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ENB - Statewide Notices 10/21/2009

Public Notice

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 11-0303 and 11-0907, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption to amend 6 NYCRR section 1.22 pertaining to Deer Hunting Regulations. This notice will be published in issue 42 of the State Register, dated October 21, 2009.

For further information please contact:

Gordon R. Batcheller
NYS DEC - Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4754
Phone: (518) 402-8885
E-mail: grbatche@gw.dec.state.ny.us


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's New York Environmental Leaders Program Open Enrollment Period

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is accepting applications for the New York Environmental Leaders Program (NYEL). The open enrollment period began on September 1, 2009 and applications will be accepted until October 31, 2009.

NYEL provides recognition and incentives to New York State companies and organizations that can demonstrate the use of pollution prevention practices, beyond compliance performance, or sustainable business practices as a result of their participation in NYEL. NYEL provides flexibility to prospective applicants by offering two membership tiers, the entry tier and the leadership tier.

Detailed information about NYEL can be found on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/939.html.

If your organization is interested in becoming a NYEL member during this open enrollment period, a NYEL application form for the tier your facility intends to apply for must be completed and returned by October 31, 2009. Interactive versions of the NYEL Entry Tier Application and NYEL Leadership Tier Application forms are available for download on the Department's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/939.html.

If you have any questions, require any additional information, or experience problems down loading the applications, please do not hesitate to contact: John Vana, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9469.


Notice of Adoption of Atlantic Ocean Surfclam Fishery Management Plan Amendment (Amendment 1)

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law Sections 13-0308 and 13-0309, and Subpart 43-2 of Title 6 of the New York Codes Rules and Regulations, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has adopted an Amendment to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Mechanical Harvest of the Atlantic Surfclam in the New York State Waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The Amendment to the FMP was prepared with input and recommendations from the Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Management Advisory Board pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law Section 13-0308. The Public Notice for the draft FMP Amendment was published in the September 9, 2009 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin.

For a copy of the Atlantic Ocean Surfclam Fishery Management Plan Amendment (Amendment 1) or for further information contact: Debra Barnes, NYS DEC - Marine Resources Headquarters, Bureau of Marine Resources, 205 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 1, East Setauket, NY 11733, Phone: (631) 444-0483, E-mail: dabarnes@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF)

CWSRF Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rulemaking Regulation Revisions

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC) has adopted emergency amendments and proposed rulemaking amendments to the New York State Clean Water Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Regulations, currently codified under 21 NYCRR Part 2602. The CWSRF program was created and is jointly administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and NYS EFC pursuant to Chapter 565 of the Laws of 1989.

The emergency rule and proposed rule amends 21 NYCRR Part 2602 to set forth rules and procedures whereby NYS EFC can implement the requirements and objectives of Public Law 111-5, also known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, in order to enable the CWSRF to accept and expend federal funds to stimulate the economy and to retain and create jobs for the benefit of the people of New York State.

Among the amendments to the CWSRF is an addition to the CWSRF Project Priority System for the purpose of including green infrastructure, water or energy efficiency improvements or other environmentally innovative activities.

The NYS EFC CWSRF emergency regulations adoption and proposed rulemaking notice were filed with the Department of State on October 9, 2009, and the emergency regulations are effective as of that date. The notice of emergency adoption and proposed rulemaking will be published in the State Register on October 28, 2009.

The NYS EFC CWSRF emergency and proposed regulation revisions are available on the NYS EFC web page at: www.nysefc.org (Click on "Programs", then "Clean Water State Revolving Fund", then "Regulations").

For a copy of the NYS EFC CWSRF emergency and proposed regulation revisions, or information on the CWSRF program, please contact:

David Morseman
NYS EFC - Division of Engineering and Program Management
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
Phone: (800) 882-9721 (within NYS only) or (518) 402-7433
Fax: (518) 402-7456


Notice of Public Hearings and Availability for Review

Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program

Well Permit Issuance for Horizontal Drilling and High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing to Develop the Marcellus Shale and Other Low-Permeability Gas Reservoirs


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has determined that a Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program is necessary to evaluate potential environmental impacts of anticipated horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing to develop natural gas reserves in the Marcellus Shale and other low-permeability gas reservoirs. On September 30, 2009 NYS DEC released the draft SGEIS.

The Draft SGEIS is available on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/58440.html and at 60 locations listed under Document Availability below.

NYS DEC is accepting written comments on the Draft SGEIS until November 30, 2009 and a series of four public comment sessions will be held in October and November for the purpose of accepting verbal comments. Details regarding the public comment sessions are available on the Department's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/58705.html.

