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ENB - Statewide Notices 11/23/2016

Public Notice

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 11-0303 11-0305 11-1301 and 11-1303, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Emergency Adoption to amend 6 NYCRR Part 10.3 pertaining to Additional Special Fishing Regulations for Certain Inland Waters Pertaining to Esopus Creek in Ulster County. This notice will be published in issue 47 of the State Register, dated November 23, 2016.

For further information, please contact:

Fred Henson
NYS DEC - Division of Fish and Wildlife
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4753
Phone: (518) 402-8901

State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity

Permit No. GP-0-15-002

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has modified the SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity (GP-0-15-002) to require the use of the recently updated New York State Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control (Blue Book), dated November 2016; for the selection, design, installation, implementation and maintenance of erosion and sediment controls required by GP-0-15-002. The permit modification is dated November 23, 2016, however, the requirement to use the updated Blue Book will not be effective until February 1, 2017 to provide a transition period for projects currently under design.

A copy of the modified General Permit is available on the NYS DEC website at:

If you have any questions, please contact David Gasper using the following contact information.

Contact: David Gasper, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Stormwater Permit Section, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3505, Phone: (518) 402-8114, E-mail:

Notice of Availability of State Funds

Type of Recipient: Not-For-Profit Organizations

Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Office of Environmental Justice, will be accepting applications for the Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants through Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., for projects that address multiple environmental harms and risks to environmental justice communities. Individual awards range from $2,500 to $50,000 for these grants. Eligible applicants are not‐for-profit corporation (NFP) community-based organizations that focus on addressing the environmental and/or public health problems of the residents of the local environmental justice community. An applicant organization that does not have 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status needs to partner with a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that will act as a fiscal sponsor for the applicant.
Entities that are not eligible to receive funds under this Grant program are: individuals; universities; government bodies; water districts or similar entities; large non-governmental organizations such as county (outside New York City), regional, state or national environmental groups; or organizations that are not located in the affected communities where the projects are located.

A wide variety of projects can be supported by this grant program, including community gardens and green roofs, air and water quality monitoring, lead poisoning prevention, urban forestry, subsistence fishing education, environmental education for urban youth, inventories of local pollution sources and green worker training. Matching funds are not required.

All applicants are required to register and prequalify in the Grants Gateway to be considered eligible to apply for this grant opportunity. Once applicants complete this process, they can apply for this opportunity right in the Grants Gateway. This is a web-based grants management tool used to improve the way grants are administered by the state. Once registered and prequalified, organizations can then apply for the grant online in the Grants Gateway. Instructions and application are available at

For more information, contact: Kassandra Perez-Desir, NYS DEC - Region 2 Office, Office of Environmental Justice, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 111101-5401, Phone: (718) 482-6404, E-mail:

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