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ENB - Statewide Notices 1/21/2015

Public Meeting Notice

Joint Meeting of New York State Invasive Species Council and New York State Invasive Species Advisory Committee

Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.
Location: Peebles Island State Park, Admin. Building, 1 Delaware Avenue, Waterford, NY 12188; (518) 237-8643.

For further information, please contact:

Kathleen Moser
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12222
Phone: (518) 402-8533

Shandaken SPDES Semi-Annual Meeting

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is pleased to announce that the next semi-annual public meeting, held per the Shandaken SPDES permit, will be on Wednesday, February 18th at 2:00 p.m. at the Shandaken Town Hall, 7209 Route 28, Shandaken, NY. DEP will discuss the progress of activities conducted pursuant to the SPDES permit. In case of inclement weather, the snow date is February 20th at 2:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and public input is welcome.

Location: Shandaken Town Hall, 7209 Route 28, Shandaken, NY

Contact Person:

Kimberlee Kane
465 Columbus Ave
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 773-4473

Notice of Availability of Draft NYS Ocean Action Plan

Statewide - Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the New York State Department of State (DOS) have prepared a comprehensive 10-year Ocean Action Plan (OAP) to promote and protect all aspects of the state's ocean resources.

This draft 10-year Ocean Action Plan (OAP) provides a framework for managing, restoring and conserving New York's ocean resources. The Plan addresses impacts from climate change and increased human activities in the ocean, as well as emerging challenges that threaten the ecological integrity of the ocean ecosystem. These threats contribute to the destruction of important marine habitat, loss of marine biodiversity and impaired waterways, resulting in adverse economic impacts.

The draft Ocean Action Plan proposes four interconnected goals for the ocean ecosystem, 11 long-term objectives and 61 specific actions, intended to be considered as a whole instead of separate components of this plan. The OAP proposes an adaptive management approach to inform decision making across all levels of government over the next 10 years. Implementation is proposed to take place through multi-jurisdictional partnerships and strong collaborations amongst agencies and stakeholders to effectively promote a healthy ocean ecosystem while sustaining the services they provide to the people and communities depending on them locally, regionally and nationally.

Pursuant to ECL §30301(2)(z), written comments regarding this proposed Ocean Action Plan will be accepted until March 9, 2015. Comments should be submitted to Debra Abercrombie, NYSDEC Bureau of Marine Resources, 205 N. Belle Mead Rd., Suite 1, East Setauket, NY 11733 or e-mailed to

The draft Ocean Action Plan is available by writing to the address above or calling (631) 444-0430. A copy may also be found on the DEC website at

In addition, comments may be submitted in writing or made verbally at public meetings scheduled as follows:

February 10, 2015 10 am-Noon at the Meadows Edge Restaurant, Suffolk County Parks Office, West Sayville
February 10, 2015 7 pm- 9 pm at Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead
February 24, 2015 7 pm-9 pm at Operation Splash, 202 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport
February 26, 2015 2 pm-4 pm at the Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach
Location in New York City to be determined.

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