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ENB - Statewide Notices 11/15/2017

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Notice of Enrollment Period - New York Green Business

Applications for the New York Green Business program will be accepted through Friday, December 15th, 2017. Application materials and submission information can be found at: www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/939.html.

The New York Green Business program provides recognition and incentives to businesses and other entities in New York State that are committed to sustainable practices and conserving New York's environment and natural resources. In order to participate in the program applicants must have a good record of compliance, make commitments to lower their environmental footprint, and communicate their sustainability commitment to their customers and employees.

While the program is open to any business, or other organization, in New York State that meets the entry criteria, it has special entry criteria for breweries, garments cleaners, and restaurants to address their unique environmental impacts.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is holding a series of webinars to assist businesses in applying to the program on the following dates/times:

  • November 13th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. for all applicants that are not breweries, garments cleaners, or restaurants.
  • November 13th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. specifically for garments cleaners.
  • November 20th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. specifically for restaurants.
  • November 20th, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. specifically for breweries.

Pre-registration is required for the webinars and can be completed at: www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/939.html.

Direct comment or inquiries to: Brendan Woodruff, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management, Pollution Prevention Unit, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-9469, E-mail: nygb@dec.ny.gov.


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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