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ENB - Statewide Notices

Public Notice

Pursuant to Article 9, Title 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law, the Departmental of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

The New York Invasive Species Council is convening its second regular meeting on:

Monday, May 12, 2008
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
New York State Museum - Members Lounge
Madison Avenue
Albany, NY

The Council comprises nine State agencies and is co-led by the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Agriculture and Markets.

This meeting is open to the public. Attendees will be required to show a drivers license or other photo ID at the Security Desk.

The meeting will also be webcast at www.totalwebcasting.com/live/nysdec.


Assistant Commissioner Christopher Amato
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
Phone: (518) 402-8533

Deputy Commissioner Jacqueline Moody-Czub
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
10 B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235
Phone: (518) 457-0752

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is making available for public comment a Draft of the Division of Water Technical and Operational Guidance Series (TOGS) No. 1.1.6 Interpretation Guidance For Marine Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Standard.
The primary purpose of this document is to provide guidance for interpreting compliance with the recently revised chronic DO standard for Class SA, SB and SC waters.

The Draft guidance is posted on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/water_pdf/dotogsdrft.pdf. If you experience difficulty in down loading the document please contact Phil O'Brien at: (518) 402 8237.

Comments on the Draft TOGS must be received by June 16, 2008, 45 days from this publication date.

Comments should be sent to: Philip O'Brien, Division of Water, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 1233-3502, E-mail: pxobrien@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

DEC Announces Fifth Annual Environmental Excellence Awards

- Applications Available -

Applications are now available for New York State's Fifth Annual Environmental Excellence Awards. This award program recognizes New York's environmental and conservation leaders who are solving environmental challenges through innovative and environmentally sustainable practices or creative partnerships. Eligible applicants include: businesses, not-for-profit organizations, government (local, state and federal), educational institutions and individuals. To be considered, a project application must result in an environmental benefit beyond what could have been achieved by using standard techniques or complying with regulatory requirements.

The Department is specifically interested in receiving applications about projects demonstrating significant environmental benefits achieved by cutting-edge pollution prevention technologies; innovative initiatives to "green" school facilities, recreational facilities and businesses in the hospitality sector; manufacturing process improvements; wind, solar and biomass projects; energy efficiency improvements; waste reduction and recycling efforts; innovative stormwater management and watershed planning; unique and creative natural resource and habitat protection and restoration efforts; and innovative land conservation and environmental protection/restoration initiatives. Projects located in environmental justice communities are strongly encouraged.

Review criteria will include an assessment of the: environmental benefits; economic benefits; innovative approach of the project; advancement of sustainability; how creative partnerships were created or strengthened by the project; demonstration of leadership and management commitment to the environment; demonstration of transferability and the demonstration that practices go beyond standard techniques or compliance requirements. In order to be considered for an award, an applicant must be in compliance with New York Environmental Conservation Law, applicable permits and local laws.

IMPORTANT: Applications must be postmarked by Friday June 20, 2008. The awards are scheduled to be presented in the fall of 2008.

The application package is available through the DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/945.html.

Anyone interested in obtaining more information regarding the application and criteria for the awards, should contact Michelle Hinman at the Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, telephone (518) 402-9469, fax (518) 402-9168, email awards@dec.ny.gov.

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