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ENB - Statewide Notices 2/16/2011

Public Notice

Extension of Public Comment Period
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

6 NYCRR Part 617, State Environmental Quality Review - Full and Short Environmental Assessment Forms. The notice of proposed rulemaking was initially published in the 11/24/10 issue of the ENB.

The comment period for the submission of public comments on the proposed Full and Short EAF and supporting documents has been extended until the close of business, April 8, 2011. Please submit comments to Robert Ewing at the address listed below. Comments may also be submitted via the web to: deppermitting@dec.ny.gov. Please include "EAF Comments" in the subject line of the e-mail.

The draft revised EAF forms and associated rulemaking documents are published in full at the following web address: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html.
Paper copies may be obtained from the contact listed below.

For further information, contact:

Robert Ewing
NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-1750
Phone: (518) 402-9167
E-mail: deppermitting@dec.ny.gov

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 11-0303, 11-0903, and 11-0905, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption to amend 6 NYCRR section 1.40 pertaining to Hunting Wild Turkey. This notice will be published in issue 7 of the State Register, dated February 16, 2011. 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: WildlifeRegs@dec.ny.gov

Guidance Document to Address Procedures for the Issuance Peddlers Permits for Sales of Commodities in New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Campgrounds

Pursuant to Title 6NYCRR 190.7(a)(19) - "No person shall sell or offer for sale any article, commodity or service within a public campground without a permit from the department" The department now wishes to increase the fee charged for such peddling permit from One Dollar ($1) per campground site to Two Dollars ($2) per campground site. These fees are allowed for in File #600 of the Recreation Operations Handbook.

Comments will be accepted by the contact listed below until March 2, 2011.

Heather Clark, NYS DEC - Division of Operations, 625 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-9060, E-mail: hlclark@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Announces the 2011 Environmental Excellence Awards Program

- Applications Available -

Applications are now available for New York State's eighth annual Environmental Excellence Awards. This award program honors businesses, not-for-profit organizations, government (local, state, federal or Indian Nation), educational institutions and individuals solving environmental challenges by using uniquely innovative and environmentally sustainable practices or through unique and creative partnerships.

NYS DEC is specifically interested in receiving applications about projects demonstrating significant environmental benefits achieved by manufacturing process improvements; cutting-edge pollution prevention technologies; reducing green house gas emissions; innovative green infrastructure projects; innovative initiatives to "green" school facilities, recreational facilities and businesses; unique 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.

To be eligible, a project must be in New York state; result in measurable environmental benefits beyond what could have been achieved by using standard techniques or complying with regulatory requirements; be initiated within the past three years and fully operational for at least 12 months and the applicant must be in compliance with New York Environmental Conservation Law, applicable permits and local laws.

Review criteria will include an assessment of: environmental benefits; economic benefits; innovative approach of the project; advancement of sustainability; how creative partnerships were created or strengthened by the project; a demonstration of leadership and management commitment to the environment; demonstration of transferability and the demonstration that practices go beyond standard techniques or compliance requirements.

Applications must be postmarked by Friday May 20, 2011. The awards are scheduled to be presented in the fall of 2011.

The application package is available through the NYS DEC website at: 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, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9469, Fax: (518) 402-9168, E-mail awards@dec.ny.gov.

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