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ENB - Statewide Notices

Public Notice

DEC Region: 5 & 6

County: Various

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Temporary Revokable Permit (TRP) - SUNY ESF

Contact Person: Thomas Martin, Regional Forester

Address: NYS DEC Region 5
Division of Lands and Forests
PO Box 296
Ray Brook, NY 12977

Phone Number: (518) 897-1276
Fax: (518) 897-1370

Project Location: Five Ponds, High Peaks and McKenzie Wilderness Areas

Project Description: The Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing a TRP application to allow the State University of New York's school of Environmental Science and Forestry to conduct research in the old growth forests of the Adirondacks. Comments will be accepted until July 5, 2007.



Notice is hereby given that the NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION (Department) will hold a legislative PUBLIC HEARING on the following revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP). This PUBLIC HEARING is a re-scheduling of the canceled May 23, 2007 PUBLIC HEARING.

The Department is submitting a SIP revision to the United States Environmental Protection Agency clarifying the commitments identified in its November 15, 1992 Carbon Monoxide (CO) Attainment Demonstration for the New York Metropolitan Area (NYMA). In this SIP revision, the Department demonstrates noninterference with the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) by submitting air quality data in lieu of modeling showing that the removal of any reference to a limited off-street parking program imposed and enforced by the City of New York from the CO SIP will not jeopardize attainment because ambient levels are well below the NAAQS and trending downward.

The PUBLIC HEARING on the proposed SIP revision will be conducted as follows:

TIME: 6:00 P.M.
PLACE: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 2 Annex - Hearing Room 106
11-15 47th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

The PUBLIC HEARING is scheduled in a place that is reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility. At the hearing, the Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for such services are required and should be submitted by June 26, 2007 to Laura Becker, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250; (518) 402-8451; E-mail: air.regs@dec.ny.gov.

Pursuant to Part 617 of the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Department has prepared a Negative Declaration stating that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the environment.

The Department invites all persons, organizations, corporations, and government agencies that may be affected by the proposed revision to the SIP to attend the hearing and/or to submit oral or written statements for the record. A cumulative record will be compiled of both oral and written statements received. It is not necessary for persons wishing to make an oral statement to request an appointment in advance. Written statements received prior to, during, or after the hearing and oral statements made at the hearing will be given equal weight.

Written statements must be received by July 24, 2007, which is an extension of the original May 30, 2007 deadline. Written statements should be sent to: Robert D. Bielawa, P.E., NYSDEC, Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, telephone (518) 402-8396; email dar.sips@dec.ny.gov.

The proposed SIP revision may be obtained from Mr. Bielawa or from any of the following Department offices:

REGION 1, Building #40, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11790, Attention: Ajay Shah
REGION 2, Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Attention: Sam Lieblich
REGION 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Attention: Ken Grzyb
REGION 4, 1150 North Westcott Rd., Schenectady, NY 12306, Attention: Don Spencer
REGION 5, Hudson Street Extension, Box 220, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Attention: Jim Coutant
REGION 6, Watertown State Office Bldg., 317 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601, Attention: Thomas Morgan
REGION 7, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204-2400, Attention: Reginald Parker
REGION 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Attention: Thomas Marriott
REGION 9, 270 Michigan Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202, Attention: Larry Sitzman

Public Notice

General Depredation Permit for Take of Ring-billed, Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls

Statewide - 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 Ring-billed, Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls" is now in effect. This revised GDP deals only with Ring-billed, Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls, because Canada Geese have been addressed separately. See 30 May 2007 ENB Notice "General Depredation Permit for Take of Canada Geese". The GDP for Ring-billed, Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls authorizes certain actions to alleviate property damage and other conflicts associated with these three gull species. The GDP authorizes any person to take any number of Ring-billed, Herring and Great Black-backed Gull nests or eggs found on rooftops, other man-made structures, or along public walkways and up to 250 Ring-billed, 250 Herring or 50 Great Black-backed Gulls (no more than 15 of any species per day) per year at landfills, in accordance with a valid federal migratory bird depredation permit, federal depredation order, or other federal regulation permitting the taking of gulls, subject to certain conditions and limitations. Activities not covered by this general permit may be allowed pursuant to an individual permit from DEC, after the corresponding federal permit or authorization is obtained.

The GDP for Ring-billed, Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls allows more timely action by property owners to alleviate conflicts associated with gulls 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 for Ring-billed, Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls has no effect on the variety of methods available to the public for dealing with conflicts associated with these three gull species.

The revised GDP for Ring-billed, Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls will be posted on the DEC website (http://www.dec.ny.gov/). Any comments or questions regarding the revised GDP should be sent to: John Ozard, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Wildlife, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY,12233-4754; Phone: (518) 402-8905; E-mail: wildlife@dec.ny.gov.

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law Sections 13-0307 and 13-0319, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rulemaking to amend 6NYCRR Part 41 relating to Sanitary Condition of Shellfish. This notice will be published in issue 26 of the State Register, dated 6/27/2007.

For further information contact:

Melissa Albino
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
205 N Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733
Phone: (631)444-0491 E-mail: maalbino@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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