Consolidated SPDES Renewals
The DEC Announces the start of the Open Application Period for the Landowner Incentive Program: Grassland Protection and Management.
Private landowners will be able to apply for technical guidance and financial incentives for the protection of at-risk grassland species on their land. Eligibility is limited to privately-owned land within portions of following counties: Allegany, Cayuga, Chemung, Clinton, Cortland, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Otsego, Saratoga, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Tompkins, Ulster, Washington, Warren, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates.
Eligible landowners will compete for funding, set at $55 or $60 per acre per year to conduct the prescribed grassland management. The higher rate will be applied for parcels of land located within 25 miles of large urban areas (population of more than 100,000), reflecting higher soil rental rates near population centers.
The deadline for pre-application submission is December 15, 2006.
Contact: Marcelo J. del Puerto
Albany, NY 12223-4750
Phone: (518) 402-8919
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby clarifies that the public hearing referenced in the October 25, 2006 Notice of Public Hearing concerns 6 NYCRR Part 200, and will be held as scheduled on November 27, 2006.
Contact: Robert D. Bielawa, P.E., NYSDEC, Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, telephone (518) 402-8396; email firstname.lastname@example.org.