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Public Notices

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Division of Air Resources operates an ambient air monitoring network within the State. Federal regulations, which became effective December 18th, 2006, require each State's monitoring plan, describing the monitoring network in specific detail, to be made available for public comment. This notice is intended to provide the opportunity for this comment period.

Each Regional office, as well as the Central Office in Albany, of the NYSDEC shall have available for review copies of the network monitoring plan. Review of this plan can be arranged by calling the office of the Regional Air Pollution Control Engineer at their respective Regional Office at any of the telephone numbers below or by contacting the NYSDEC Central Office to arrange for a time to review this plan. Comments on this plan should be forwarded to the NYSDEC by June 11th, 2007 and addressed to the NYSDEC, Division of Air Resources, Bureau of Air Quality Surveillance, 625 Broadway - 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3256, Attn: Mr. Patrick Lavin, P.E.

Copies of the Network Plan are available at the following NYSDEC Regional Office locations:

Region 1- NYS SUNY, Building 40, Stony Brook, N.Y. 11790-2356 (# 631-444-0205)

Region 2- Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, L.I. City, N.Y. 11101-5401 (# 718-482-4944)

Region 3- 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, N.Y. 12561-1696 (# 845-256-3048)

Region 4- 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, N.Y. 12306-2014 (# 518-357-2350)

Region 5- Suboffice- 232 Hudson St., P.O. Box 220, Warrensburg, N.Y. 12885 (# 518-623-1212)

Region 6- State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601-3787 (# 315-785-2513)

Region 7- 615 Erie Blvd., West, Syracuse, N.Y. 13204-2400 (# 315-426-7552)

Region 8- 6274 E. Avon-Lima Road, Avon, N.Y. 14414-9519 (# 585-226-5311)

Region 9- 270 Michigan Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. 14203-2999 (# 716-851-7130)

NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3256 (# 518-402-8508)

Draft Amendment No. 2 to the FFY 2007 CWSRF Intended Use Plan
Additional Funding Availability, Fund Adjustments & Amended Project Priority Lists

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. 2 reflects adjustments to the sources and uses of funds made available for the remaining FFY 2007 IUP financing period through an increase of $42,430,437 in the USEPA CWSRF appropriation to New York State and through project by-passing. These fund adjustments will be used to finance cost increases to projects above the funding lines on the final CWSRF IUP Annual Project Priority Lists; to fund a project above the funding line that was not included on the final IUP Annual List due to an administrative oversight; and, in order of score and to the extent funds are available, to finance contingency projects below the funding lines that submitted CWSRF financing applications by March 1, 2007, the due date referenced in the final IUP.

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. 2 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. 2 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. 2 to the CWSRF IUP will be accepted by mail or fax until close of business, Friday, May 25, 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

Negative Declaration

Various Counties - The DEC, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NYS Tributary Strategy for Chesapeake Bay Restoration, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The DEC, in partnership with the Upper Susquehanna Coalition, has developed a strategy that describes how nutrient and sediment delivered to the Chesapeake Bay from New York could be reduced.

This proposed Tributary Strategy describes a practical, cost effective approach to reach New York's nutrient and sediment tributary strategy goals. It includes reduction considerations for each major source category: agriculture, forest/other open space, wastewater, urban stormwater and septic systems.

Public Comment - The Department is soliciting comments on this proposed plan from individuals involved or interested in the Susquehanna and Chemung River basins and the Chesapeake Bay. The comment period runs until July 9, 2007.

Accessing Documents - A copy of this proposed Tributary Strategy can be accessed on the Department website, http://www.dec.ny.gov/, by entering "New York State Tributary Strategy for Chesapeake Bay Restoration" in the search box. Copies also may be requested by contacting Peter Freehafer by telephone at 518-402-8272 or by e-mail at pbfreeha@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Contact: Please send all comments to Peter Freehafer at pbfreeha@gw.dec.state.ny.us or NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502.

Positive Declaration

Statewide - The NYS DEC, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed CO2 Budget Trading Program may have a significant a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the establishment of the CO2 Budget Trading Program (the Program) by promulgating 6 NYCRR Part 242, and to revise 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions. The CO2 Budget Trading Program establishes the New York State component of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a regional CO2 Budget Trading Program designed to stabilize and then reduce anthropogenic emissions of CO2, a greenhouse gas, from CO2 budget sources in an economically efficient manner. To accomplish this, the CO2 Budget Trading Program establishes a cap-a-trade program for CO2 emissions from fossil fuel-fired electric generating units. The project is located in New York State.

Contact: Christopher M. Hogan, E-mail: cmhogan@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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