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ENB - Statewide Notices 2/11/2015

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Notice of Adoption to Amend 6 NYCRR Part 189, Section 3

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 3-0301, 11-0325, 11-1905, and 27-0703 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption to amend 6 NYCRR Part 189 pertaining to prohibitions. This notice will be published in issue 6 of the State Register, dated February 11, 2015.

For further information, please contact:

Patrick Martin
NYS DEC - Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4754
Phone: (518) 402-9001

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Announces Extension of Public Comment Period on the Draft List of Species of Greatest Conservation Need

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is extending the public comment period on the Draft List of Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) until March 9, 2015, in order to provide additional opportunity for the public to provide comment on the SGCN List. The SGCN List is being prepared as part of an update to the State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP), a plan to conserve the diversity of New York's fish and wildlife resources. The SWAP identifies species in need of conservation action to maintain their abundance and distribution in New York, the threats to those species, and the management actions that will be undertaken in the next ten years to conserve SGCN and their habitats.

Additional information about the SWAP can be found on the NYS DEC website at:

The Draft SGCN list can be accessed from:

Comments can be e-mailed to or sent by regular mail to the contact listed below.

Contact: Joe Racette, NYS DEC - Division of Fish Wildlife and Marine Resources, 5th Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, E-mail:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Announces 12th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards Application Period Open

NYS DEC is now accepting applications for New York State's 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. The 2015 Application Brochure and "Tips for Applicants" document are available on NYS DEC's website at

Important: Applications must be postmarked by Friday, April 10, 2015.

DEC is especially interested in acknowledging projects that achieve significant environmental benefits through: initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; cutting-edge pollution prevention technologies; initiatives to "green" businesses, farms, schools, recreational facilities and hospitality facilities; innovative wind, solar and biomass projects; creative natural resource/habitat protection or restoration efforts; energy efficiency improvements; adaptation to climate change; waste reduction and recycling efforts; manufacturing process improvements; and creative approaches to urban forestry or farming, programs advancing "grown locally." Projects located in environmental justice communities are strongly encouraged.

To be eligible, a project must be in New York State; result in measurable environmental and economic 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; demonstration of commitment, leadership and environmental excellence, demonstration of transferability and the demonstration that practices go beyond standard techniques or compliance requirements.

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

For more information about the Environmental Excellence Awards program, contact: 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

Shandaken SPDES Semi-Annual Meeting

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC 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. NYC 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

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