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Meeting Notice

Pollution Prevention and Environmental Compliance Coordinating Council Meeting - January 24, 2007

The Pollution Prevention and Environmental Compliance Coordinating Council hereby gives notice that a meeting of the Council will be held from 9:00 - 11:00 a. m., January 24, 2007 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:

1) Discussion - inventory of existing compliance assistance and pollution prevention programs - P. Driscoll (ESD).

2) Update - Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials ERP (Environmental Results Program) for autobody shops and printers) and the Vehicle Dismantler Initiative (new legislation). Discuss innovations grant proposal. Develop sub-group to develop workplan. - Paul Counterman/T. Lynch (DEC).

3) TRI Reports - feedback from members. How might we develop a short list to do P2. What are the three top sectors to consider?

4) P2 Council Article - discussion on revised article.

This meeting is open to the public.

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

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is soliciting public comments on a Draft Sportfishing Restoration and Spending Plan for the Lake Ontario System. The Draft Plan proposes ways to restore/enhance recreational fishing and fisheries in the New York waters of the lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and their tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable to fish (hereafter referred to as the Lake Ontario system).

Funds for this restoration are available from a settlement of the State’s Natural Resource Damages (NRD) claim for the Lake Ontario system. The Occidental Chemical Corporation agreed to pay the State $12 million in five equal payments over four years. The settlement was based on an assessment of the damages to the State’s natural resources, in particular a loss of recreational fishing benefits resulting from the imposition of fish consumption advisories because of the presence of contaminants in Lake Ontario fish. The proceeds of the settlement will be used to restore/enhance sportfishing and the injured natural resources.

Copies of the Draft Plan can be viewed or downloaded from; www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/fish/lkontactivities.html or from NYSDEC Regional Headquarters in Watertown, Syracuse, Avon and Buffalo. Public meetings are scheduled as follows:

Region City Time Date Facility Contact
6 Ogdensburg 7:00 PM 2-12-2007 St.Lawrence Valley Sportsmens Club Route 37
Red Mills, NY
Frank Flack
(315) 785-2262
6 Watertown 7:00 PM 2-13-2007 Watertown State Office Building
First Floor Conference Room
317 Washington St.
Watertown, NY
Frank Flack
(315) 785-2262
7 Mexico 7:00 PM 2-14-2007 Mexico H.S. Auditorium
Route 104
Mexico, NY
Daniel Bishop
(607) 753-3095
8 Rochester 7:00PM 2-7-2007 RIT campus, Carlson Aud., Imaging
Science Bldg. 1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY
Web Pearsall
(585) 226-5339
9 Lewiston 7:00 PM 2-15-2007 Lewiston-Porter H.S.
4061 Creek Road
Youngstown, NY
Paul McKeown
(716) 372-0645

All interested parties are encouraged to use [website] for both reviewing the Draft Plan and for submitting comments. Conventional written comments should be mailed to:

Mr. Christopher J. Balk
Lake Ontario Natural Resource Damages Coordinator
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
P.O. Box 292
Cape Vincent, New York 13618

All comments must be received by 3-20-2007.

Public Notice

Notice Of Availability Of State And Federal Funds

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4753

State Wildlife Grants Program

Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2007 for the Federal Fiscal Year 2005 State Wildlife Grants Program funds. Approximately $2.94 million is available for projects implementing the recommendations of New York’s Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS). Interested applicants should visit the DEC website at http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/swg/ for further information on the State Wildlife Grants Program, CWCS, project categories and eligibility requirements.

For an application, contact:
Lisa K. Holst
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4753

Draft Amendment No. 1 to the FFY 2007 CWSRF Intended Use Plan
Additional Funding Availability and Fund Adjustments

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announce that the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2007 Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for Water Pollution Control Projects, dated September 2006, is being amended.

Amendment No. 1 reflects adjustments to the sources and uses of funds available for the remaining FFY 2007 IUP financing period based on an additional $25,000,000 in capital released from long term investment back to the CWSRF program. These fund adjustments will be used first to finance cost increases to projects above the funding lines on the final CWSRF IUP Annual Project Priority Lists and second, in order of score and to the extent funds are available, to finance contingency projects below the funding lines that submit CWSRF financing applications by March 1, 2007.

Copies of the draft amendment will be mailed to those applicants with projects on the Annual Project Priority Lists and to other interested parties. The Draft Amendment No. 1 will be available on the EFC web site at www.nysefc.org (click on "Programs", then "Clean Water State Revolving Fund", then "IUP and Amendments"). Copies of Draft Amendment No. 1 can also be requested by calling the EFC toll-free line at (800) 882-9721 or at (518) 402-7433.

Written comments on Amendment No. 1 to the CWSRF IUP will be accepted by mail or fax until close of business, Friday, February 9, 2007. Comments should be addressed to:

Mr. David Morseman
SRF Program Services Coordinator
Division of Engineering and Program Management
NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
FAX: (518) 402-7456

Statewide Trails Council Meeting

Date: February 10, 2007

Time: 11:00 - 3:00

Place: Administration Building
Saratoga Spa State Park
Saratoga Springs, NY

Agenda:Statewide Trails Plan, RTP, DEC regulations, delegate reports

Contact:Robert W. Reinhardt
Director for Planning
Statewide Trails Coordinator