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ENB - Statewide Notices 1/14/2009

Public Notice

Sea Level Rise Task Force Meetings

The public is invited to a series of meetings about the effects of sea level rise and development of recommendations for adapting to rising sea levels.

The meetings are intended to provide an opportunity for interested members of the public to provide input to the work plan for the task force and various associated work groups. They will consist of an informal open house, followed by staff presentations and opportunity for public comment. The open house will include exhibits related to various aspects of climate change and sea level rise. Agency staff will be available to explain the exhibits, answer questions and hear any comments that participants may have. Opportunity for participants to ask questions and provide comments will follow the presentations.

The State Legislature established the State Sea Level Rise Task Force in 2007 and charged it with making recommendations to protect New York's coastal ecosystems and natural habitats, and to increase coastal community resilience in the face of sea level rise.

The task force is composed of state agencies, local governments, not-for-profit groups and private citizens appointed by elected officials. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis serves as chair of the task force.

Further information on the State Sea Level Rise Task Force is available at: www.dec.ny.gov/energy/45202.html.

You can sign up for the Sea Level Rise Task Force listserv at: http://lists.dec.state.ny.us/mailman/listinfo/sealevelrisetaskforce.

New York State Sea Level Rise Task Force Public Meeting Schedule

January 22, 2009
Nelly Goletti Theatre, Student Center,
Marist College
3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County
4:00-7:00 p.m. Open House
7:00 p.m. Presentation Starts

January 27, 2009
Department of Public Service Board Room, 4th Floor,
90 Church Street
Manhattan, New York County
2:00-5:00 p.m. Open House
6:00 p.m. Presentation Starts

Municipalities and Owners/Operators of Public Drinking Water Supply Systems

New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan

The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC) propose to amend the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Final Intended Use Plan (IUP) dated September 30, 2008 to adjust the estimated project cost for one DWSRF project listed on the Project Readiness List. The explanation of the reason for the project cost revision is included in the table below:

Borrower County Project Description DWSRF # Current IUP Cost Proposed IUP Cost Explanation
(V) Sherburne Chenango

New Ground Water Source, New Transmission,
Upgrade Storage, Upgrade Distribution System, System Consolidation

15237 $0 $313,000 The cost increase is
the result of actual
construction costs
exceeding the original project cost estimates.

The Department has determined that the revised project cost increase is necessary, reasonable and consistent with the original project concept. In addition, the scope of the project has not changed, nor have we altered the project priority rankings in any way. The project cost increase will not adversely affect any other project on the IUP Project Readiness List above the funding line. Except for the above-noted change, there are no other changes to projects listed on the Project Readiness List or to the project priority rankings.

Written statements or comments on the above DWSRF project cost revision will be accepted by fax or mail until close of business on January 29, 2009 and should be filed with:

Victor E. Pisani
Bureau of Water Supply Protection
Flanigan Square
547 River Street, Room 400
Troy, New York 12180-2216
Fax: (518) 402-7659

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

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