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ENB - Statewide Notices 11/14/2012

Public Notice

Notice of Adoption Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law, sections 3-0305, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Amendment of Part 590, Payment of Expenses Upon Acquisition of Real Property to Comply with the Marriage Equality Act. This ensures regulations are gender neutral to comply with the Marriage Equality Act.

Effective: November 14, 2012.

For further information contact:

Keith Matteson
NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests
Bureau of Real Property
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4256
Phone: (518) 402-9442


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) announces the start of the Open Application Period for the Landowner Incentive Program: Grassland Protection and Management.

Private landowners will be able to apply for technical guidance and financial incentives for the protection of at-risk grassland species on their land. Eligibility is limited to privately-owned land within portions of following counties: Allegany, Cayuga, Chemung, Clinton, Cortland, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Otsego, Saratoga, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Suffolk, Tompkins, Ulster, Washington, Warren, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates.

Eligible landowners will compete for funding, set at $110 or $113 per acre per year to conduct the prescribed grassland management. The higher rate will be applied for parcels of land located within 25 miles of large urban areas (population of more than 100,000), reflecting higher soil rental rates near population centers. Parcel size must be twenty-five acres or more of contiguous grassland or shrubland that landowners are willing to convert to grassland.

The deadline for pre-application submission is January 15, 2013.

Application can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/32891.html or by contacting: Marcelo J. del Puerto, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12223-4754, Phone: (518) 402-8907; email the program (preferred method).

Contact: Marcelo J. del Puerto, NYS DEC - Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12223-4754, Phone: (518) 402-8907; email the program.


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