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ENB - Statewide Notices 7/25/2012

Public Notice

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 11-0303, 13-0105, 13-0340-b, 13-0340-e and 13-0340-f the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Emergency Adoption to amend 6 NYCRR Part 40 pertaining to recreational summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass regulations. This rule making will decrease the minimum size limit for summer flounder to 19.5 inches and increase the possession limit to 4 fish. For scup the recreational season will increase to the period from May 1 through December 31 and the possession limit will increase to 20 fish. For anglers on board licensed party and charter boats, there is a bonus season from September 1 through October 31 during which the scup possession limit will increase to 40 fish. For black sea bass the recreational season will increase to the period from June 15 through December 31. The possession limit will increase to 15 fish.

This notice will be published in issue 30 of the State Register, dated July 25, 2012.

For further information, please contact:

Steve 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) 444-0436
E-mail: swheins@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 13-0316, 13-0319, 13-0323 and 13-0327 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption to amend 6 NYCRR Parts 42, 48 and Part 49 to provide an exemption for the sale of cultivated shellstock (unshucked) bay scallops and oysters of less than legal size for consumption and resale and establish special tagging, recordkeeping and reporting requirements for sale of such cultivated shellfish that are covered by this exemption. This notice will be published in issue 30 of the State Register, dated July 25, 2012..

For further information, please contact:

Debra A. Barnes
NYS DEC - Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Phone: (631) 444-0483
E-mail: dabarnes@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Notice of Adoption

6 NYCRR Part 215, Open Fires

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 9-0105, 9-1103, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0301, 19-0303, 19-0305, 70-0707, 71-2103, and 71-2105 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Emergency Adoption of Rule on July 13, 2012, to be effective July 13, 2012, to amend existing 6 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Part 215, Open Fires.

NYS DEC is amending 6 NYCRR Part 215 through an emergency rule making to ensure public safety by expanding the high fire-risk burn ban period through October 10th. Data indicates that New York State is currently experiencing a High Fire danger risk due to drier than normal conditions and the hot, dry weather will continue throughout most of the summer. As of July 13, 2012 there are five active fires in the New York municipalities of Richmondville, North Elba, Indian Lake, Caroga, and Chester; comprising a total of 18.8 acres. This emergency rule is part of other state actions taken to properly prepare the state for the increase danger of fires.

For further information, contact:

Robert Stanton
NYSDEC - Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3254
Phone: (518) 402-8403
E-mail: airregs@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for Water Pollution Control

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)

Draft 2013 Intended Use Plans (IUPs)

Anticipated Funds Available; Project Priority Lists; Eligible Projects

Public Meeting & Hearing; Comments; Applications

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) are pleased to announce the availability of the draft Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2013 Intended Use Plans (IUPs) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The CWSRF and DWSRF programs are available to municipalities and certain non-municipal entities in New York State (NYS) to finance water quality related projects.

For the CWSRF, NYS EFC estimates that approximately $1,175 million will be available for subsidized financing for the CWSRF during FFY 2013. This includes an estimated federal capitalization grant amount of $129.3 million. Additional CWSRF subsidization in the form of either grant or principal forgiveness may be available in FFY 2013, however, a final allocation of CWSRF additional subsidization will be announced as part of a future IUP Amendment. In addition, NYS EFC may be offering subsidized financial assistance to projects that meet USEPA's Green Project Reserve (GPR) criteria. A final determination of the uses of GPR for FFY 2013 has not yet been made. Please monitor the NYS EFC website for developments.

For the DWSRF, NYS DOH will receive an estimated $52.6 million DWSRF federal capitalization grant of which a maximum of $15.7 million may be made available for eligible hardship projects as additional subsidization as hardship grants.

The IUPs include lists of projects that could receive reduced-interest subsidized and unsubsidized financing between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013, the next IUP financing period. The interest rate for subsidized financings is reduced by 50% (CWSRF) or 33.3% (DWSRF) of the market rate for bonds. Please visit NYS EFC's website at: www.efc.ny.gov for more information.

Eligible Projects:

CWSRF - Municipal water pollution control projects eligible for CWSRF reduced interest subsidized and unsubsidized financing under Section 212 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) include, but are not limited to: wastewater treatment facilities and conveyance systems; combined sewer overflow abatement facilities; stormwater pollution abatement; energy efficiency initiatives; system security measures; water conservation, reuse and recycling systems; and other municipally-owned projects or portions of projects that maintain, protect or improve water quality.

Municipal and non-municipal entities may apply for CWSRF assistance for non-point source projects that protect water quality under CWA Section 319 or implement an approved National Estuary Plan under CWA Section 320. Projects eligible for CWSRF reduced interest subsidized and unsubsidized financing include, but are not limited to: land acquisition or conservation easements for water quality protection, including wellhead protection; brownfield remediation; contaminated soil and storage tank remediation; water quality aspects of landfills such as landfill leachate collection, storage and treatment, landfill gas collection and control, and landfill capping; stormwater management facilities and equipment; wetland and waterbody restoration; highway deicing materials storage; deficient or failing decentralized septic systems; or other non-point source projects to maintain, protect or improve water quality under Section 319.