Each meeting location listed below will open at 6:00 p.m. for speaker sign up and NYS DEC staff will be available to answer individual questions about the format and contents of the Draft SGEIS during this time. Each public comment session will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009: Sullivan County Community College, E Building, Seelig Theater, 112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: Stuyvesant High School, High School Auditorium, 345 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10282

Thursday, November 12, 2009: Chenango Valley High School, High School Auditorium, 221 Chenango Bridge Road, Chenango Bridge, NY 13901

Thursday, November 18, 2009: Corning East High School, Auditorium, 201 Cantigny Street, Corning, NY 14830

Alternatively, written comments can be submitted by:

• Accessing a specially created NYS DEC online submission form which is available on the Department's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/SGEISComments/

• Sending an e-mail to: dmnsgeis@gw.dec.state.ny.us

• Writing to: Draft SGEIS Comments, Bureau of Oil & Gas Regulation, NYS DEC - Division of Mineral Resources, 625 Broadway, Third Floor, Albany, NY 12233-6500

Document Availability: As previously stated, the Draft SGEIS is available on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/58440.html and both paper copies and electronic copies are available for review at the following document repositories:

NYS DEC - Division of Mineral Resources
Bureau of Oil & Gas Regulation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-6500
Contact: Kathy Sanford or Carrie Friello
Phone: (518) 402-8056

Locations in NYS DEC Region 1:

NYS DEC - Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY Stony Brook
50 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790-3409
Contact: Bill Fonda
Phone: (631) 444-0350

Locations in NYS DEC Region 2:

NYS DEC Region 2 Headquarters
1 Hunter's Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101-5407
Contact: Arturo Garcia-Costas
Phone: (718) 482-7287 New York Public Library

Science, Industry & Business Library
188 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4314

New York Public Library
St. George Library Center
5 Central Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301

New York Public Library
Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10458

Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza #1
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Queens Borough Public Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432

Locations in NYS DEC Region 3:

NYS DEC - Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561-1696
Contact: Halina Duda
Phone: (845) 256-3000

NYS DEC - Region 3 White Plains Sub-Office
100 Hillside Avenue, Suite 1W
White Plains, NY 10603-2860
Contact: Beth Zicca
Phone: (914) 428-2505

Goshen Public Library
203 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924

Port Jervis Public Library
138 Pike Street
Port Jervis, NY 12771

Kingston Library
55 Franklin Street
Kingston, NY 12401

Ellenville Public Library
40 Center Street
Ellenville, NY 12428-1396

Crawford Public Library
393 Broadway
Monticello, NY 12701

Town of Delaware Free Library
Lower Main Street
Callicoon, NY 12723

Locations in NYS DEC Region 4:

NYS DEC - Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Road
Schenectady, NY 12306-2014
Contact: Rick Georgeson
Phone: (518) 357-2075

NYS DEC - Region 4 Stamford Sub-Office
65561 State Highway 10, Suite 1
Stamford, NY 12167
Contact: Kent Sanders
Phone: (607) 652-3722

Huntington Memorial Library
62 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820

William B. Ogden Free Library
42 Gardner Place
Walton, NY 13856

Windham Public Library
PO Box 158
Windham, NY 12496

Locations in NYS DEC Region 5:

NYS DEC - Region 5 Headquarters
1115 State Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296
Contact: David Winchell
Phone: (518) 897-1211

NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub-Office
232 Golf Course Road
Warrensburg, NY 12885
Phone: (518) 623-1200

NYS DEC - Region 5 Northville Sub-Office
701 South Main Street
Northville, NY 12134
Phone: (518) 863-4545

Locations in NYS DEC Region 6:

NYS DEC - Region 6 Headquarters
317 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Contact: Stephen Litwhiler
Phone: (315) 785-2252

Locations in NYS DEC Region 7:

NYS DEC - Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204-2400
Contact: Diane Carlton
Phone: (315) 426-7403

NYS DEC - Region 7 Cortland Sub-Office
1285 Fisher Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045-1090
Contact: Jerry Rasmussen
Phone: (607) 753-3095 ext. 298

NYS DEC - Region 7 Kirkwood Sub-Office
1697 NY Route 11
Kirkwood, NY 13795
Contact: Donna Baker
Phone: (607) 775-2545

NYS DEC - Region 7 Sherburne Sub-Office
2715 State Route 80
Sherburne, NY 13460
Phone: (607) 674-4017

NYS DEC - Region 7 Rogers Education Center
2721 State Highway 80
Sherburne, NY 12460-0594
Contact: Marsha Guzewich
Phone: (607) 674-4017

Broome County Public Library
185 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

The Galleries of Syracuse
Local History & Genealogy Department
447 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Guernsey Public Library
3 Court Street
Norwich, NY13815

Morrisville Public Library
87 East Main Street
Morrisville, NY 13408

Cortland Free Library
32 Church Street
Cortland, NY 13045

Tompkins County Public Library
101 East Green Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Oswego Public Library
34 East Bridge Street
Oswego, NY 13126

