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ENB - Statewide Notices

Public Notice

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 3-0301, 11-0303,11-0305, 11-0306, 11-0315, 11-0317, 11-0319, 11-1301, 11-1303, 11-1305, 11-1501, 11-1503,11-1505 and 13-0105, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making to Amend 6NYCRR Parts 10, 35 and 36 relating to the Hudson River stock of American shad, was officially delivered to the Department of State on March 13, 2008, and will be posted in issue 14 of the State Register, dated April 2, 2008.

For further information please contact:

Kathryn A. Hattala
NYS DEC
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: (845) 256-3071
E-mail: HudsonRiverFish@dec.ny.gov


Municipalities and Owners/Operators of Public Drinking Water Supply Systems

New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan

Draft Amendment #2 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan issued September 28, 2007 was published in the February 27, 2008 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for the Draft Amendment #2 closed on March 13, 2008. The New York State Department of Health received no public comments pertaining to this amendment. Therefore, the amendment to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan is final as shown below:

"The New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) amended the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Final Intended Use Plan (IUP) dated September 28, 2007 to adjust the estimated project costs for six DWSRF projects and to revise the project score for one DWSRF project listed on the Project Readiness List. Project descriptions and explanations of the reason for the cost increases and scoring change are included in the table below:

Borrower County Project Description DWSRF # Current IUP Cost Proposed IUP Cost Explanation
Poestenkill (T) Rensselaer New complete system; System consolidation 17331 $9,029,151 $10,250,000 Increased project score from 175 to 185 points due to data input error. Cost increase to reflect referendum-approved project amount and amount included in revised hardship application.
Chaffee Erie Replace all water lines in Hamlet, upgrade GW source 17457 $800,000 $904,000 The cost increase is a result of an update of the original project cost estimate by the engineer.
Minerva (T) Essex New ground water source, upgrade distribution system, new system consolidation 15829 $0 $88,000 The cost increase is a result of an update of the original project cost estimate by the engineer.
Newstead Erie Phase 2 of WD#10 17416 $2,052,000 $2,300,000 The cost increase is a result of an update of the original project cost estimate by the engineer.
Schodack Rensselaer New system to serve private contaminated wells; System Consolidation; New Groundwater Source 16736 $3,295,022 $4,475,000 The cost increase is a result of an update of the original project cost estimate by the engineer. Town anticipates closing under DWSRF Guarantee Program.
Schodack Rensselaer Extend Distribution System; System Consolidation 17357 $2,197,291 $3,698,353 The cost increase is a result of an update of the original project cost estimate by the engineer.

The Department has determined that the project cost increases and project scoring revision are necessary, reasonable and consistent with the original project concept. Although the project priority rankings were altered to accommodate the scoring revision of one project, these project changes will not adversely affect any other project on the IUP Project Readiness List above the funding line. Except for the above-noted changes, there are no other changes to projects listed on the Project Readiness List or to the project priority rankings."

The revised Project Readiness List may be obtained by calling DOH's toll free information line at: 1-800-458-1158, extension 27676 (within New York State only) or (518) 402-7676.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Statewide - The New York State Department of Public Service, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. The New York State Public Service Commission is conducting a proceeding to develop an Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. An objective of the proceeding is to balance cost impacts, resource diversity and environmental effects by decreasing the State's energy usage through increased conservation and efficiency. The target efficiency goal for electricity is a 15% reduction by 2015 as compared to the projected level for that year. The proceeding will also investigate comparable resources for setting an efficiency goal for natural gas. The project is located statewide in New York State.

Contact: Alice Miller, New York State Department of Public Service, Phone: (518) 474-2350, E-mail: alice_miller@dps.state.ny.us.



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