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Public Notice

Regions: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9

Counties: Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schyler, Seneca, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westchester, Wyoming and Yates

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Project Title: Adoption of Logger Training Certification Requirements on Timber Harvest Contracts Over $500 in value.

Contact Person: Justin Perry, Green Certification Coordinator

Address: NYS DEC
Bureau of State Land Management
625 Broadway, 5th Floor
Albany, New York 12233-4255

Phone: (518) 402- 9428

Project Location: This requirement applies to all local timber harvest contracts over $500 and revenue contracts on State forests in Regions 3 - 9

Project Description: As of August 1, 2010 any person who will perform any duties related to the felling, handling and removal of trees under timber sale contracts over $500 on State forests in Regions 3 - 9 will be required to be Trained Logger Certified® (TLC) through the New York Logger Training Program. Duties related to the felling, handling and removal of trees shall include but are not limited to the use of chainsaws, mechanized felling and harvesting equipment, skidding and forwarding, slashing, chipping and stacking of forest products, or any other method of felling, handling or removing trees. Truck drivers and loader operators are not required to be TLC if their only duties are the loading of forest products onto trucks and/or transportation of forest products from the harvest site.

Revised Notice

Extension of Grant Application Deadline- Original Notice was Published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin on May 7, 2008 with a deadline of June 20, 2008

Eligible applicants are the Towns of Andes, Middletown, Olive and Shandaken, the Villages of Fleischmanns and Margaretville, and Not-For-Profit Corporations having project within the above eligible municipalities.

2008 Central Catskill Park/Mountains Smart Growth Program Grants Under the NYS Environmental Protection Fund

Applications will be accepted through July 11, 2008 for grant funding under the Central Catskill Park/Mountains Smart Growth Program. Anticipated grant funds from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2008-09, is approximately $500,000. A minimum of $40,000 will be made available for projects in each of the six communities should eligible projects be submitted, and the remaining funds will be awarded based on competitive rankings conducted by DEC in consultation with DOS and other State agency staff. Projects must be located wholly within the extent of eligible municipalities, and implement the Smart Growth Principles as they apply in the special conditions of the Catskill Park, as identified in the RFA. DEC seeks proposals for capital projects which protect the region's natural resources and accommodate economic growth by revitalizing existing village, hamlet and town centers. Examples of eligible project activities include capital improvements to Main Street areas; inviting public spaces; pedestrian-oriented and bicycle-friendly streetscape design and amenities; Main Street facade improvements; in-fill construction in hamlets; retrofitting of existing buildings in hamlets; aesthetic signage; landscaping and tree-planting; wayside and other Park and/or resource interpretation. The minimum state assistance amount is $40,000 and the maximum is $83,333. State assistance may fund up to 100 percent of approved project-related costs.

Applications are available on-line and can be downloaded and filled in at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/ or for a copy of the application you may contact: Dylan Walrath, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4250 at (518) 402-9405 or dfwalrat@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

This notice was prepared and submitted by:

Dylan Walrath
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4250
Phone: (518) 402-9405
E-mail: dfwalrat@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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