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ENB Statewide Notices 3/3/2021

Public Meeting Notice

Meeting of the New York Invasive Species Advisory Committee

The next virtual meeting of the New York Invasive Species Advisory Committee (25 Non-governmental Organizations) will be held on Monday, March 08, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Once finalized, the meeting agenda will be posted to the following web page:

Contacts: Dave Adams, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), Invasive Species Coordination Section, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-9149 or Thom Allgaier, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, 10B Airline Drive, Albany NY 12235, Phone 518-485-7128.

Notice of Public Outreach Annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report

The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act directs New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to issue an annual report on statewide greenhouse gas emissions, pursuant to Section 75-0105 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL). NYS DEC is preparing the first annual report to be issued in 2021 and is seeking public input on the format of the report, the organization of information to be included in the report, as well as the methodology and analysis used to determine annual statewide greenhouse gas emission levels.

Written comments or feedback may be provided at any time and can be mailed to: Suzanne Hagell, NYS DEC - Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1550 or emailed to Include "Annual Report" in the subject line of the email.

NYS DEC will also be holding three virtual public hearings. Additional information, including instructions for joining each event as well as supplemental documents, will be made available prior to each event at: or may be requested by contacting Suzanne Hagell at:

Public Hearing 1 - Outreach Webinar: Annual NYS GHG Emissions Report Overview
Date: March 22, 2021 3:00 p.m.

Public Hearing 2 - Technical Conference: Oil and Gas Emissions Accounting
Date: March 26, 2021 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Public Hearing 3 - Outreach Webinar: Net Emissions Accounting
Date: March 29, 2021 3:00 p.m.

Contact: Suzanne Hagell, NYS DEC - Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1550, E-mail:

Negative Declaration

Statewide - The New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting (NYS ORES), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Promulgation of Regulations to Implement Executive Law Section 94-c (19 NYCRR Part 900) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the promulgation of regulations to fulfill the statutory responsibility of NYS ORES, as set forth in Section 4 of the Accelerated Renewable Energy and Community Benefit Act (Chapter 58 Part JJJ of the Laws of 2020) and Executive Law Section 94-c, to achieve New York State's goal of reaching certain net zero greenhouse gas emissions targets in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. The regulations include comprehensive new siting procedures and uniform standards and conditions for NYS ORES's review and processing of siting permit applications for "major renewable energy facilities," as that term is defined in Executive Law §94-c(2)(h). Notice of an initial Negative Declaration was published on September 16, 2020. Following an extensive public hearing and comment process, NYS ORES updated its Short Environmental Assessment Form, Coastal Assessment Form and Negative Declaration, which are on file. The project is located throughout New York State.

Contact: Houtan Moaveni, NYS ORES, Empire State Plaza, 240 State Street, Albany, NY 12242, Phone: (518) 473-4590, E-mail:

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