Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Notice of Public Hearing

Statewide - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agencies, announce the completion of the Conserving Open Space in New York State 2001-Draft Open Space Conservation Plan and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS). NYS DEC and NYS OPRHP will hold public workshops and hearings in each DEC administrative region on the Draft Plan/DGEIS. Workshops will be conducted from 1:00 until 2:30 p.m. All hearings will be conducted from 2:30 until 4:00 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on November 13, 14, and 15. The hearing is part of a public comment period beginning with the publication of this notice on October 10th and continuing until November 30th.

Public Hearing Schedule
DEC Region, Date and Location

Region 1
November 14
Planting Fields Arboretum
Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, NY

Region 2
November 15
11-15 47th Avenue
Long Island City, NY

Region 3
November 15
Bear Mountain Inn
Bear Mountain State Park
(at the intersection of the Palisades Parkway and Route 9W)
Bear Mountain, NY

Region 4
November 14
Public Assembly Room (129A & B)
NYS DEC Central Office
625 Broadway
Albany, NY

Region 5 (two locations/dates)
November 14
Main Conference Room
NYS DEC Region 5 Office - Rt. 86
Ray Brook, NY

November 15
Gideon Putnam Room
Administration Building
Saratoga Spa State Park
19 Roosevelt Drive
Saratoga Springs, NY

Region 6 (two locations/dates)
November 14
First Floor Conference Room
Utica State Office Building
207 Genesee Street
Utica, NY

November 15
First Floor Conference Room
Dulles State Office Bldg.
317 Washington Street
Watertown, NY

Region 7
November 15
Holiday Inn - 2 River St
(off Exit 11 of Interstate 81)
Cortland, NY

Region 8 (two locations/dates)
November 13
Rochester Museum and Science Center
Eisenhart Auditorium Bldg.
657 East Avenue
Rochester, NY

November 14
Corning Community College
24 Denison Parkway West
Corning, NY

Region 9
November 14
Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Pkwy
Buffalo, NY

All statements received during this period, whether submitted prior to, at, or after the hearings will be assessed; the assessment of public comment that is prepared will be included in the Final Plan/Final GEIS.

All those who wish to appear at the hearing to make an oral statement who also have a prepared written statement are asked to bring and submit the written statement. Lengthy written statements should be submitted and summarized orally.

The Draft Plan is an update and revision of the 1998 Plan, which includes identification of the types and locations of open space resources, and enumeration of various open space conservation methods including voluntary and protection programs, land use regulations as well as acquisition of land, or an easement interest in land by the State. The Plan also describes the selection process for deciding when acquisition may be the appropriate method of open space conservation.

Potential environmental impacts may be associated with the development and use of resources acquired for enhanced public access and/or use. The impacts on resources result from public use and possible short term erosion and sedimentation problems associated with construction.

Copies of the Draft Plan may be obtained from the contact persons listed below.

Contact: Francis Sheehan, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4250 Phone (518) 402-9417 or Robert Reinhardt, NYS OPRHP, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238 Phone (518) 474-0415.

Public Notice

Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for Water Pollution Control
Final FFY 2002 Intended Use Plan (IUP)

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have prepared the final Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2002 Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). The IUP includes a list of projects that could receive low interest financing between October 1, 2001 and September 30, 2002.
New projects may be added to the IUP Annual and Multi-Year Project Priority Lists as they are identified by municipalities interested in CWSRF financing. Notification of additions to the Project Priority Lists will be made through quarterly updates to the final IUP published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB).

Copies of the final 2002 CWSRF IUP are being mailed to certain municipal officials, advisors, consulting firms, and other interested parties. Copies are also available at New York State Documents Depository Libraries. The CWSRF IUP is also available on the EFC “web page” at www.nysefc.org/clean water/2002 IUP - final IUP.

For a copy of the final FFY 2002 CWSRF IUP, assistance with the IUP listing process, or for information on the CWSRF program, please contact:

Mr. David Morseman
Program Services Representative III
Program Management Division
New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
(800) 882-9721 (within NYS only) or (518) 402-7433
FAX: (518) 402-7456

Information on the Clean Water SRF and other EFC programs can be viewed on the World Wide Web at: www.nysefc.org

Adoption of Regulations

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law Sections 13-0307 and 13-0319 the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Adoption of amendments to Regulations 6NYCRR Part 41 relating to the sanitary condition of shellfish lands.

For further information contact:
Lisa P. Tettelbach
NYSDEC, 205 N. Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, New York 11733
Telephone: [631] 444-0478
E-mail: lptettle@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Regulations become effective October 10, 2001