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ENB - Statewide Notices 10/11/2017

Public Notice

New York State Trails Council Meeting - Saratoga Spa State Park

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Saratoga Spa State Park
Administration Building, Gideon Putnam Room
19 Roosevelt Drive
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Agenda:

  • Presentation: I Love NY: Trails in NY State
  • New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Updates
  • Delegate Reports

Contact:, Chris Morris, NYS OPRHP, 625 Broadway, Albany NY, Phone: (518) 474-0235.


Notice of Availability of State and Federal Funds

2107 Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) and Infrastructure Municipal Rebate Program

Applications will be accepted through 4:00 p.m. on May 31, 2018 for rebates on eligible costs associated with the purchase or lease of eligible 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 $2,200,000 will be distributed under this program in this cycle. Rebates for clean vehicle purchase or leases will be available on a first come first serve 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 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYS DEC) electronic grants management system, the Grants Gateway. Information regarding registration in the Grants Gateway system may be found at https://grantsreform.ny.gov/. Information regarding the 2017 ZEV and Infrastructure Municipal Rebate program grant can be found in the full Request for Applications available through the Grants Gateway Opportunity Portal, or you may contact the NYS DEC - Office of Climate Change at the address below or e-mail zevrebate@dec.ny.gov.

Contact: Nancy Welsh, NYS DEC - Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, 9th Floor, Albany NY 12233-1030, Phone: (518) 402-8448, E-mail: zevrebate@dec.ny.gov.


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Invites the Public to Comment on Lake Sturgeon Recovery Plan

The purpose of this recovery plan is to ensure perpetuation of the species in this State, restore self-sustaining populations, and remove the species from the Threatened Species list in New York. To achieve that goal, recovery metrics are defined that must be achieved in six of seven geographically defined Management Units to support removing lake sturgeon from the list of threatened species in New York. At a minimum, 750 sexually mature fish must be present in each Management Unit coupled with 3 year classes of wild reproduction in a 5 year period, to consider that unit recovered. The NYS DEC seeks to gather enough evidence of recovery of lake sturgeon to initiate removal from the list of Threatened Species in New York no later than 2024.

The plan may be accessed here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111557.html

NYS DEC will accept public comments on the draft plan until November 25, 2017. To comment on the plan, send an e-mail with the subject line "Lake Sturgeon" to rarefish@dec.ny.gov or send written comments to the contact listed below.

Contact: Lisa Holst, NYS DEC - Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Fisheries 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233.


Pollution Prevention Institute Request for Applications (RFA)

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has issued a Request for Application to solicit applications from public and private universities, or non-profit institutions, to operate a pollution prevention institute in New York state (Institute). The Institute will offer an unparalleled center for technology evaluation and development as well as training and assistance to state businesses and organizations. The Institute will promote cost effective methods of reducing and eliminating the use of toxic substances and resources in the manufacturing process and product design through pollution prevention strategies.

Incorporating on-site technical assistance, research and development, technology transfer, technology demonstration, education and outreach, the Institute will focus on sustainability and toxic use reduction over the course of the entire production process or product life-cycle.

The Institute will foster partnerships between businesses, universities, state and local governments, and health and environmental organizations. These partnerships will stimulate the deployment of pollution prevention strategies and technologies, and lead to research and development of cutting-edge environmental technologies that have near-term potential to promote sustainable economic development. The Institute shall focus on priorities that optimize environmental benefit and economic development.

To apply for this opportunity, log-in or create an account in the NYS Grants Gateway at: https://grantsgateway.ny.gov or https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/IntelliGrants_NYSGG/module/nysgg/goportal.aspx and search for Pollution Prevention. The question and answer period ends on November 8, 2017. Applications are due December 14, 2017.

Contact: Timothy Kirchgraber, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management, 625 Broadway, 9th Floor, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: 518-402-9469, E-mail: PollutionPrevention@dec.ny.gov.


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