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ENB - Statewide Notices 6/13/2018

Public Notice

Request for Applications for Water Quality Grant Programs

Applications are being accepted for the Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) grant program at: and Engineering Planning Grant (EPG) program at: until July 27, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Applications must be submitted through the Regional Economic Development Council Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) at: Pre-application workshops will be held around the state this summer to explain the CFA process and to describe individual grant programs. See the CFA Process Guide at: for more information, including a schedule of workshops.

The WQIP program has $79 million available for wastewater treatment, non-agricultural nonpoint source, land acquisition, salt storage, aquatic habitat restoration, and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System projects. The EPG program has up to $3 million available for the initial planning of eligible Clean Water State Revolving Fund water quality projects. Refer to the WQIP and EPG webpages above for details about each program, including eligible projects, eligible applicants, match requirements, and Grants Gateway registration and pre-qualification requirements.

Questions about WQIP should be emailed to; questions about EPG should be emailed to All questions must be submitted by July 13, 2018.

Contact: Leila Mitchell, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, Phone: (518) 402-8179.

Notice of Acceptance of Final Generic EIS

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted the Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement (Final GEIS) on the proposed Amendments to the regulations (6 NYCRR Part 617) that implement the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR).

The Department has published an electronic version of the Final GEIS on the following web page: The document is also available at the NYS DEC Central Office, located at 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750.

Contact: James J. Eldred, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750; Phone: (518) 402-9167; E-mail:

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