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ENB - Statewide Notices 05/26/2010

Public Notice

Notice of Public Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Climate Action Council will hold a public information and comment meeting on the state climate action planning process.

On August 6, 2009, Governor David A. Paterson signed Executive Order 24, setting a goal to reduce New York State's greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent of their 1990 levels by 2050. The executive order also created the New York State Climate Action Council and directed it to prepare a draft climate action plan by September 30, 2010. The plan will assess how all economic sectors can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change, and identify the extent to which such actions support New York's goals for a clean-energy economy.

At this second public meeting in the climate action planning process, staff from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYS ERDA) will describe the process the New York State Climate Action Council is using to develop the climate action plan. Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the state's climate programs and the climate action planning process, and to express their comments. All interested members of the public are invited to attend.

Further information on the climate action planning process is available at: http://www.nyclimatechange.us. The meeting agenda will be available at this Website after June 24.

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: New York State Public Service Commission
4th Floor Board Room
90 Church Street
New York, NY 10007

Directions are available at: http://www.dps.state.ny.us/locations.html.

Pre-registration is requested but not required. Please pre-register by e-mailing climatechange@dec.ny.gov; include the words "July 8 Pre-registration" in the subject line.

Contact: Mark Lowery, NYS DEC - Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-1030. Phone: (518) 402-8448 E-mail: climatechange@dec.ny.gov.


Municipalities and Owners/Operators of Public Drinking Water Supply Systems

New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan

Draft Amendment #1 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan issued October 1, 2009 was published in the April 28, 2010 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for the Draft Amendment #1 closed on May 13, 2010. 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 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 reasons 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 17844, 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."

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.

For more information, please contact:

Charles Amento
NYS DOH - Bureau of Water Supply Protection
Flanigan Square, 547 River Street, Room 400
Troy, New York 12180-2216
Phone: (518) 402-7650


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