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Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule making for 6 NYCRR Part 189

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 3-0301 and 11-0325, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule making of 6NYCRR Parts 189 relating to Chronic Wasting Disease. This notice will be published in issue 52 of the State Register, dated 12/28/2005.

For further information contact:
Randall Stumvoll
Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
Telephone: 518-402-8919
E-mail: rxstumvo@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Invasive Species Eradication Grant Program

Invasive Species Eradication Grants funded through State Assistance Contracts

Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2006 for Aquatic Invasive Species Eradication Grants from municipalities and not-for-profit corporations. Acceptable projects are proposals to kill and/or permanently remove plants or animals that meet the definition of aquatic invasive species or aquatic nuisance species from water bodies or wetlands in New York State. Projects that kill or remove only a portion of the total population of a target species are eligible for consideration even though removal of only a portion of the target species population is something less than eradication. Projects that do not result in the death or removal of a target species as the main objective would not be eligible for funding assistance. Likewise, projects that are perceived as routine maintenance (e.g., knockdown or mowing of aquatic plants without attempting to eliminate them) are not likely to receive funding assistance. Successful grant applicants must match State assistance grant funding on a 1:2 basis (one state dollar for every two applicant dollars); i.e., New York State may reimburse up to 33.3 % of the approved projectís total cost. A total appropriation of $1,000,000 has been made available to the Department in State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2005/2006 for these grants. No individual grant will be awarded for less than the minimum amount of $10,000 or exceed the maximum amount of $100,000. Costs for activities directly related to an approved project incurred before the actual effective date of a state assistance contract but after April 1, 2005, may also be eligible for reimbursement or use a match. Other information on the program, including PDF versions of the "Information for Applicants" document, can be obtained from the NYSDEC website at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/habitat/erad.html .

Proposals are due by February 28, 2006. To request an application, contact:

Timothy Sinnott
Division of Fish, Wildlife, and Marine Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-4756
(518) 402-8970