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Notice of Availability for Comment

Title: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Remediation, Draft Certificate of Completion: March 2005

Subject: Draft Program Policy

Description: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (the "Department") has prepared a draft Certificate of Completion to be issued to eligible parties under the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The Certificate of Completion will be issued upon a determination that either 1) the final engineering report is approved; or, 2) a no further action decision document is issued.

The Certificate of Completion provides liability protections in the above program and will trigger the availability of tax credits for eligible parties. The Certificate of Completion also allows the Certificate holder to redevelop the site, subject to certain restrictions, if applicable. The Certificate also may be modified or revoked by the Department, subject to certain reopeners.

The draft Certificate of Completion is available on the Departmentís website at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/der/index.html or by contacting the contact person listed below:

Robert Schick
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
Remedial Bureau C
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7014
Phone: 518- 402-9662

Comment Period: Comments on the draft Certificate of Completion will be accepted for 30 days following publication in the ENB. The last day for receipt of comments will be April 29, 2005. Comments should be sent to the individual identified in this notice. Any questions should also be directed to this individual. At the end of this comment period, all comments will be considered and the document will be finalized.

6NYCRR Parts 1 & 2 - Notice of Proposed Rule Making

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

Proposed Rule Making for 6NYCRR Parts 1 & 2 relating to hunting seasons in the southern zone. This proposed rule making will be published in issue 14 of the State Register, dated 04/6/2005.

For further information contact:
John Major, Bureau of Wildlife
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754
Telephone: (518) 402-8919 E-mail: jxmajor@gw.dec.state.ny.us