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ENB - Statewide Notices 04/28/2010

Public Notice

Public Review and Comment Period for the Draft 2010 Annual Reports for GP-0-08-002 and the Availability of their Stormwater Management Program Plan for Public Review

Lead Agency: New York State Thruway Authority and New York State Canal Corporation

Title: New York State Thruway Authority and New York State Canal Corporation Announce a Public Review and Comment Period for the Draft 2010 Annual Reports for GP-0-08-002 and the Availability of their Stormwater Management Program Plan for Public Review.

Project Description: This notice announces the availability of the Draft Annual Reports prepared by the New York State Thruway Authority (Authority) and New York State Canal Corporation (Corporation) pursuant to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer Systems (MS4s), GP-0-08-002. The Draft Annual Reports document activities related to the Authority's and Corporation's Stormwater Management Program during the Reporting Period of March 10, 2009 to March 9, 2010. The Authority and Corporation are making these draft documents available for public comment for a period of 30 days, ending May 26, 2010. Interested parties may provide their comments to the Authority and Corporation via e-mail, phone, or mail to be considered in finalizing the documents. Once finalized, the annual reports will remain available for public review on the Authority's website. The Authority and Corporation's Stormwater Management Program Plan is available for public review at each of their Division offices.

Background: SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer Systems (MS4s), GP-0-08-002, requires that agencies or municipalities identified as Regulated Small MS4s must develop a Stormwater Management Program to address six Minimum Control Measures. This public notice serves to comply with the Authority's and Corporation's "Public Involvement/Participation" Minimum Control Measure.

Information: The Draft Annual Reports are available online during the comment period at: http://www.nysthruway.gov/environmental/ms4s.html

Hardcopies of the Authority's and Corporation's Draft Annual Reports and of the stormwater management program plan are also available for review at the following locations:

New York Division Contact: Michael Wetzel, 4 Executive Blvd., Suffern, NY 10901, Phone: (845) 918-2526

Syracuse Division Contact: Michael Reed, Suite 250 2nd Floor, 290 Elwood Davis Road, Liverpool, NY 13088-2104, Phone: (315) 438-2393

Albany Division Contact: Robert Romeo, 270 Mount Hope Drive, Albany, NY 12209, Phone: (518) 436-3006

Buffalo Division Contact: Tom Moore, 455 Cayuga Road, Suite 800,Cheektowaga, NY 14225-1309, Phone: 716-635-6291

Email comments to:
Thruway: ms4artwy@thruway.state.ny.us
Canal: ms4arcanals@thruway.state.ny.us

Mail comments to:
New York State Thruway Authority
Environmental Services Bureau
Attention: Mike Monahan
200 Southern Blvd.
Albany, NY 12209

Phone:
Mike Monahan
(518) 471-5926


Draft Amendment # 1 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan issued October 1, 2009

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 October 1, 2009 to adjust the estimated project costs for five projects listed on the Project Readiness List and to add two projects to the Project Readiness List. Explanations of the reason for the cost increases and project additions are provided below:

  • Project 17321, Hounsfield, Jefferson County. A cost increase of $72,330.00 based on revised estimates and to reconcile the amount closed with short term financing.
  • Project 17273, Mexico, Oswego County. A cost increase of $45,000 based on actual project costs after short term closing.
  • Project 15204 Hannibal, Oswego County. A cost increase of $2,338,000 based on revised estimates from the project engineer.
  • Project 17354, Whitehall, Washington County. A cost increase of $534,713 based on actual project construction costs incurred after short term closing.
  • Project 16692, Van Hornsville Water Works, Herkimer County. A cost increase of $114,750 based on revised estimates from the project applicant.
  • Project 17843, Tuxedo Park, Orange County. Project added to Readiness List for Guarantee financing.
  • Project 17843, Campbell, Steuben County. Project added to Readiness List for Guarantee financing.

