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ENB - Region 4 Notices 06/02/2010

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) announces the extension of the Open Application Period until July 1, 2010 for the Landowner Incentive Program: Management and Protection of Bog Turtle Habitat.

Private landowners will be able to apply for technical advice and funding for the protection of at-risk species and their habitats, specifically bog turtles and their habitat. Eligibility is limited to privately-owned land within portions of the following counties: Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan and Orange.

Approximately $150,000 will be made available for projects. Eligible landowners will compete for funding, with individual grants limited to a minimum amount of $5,000 and a maximum of $50,000. The cost effectiveness of a project will have a direct impact on an application's rank and score. All grants require a minimum of 25% in matching funds from non-federal and/or non-state funding sources.

The deadline for pre-application submission has been extended to July 1, 2010.

Application can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/48707.html or by contacting: Marcelo J. del Puerto, NYS DEC - Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12223-4754, Phone: (518) 402-8942, E-mail: F&WLIP@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Notice of Acceptance of Supplemental Draft SEIS and Rescheduled Public Hearing

Rensselaer County - The City of Rensselaer Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact on the proposed Cottage Hill Development. A public hearing on the Draft SEIS has been rescheduled for June 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. on the first floor of City Hall, 62 Washington Street, Rensselaer, NY. Written comments on the Draft SEIS will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on June 21, 2010. Copies of the Draft SEIS are available for review at the City of Rensselaer Office of Planning & Development on the second floor of City Hall at 62 Washington Street or online at: http://groups.google.com/group/cottage-hill-review. The action involves building on a 27 acre site a residential complex of 173 rental residential units (130 apartments) in 8 buildings of 3 or 4 stories. The original proposal was 30 townhomes and an 8 story building with 150 condominium units. The project area includes a capped former municipal landfill. The project is located at 96 Partition Street, Rensselaer, New York

Contact: Marybeth Pettit, City of Rensselaer Planning & Development Agency, 62 Washington Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144, Phone: (518) 465-1693, E-mail: crenplan@gmail.com.

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