DWSRF - Drinking water systems eligible for DWSRF reduced interest subsidized and non-subsidized financing are: municipal and privately-owned community water systems and non-profit, non-community water systems. Municipally-owned water systems are also eligible for reduced interest unsubsidized financing. Projects eligible for DWSRF financing include: construction, rehabilitation, and upgrading of water treatment plants; transmission and distribution mains; storage facilities; pump stations; interconnections; rehabilitation or development of new drinking water sources; consolidation of water supply services; upgrades to existing water systems; energy efficiency initiatives; and capital investments to improve security of drinking water systems.

Intended Use Plans and Project Listing:

Eligible entities interested in financing one or more projects not currently listed in the draft CWSRF IUP or draft DWSRF IUP should submit the appropriate IUP project listing information as soon as possible but no later than Monday, September 10, 2012 as provided below. For assistance with the IUP listing process, please call the NYS EFC or NYS DOH office listed at the end of this notice.

For CWSRF projects, an applicant will need to provide a CWSRF Project Listing Form (please see NYS EFC's Project Listing and Update System (PLUS) at: http://plus.efc.ny.gov/) and an approvable engineering or technical report to NYS EFC as soon as possible but no later than September 10, 2012 to be listed for financing of projects on the Annual List of the final 2013 CWSRF IUP. Separate listing forms are available for municipal wastewater and nonpoint source projects, for municipal and not-for-profit land acquisition projects, and for non-municipal nonpoint source projects.

For DWSRF projects, an applicant will need to provide a DWSRF Listing Form to the NYS DOH by September 10, 2012 along with an engineering report, or plans and specifications, or have completed construction, to be included on the Annual List in the final 2013 DWSRF IUP.

A notice regarding the availability of the draft IUPs will be e-mailed to municipal applicants, system owners, financial advisors, consulting firms, and other interested parties. The draft CWSRF IUP will also be available on the NYS EFC website at: www.efc.ny.gov. The DWSRF IUP will also be available on the NYS DOH website at: www.health.state.ny.us (click on the "Topics A to Z" button, "Drinking Water", and "Drinking Water State Revolving Fund").

Due Date for Comments:

Written statements or comments on the draft IUPs can be filed prior to the September 10, 2012 deadline or at the public hearing. If you intend to provide testimony at the public hearing, please provide a copy of the testimony prior to or at the beginning of the hearing. Written and oral statements will be made part of the official records. Written statements or comments on the draft IUPs should be filed with the following programs by close of business on the dates as indicated below:

CWSRF Program:
Submit comments by:
Monday, September 10, 2012
Submit comments to: Timothy P. Burns
NYS EFC - Division of Engineering & Program Management
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
Fax: (518) 402-7456
E-mail: iupcomments@efc.ny.gov

DWSRF Program:
Submit comments by:
Monday, September 10, 2012
Submit comments to: Michael Montysko
NYS DOH - Bureau of Water Supply Protection
547 River Street, Flanigan Square, Room 400
Troy, New York 12180
Fax: (518) 402-7659

Public Meeting and Hearing:

A joint public meeting and hearing to review the draft FFY 2013 CWSRF IUP and DWSRF IUP will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in the Stedman Room of the William K. Sanford Town Library in the Town of Colonie, Albany County. The Library is located at 629 Albany Shaker Road, approximately ¼ mile east of Exit 4 off I-87. Pre-registration is not required. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for disabled persons if requested in advance.

WEBINAR:

NYS EFC and NYS DOH will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. This event will present an overview of the 2013 IUPs for the CWSRF and the DWSRF, as well as an opportunity to answer questions. Log-on instructions for this webinar will be posted on NYS EFC's website at: www.efc.ny.gov.
NYS EFC and NYS DOH Contacts:

For a copy of the draft FFY 2013 IUP, assistance with the IUP listing process, or for information on these SRF programs, please contact:

CWSRF:

Dwight Brown
NYS EFC - Division of Engineering & Program Management
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
Phone: (800) 882-9721 or (518) 402-7396
Fax: (518) 402-7456
E-mail: dwight.brown@efc.ny.gov
NYS EFC website: www.efc.ny.gov

DWSRF:

Michael Montysko, P.E.
NYS DOH - Bureau of Water Supply Protection
547 River Street, Flanigan Square, Room 400
Troy, New York 12180
Phone: (800) 458-1158 ext. 27650 or (518) 402-7650
Fax: (518) 402-7689

Listing Forms and Application Packages:


For information on the CWSRF Project Listing and Update System, the DWSRF Listing Form, the CWSRF or DWSRF Financing Application Package Forms and Guidance, or the CWSRF or DWSRF Financial Hardship Application, please visit NYS EFC's website at: www.efc.ny.gov or contact Dwight Brown at the above NYS EFC address or phone number.


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