NYS DOH has determined that the project cost increases are necessary, reasonable and consistent with the original project concept and the scope of the projects has not changed. The two projects that were added to the Project Readiness List fall below the funding line. Therefore, the project priority rankings above the funding line were not altered and the project cost increases 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.

Written statements or comments on the above DWSRF project cost increases and project additions will be accepted by fax or mail until close of business on May 13, 2010 and should be filed with:

Victor E. Pisani.
NYS DOH - Bureau of Water Supply Protection
Flanigan Square, 547 River Street, Room 400
Troy, New York 12180-2216
Fax Number: (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.


State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) Permit No. GP-0-10-002

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has renewed the SPDES General Permit For Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), GP-0-10-002. This general permit authorizes discharges of stormwater from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) that are required to obtain coverage in accordance with the Environmental Conservation Law and the federal Clean Water Act. This new general permit (GP-0-10-002) replaces the former permit (GP-0-08-002) and shall be effective from May 1, 2010 to April 30, 2015.

As of the effective date of GP-0-10-002, entities with coverage under the former General Permit (GP-0-08-002) will continue to be authorized to discharge on an interim basis for up to 180 days from the effective date of GP-0-10-002. Within this 180 day interim period, covered entities must gain coverage under GP-0-10-002 by submitting either a complete Notice of Intent (NOI) or their 2009 annual report (due in June 2010). For public participation purposes, the annual report form will be considered equivalent to submission of an NOI. Entities that did not have coverage under the former General Permit will be required to submit a complete NOI to obtain authorization to discharge. The NYS DEC reserves the right to require any applicant seeking or maintaining coverage under GP-0-10-002 to apply for an individual SPDES permit.

A notice of draft permit was previously published in the ENB on October 28, 2009 providing for public review and comment. Copies of the final permit, Fact Sheet, Responsiveness Summary, Designation Criteria and applicable forms will be available on the Department's website (http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/43150.html) beginning on April 30, 2010. If you would like a copy of one of these documents ahead of this date, please contact Barbara Horton using the contact information below:

Barbara Horton
NYS DEC - Division of Water
625 Broadway - 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3505
E-mail: bjhorton@gw.dec.state.ny.us
Phone: (518) 402 -8111

A public meeting has been scheduled for May 27 to discuss the Watershed Improvement Strategy requirements for the Long Island pathogen impaired watersheds listed in Table IX.C. of the MS4 general permit. Regulated entities subject to these requirements are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the development of NYS DEC guidance for meeting and implementing the Long Island MS4 pathogen TMDL requirements.

NYS DEC has developed a Watershed Improvement Strategy guidance document that is available for public review. The guidance document will be available on the website listed above beginning on April 30, 2010. NYS DEC intends to discuss this guidance document at the May 27 meeting.

The meeting details are as follows:

Date: May 27, 2010
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Marine Resources Office
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
Conference Room
East Setauket, NY 11733


Notice of Withdrawl to Amend 6 NYCRR Part 40

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 11-0303. 13-0105, 13-03 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Withdrawl to amend 6 NYCRR Part 40 pertaining to the recreational harvest limits for black sea bass. This notice will be published in issue 17 of the State Register, dated April 28, 2010.

For further information, please contact:

Stephen W. Heins
NYS DEC - Division of Fish Wildlife and Marine Resources
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Phone: (631) 444-0435
E-mail: swheins@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making to Amend 6 NYCRR Part 40

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections (see DOS form) 13-0105, 13-0340-b, 13-0340-e and 130340-f the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making to amend 6 NYCRR Part 40 pertaining to the recreational harvest of summer flounder, scup and black sea bass. This notice will be published in issue 17 of the State Register, dated April 28, 2010.

For further information, please contact:

Stephen W. Heins
NYS DEC - Division of Fish Wildlife and Marine Resources
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Phone: (631) 444-0435
E-mail: swheins@gw.dec.state.ny.us



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