Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2005 for grant funding under the Hudson River Estuary Grant program. Anticipated grant funds from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2005-06, is approximately $1 million. This is a competitive grant program and projects must implement commitments identified in Governor George E. Pataki’s Hudson River Estuary Action Plan. Projects 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. Projects eligible for state assistance must be located within the geographic boundaries of the Hudson River estuary and associated shore lands. State assistance may fund up to 75 percent of approved eligible project-related costs. 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 a copy of the application you may contact: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 21 S. Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY at (845) 256-3016.
Columbia County - The Town Board of the Town of Copake, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Town of Copake Scenic Resource Protection Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adoption of a Scenic Resource Protection Plan (SRPP) as an amendment to the Town of Copake Comprehensive Plan. The SRPP is the first comprehensive amendment to the Town’s land use policies since the Town of Copake Development Plan was adopted in 1972. The Strategic Planning Committee of the Town of Copake, a Special Board appointed by the Town Board, prepared the SRPP and recommended its adoption following a series of public meetings, a public opinion survey, a public hearing and favorable review by Columbia County Planning Department. The SRPP was prepared in response to residents’ desire to protect and enhance the natural, scenic and cultural resources of the Town while carefully guiding growth and development. The project is located in the Town of Copake, NY.
Contact: Angelo Valentino, Town of Copake, 230 Mountain View Road, Copake, NY 12516, phone: (518) 329-1234.