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ENB - Statewide Notices 07/21/2010

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 #2 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan issued October 1, 2009 was published in the June 23, 2010 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for the Draft Amendment #2 closed on July 8, 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 comply with the requirements of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2010 DWSRF Appropriation. The Appropriation Bill required that the IUP contain a description of the intended uses of the Additional Subsidization and the Green Project Reserve as well as the application of the Davis-Bacon Wage Act to FFY 2010 DWSRF assistance agreements. In addition, three (3) projects associated with 1998 and 1999 leveraged financing were included as part of a bond refunding that did not alter the Project Readiness List and did not adversely affect any other project on the IUP."

You can view Final Amendment #2 to the DWSRF IUP dated October 1, 2009 at: http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/water/drinking/water.htm.

For further 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

Notice Of Intent and Stormwater Management Plan for State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) (GP-0-10-002)

To provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the Notices Of Intent (NOI)s submitted to gain coverage under the MS4 GP-0-10-002, according to part II.B. of this general permit, the NOIs received by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) are public noticed. For the MS4s that were previously covered under the GP-0-08-002, the availability of their stormwater management program (SWMP) plans and the 2009-2010 annual reports (ARs) are made available as an update to the initial NOIs.

An NOI Availability Report (including new NOIs and the location of the SWMPs and ARs) is posted on: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/41392.html. The updates to the NOI Availability Reports will be periodically posted on the Environmental Notice Bulletin.

The NYS DEC reserves the right to require any applicant seeking or maintaining coverage under GP-0-10-002 to apply for an individual or alternative SPDES general permit, or accept the NOI as complete. The process of public noticing and public involvement is described below:

1. Written comments on the NOIs and SWMP plan must be submitted to the following addresses within 28 days from this ENB posting (August 18, 2010).
a. E-mail: Stormwater_info@dec.ny.gov
b. MS4 stormwater coordinators as identified in the NOI or SWMP

2. Upon the receipt of the comments, the NYS DEC will start an evaluation, examine the issues against the public comments previously received and evaluated by the MS4s and historical records of the MS4 activities, address the issue raised by commenter, or propose a change to the NOI or SWMP.

3. Based on the outcome of this process, the NYSDEC will make a decision as to whether coverage under GP-0-10-002 can be provided or maintained, or issuance of an individual or alternative SPDES general permit should be considered.

Contact: Shohreh Karimipour, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Water Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-3505, Phone: (518)402-8111, Fax: (518)402-9029.

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