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ENB - Statewide Notices 11/10/2015

Public Notice

2015 Hudson River Estuary Grants for Local Stewardship Planning Under the New York State Environmental Protection Fund

Eligible Applicants are Governmental Entities and Not For Profit Corporations located within the Geographic Boundaries of the Hudson River Estuary

Applications will be accepted through 3:00 pm December 16, 2015 for grant funding under the Hudson River Estuary Grant Program. Anticipated grant funds from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund (NYS EPF) is approximately $1,200,000. This is a competitive grant program and projects must implement priorities of the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda identified in the application. The Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda can be viewed at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5104.html. Projects eligible for state assistance must be located within the geographic boundaries of the Hudson River. State assistance may fund up to 85% of the project cost. The matching share to be provided by the recipient is 15%.

Applications must be completed online and are available on the New York State Grants Gateway at: https://www.grantsgateway.ny.gov. The application ID Number is DEC01-HRER16-2015. All applicants must register in the Gateway to be eligible to apply for any NYS grant opportunity. Not-for-profit applicants must also be "prequalified" in the Grants Gateway system prior to the application deadline to be considered eligible for a grant. Information regarding registration and prequalification can be found at: http://www.grantsreform.ny.gov.

Information regarding the Hudson River Estuary grant applications can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5091.html or you may contact: Susan Pepe, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Hudson River Estuary Program, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3506, E-mail: susan.pepe@dec.ny.gov.

Contact: Susan Pepe, NYS DEC - Hudson River Estuary Program, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3506, E-mail: susan.pepe@dec.ny.gov.


2015 Hudson River Estuary Grants for River Access and River Education Under the New York State Environmental Protection Fund

Eligible Applicants are Governmental Entities and Not For Profit Corporations located within the Geographic Boundaries of the Hudson River Estuary

Applications will be accepted through 3:00 pm December 16, 2015 for grant funding under the Hudson River Estuary Grant Program. Anticipated grant funds from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund (NYS EPF) is approximately $1,020,000. This is a competitive grant program and projects must implement priorities of the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda identified in the application. The Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda can be viewed at http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5104.html. Projects eligible for state assistance must be located within the geographic boundaries of the Hudson River. State assistance may fund up to 85% of the project cost. The matching share to be provided by the recipient is 15%.

Applications must be completed online and are available on the New York State Grants Gateway at: https://www.grantsgateway.ny.gov. The application ID Number is DEC01-HRER17-2015. All applicants must register in the Gateway to be eligible to apply for any NYS grant opportunity. Not-for-profit applicants must also be "prequalified" in the Grants Gateway system prior to the application deadline to be considered eligible for a grant. Information regarding registration and prequalification can be found at: http://www.grantsreform.ny.gov.

Information regarding the Hudson River Estuary grant applications can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5091.html or you may contact: Susan Pepe, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Hudson River Estuary Program, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3506, E-mail: susan.pepe@dec.ny.gov.

Contact: Susan Pepe, NYS DEC - Hudson River Estuary Program, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3506, E-mail: susan.pepe@dec.ny.gov.


Notice of Public Meeting

Meeting of NY Invasive Species Council

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

New York Invasive Species Council Meeting

Date: November 19, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC
625 Broadway, Room 526
Albany, New York

For further information, contact:

Kathy Moser
NYS DEC - Deputy Commissioner for Natural Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4253
Phone: (518) 402-8533


Proposed Rulemaking: New 6 NYCRR Part 490, Projected Sea-level Rise

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) proposes to create a new 6 NYCRR Part 490, Projected Sea-level Rise, to adopt science-based projections of sea-level rise, in accordance with Environmental Conservation Law §3-0319.

Public Comments on Proposed Rule

The Notice of Proposed Rule Making was published in the November 10, 2015 edition of the State Register. Written public comments on this regulation will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on December 28, 2015. Comments must be submitted by e-mail to: climatechange@dec.ny.gov or by postal mail to the following address:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Office of Climate Change
Attention: Sea Level Rise
625 Broadway, 9th Floor
Albany, NY, 12233-1030

Proposed express terms and regulatory impact statement are available at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/103870.html.

Contact: Mark Lowery, NYS DEC - Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1030, Phone: (518) 402-8448, E-mail: climatechange@dec.ny.gov.


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to Recognize Seven Innovative Programs Working to Sustain New York State's Natural Resources and Strengthen Its Economy

Registration Required to Attend Annual Environmental Excellence Awards Ceremony

NYS DEC will recognize seven organizations for their innovative programs and commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility and economic viability at NYS DEC's upcoming 12th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony. The event will take place at the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute's NanoFab South Rotunda and Auditorium in Albany at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

The event will showcase organizations with outstanding innovative and sustainable projects or programs that are improving and protecting New York State's environmental resources and contributing to a stronger economy. This year's award recipients include a national sports league reducing its environmental footprint and engaging fans and supporters in environmental stewardships, a large convention center's sustainable transformation and a small Adirondack preserve's high-tech approaches to climate change research and monitoring.

The event will also include an update about the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute's role in building New York's innovation-driven economy as a global leader in high-tech education, research and development.

Following the awards ceremony, there will be a tour of the University at Albany. The University, an award recipient in 2011, continues to demonstrate its environmental leadership by implementing a multi-faceted sustainability program that is reducing energy consumption, increasing energy efficiency, promoting alternative energy and involving the entire campus community in environmentally responsible actions.

The awards ceremony and the tour are open to the public, however, space is limited and those wishing to attend must pre-register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-annual-nys-environmental-excellence-awards-ceremony-hosted-at-the-colleges-of-nanoscale-tickets-18937059254.

NYS DEC established the Environmental Excellence Award in 2004 to recognize and give visibility to selected businesses, schools, municipalities, governments and not-for-profit organizations achieving outstanding environmental sustainability, social responsibility and economic viability. Since then, NYS DEC has recognized 66 organizations.

For more information about the awards ceremony, contact NYS DEC at: awards@dec.ny.gov or (518) 402-9167. To pre-register for the event and the tour of University at Albany, go to Eventbrite website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-annual-nys-environmental-excellence-awards-ceremony-hosted-at-the-colleges-of-nanoscale-tickets-18937059254. Space is limited.

Contact: Marna Posluszny, 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: awards@dec.ny.gov.


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