Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

ENB - Statewide Notices 11/18/2015

Public Notice

CANCELED Meeting of New York Invasive Species Council

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

The New York Invasive Species Council Meeting scheduled for November 19 at NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany is CANCELED.

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: 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:

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

Public Comment Period for Water Withdrawal TOGS 1.3.12

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Division of Water (DOW) and Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources (FW&MR) have developed a Technical and Operational Guidance Series (TOGS) document entitled, "Incorporation of Flow-Related Conditions in Water Withdrawal Permits", which is now available for public review.

TOGS 1.3.12 is a guidance document developed by NYS DEC to assist staff in implementing the requirements of the laws and regulations established in Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Section 15-1501 and Regulations 6 NYCRR Part 601. When significant withdrawals occur from a water body, consideration must be given to the amount of water that should be allowed to continue downstream (passby flows or reservoir releases) to provide protection for aquatic habitats and in consideration of other withdrawals. The TOGS 1.3.12 document provides guidance on how NYS DEC will determine these protective flows or releases and incorporate adequate requirements into corresponding water withdrawal permits.

This project is an Unlisted Action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act. A Negative Declaration and Environmental Assessment form are on file with the DOW.

Copies of TOGS 1.3.12 are available on the NYS DEC website at: or may be requested from the contact list below. Written comments on TOGS 1.3.12 must be submitted to the contact listed below by close of business on Monday, December 21, 2015.

Contact: Robert Simson, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3500, E-mail:

  • Contact for this Page
  • ENB
    Division of Environmental Permits
    625 Broadway, 4th Floor
    Albany, NY 12233-1750
    Send us an email
  • This Page Covers
  • Page applies to all NYS regions