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ENB - Statewide Notices 1/2/2013

Public Notice

Notice of Adoption to Amend 6 NYCRR Part 155/Section155.1

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 11-0507-01,11-13-19 & 11-1909-02 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption to amend 6 NYCRR Part 155/section 155.1 pertaining transporting black bass raised in private hatcheries. This notice will be published in issue #1 of the State Register, dated January 2, 2013.

For further information, please contact:

Phil Hulbert
NYS DEC - Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
Phone: (518) 402-8894
E-mail: pxhulber@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Notice of Availability of State and Federal Funds

Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Office of Environmental Justice, will be accepting applications for the Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants through Friday, March 8, 2013, for research and community education projects that address multiple environmental harms and risks to communities. Individual awards range from $2,500 to $50,000 for these grants. Eligible applicants are community-based organizations that focus primarily on addressing the environmental and/or public health problems of the residents of the local community. An applicant organization that does not have 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status needs to partner with a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that will act as a fiscal sponsor for the applicant.

This year, for the first time, OEJ will also be offering "Green Gems Grants" of $2,500 to $10,000 for community-based monitoring, stewardship and education projects involving community gardens, parks, green infrastructure, and other open space."

Entities that are not eligible to receive funds under this Grant program are: individuals; universities; government bodies; water districts or similar entities; large non-governmental organizations such as county (outside New York City), regional, state or national environmental groups; or organizations that are not located in the affected communities where the Projects are located. However, there are two ways that an ineligible organization can be involved in a project that receives funding through an Environmental Justice Grant: (1) if the organization is not-for-profit, the organization can act as a fiscal sponsor for an eligible applicant that has not yet received not-for-profit status; or (2) the organization can be a Project partner or subcontractor for an eligible applicant that receives an Environmental Justice Grant.

A wide variety of projects can be supported by this grant program, including community gardens and green roofs, air and water quality monitoring, lead poisoning prevention, urban forestry, subsistence fishing education, environmental education for urban youth, inventories of local pollution sources, and green worker training. Matching funds are not required; however, the applicant must demonstrate that it has applied for or obtained sufficient funding, including the Environmental Justice Grant and other sources, to carry out the Project.

Information on the Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants, application forms and detailed instructions are available on the NYS DEC - Office of Environmental Justice website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/31226.html.

For an application, contact:

NYS DEC - Office of Environmental Justice
625 Broadway, 14th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-1500
Phone: (518) 402-8556
Toll-free: 1-866-229-0497
E-mail: ej@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Contact: Doug Morrison, NYS DEC - Office of Environmental Justice, 625 Broadway, 14th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1500, Phone: (518) 402-8556, Fax: (518) 402-9018, E-mail: ej@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Notice of Public Hearing

State Implementation Plan Addressing Clean Air Act Sections 110(A)(1) and (2) for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard; State Implementation Plan Addressing Clean Air Act Sections 110(A)(1) and (2) for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will hold a legislative Public Hearing on two separate proposals:

1. On March 12, 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone. The primary and secondary standards were revised to levels of 0.075 parts per million (ppm), averaged over eight hours. Pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA) sections 110(a)(1) and (2), each state must meet basic State Implementation Plan (SIP) requirements related to the attainment of a new or revised NAAQS. Section 110(a)(1) requires "a plan which provides for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement" of a primary and secondary NAAQS, while section 110(a)(2) lists the specific required elements. The required elements are described in CAA sections 110(a)(2)(A) through 110(a)(2)(M).

The NYS DEC is fulfilling its obligation under the CAA by submitting an "infrastructure" SIP for the 2008 ozone NAAQS that addresses each of the required elements of CAA section 110(a)(2), and affirms that New York's ozone SIP meets the requirements of CAA sections 110(a)(1) and (2).

2. On February 9, 2010, the EPA revised the NAAQS for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) by establishing a new, one hour primary NAAQS at the level of 100 parts per billion (ppb). Pursuant to CAA sections 110(a)(1) and (2), each state must meet basic SIP requirements related to the attainment of a new or revised NAAQS. Section 110(a)(1) requires "a plan which provides for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement" of a primary and secondary NAAQS, while section 110(a)(2) lists the specific required elements. The required elements are described in CAA sections 110(a)(2)(A) through 110(a)(2)(M).

The NYS DEC is fulfilling its obligation under the CAA by submitting an "infrastructure" SIP for the 2010 NO2 NAAQS that addresses each of the required elements of CAA section 110(a)(2), and affirms that New York's NO2 SIP meets the requirements of CAA sections 110(a)(1) and (2).

A Public Hearing will be held for these proposals at the following location and time:

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: NYS DEC
625 Broadway
Public Assembly Room 129A
Albany, NY 12233

The Public Hearing is scheduled in a place that is reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility. At the hearing, NYS DEC will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for such services are required and should be submitted by Tuesday, January 15, 2013, to Laura Stevens, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3258, Phone: (518) 402-8401, E-mail: airregs@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Pursuant to Part 617 of the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), NYSDEC has prepared Negative Declarations stating that the proposed actions will not have a significant adverse effect on the environment.

NYS DEC invites all persons, organizations, corporations, and government agencies that may be affected by the proposals to attend the hearing and/or to submit oral or written statements for the record. A cumulative record will be compiled of both oral and written statements received. It is not necessary for persons wishing to make an oral statement to request an appointment in advance. Written statements received prior to, during, or after the hearing and oral statements made at the hearing will be given equal weight.

Requests for information related to the ozone "infrastructure" SIP revision may be obtained from Robert D. Bielawa, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: airsips@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Comments on the ozone "infrastructure" SIP may be submitted to Mr. Bielawa until Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

Requests for information related to the NO2 "infrastructure" SIP revisions may be obtained from James Close, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone (518) 402-8396, E-mail: airsips@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Comments on the NO2 "infrastructure" SIP may be submitted to Mr. Close until Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

All of the proposals may also be obtained from any of the following NYS DEC offices:

Region 1 - NYS DEC-Region 1 Office, SUNY @ Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790, Attention: Merlange Genece
Region 2 - NYS DEC-Region 2 Office, 1 Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Attention: Samuel Lieblich
Region 3 - NYS DEC-Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Attention: Thomas Rudolph
Region 4 - NYS DEC-Region 4 Office, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Attention: Donald Spencer
Region 5 - NYS DEC-Region 5 Office, 232 Golf Course Road, P.O. Box 220, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Attention: James Coutant
Region 6 - NYS DEC-Region 6 Office, Watertown State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Attention: Thomas Morgan
Region 7 - NYS DEC-Region 7 Office, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204-2400, Attention: Reginald Parker
Region 8 - NYS DEC-Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Attention: Thomas Marriott
Region 9 - NYS DEC-Region 9 Office, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Attention: Alfred Carlacci


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