ENB - Statewide Notices 12/31/2008
Public Notice of Environmental Board Meeting
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice that a meeting of the Environmental Board will be held at 2:00 p.m., January 6, 2009, in Room 129 at the Department's main offices at 625 Broadway, Albany, New York.
The Board will consider the following rulemaking actions of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation:
• Part 200, General Provisions,
• Part 201, Permits and Registrations, and
• Part 231, New Source Review for New and Modified Facilities
This meeting is open to the public.
Ruth L. Earl
State Environmental Board
This meeting will be webcast. To observe the meeting go to: http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/36245.html.
Municipalities and Owners/Operators of Public Drinking Water Supply Systems
New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan
Draft Amendment #1 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan issued September 30, 2008 was published in the December 3, 2008 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for the Draft Amendment #1 closed on December 18, 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 (NYS DOH) and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC) amended the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Final Intended Use Plan (IUP) dated September 30, 2008 to adjust the estimated project costs for five DWSRF projects and to revise the project score for three DWSRF projects listed on the Project Readiness List. Project descriptions and explanations of the reason for the project cost revisions and scoring changes are included in the table below:
|Borrower||County||Project Description||DWSRF #||Current IUP Cost||Proposed IUP Cost||Explanation|
|S. Glens Falls (V)||Saratoga||New Surface Water Treatment Rule Compliance Facility||17535||$1,406,000||1,555,000||Cost increase per revised design and revised engineering estimates.|
|Coxsackie (V)||Greene||Phase 2 of 15702, Upgrade Water Treatment Plant||17444||$4,461,851||$4,800,000||Cost increase per revised design and revised engineering estimates.|
|Schodack (T)||Rensselaer||New Ground Water Source, New Distribution System||16736||$3,148,900||$3,773,900||Cost increase per revised engineering estimates.|
|Schodack (T)||Rensselaer||District Consolidation, New District 8, New Storage, Extend Distribution System||17357||$3,698,353||$3,771,353||Cost increase per revised engineering estimates.|
|Constantia (T)||Oswego||New surface water treatment rule compliance facility, new storage, new pump station, new distribution system, new inter-connection, new system consolidation.||16261||$13,960,000||$13,960,500 Final Amended IUP cost will be $0 (see explanation)||The cost increase is needed to reflect the closed short-term financing which occurred on 10/02/2008 and was $500 higher than the $13,960,000 that was listed in the IUP. In addition, The NOTE: "Short - Term Loan Closed, Project Cost Shown is Remaining Balance Not Funded With Short Term Loan" appeared in the IUP in error since the financing did not take place until 10/02/2008 and did not take effect until after the short term financing closed. This amendment corrects this error, lists the final cost as $0, and increases the total project cost by $500 since the total short term financing was $13,960,500.|
|Westmoreland (T)||Oneida||New treatment for GUDI wells, extend system to serve area with private contaminated wells, consolidate public water supply. New surface water treatment rule compliance facility, upgrade distribution system.||16486||$1,525,000||$1,525,000||After reevaluation utilizing updated cost and EDU information, the project no longer qualifies for hardship assistance. The project score will be changed from H to 215 on the readiness list.|
|Bath (V)||Steuben||Address Total Coliform Violations, New Ground Water Source, Upgrade Storage||16558||$4,715,705||$3,712,060||Amended to reflect short term Closing on 9/30/2008. Added "NOTE: Short - Term Loan Closed, Project Cost Shown is Remaining Balance Not Funded With Short Term Loan". Project score changed on all applicable lists from 175 points to 1175 points.|
|Evans (T)||Erie||Consolidation with ECWA, extend system to serve area with private contaminated wells, remediate existing pressure problems. WD #5 Improvements and Extensions||15602||$12,900,000||$8,744,334||Amended to reflect short term Closing on 9/30/2008. Added "NOTE: Short - Term Loan Closed, Project Cost Shown is Remaining Balance Not Funded With Short Term Loan". Project score changed on all applicable lists from 140 points to 1140points.|
The Department has determined that the project cost revisions and project scoring changes are necessary and reasonable. Although the project priority rankings were altered to accommodate the scoring revisions to three projects, 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.