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ENB - Statewide Notices 11/25/2009

Public Notice

Draft Amendment No. 4 to the FFY 2009 CWSRF Intended Use Plan

Announced Project List for ARRA GPR

Comment Period Extended

A notice regarding Draft Amendment No. 4 to the FFY 2009 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Intended Use Plan (IUP) was published in the November 11, 2009 issue of the ENB. Due to delays in preparing the amendment for public review, the comment period for Draft Amendment No. 4 has been extended to Wednesday, December 2, 2009.

Amendment No. 4 updates the current list of ARRA candidate projects in categories A,B,C and D of the FFY 2009 CWSRF Annual List to include the approximate costs of EPA approved Green Project Reserve (GPR) funds embedded within and added to those listed projects. Amendment No. 4 also includes a listing of Green Innovation Grant Program candidate projects in Category G.

The Draft Amendment No. 4 is available on the New York State Environmental Facilities Corp (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. 4 can also be requested by calling the NYS EFC toll-free line at 800-882-9721 or (518) 402-7396.

Written comments on Amendment No. 4 to the CWSRF 2009 IUP will be accepted by mail, e-mail, or fax until close of business, Wednesday, December 2, 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

Notice of Comment Period Extension

Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program

Well Permit Issuance for Horizontal Drilling and High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing to Develop the Marcellus Shale and Other Low-Permeability Gas Reservoirs

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has extended the public comment period on the Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SGEIS) on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program until December 31, 2009.

The Draft SGEIS, released September 30, 2009, addresses the range of potential impacts of anticipated horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing to develop natural gas reserves in the Marcellus Shale and other low-permeability gas reservoirs. The document also outlines safety measures, protection standards and mitigation strategies that operators would have to follow in order to obtain permits.

At the time the Draft SGEIS was released, NYS DEC announced that it would be accepting written comments on the document until November 30, 2009. In early November however, NYS DEC announced the extension of the public comment period through the end of December (http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/59579.html).

The Draft SGEIS is available on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/58440.html and printed copies of the document are available for review at NYS DEC regional offices, most sub-offices, and libraries that have traditionally served as document repositories. A complete list of locations can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/58672.html.

Written comments can be submitted to NYS DEC in three ways, including an on-line submission system, e-mail, or traditional mail. NYS DEC specially created on-line submission system is available at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/SGEISComments and allows the public to write comments and categorize them to specific areas of concern. E-mail comments may be submitted to: dmnsgeis@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Finally, written comments submitted via traditional mail should be sent to: Draft SGEIS Comments, NYS DEC - Division of Mineral Resources, Bureau of Oil & Gas Regulation, 625 Broadway, Third Floor, Albany, NY 12233-6500.

Contact: Jack Dahl, NYS DEC - Division of Mineral Resources, Bureau of Oil & Gas Regulation, 625 Broadway, Third Floor, Albany, NY 12233-6500, Phone: (518) 402-8056.

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