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ENB - Statewide Notices 4/4/2012

Public Notice

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 13-0316, 13-0319, 13-0323 and 13-0327 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Proposed Rule Making to amend 6 NYCRR Parts 42, 48 and Part 49 to provide an exemption for the sale of cultivated oysters and shellstock (unshucked, whole in the shell) bay scallops of less than legal size for consumption and resale and establish special tagging, recordkeeping and reporting requirements for sale of such cultivated shellfish that are covered by this exemption. This notice will be published in issue 14 of the State Register, dated April 4, 2012.

For further information, please contact:

Debra A. Barnes
NYS DEC - Region 1 Marine Resources Headquarters
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Phone: (631) 444-0483
E-mail: dabarnes@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) sections 11-0303, 11-0903, 11-0907, 11-0911, 11-0913, 11-0929 and 11-0931, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of proposed rule making to amend 6 NYCRR Part 1 and section 4.1 pertaining to hunting deer and bear, primarily related to deer hunting seasons, mandatory antler restrictions, use of Deer Management Permits, and establishment of a Deer Management Focus Area in portions of Tompkins County. A technical correction to two wildlife management unit descriptions is also proposed. This notice will be published in issue 14 of the State Register, dated April 4, 2012. Additional information about deer and bear hunting may be found at: www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7857.html.

For further information, please contact:

Bryan Swift
NYS DEC - Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
625 Broadway, 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-4754
E-mail: fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Announces the 2012 Environmental Excellence Awards Application Period

Applications Available

NYS DEC is now accepting applications for New York State's ninth annual Environmental Excellence Awards. This awards program recognizes and gives visibility to outstanding, innovative and sustainable projects or programs. Eligible applicants include businesses, educational institutions, not-for-profit organizations, facilities, government agencies and individuals implementing innovative, sustainable actions or working in creative partnership to improve and protect New York's environmental resources and contribute to a viable economy.

NYS DEC is especially interested in acknowledging projects that achieve significant environmental benefits through: innovative and cutting-edge pollution prevention technologies; manufacturing process improvements; initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; projects using green infrastructure practices; programs to "green" schools and businesses and other facilities; energy efficiency and green energy production efforts; waste reduction and recycling efforts; and innovative environmental protection and restoration efforts. 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 be fully operational for at least 12 months. Applicants 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.

Award winners will be honored at an awards ceremony that is usually held in the late fall. At the ceremony, winners will have an opportunity to present and display information about their award winning project or program.

IMPORTANT: Applications must be postmarked by Friday, May 18, 2012.

The 2012 Application Brochure and a "Tips for Applicants" document are available at the NYS DEC's website at: www.dec.ny.gov/public/945.html. For more information regarding the application and criteria for the awards, contact the NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits and Pollution Prevention, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone (518) 402-9469, Fax (518) 402-9168, E-mail eeawards@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Contact: Marna Posluszny, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits and Pollution Prevention, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone (518) 402-9469, Fax (518) 402-9168, E-mail eeawards@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


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