Candor Public Library
2 Bank Street, PO Box 104
Candor, NY 13743

Seymour Public Library
176-178 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021

Coburn Free Library
275 Main Street
Owego, NY 13827

Cazenovia Public Library
100 Albany Street
Cazenovia, NY 13035

Groton Public Library
112 East Cortland Street
Groton, NY 13073

Southworth Library
24 West Main Street
Dryden, NY 13053

Newfield Public Library
198 Main Street
PO Box 154
Newfield, NY 14867

Locations in NYS DEC Region 8:

NYS DEC - Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414-9519
Contact: Linda Vera
Phone: (585) 226-5326

NYS DEC - Region 8 Bath Sub-Office
7291 Coon Road
Bath, NY 14810
Contact: Phil Faber
Phone: (607) 776-2165

NYS DEC - Region 8 Horseheads Sub-Office
276 Sing Sing Road, Suite 1
Horseheads, NY 14845
Contact: Joe Yarosz
Phone: (607) 739-0809

Steele Memorial Library
101 East Church Street
Elmira, NY 14901

Watkins Glen Library
610 South Decatur Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Dormann Library
101 West Morris Street
Bath, NY 14810

Locations in NYS DEC Region 9:

NYS DEC - Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203
Contact: Megan Gollwitzer
Phone: (716) 851-7201

NYS DEC - Region 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 East Union Street
Allegany, NY 14706
Contact: Christopher Miller
Phone: (716) 372- 0645

NYS DEC - Region 9 Falconer Sub-Office
215 South Work Street
Falconer, NY 14733
Phone: (716) 665-6111

NYS DEC - Region 9 Belmont Sub-Office
5425 County Route 48
Belmont, NY 14813
Phone: (585) 268-5392

Olean Public Library
134 North Second Street
Olean, NY 14760

Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203

Lockport Public Library
23 East Avenue
Lockport, NY 14095-0475

Mary E. Seymour Library
22 North Main Street
Stockton, NY 14784

Ellicottville Memorial Library
6499 Maples Road
Ellicottville, NY 14731

Warsaw Public Library
130 North Main Street
Warsaw, NY 14569

Belmont Literary & Historical Society Free Library
2 Willets Avenue
Belmont, NY 14813


New York State Seagrass Task Force Seeks Input on Management Recommendations

The New York State Seagrass Task Force announces public meetings and public comment period on its "Report of the New York State Seagrass Task Force: Recommendations to the New York State Governor and Legislature". Comments must be received by Wednesday November 25, 2009.

Seagrass is a rooted, flowering plant found in New York's coastal waters. Seagrass, most notably eelgrass, provides invaluable spawning, nursery, and maturation habitat for several commercially and recreationally important fish and shellfish. Seagrass also improves water quality, is an integral part of marine nutrient cycles, and is an important component of the marine and coastal food webs. New York's seagrasses are declining at an alarming rate and continue to be threatened by increased nutrient loadings, decreased water quality and clarity, large phytoplankton blooms, habitat degradation, fishing gear and boating activities, and climate change.

On July 26, 2006, the New York State Legislature established the New York State Seagrass Task Force chaired by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). This Task Force is an assembly of voting and non-voting members representing state agencies, recreational and commercial fishing and boating industries, estuary programs, academia, municipalities, and nonprofit entities. The New York State Seagrass Task Force, charged with developing recommendations to restore, research, preserve, and manage seagrass, has invested significant resources into researching, monitoring and analyzing seagrass threats, impacts, trends and data.

The public is invited to a series of meetings about the alarming status of seagrass in New York's coastal waters and the development of management recommendations to protect and restore seagrass habitat.

The meetings, sponsored by the New York State Seagrass Task Force, will be held at 3 different locations:

Meeting 1: Nassau County
Date: Tuesday November 10, 2009
Location: Baldwin Public Library
2385 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510
Time: 6:00 p.m -7:30 p.m.

Meeting 2: Suffolk County
Date: Thursday November 12, 2009
Location: Riverhead Town Hall
200 Howell Avenue
Riverhead, New York 11901
Time: 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Meeting 3: New York City
Date: Tuesday November 17, 2009
Location: National Park Service Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Contact Station
Gateway National Recreation Area
Time: 3:00 p.m.-4:30p.m.

The Draft "Report of the New York State Seagrass Task Force: Recommendations to the NYS Governor and Legislature" is available at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4932.html.

Requests for more information on the public meetings and comments on the draft report may be submitted to: Karen Chytalo, NYS DEC - Marine Resources Headquarters, Bureau of Marine Resources, 205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1, East Setauket, NY 11733, Phone: (631) 444.0430, E-mail: fwmarine@gw.dec.state.ny.us by November 25, 2009. Please reference NYS Seagrass Task Force Report in the subject of the email.



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