ENB - STATEWIDE NOTICES

Notice of Emergency Adoption

Rule Making

Pursuant to the provisions of the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA), the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the Emergency Adoption of new 6NYCRR section 190.34, Champion International Area, under ECL, sections 9-0105.1, 9-0105.3, 3-0301(d), 1-0101(d), Executive Law, section 816, and Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, regarding public use of the Champion International Area. The purpose of this rule is to ensure the safety of the people using the Champion International property, to protect the area's natural resources from overuse, and to protect valid private property rights.

Emergency Expiration Date: March 29, 2000

For further information, contact: Thomas Wolfe, Chief, Bureau of Public Lands, 50 Wolf Road, Room 438, Albany, NY 12233-4255; (518) 457-7433

Notice of Adoption

Rule Making

Pursuant to the provisions of the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA), the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the Amendment of Title 6 of NYCRR Part 41.3 - Sanitary condition of Shellfish Lands. To designate portions of particular seasonally certified shellfish lands in the Town of Southold as uncertified and to designate portions of specified uncertified and other seasonally certified shellfish lands in the Town of Southold as seasonally certified and certified year-round. Approximately 11 acres of seasonally certified shellfish land in Jockey Creek shall be designated as uncertified. All of Hay Harbor, approximately 58 acres of uncertified shellfish land, shall be designated as certified. All of Goose Creek, approximately 83 acres of seasonally certified shellfish land, shall be designated as certified year-round. A portion of East Creek, approximately 43 acres of uncertified shellfish land, is designated as seasonally certified from January 1st to April 14th. A technical amendment for the description of shellfish land in Hashamomuck Pond will clarify the description of closure line landmarks, resulting in no change in the classification of shellfish lands.

Contact: Daniel E. Lewis, NYSDEC Shellfisheries, 205 N. Belle Mead Road, Suite 1, East Setauket, NY 11733; (631) 444-0475

Notice of Availability of State and Federal Funds

Federal Grant Program - Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation announces the availability of federal grant monies under the Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program. Grants are available for tree planting and education projects.

Eligibility: municipalities, state agencies, public benefit corporations, public authorities and not-for-profit corporations with an ownership interest in the property may apply.

Funding: For 2000 it is anticipated that $155,000 will be available for all grants under the planting program and $45,000 for all grants under the education program. This is a matching grant program; grant recipients will be expected to provide at least 50% match to these awards.

Deadline: competitive applications to receive aid are required and will be accepted through COB April 3, 2000.

For More Information: Applications and information may be obtained by contacting John Albert, grants administrator, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233-4353; (518) 457-7370.