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Notice of Adoption for 6 NYCRR Parts 2.25 and 2.30

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law Sections 11-0303, 11-0307, 11-0903, 11-0905, 11-0909, 11-0917, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption for 6 NYCRR Sections 2.25, Hunting upland game birds, and 2.30, Migratory game birds. This notice will be published in issue 47 of the State Register, dated 11/23/2005.

For further information contact:

Gordon R. Batcheller
Certified Wildlife Biologist
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Fish, Wildlife & Marine Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4754
Phone: (518) 402-8885
Fax: (518) 402-9027
E-mail: grbatche@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Notice

Draft 6 NYCRR Part 375 Regulation - Public Comment Period - Public Meetings - Public Hearings

Proposed New 6 NYCRR Part 375 relating to regulations governing the State Superfund Program, the Brownfield Cleanup Program, and the Environmental Restoration Program

NOTICE is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) proposes to revise the existing 6 NYCRR Part 375 to meet the requirements of the 2003 and 2004 Superfund/Brownfield laws. In Chapter 1 of the Laws of 2003, the Legislature added a new Title 14 (the Brownfield Cleanup Program) to Article 27 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL); and made extensive amendments to existing ECL Article 27 Title 13 (the State Superfund Program) and to existing ECL Article 56 Title 5 (the 1996 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act Environmental Restoration Program). The proposed revisions to Part 375 are designed to incorporate recent statutory changes, clarify and streamline the current regulations, and address issues raised by state and local agencies, the public, and project sponsors since the last regulatory update of Part 375 in 1996. The Notice of Proposed Rule Making will be published in the November 16, 2005 issue of the State Register.

Pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Department has prepared a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS), which addresses the environmental significance of the proposed rule making. The Department has not identified any significant adverse environmental impacts from the proposed rule making. However, the Department has chosen to make a positive declaration and issue a DGEIS to discuss the objectives and rationale for the proposed rule making and why alternative measures were not considered. The public hearings on the rule making will also accept public comment about the DGEIS prepared for the regulation.

The Department, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Health, will conduct public information meetings to present the proposed rule making and respond to questions prior to the required public hearings. These meetings will be held starting at 10:00 AM and ending at 4:30 PM as follows:

Public Information Meetings
Time Date Location Address
10:00 am - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2005 Radisson Hotel Utica Mohawk Room
200 Genesee Street
Utica, NY
10:00 am - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2005 Syracuse Genesee Grande Hotel 1060 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY
10:00 am - 4:30 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 2005 Adamís Mark Hotel 120 Church Street
Buffalo, NY
10:00 am - 4:30 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2005 The George Gustav Heye Center Auditorium U.S. Customs House
One Bowling Green
New York, NY
10:00 am - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2005 SUNY Farmingdale Roosevelt Hall, Little Theater
2315 Route 110 (Broadhollow Road)
Farmingdale, NY
10:00 am - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2005 Yonkers Public Library River Front Library Auditorium
1 Larkin Center
Yonkers, NY
10:00 am - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2005 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 625 Broadway
Public Assembly Room 129A&B
Albany, NY

Legislative public hearings to receive public comment about the proposed rule making and DGEIS will be held starting at 1:00 PM as follows:

Date Location Address
Monday, March 6, 2006 CUNY Graduate Center Recital Hall
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Thursday, March 9, 2006 Monroe County Community College R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center
Building 3 Monroe Room A&B (Use parking lots M and M1 only)
1000 West Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 625 Broadway
Public Assembly Room 129A&B
Albany, NY

These hearing locations are accessible to persons with impaired mobility. Interpreter services will be made available to deaf persons, at no charge, upon written request to Robert W. Schick, P.E., NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7014 at least five business days prior to the date of the hearing.

The Department invites all persons, organizations, corporations and governmental agencies that may be affected by the proposed rule making to attend any hearing and/or to submit either written or oral statements. At each hearing, persons who wish to make a statement will be invited to speak. It is requested that oral statements also be submitted in writing. The Department will give equal weight to written and oral statements and, since a cumulative record will be compiled, it is not necessary for interested parties to attend each hearing.

Written statements may also be filed until close of business March 27, 2006 with Robert W. Schick, P.E., NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7014, or by email to derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us .

The proposed rule making, all supporting documents and DGEIS may be inspected at the following Department offices (call the noted contact for an appointment):

CENTRAL OFFICE, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Attention: Michael Ryan (518) 402-9564

REGION 1, SUNY, Building #40, Stony Brook, NY 11790, Attention: Walter Parish (631) 444-0240

REGION 2, Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Attention: Daniel Walsh (718) 482-4599

REGION 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Attention: Ram Pergadia (845) 256-3146

REGION 4, 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Attention: Allan Geisendorfer (518) 357-2390

REGION 5, 1115 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 13601, Attention: Russ Huyck (518) 897-1242

REGION 6, State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Attention: Darrell Sweredoski (315) 785-2515

REGION 7, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Attention: James Burke (315) 426-7550

REGION 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Attention: Bart Putzig (585) 226-5349

REGION 9, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202, Attention: Martin Doster (716) 851-7220

The proposed rule making, supporting documents and Draft GEIS also can be found on the Departmentís web site at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/der . To obtain additional information, please contact Robert Schick at (518) 402-9662 or by email at derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Contact: Robert W. Schick, P.E., NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7014, or by email to derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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