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ENB - Statewide Notices 11/28/2018

Public Notice

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law 13-0331 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

The NYS DEC - Division of Marine Resources is filing a Notice of Proposed Rule Making to amend 6 NYCRR Part 44 to adopt new rules for the management of Jonah crab. The rule making will establish a minimum size limit of four and three-quarter inches, and allow for the commercial harvest of claws in addition to whole crabs. It will also modify definitions of gear and escape panels for crab pots.

There are no anticipated adverse impacts on the resource. There are no mandates for local governments, and there are no costs to NYS DEC, local municipalities, or the regulated public.

This notice will be published in issue 48 of the State Register on November 28, 2018.

For further information, please contact:

Kim McKown
NYS DEC - Division of Marine Resources
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Phone: (631) 444-0454
E-mail: FW.marine@dec.ny.gov Please insert Jonah crab in the subject line.


Negative Declaration and Request for Comments

Update and Revision of Program Policy DEP-00-2, Assessing and Mitigating Visual Impacts

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has determined that the proposed revision and update to the Division of Environmental Permits Policy DEP-00-2 - Assessing and Mitigating Visual Impacts will not have a significant adverse impact.

The revisions are based on NYS DEC's experience over the past 18 years of application of the policy and clarifies elements of the policy which have been the source of questions from staff and project sponsors over these preceding years. The revised Visual Policy provides improved guidance to staff when evaluating visual and aesthetic impacts.

The Draft Revised Policy is posted on the NYS DEC web page at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html

NYS DEC is seeking comments on the revisions, which can be submitted on or before December 28, 2018 to the e-mail or physical address listed below. (please use Visual Impact Comments in the subject line)

Contact: James Eldred, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone (518) 402-9167, E-mail: deppermitting@dec.ny.gov (please use Visual Impact Comments in the subject line).


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