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ENB - Statewide Notices 4/22/2009

Public Notice

Notice of Auction

On June 17, 2009 the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will be participating in a regional auction for the sale of carbon dioxide allowances under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in accordance with the CO2 Allowance Auction Program (Title 21 NYCRR Part 507). The auction will be conducted on June 17, 2009, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. ET. In this auction, NYSERDA will be making available for sale 11,861,849 allowances from the 2009 Allocation Year, and 776,385 allowances from the 2012 Allocation Year. All parties are eligible to participate in this auction provided they become qualified and meet all other participation requirements. Applications for participation are due May 1, 2009. Complete details on the June 17, 2009 auction, including the auction schedule, participation requirements, and auction documents can be found at: www.rggi.org. The NYSERDA contact person regarding the New York CO2 Allowance Auction Program is Kevin Hale, who can be contacted at: rggi@nyserda.org


The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation's "Notice of Description of Eligible Project Categories," Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP), published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin on March 25, 2009, is hereby revised, effective immediately, with respect to an extension of the application deadline for the GIGP. Applications must be postmarked by no later than May 29, 2009, rather than May 9, 2009 as originally published.

New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
Green Innovation Grant Program
Attention: GIGP Project Manager
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
Phone: (800) 882-9721
Fax: (518) 486-9248
E-mail: GIGP@nysefc.org
Website: www.nysefc.org/GreenGrants


Notice of Emergency Rule Making

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

6 NYCRR Part 649, New York State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund Regulations

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law Sections Environmental Conservation Law Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 15-0101, 15-0105, 15-0109, 15-0315, 15-0317, 15-1303; L.1989, ch. 565

Purpose: The emergency rule amends 6 NYCRR Part 649 to set forth rules and procedures whereby the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department or NYS DEC) can adhere to its current administrative policies and practices and also meet a February 10, 2010 deadline for States to have projects underway or under contract or lose the funds provided in the stimulus legislation entitled the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" (ARRA).

The proposed regulations allow for funding to be extended to green infrastructure, water, and energy efficiency improvements or other environmentally innovative activities and projects. Other provisions allow the Department to provide funding for pre-design planning and to bypass projects on the Intended Use Plan based upon project readiness. The use of ARRA funds in New York State will create and retain jobs, and fuel critical environmental infrastructure construction throughout New York State.

For further information:

Robert Simson
NYS DEC - Division of Water
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY, 12233-3500
Phone: (518) 402-8271


Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF)

CWSRF Emergency Regulation Revisions

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC) has adopted emergency amendments to the New York State Clean Water Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Regulations, currently codified under 21 NYCRR Part 2602. The CWSRF program was created and is jointly administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation pursuant to Chapter 565 of the Laws of 1989.

The emergency rule amends 21 NYCRR Part 2602 to set forth rules and procedures whereby NYS EFC can implement the requirements and objectives of Public Law 111-5, also known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, in order to enable the CWSRF to accept and expend federal funds to stimulate the economy and to retain and create jobs for the benefit of the people of New York State.

Among the amendments to the CWSRF is an addition to the CWSRF Project Priority System for the purpose of including green infrastructure, water or energy efficiency improvements or other environmentally innovative activities.

The proposed NYS EFC CWSRF emergency regulations were filed with the Department of State on April 13, 2009, and are effective as of that date. The notice of emergency adoption will be published in the State Register on April 29, 2009.

The NYS EFC CWSRF emergency regulation revisions are available on the NYS EFC web site at: www.nysefc.org (Click on "Programs", then "Clean Water State Revolving Fund", then "Regulations").

For a copy of the NYS EFC CWSRF emergency regulation revisions, or information on the CWSRF program, please contact:

David Morseman
NYS EFC - Division of Engineering and Program Management
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
Phone: (800) 882-9721 (within NYS only) or (518) 402-7433
Fax: (518) 402-7456



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