and issuance of individual permits an administrative activity in most cases. The GDP has no effect on the variety of methods available to the public for dealing with conflicts associated with Canada geese.

The draft text of the General Depredation Permit for Geese and Gulls was first published in the January 5, 2000 Environmental Notice Bulletin, and public comment was invited. No comments were received and the text of the final permit was unchanged from the draft. During the past 7 years, there have been no complaints or objections regarding DEC's use of the GDP, while the public and DEC permit administrators have benefitted from the streamlined approval process. The revised GDP will be posted on the DEC website (http://www.dec.ny.gov/) as soon as possible. Any comments or questions regarding the GDP should be sent to: Bryan Swift, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Wildlife Services Section, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754; Phone (518) 402-8883; E-mail: blswift@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Municipalities and Owners/Operators of Public Drinking Water Supply Systems
New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) propose to amend the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Final Intended Use Plan (IUP) dated September 28, 2006 to adjust the estimated project cost for one DWSRF project listed on the Project Readiness List. The explanation of the reason for the cost increase is included in the table below:

Borrower County Project Description DWSRF # Current IUP Cost Proposed IUP Cost Explanation
Monroe Co. Water Authority Genesee New system to serve area of private contaminated wells, Consolidate public water supplies, New transmission, New system consolidation 16511 $20,010,000 $20,510,000 Project cost higher than initial estimates. This higher cost is based on actual construction costs

The Department has determined that the project cost increase is necessary, reasonable and consistent with the original project concept. In addition, the scope of the project has not changed, nor have we altered the project priority rankings in any way. The project cost increase will not adversely affect any other project on the IUP Project Readiness List above the funding line. Except for the above-noted change, there are no other changes to projects listed on the Project Readiness List or to the project priority rankings.

Written statements or comments on the above DWSRF project cost increase will be accepted by fax or mail until close of business on June 14, 2007 and should be filed with:

Mr. Victor E. Pisani
Director
Bureau of Water Supply Protection
Flanigan Square, 547 River Street, Room 400
Troy, New York 12180-2216
Fax Number: (518) 402-7659

The revised Project Readiness List may be obtained by calling DOH's toll free information line at 1-800-458-1158, extension 27676 (within New York State only) or (518) 402-7676.

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