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Public Notice

Forest Preserve Roads Policy

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has issued Commissioner Policy CP-38, "Forest Preserve Roads." This policy will take effect on May 26, 2006.

CP-38 is a new Department policy that establishes procedures and protocols for the maintenance, rehabilitation, relocation, widening and new construction of roads and State truck trails under the jurisdiction of the Department in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves. It applies to Forest Preserve lands in units classified by the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP) as Wild Forest, Primitive, or Canoe Area or classified by the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (CPSLMP) as Wild Forest.

Roads and State truck trails are nonconforming in areas classified by the APSLMP and CPSLMP as Wilderness. In addition, this policy does not apply to roads or State truck trails in Intensive Use Areas and Administrative Use Areas.

This policy applies to roads in the Adirondack Forest Preserve in the Counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington and in the Catskill Forest Preserve in the Counties of Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster.

Copies of this proposed Policy can be obtained by contacting the person indicated below. The Policy is also available on the Department's website, at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dlf/guidance/index.html.

Contact Person:Peter Frank, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, phone: (518) 473-9518.

Notice Of Adoption

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law Sections 11-0303, 11-0305, 11-0317, 11-0319, 11-1301, 11-1303, and 11-1316, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption for 6NYCRR Parts 10, 35 and 36 relating to sportfishing. This notice will be published in issue 17 of the State Register, dated 4/26/2006.

For further information contact:

Shaun Keeler
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
Telephone: 518-402-8920
E-mail: sxkeeler@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Meeting Notice

Meeting of: The New York City Watershed Protection and Partnership Council East of Hudson Sporting Advisory Committee.

Date: Monday, May 15, 2006 at 1:00 PM.

Location: The Watershed Protection and Partnership Council Offices
2 John Walsh Boulevard, Suite 206
Peekskill, New York 10566

Public Notice

This notice announces the availability of a Draft Annual Report by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), pursuant to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), GP-02-02. The Draft Annual Report documents NYSDOT’s Stormwater Management Program for the Reporting Period of March 10, 2005 to March 9, 2006.

The NYSDOT is making this draft document available for public comment for a period of 30 days, ending May 25, 2006. Interested parties may provide their comments to NYSDOT via the mail or e-mail to be considered in finalizing the document.

BACKGROUND: SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), GP-02-02, requires that agencies or municipalities identified as Regulated Small MS4s must develop a Stormwater Management Program to address six Minimum Control Measures. This public notice serves to comply with NYSDOT’s “Public Involvement/Participation” Minimum Control Measure.

INFORMATION: Copies of the Draft Annual Report can be obtained by contacting the NYSDOT Environmental Analysis Bureau by mail at POD 41, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12232, or by phone at 518-457-5672. Printed copies of the Annual Report will be available for review at all 11 Regional NYSDOT Offices. The Annual Report is also available on the NYSDOT Stormwater Management webpage during the comment period at: http://www.dot.state.ny.us/eab/stormwater.html.

Mail comments to:
David R. Graves
New York State Department of Transportation
Environmental Analysis Bureau
POD 41, 50 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12232
E-mail: Stormwater@dot.state.ny.us
Subject Line: Comments – Draft Annual Report

Public Notice

DEC Announces Third Annual Environmental Excellence Awards - Applications Available

Applications are now available for New York State’s Third Annual Environmental Excellence Awards. This award program recognizes New York’s environmental and conservation leaders who are solving environmental challenges through innovative and environmentally sustainable practices or creative partnerships. Eligible applicants include: businesses, not-for-profit organizations, government (local, state and federal), educational institutions and individuals. To be considered, a project application must result in an environmental benefit beyond what could have been achieved by using standard techniques or complying with regulatory requirements.

The Department has expanded the awards program and is interested in projects that are contributing to the sustainable use of New York’s natural resources or are developing and delivering education programs that advance sustainability and innovation and positively contribute to a trained workforce. The program will continue to consider projects that address pollution prevention, manufacturing process improvements, energy efficiency, environmental justice, waste reduction and recycling, stormwater management, watershed planning, natural resource and habitat protection and restoration, land conservation, and other environmental protection and restoration initiatives. Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they are a leader in their field.

Review criteria will include an assessment of: the environmental benefits; the economic benefits; the innovative approach of the project; the advancement of sustainability; how creative partnerships were created or strengthened by the project; the demonstration of leadership and management commitment to the environment; the demonstration of transferability and the demonstration that practices go beyond standard techniques or compliance requirements. In order to be considered for an award, an applicant must be in compliance with New York Environmental Conservation Law, applicable permits and local laws.

IMPORTANT:. Applications must be postmarked by Friday June 16, 2006. The awards are scheduled to be presented in the fall of 2006.

The application package is available through the DEC’s website: www.dec.state.ny.us, by looking under the "Subject Index" button and selecting "E" or by doing a search for "Environmental Excellence Awards."

Anyone interested in obtaining more information regarding the application and criteria for the awards, should contact Michelle Hinman at the Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, telephone (518) 402-9469, fax (518) 402-9168, email mjhinman@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Pollution Prevention and Environmental Compliance Coordinating Council Meeting

The Pollution Prevention and Environmental Compliance Coordinating Council hereby gives notice that a meeting of the Council will be held from 1:00 - 3:00 p. m., April 26, 2006 in the 7th floor Board Room of the Environmental Facilities Corporation at 625 Broadway, Albany, New York.

Council members include: the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC), the New York State Department of Economic Development (DED), the New York State Energy, Research and Development Authority (NYSEDRA) and the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR).

The Council meeting will discuss the following:

This meeting is open to the public.

Contact: Dennis J. Lucia, Secretary, Pollution Prevention and Environmental Compliance Coordinating Council, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-1750, phone: (518) 402-9469, e-mail: djlucia@gw.dec.state.ny.us.