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6NYCRR Part 40 Notice of Adoption

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 11-1303 and 13-0339-a, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption for 6NYCRR Part 40 relating to marine fish. This notice will be published in issue 18 of the State Register, dated 5/5/2004.

For further information contact:
Alice Weber, Bureau of Marine Resources
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
205 N. Belle Meade Rd.
East Setauket, NY 11733
Telephone: (631) 444-0435 E-mail: amweber@gw.dec.state.ny.us


6NYCRR Section 41.3 Notice of Proposed Rule Making

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

Notice of Proposed Rule Making for 6NYCRR Section 41.3 relating to the sanitary condition of shellfish lands. This notice will be published in issue 18 of the State Register, dated 5/5/2004.

For further information contact:
Juliette Ventaloro, Bureau of Marine Resources
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
205 N. Belle Meade Rd.
East Setauket, NY 11733
Telephone: (631) 444-0492 E-mail: jlvental@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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 30, 2004 for grant funding under the Hudson River Estuary Grant Program. Anticipated funds from the Environmental Protection Fund for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2004/05 are $1,000,000. This is a competitive grant program and projects must implement commitments identified in Governor George E. Pataki’s Hudson River Estuary Action Plan. Projects eligible for state assistance must help achieve or support the goals of the Estuary Action Plan in one of the following five categories: Community Interpretive Centers and Education; Open Space, Planning, Inventory and Acquisition; Community-based Habitat Conservation and Stewardship, Watershed Planning and Implementation; and Hudson River Access: Boating, Fishing, Swimming. State assistance may fund up to 75 percent of the approved project’s cost. The matching share to be provided by the recipient is 25 percent.

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, Division of Management and Budget, 625 Broadway, 10th Floor, Albany, New York, 12233-1080, or call (518) 402-9240.


Notice of Public Scoping / Comprehensive Port Improvement Plan (CPIP) Stakeholder Committee Meeting

NYSDEC Region 2, New York County.

Lead Agency: Empire State Development Corp.

Project Title: Comprehensive Port Improvement Plan (CPIP) and CPIP EIS

Description: We are pleased to announce that the 6th CPIP Stakeholder Committee Meeting will be held in June 2004. As a convenience to our stakeholders and to all members of the public, this meeting will be held twice - once in New York and once in New Jersey. Each Stakeholder Meeting will be followed immediately by a Public Availability Session in support of the scoping process for the CPIP Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The meeting times and locations are as follows:

Wednesday, June 2, 2004

Fourth Floor Conference Room New York City Economic Development Corporation 110 William Street New York, NY 10038 Stakeholder Meeting: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Public Availability Session: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, June 3, 2004

Prem Jerath Conference Room (16th Floor) Port Authority of NY & NJ 2 Gateway Center Newark, NJ 07102 Stakeholder Meeting: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Public Availability Session: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the five draft Cargo Terminal Scenarios we have developed for 2060. Each of our Port-wide scenarios illustrates a reasonable way to meet the total land and berth requirements necessary to handle the market demand forecast for the Port of New York and New Jersey.

The Stakeholder Committee Meeting will include:

The Public Availability Session will be conducted as a two-hour "Open House." Boards displaying the five Cargo Terminal Scenarios will be available for public review. All are encouraged to examine the scenarios and provide comments to and/or ask questions of the project team members present at each station.

Please confirm your attendance, or the attendance of the person representing you or your organization, by calling Alexander Lutz of Zetlin Strategic Communications via phone at (212) 799-8803 or via e-mail at alutz@zetlin.com on or before May 26, 2004. Due to security measures, you must have a photo ID to enter either building. Please allow yourself extra time to sign-in at the security desk.

Contact: Paul Higgins, Empire State Development Corp., 633 3rd Avenue, 36th Fl., New York, NY 10017, 212 803-3617.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft Supplemental EIS

New York City - The Battery Park City Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental EIS on the proposed Battery Park City Site 26. A public hearing on the Draft SEIS will be held at a later date to be determined. The action involves BPCA proposing to zone Site 26, located on the west side of Route 9A (West Street) between Vesey and Murray Streets, to permit development of the site. BPCA will execute a ground lease with a developer, which will construct a building in accordance with BPCA’s design and environmental guidelines. The Sixth Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will analyze two development scenarios for the project site, both of which would contain 1.9 million zoning square feet. The first—the Office with Trading Floor Scenario—would consist of the development of an up to approximately 800-foot-tall office building with trading and related office functions in the building’s base. The second—the All Office Scenario—would also consist of an up to an approximately 800-foot-tall building, which would contain only office uses. Both scenarios would be developed as part of a single zoning lot with Site 25 and would include up to 30,000 gross square feet (gsf) of ground-floor retail space and up to 300 below-grade parking spaces on the site. It is expected that the Office with Trading Floor Scenario would be occupied by Goldman Sachs. The expected date of completion for both scenarios is 2009.

The zoning action is subject to the New York City land use review procedures and the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). In addition, Goldman Sachs, as a prospective developer of the site, is seeking certain financial incentives from BPCA, New York State Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), New York City Industrial Development Agency (IDA), and New York Liberty Development Corporation, which are also subject to SEQRA. The project is located on the west side of Route 9A between Vesey and Murray Streets, Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Michael Ketring, Battery Park City Authority, One World Financial Center, New York, NY 10281-1097, phone: (212) 417-4144, fax: (212) 417-4123, E: ketrinm@bpcauthor.org.