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ENB - Statewide Notices 7/11/2012

Public Notice

Notice of Intent to Prepare A Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement For Amendments of Title 6 New York Code of Rules and Regulations - Part 617 State Environmental Quality Review

This notice is issued pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 617 of the implementing regulations for Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law (State Environmental Quality Review Act or SEQR).

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NY DEC) proposes to amend the SEQR regulations codified at 6 NYCRR Part 617 to streamline the regulatory process without sacrificing meaningful environmental review.

NYS DEC has not identified any significant adverse environmental impacts from the proposed amendments; however, NYS DEC has chosen to prepare a generic environmental impact statement (GEIS) as the means to 1) discuss the objectives and rationale for the proposed amendments, 2) present alternative measures that are under consideration and 3) provide the maximum opportunity for public participation in the rulemaking process.

In an effort to provide early public review of the proposed amendments, NYS DEC is conducting a public scoping of issues to be addressed in the draft GEIS. A draft scope has been prepared to facilitate the scoping discussion. A copy of the draft scope is posted on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/83389.html.

Comments related to potential significant adverse environmental impacts and additional alternatives to be addressed in the rule making and the draft GEIS should be sent to: deppermitting@dec.ny.gov. Please include the phrase "Comments on Part 617 Draft Scope" in the subject line of the e-mail. Comments may also be submitted in writing to:

NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits and Pollution Prevention
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-1750

Additional information regarding the proposed amendments can be obtained by contacting the Division of Environmental Permits & Pollution Prevention at: deppermitting@dec.ny.gov or by calling (518) 402-9167.

Comments on the draft scope will be accepted through August 10, 2012.

Contact: NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits and Pollution Prevention, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, 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, 11-0907, 11-0911, 11-0913, 11-0929 and 11-0931, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of adoption to amend 6 NYCRR Part 1 and section 4.1 pertaining to hunting white-tailed deer and black bear, and Wildlife Management Unit descriptions. This notice will be published in issue 28 of the State Register, dated July 11, 2012. Additional information about hunting white-tailed deer and black bear 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: wildlife@dec.ny.gov

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