ENB - STATEWIDE NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

Eligible Applicants are Municipalities and Not-For-Profit Corporations Located within the Geographic Boundaries of the Hudson River Estuary and Associated Shore Lands

Hudson River Estuary Grants Under the NYS Environmental Protection Fund

Applications will be accepted through June 20, 2003 for grant funding under the Hudson River Estuary Grant Program. Anticipated funds from the Environmental Protection Fund for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2003/04 are $1,000,000. This is a competitive grant program and projects must implement commitments identified in the 2001 Hudson River Estuary Action Plan. This is a matching grant program and recipients will be expected to provide at least a 25 percent match to grant awards. Grant projects eligible for state assistance are limited to the following five categories: Community Interpretive Centers and Education, Open Space Acquisition of Habitat, Scenery or River Access, Community Conservation and River Stewardship, Watershed and Tributary Conservation, River Access: Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Wild-life Recreation.

Applications are available on-line and can be downloaded and filled in at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hrep.html or for an application you may contact: Lorie King, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, New York, 12233-1080, or call (518) 402-9398.


Draft Amendment No. 1 to the FFY 2003 CWSRF Intended Use Plan Project By-Passing, Fund Adjustments, Project Cost Increases, New Project Additions " Amended Project Priority Lists

The Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2003 Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for Water Pollution Control Projects, dated September 2002, is being amended.

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (“EFC”), together with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”), administers the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (“CWSRF”). Since it began operating in 1990, the CWSRF program has made over $6.7 billion in project loans to 420 municipalities and public agencies for water pollution control projects and has saved these municipalities and agencies millions of dollars through interest rate subsidies.

Amendment No. 1 includes adjustments to the sources and uses of funds made available for the remaining FFY 2003 IUP financing period through a reduction in the USEPA CWSRF appropriation and through project by-passing. These fund adjustments will be used to finance cost increases to projects on the final CWSRF IUP Annual Project Priority List and to finance new projects that have been added to the amended Annual List. The amendment also adds new projects to the CWSRF IUP Multi-Year Project Priority List.

Copies of Draft Amendment No. 1 can be requested by calling the EFC toll-free line at (800) 882-9721 (within NYS only) or at (518) 402-7433. Copies of the draft amendment will be mailed to those applicants with projects on the amended Annual and Multi-Year Lists; to applicants with projects that have been by-passed; and to other interested parties. The Draft Amendment No. 1 will also be available on the EFC web site at www.nysefc.org (click on “What’s New”).

Written comments on Amendment No. 1 to the CWSRF IUP will be accepted by mail or fax until close of business, Friday, May 16, 2003. Comments should be addressed to: Mr. David Morseman, Program Services Representative III, Program Management Division, NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12207-2997, fax: (518) 402-7456.

Notice of Adoption

Adoption of Amendments to Air Regulations

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0301, 19-0303, 19-0305 and 19-0311

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RULE on April 17, 2003, to be effective May 17, 2003: addition of 6 NYCRR Part 237, Acid Deposition Reduction NOx Budget Trading Program; addition of 6 NYCRR Part 238, Acid Deposition Reduction SO2 Budget Trading Program; and amendment to Part 200, General Provisions.

The purpose of this rulemaking is to reduce emissions of NOx and SO2 from fossil fuel-fired electric generating sources statewide through market based cap-and-trade programs.

Michael P. Sheehan, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, phone: (518) 402-8396, e-mail: mpsheeha@gw.dec.state.ny

Notice of Proposed Rule Making

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Section 11-0307, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of proposed rule making for 6NYCRR Part 185 relating to the sale of migratory bird products. The proposed rule making notice will be published in issue 18 of the State Register, dated 05/7/2003.

For further information contact: Michael V. Schiavone, Bureau of Wildlife, Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, 625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, N.Y. 12233-4755 phone: (518) 402-8943, E-mail: mvschiav@gw.dec.state.ny.us