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Public Notice

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, sections 9-0105.1, 9-0105.3 and 9-1503 the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

For further information contact:
Robert Messenger
Bureau of Forest Preserve Management
NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation 625 Broadway, 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-4254
(518) 473-9518

Environmental Board Meeting

The State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice that a meeting of the Environmental Board will be held at 2:00 p.m., September 25, 2003 in Room 129A of the Department’s main offices at 625 Broadway, Albany, New York.

The Environmental Board will consider the following rulemaking action of the Department of Environmental Conservation:

This meeting is open to the public.

Statewide Trails Council Notice

The Statewide Trails Council Meeting to be held on September 20,2003 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Schoharie Historic Site.

Notice Of Proposed Surfclam Management Plan

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law Sections 13-0308 and 13-0309, and 43-2.6 of Title 6 of the New York Codes Rules and Regulations, the Department of Environmental Conservation gives notice of the following:

The Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) is proposing to adopt a plan for the conservation and management of surfclams (Spisula solidissima) in New York State waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Surfclams are a commercially important bivalve shellfish, harvested by mechanical means from waters of New York State. The Department proposes to adopt a plan that will manage the surfclam fishery in the Atlantic Ocean by establishing harvest areas, size limits, catch limits, restrictions on manner of taking and possession, permit requirements, reporting requirements, and restrictions concerning other aspects of the surfclam fishery. The proposed management plan will formally adopt provisions of the interim regulations currently in place, including: permit requirements for vessels and individuals in the fishery; mandatory harvest reporting requirements; weekly harvest limits not to exceed 28 cages (896 industry bushels); provision to adjust weekly harvest limits to ensure harvest remains within quarterly and annual limits; maintaining the current cap on the maximum numbers of vessels allowed in the fishery at 23; harvest will be controlled by an annual harvest limit divided into quarterly limits as specified by the Commissioner of Environmental Conservation. The management plan was prepared with input and guidance from the Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Management Advisory Board pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law §13-0308.

For a copy of the proposed management plan or for further information contact Maureen Davidson, Bureau of Marine Resources, NYSDEC, 205 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 1, East Setauket, NY 11733, e-mail: mcdavids@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The Department invites comments from the public concerning the proposed surfclam management plan. Please forward your comments to Maureen Davidson, Bureau of Marine Resources, NYSDEC, 205 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 1, East Setauket, NY 11733, e-mail: mcdavids@gw.dec.state.ny.us. The deadline for submission of comments is October 17, 2003.