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6NYCRR Part 1 Notice of Proposed Rule Making

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 11-0303, 11-0903, 11-0905, 11-0907, 11-0911 and 11-0913, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Proposed Rule Making for 6NYCRR Part 1 relating to hunting regulations. This proposed rule making will be published in issue 32 of the State Register, dated 08/13/2003.

For further information contact:
Gordon Batcheller, Bureau of Wildlife
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754
Telephone: (518) 402-8885


NOTICE OF ADOPTION 6 NYCRR SECTION 325.40 Regarding Commercial Lawn Care Pesticide Application

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law Article 33, Title 9 and Title 10, has adopted the proposal to add the regulations contained in Section 325.40 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations (6 NYCRR) of the State of New York.

This provides the regulation to implement ECL Titles 33-1001 and 1003 (requirements and restrictions, and visual notification for commercial lawn applications). Accordingly, the regulation contains requirements for commercial lawn care contracts and notification markers. The regulation also addresses general notification requirements (as they apply to commercial lawn care) found in ECL Subdivisions 0905.5(a) and (b). The consolidation of the general notification and commercial lawn requirements provide a single comprehensive regulatory source on this subject area.

These amendments will become effective January 1, 2004.

To obtain additional information, please contact Mary Roy at (518) 402-8781 or at maroy@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Clean Water Projects - State Fiscal Year 2003/04 Information for Applicants and Applications for State Assistance Payments for Water Quality Improvement Projects

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), has issued State Fiscal Year 2003/04 (SFY 2003/04) application materials for use by municipalities and Soil and Water Conservation Districts in applying for state assistance payments toward the cost of Water Quality Improvement Projects under the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996, Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), Performance Partnership Grants (PPG), Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and Long Island Sound Restoration Act (LISRA). Pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Department has determined that this action will not result in any significant environmental impacts.

Statewide, the Environmental Protection Fund will provide $10.1 million for nonpoint source abatement and control projects. The federal Performance Partnership Grant will provide an additional $1 million in funds for nonpoint source abatement and control projects. Another $3.4 million is available from the EPF to assist regulated communities across the state with implementation of Stormwater Phase II requirements.

On Long Island, $10 million from the 1996 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act will be available for wastewater treatment, nonpoint source abatement and control, and aquatic habitat projects in the Peconic Estuary and the South Shore Estuary Reserve management plan areas. An additional $65,000 from the EPF is available for planning and outreach activities in the Peconic Estuary. The federal Long Island Sound Restoration Act is providing $1.8 million for wastewater treatment, nonpoint source abatement and control, aquatic habitat restoration, assessment and planning activities to implement the Long Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan.

The New York City Watershed Protection Program will be advanced through a combination of State funding and the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, which together are providing $7.4 million for nonpoint source abatement and aquatic habitat restoration demonstration projects, as well as, assessment, planning, education, and outreach projects in the Watershed.

To assist in controlling the stateís last major uncontrolled Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs), the EPF provides $2 million to Capital District-area communities and sewer districts for Phase I Long Term Control Plans for Combined Sewer Overflows.

In the Onondaga Lake watershed, $10 million in state funding is available to fund wastewater treatment projects to implement the Onondaga Lake consent order.

The application materials consist of:

(1) A booklet entitled "2003 Information for Applicants" which applies to Water Quality Improvement Projects noted above. This booklet contains information on applicant and project eligibility, evaluation factors, selection processes, state assistance payments and local share. It also contains definitions and summaries of the management plans referenced in the Bond Act and information on new funding sources available this year; and

(2) An application form entitled "Application for State Assistance Payments" that must be used to apply for water quality improvement projects.

Application materials for Water Quality Improvement Projects have been mailed to each municipality in the state. Copies are also available by calling DECís Bond Act office at (518) 402-9342 or visiting DECís website at www.dec.state.ny.us. All project applications must be postmarked by September 30, 2003, except for the Hudson River Estuary Phase I Long Term Control Plans for CSO applications, which are due not later than December 31, 2003.