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ENB - Statewide Notices 9/21/2016

Public Notice

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 11-0303, 13-0105, and 13-0340-f the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

NYS DEC - Division of Marine Resources has filed a Notice of Adoption to amend 6 NYCRR Part 40 to modify the recreational harvest limits for black sea bass. This rule making will increase the recreational minimum size for black sea bass by 1 inch, from 14 inches to 15 inches; decrease the possession limit from 8 fish to 3 fish from June 27-August 31; and start the fishing season on June 27, 19 days earlier than last year. The current possession limits of 8 fish during September-October and 10 fish during November-December will remain in effect this year. This rule will make New York's recreational black sea bass regulations more restrictive and is in compliance with the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission.

This notice will be published in issue 38 of the State Register, dated September 21, 2016.

For further information, please contact:

Stephen W. Heins
NYS DEC - Region 1 Marine Resources Headquarters
Division of Marine Resources
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Phone: (631) 444-0435
E-mail: steve.heins@dec.ny.gov


Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 11-0305, 11-0713, 11-0515, 11-0919, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption to amend 6 NYCRR Part 183 pertaining to License Issuing Officers and Part 184 pertaining to Wildlife Rehabilitators has been filed with the New York State Department of State. This notice will be published in issue 37 of the State Register, dated September 14, 2016.

A copy of this proposed regulation is available at: ttp://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/34113.html

For further information, please contact:

Joe Therrien
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4752
Phone: (518) 402-8987
E-mail: joseph.therrie@dec.ny.gov


Notice of Availability of State and Federal Funds

Climate Smart Communities 2016 Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) and Infrastructure Municipal Rebate Program

Applications will be accepted through 4:00 p.m. on March 31, 2017 for rebates for costs of eligible purchase or leasing of clean vehicles (up to $5,000) and eligible infrastructure projects which support public use of clean vehicles (up to $250,000 per facility). The primary purpose of a rebate-eligible facility must be the public charging and/or fueling of clean vehicles. A total of $3,000,000 will be distributed under this program during this cycle. Rebates for clean vehicle purchases or leases will be available on a first come-first served basis. Clean vehicle rebates are available to municipalities that purchased or leased, and placed into municipal service, one or more eligible vehicles on or after April 1, 2016. Infrastructure rebates require a 20% cost share. In order to receive an infrastructure rebate, the applicant must pass a series of eligibility criteria for each facility proposed. If all criteria are passed, then the facility will be reviewed for additional factors and a minimum score of 70 points must be accumulated. Applications will be accepted through New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's electronic grants management system, Grants Gateway. Information regarding registration can be found at: http://www.grantsreform.ny.gov. Information regarding the Climate Smart Communities 2016 ZEV and Infrastructure Municipal Rebate Program grant can be found in the full Request for Applications available through the Grants Gateway Grant Opportunity Portal, or you may contact Department of Environmental Conservation Office of Climate Change at the above address or E-mail: ZEVrebate@dec.ny.gov.

Contact: Nancy Welsh, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, 9th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1030, Phone: (518) 402-8448, E-,mail: ZEVrebate@dec.ny.gov.


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