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ENB Statewide Notices 4/21/2021

Public Notice

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law §§ 13-0105 and 13-0330 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

NYS DEC is filing a Notice of Proposed Rule Making to amend 6 NYCRR Part 50 to amend the regulations governing the management of whelk. The rule making would establish a minimum size limit of five and one-half inches shell length or three inches shell width, require the use of bait bags, establish gear marking, buoy line, pot size and daytime hauling requirements and restrict the placement of whelk pots near navigation channels. In addition, the proposed rule clarifies that marine and coastal district food fish and crustacea dealers and shippers license holders must report purchases of marine food fish, crustacea, horseshoe crabs and whelks from harvesters consistent with requirements currently in place in 6 NYCRR Parts 40 and 44.

This notice will be published in issue 16 of the State Register on April 21, 2021.

For further information, please contact:

Kim McKown
NYS DEC - Division of Marine Resources
205 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Phone: (631) 444-0454
E-mail: FW.marine@dec.ny.gov Please insert "whelk" in the subject line.


Notice of Availability of State and Federal Funds

The 2021 round of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYS DEC) Municipal Zero-emission Vehicle (ZEV) Program is now open!

Full details may be found in the Request for Applications (RFA) at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/109181.html#ZEV.

Clean Vehicle Rebates

A total of $300,000 is available in this round on a first-come, first-served basis. Rebates are available to municipalities that purchase (or lease for a minimum of 36 months) an eligible clean vehicle placed into municipal service at a dealership in New York State on or after March 1, 2020.

Plug-in hybrid, all-electric, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles with a 50 to 100 mile electric range are eligible for a rebate of $2,500; vehicles with a 101 to 200 mile electric range are eligible for a rebate of $5,000; and vehicles with an electric range of 201 and over are eligible for a rebate of $7,500.

NYS DEC is accepting applications for the Municipal Clean Vehicle Rebate Program on a rolling basis through 4:00 p.m. on October 29, 2021 or until funding is exhausted, whichever occurs first.

ZEV Infrastructure Grants

A total of $2,500,000 is available in this round on a first-come, first-served basis. The grants are available to municipalities that will install hydrogen filling station components or electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) that is Level 2 or direct current fast charge (DCFC). The EVSE must also be included on one of the following lists:

  • The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Charge Ready NY Program: https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/ChargeNY/Charge-Electric/Charging-Station-Programs/Charge-Ready-NY/Qualified-Charging-Equipment-and-Networks
  • The New York State Office of General Services EVSE and Network Services State Contract: https://online.ogs.ny.gov/purchase/spg/awards/4040423035CAN.HTM

Equipment, installation, electricity, and site preparation expenses are eligible beginning June 1, 2020.

A match equal to 20 percent of total eligible costs is required for municipalities with 2019 median household incomes greater than or equal to the 2019 NYS MHI of $72,108; a local match equal to 10 percent of total eligible costs is required for municipalities with a 2019 MHI that is greater than 80 percent of the 2018 NYS MHI ($57,686) but less than 100 percent of the 2019 NYS MHI ($72,108); and a local match equal of zero percent of total eligible costs is required for municipalities with a 2019 MHI less than or equal to 80 percent of the 2018 MHI ($57,686). An applicant's MHI is determined by U.S. Census form B19013. See Attachment B of the RFA for instructions.

Note: The NYSERDA Charge Ready NY Program and the NYS DEC ZEV Infrastructure program may NOT be utilized together for the same EVSE installation.

NYS DEC is accepting applications for the Municipal ZEV Infrastructure Grant Program on a rolling basis through 4:00 p.m. on October 29, 2021 or until funding is exhausted, whichever occurs first.

More Information

Full details regarding both programs may be found in the Request for Applications (RFAs) at http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/109181.html#ZEV .

Applications for both programs are only available through the New York State Grants Gateway: https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/IntelliGrants_NYSGG/module/nysgg/goportal.aspx under the opportunity name "2021 Zero-emission Vehicle (ZEV) Infrastructure Grant Program" or "2021 Zero-emission Vehicle (ZEV) Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (Purchase or Lease)."

Information regarding registration in the Grants Gateway can be found on the Grants Management website: https://grantsmanagement.ny.gov/ .

For questions about municipal ZEV infrastructure grants and clean vehicle rebates, email ZEVrebate@dec.ny.gov or call NYS DEC's Office of Climate Change at: (518) 402-8448.

Contact: Myra Fedyniak, NYS DEC - Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8444, Email: zevrebate@dec.ny.gov


Negative Declaration

Statewide - The New York State Public Service Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Promulgation of Regulations to Implement Ch. 106 of the Laws of 2019 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the promulgation of regulations provide an expedited process (nine months) for applications for a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need that propose to rebuild, replace, or upgrade existing transmission facilities in existing rights of way, or new facilities in existing or expanded rights-of-way that do not result in significant impacts. The regulations exempt qualified projects from certain application filing requirements under the New York State Public Service Commission's rules and state that certain environmental impacts shall not be deemed significant and adverse. The project is located throughout New York State.

Contact: Robert Rosenthal, New York State Public Service Commission, 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223, Phone: (518) 474-6436, E-mail: robert.rosenthal@dps.ny.gov.


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