Saturday, January 16, 2016

Availability of $5M in Grants for Great Lakes Basin Restoration Projects

Mouth of Oswego River, Lake Ontario

Sustain Our Great Lakes, a public-private partnership consisting of federal agencies and environmental organizations, has announced that up to $5 million in grants is available for stream, riparian, and coastal wetland restoration projects in the Great Lakes basin. The Request for Proposals and details about this grant program can be found on the Sustain Our Great Lakes website.

Pre-proposal applications are due February 17, 2016, and those invited to provide full proposals will have applications due April 21. Interested applicants are encouraged to connect with New York's Great Lakes program staff and basin-wide stakeholders to develop competitive project proposals.

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Source: NYS DEC Making Waves

Friday, January 15, 2016

New York State Draft Section 303(d) List Announced for Public Comment

New York State DEC has announced that the draft 2016 New York State Section 303(d) List of Impaired/TMDL Waters (303(d) List) is available for public comment. The Division of Water will accept comments until close of business March 4, 2016.

How do I comment on the Section 303(d) List?

The 303(d) List identifies those waters of the state that do not meet water quality standards and/or do not support appropriate uses and so require development of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) or other restoration strategy. The NYSDEC has posted the draft 2016 Section 303(d) List and the Assessment and Listing Methodologies used to develop the 303(d) List.

Instructions for submitting comments are in the January 13 Environmental Notice Bulletin.

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Source: NYS DEC Making Waves