Consolidated SPDES Renewals
New York State Department of State
41 State Street, 9th floor
Albany NY, 12231
Environmental Protection Fund
New York State Quality Communities Program 2005-2006
Eligible applicants: Counties, Towns, Cities, Villages, Local Public Authorities, Public Benefit Corporations, Indian Tribes/Nations, and Not-for-Profit Corporations.
Funds are available for planning projects which revitalize downtowns, develop strong economies and protect environmental resources. Eligible applicants may apply for grants by submitting proposals that incorporate one or more of the following programs: Intermunicipal Growth, Community Growth, Community Open Space, Mountain Communities and Community Center.
Request for Applications and forms along with other pertinent information are available for downloading from the: Quality Communities Clearinghouse Web site: www.qualitycommunities.org,. For other information please call, 518-473-3355 or email QC@dos.state.ny.us.
Application Deadline has been extended to DECEMBER 5, 2005
Pursuant to 15 CFR 923.84(b), the New York State Department of State (DOS) has submitted a routine program implementation action to the federal Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM). The DOS considers this action to be routine and has requested OCRMís concurrence in this determination. The change to the NYS Coastal Management Program (CMP) covered by this request is the incorporation into the Stateís CMP of the following:Revised Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and New Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats in Suffolk County.
Revised Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats include: In the Town of North Hempstead: Prospect Point; Manhasset Bay; and Hempstead Harbor, and in the Town of Oyster Bay: Mill Neck Creek, Beaver Brook, and Frost Creek; and Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor, and in the Town of Huntington: Eatonís Neck Point; Sand City; Huntington Bay; Northport Bay; Lloyd Point; Lloyd Harbor; Crab Meadow Wetlands and Beaches; and Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor, and in the Town of Smithtown: Nissequogue Inlet Beaches; Stony Brook Harbor and West Meadow; and Nissequogue River, and in the Town of Brookhaven: Stony Brook Harbor and West Meadow; Flax Pond; Conscience Bay, Little Bay, and Setauket Harbor; Port Jefferson Harbor; Port Jefferson Beaches; Mt. Sinai Harbor; and Wading River march and Beach, and the Town of Riverhead: Wading River Marsh and Beach, and Town of Southold; Plum Gut; The Race; Mattituck Inlet Wetlands and Beaches; and Fishers Island Beaches, Pine Islands, and Shallows.
New habitat designations include: Caumsett State Park in the Town of Huntington, Asharoken Beach in the Town of Huntington, Herod Point Shoal in the Towns of Brookhaven and Riverhead, Roanoke Shoals in the Town of Riverhead, Baiting Hollow Wetlands and Beach in the Town of Riverhead, Grandifolia Sandhills in the Town of Riverhead, Goldsmith Inlet and Beach in the Town of Southold, Pipes Cove Creek and Moores Drain in the Town of Southold, and Dumpling Islands and Flat Hammock in the Town of Southold.
A major policy of the Stateís CMP and the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources act (Article 42 of the NYS Executive Law) calls for the designation of coastal fish and wildlife habitats which are significant due to ecosystem rarity, vulnerable species, human use, population levels, or replaceability. The habitat policy calls for areas so designated to be protected, preserved, and where practical, restored so as to maintain their viability as habitats.
In Nassau and Suffolk Counties, a total of 25 previously designated Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitat areas in the Long Island north shore region have been revised, and 9 new areas have been recommended for designation by the Department of Environmental Conservation under the Stateís CMP as administered by the DOS. Public hearings on the proposed habitat revisions and designations were held by the DOS on October 13, 2004 at the Suffolk County Center in Riverhead, NY., and on October 14, 2004 at C.W. Post College in Brookville, NY. Copies of the maps and narratives which describe the location and values of the habitats are available at the Department of State Office, 41 State Street, Albany, NY.
The purpose of this notice is to specifically solicit comments on whether or not revision and designation of these habitats constitutes a routine program implementation under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.
Any comments on whether or not the action constitutes a routine program implementation should be submitted within three weeks of the date of this Notice to John R. King, Chief, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, Coastal Programs Division, N/ORM3, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Comments regarding specific areas to be revised or designated should be forwarded to the NYS Department of State.
Contact: Michael Corey, Division of Coastal Resources, NYS DOS, 41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231, (518) 474-6000.