ENB - STATEWIDE NOTICES

        
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Public Information Meeting Revised

Statewide - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, will conduct a public information meeting on Thursday, October 4, 2001 to discuss the revision of the NYS Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Comprehensive Management Plan. The primary goal of the meeting is to gather information from parties interested in or affected by invasive, exotic nuisance aquatic species such as: zebra mussels; eurasian watermilfoil; round goby; or others. Input is sought from the general public, natural resource trustees, municipalities, boating/sporting organizations, utilities, or other interested parties. This information is sought because the NYSDEC is revising the current ANS management plan that was first written in 1993. The plan is being revised to maintain consistency with the latest Federal guidance, thus allowing NYSDEC continued access to Federal funding for ANS management activities. Input regarding the environmental and socio-economic impacts of ANS species is sought from both ANS scientists and public interest groups. Productive input from individuals and groups will be essential to the NYSDEC in preparing the revised plan. The public information meeting will include a brief DEC informational presentation, followed by a facilitated discussion. Interested parties that can not attend are asked to submit relevant comments to the contact address below, or via email by October 31st. The meeting will be open to the public from 7 - 10 PM. Those planning to attend are encouraged to indicate so by email or phone for planning purposes. The location of the meeting and contact information is listed below. Direction/map can be provided upon request.

ANS Meeting date: October 4th, 2001 at the MillBrook Cornell Cooperative Building, Farm and Home Center, 2715 Rt. 44, Millbrook, NY 12545, Meeting Room A.

Contact: For further information, contact Stephen Trojanczyk, Environmental Sciences Group, 162 Eastgate Drive, Rochester, NY. 14617 Telephone: 716-756-8933. Email: tro@rochester.rr.com

Public Notice

Proposed List of Recommended
Water Quality Improvement Projects Under The
Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ("NYSDEC"), as authorized by Title 3, Section 56-0303 of the Environmental Conservation Law, known as the 1996 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act, and in accordance with subdivision 3 of Section 56-0303 of Environmental Conservation Law has compiled an eligible project list for the New York Harbor Estuary using the project eligibility and ranking guidelines. This list is subject to a forty-five-day review and comment period by the appropriate management conference, advisory committee or advisory council prior to finalizing such list of projects.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the New York State Departments of State and Agriculture and Markets, proposes the Water Quality Improvement Projects listed in the charts below to be funded with 2000-01 State capital appropriations under Title 3, Section 56-0303 of the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996.

The following types of Water Quality Improvement Projects were considered for funding: (1) wastewater treatment improvement projects; (2) agricultural and nonagricultural nonpoint source abatement and control projects; (3) aquatic habitat restoration projects.

Projects eligible to be funded are Water Quality Improvement Projects to implement management plans for New York Harbor Estuary.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reviewed more than 400 Water Quality Improvement Project applications submitted statewide from municipalities, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and State agencies. The proposed list of projects to be funded have all of the characteristics listed below. The projects:

The DEC will accept comments on the proposed list of projects to be funded during a 45-day public comment period which ends November 9, 2001. Written comments should be addressed to Bond Act, Water Quality Improvement Projects, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3500.

During the comment period DEC will discuss the proposed list of projects for each Management Plan area with the appropriate committee coordinating the implementation for that Management Plan area. The list of Bond Act projects to be funded for the applicable project categories will be finalized and published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin following the public comment period and the management committee review.

Management Plan: New York Harbor Estuary

The New York Harbor Estuary Management Plan identifies one high priorities: aquatic habitat restoration, including sediment remediation. The secondary priority is mitigation of impacts to resources caused by toxics, dredged material, pathogens, floatables and nitrogen.

2000 WQI COUNTY PROJECT NAME APPLICANT NAME ELIGIBLE BOND ACT COSTS

BOND ACT FUNDS APPROVED
4189 Richmond Goethal's Complex-phase 2 Old Place Creek berm removal-slade berman NYSDEC $610,000 $610,000
4416 Kings Hendrix Creek Wetlands Restoration NYCDEP $413,550 $206,775
4465 Kings/ Queens

Spring Creek Park Salt Marsh Restoration NYC PARKS $400,000 $200,000
4466 Kings Gerritsen Creek Maritime Ecosystem Restoration NYC PARKS $200,000 $100,000
4194 Kings Binnenwater Restoration NYC PARKS $1,500,000 $750,000