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ENB - Statewide Notices 3/11/2009

Public Notice

Municipalities and Owners/Operators of Public Drinking Water Supply Systems

New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan

Draft Amendment #3 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan issued September 30, 2008 was published in the February 11, 2009 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for the Draft Amendment #3 closed on February 26, 2009. 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 cost for one DWSRF project listed on the Project Readiness List. The explanation of the reason for the cost revision is included in the table below:

Borrower County Project Description DWSRF # Current IUP Cost Proposed IUP Cost Explanation
(T)Alexandria Jefferson New system to serve area with private contaminated wells, consolidate public water supply. 17045 $0 $151,000 The cost increase is a result of an update of the original project cost estimate by the engineer.

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."

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.

Draft Amendment No. 1 to the FFY 2009 CWSRF Intended Use Plan

Additional Funding; Fund Adjustments; Amended Annual Project Priority List

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) announce that the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2009 Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for Water Pollution Control Projects, dated September 2008, is being amended.

Amendment No. 1 reflects adjustments to the sources and uses of funds available for the remaining FFY 2009 IUP financing period through an increase in the CWSRF appropriation to New York State in the amount of $432 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Of this appropriation, no less than 50% ($216 million) will be used for additional subsidization. Additional subsidization for project costs eligible for ARRA funding will be available to both hardship and non-hardship projects. Also, not less than 20% ($86 million) will be used for projects to address green infrastructure, water or energy efficiency improvements, or other environmentally innovative projects, to the extent that qualifying applications are received.

These additional funds, as well as FFY 2009 funds, will be used to finance projects on the final amended CWSRF 2009 IUP Annual Project Priority List that meet ARRA requirements described in the Amendment. Priority for ARRA funds will be given to projects that can start construction within a short time frame.

For projects on the 2009 Final IUP Annual List below the Contingency Lines in Categories A and B, and those projects moved to the Category D Annual List from the Category D Multi-Year List as a result of this amendment, the deadline for submitting project financing applications has been extended to April 1, 2009. Financing applications received after April 1, 2009 for projects on the amended Annual List will be held by EFC and may be considered for subsidized funds later in FFY 2009, if sufficient funds are available. The CWSRF financing application package was revised in January 2009 and is available by calling NYS EFC at 800-882-9721 or on the NYS EFC website at: www.nysefc.org (click on "Programs", then "Clean Water State Revolving Fund", then "Application Process").

The Draft Amendment No. 1 will be available on the NYS EFC website at: www.nysefc.org (click on "Programs," then "Clean Water State Revolving Fund," then "IUP and Amendments"). A copy of Draft Amendment No. 1 can also be requested by calling the NYS EFC toll-free line at: 800-882-9721 or at 518-402-7433.

Written comments on Amendment No. 1 to the CWSRF IUP will be accepted by mail, E-mail, or fax until close of business, Friday, April 3, 2009. Comments should be addressed to:

David Morseman
NYS EFC - Division of Engineering and Program Management
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
Fax: (518) 402-7456
E-mail: iupcomments@nysefc.org

Statewide Trails Council Meeting

Date: March 21, 2009

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Ice Cream Parlor
Saratoga State Park
Saratoga Springs, NY


• State Park Trails related programs
• DEC 190 Regulations
• Share use trail draft guidelines

Contact: Robert W. Reinhardt, State Trails Coordinator, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Albany, NY, Phone: (518) 474-0415.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department or NYS DEC) has prepared the draft Program Policy: Assessing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Environmental Impact Statements.

This document provides instructions to NYS DEC staff for reviewing an environmental impact statement that includes a discussion of energy use or greenhouse gas emissions. It identifies the boundaries and methods for the assessment of greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation measures.

The draft policy is available from the Department's website at www.dec.ny.gov/permits/52508.html or by contacting John Marschilok in the Office of Climate Change, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8448.

Written comments on the draft Program Policy will be accepted through April 10, 2009. Written comments should be addressed to John Marschilok, Office of Climate Change, at the above-mentioned address, or by email to climatechange@dec.ny.gov.

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