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ENB - Statewide Notices 9/12/2012

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Division of Air Resources operates an ambient air monitoring network for various air contaminants within New York State. As required by federal regulations, NYS DEC prepared an annual monitoring network plan detailing the specifics of the monitoring network, including proposed modifications. This plan was available for public review and comments on May 23, 2012. However, the previous public notice did not reflect some last minute changes to the proposed modifications that resulted from consultation with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). This notice is intended to afford interested parties the opportunity to comment on the revised plan.

The proposed network changes are:

  • Site closures: Belleayre, Camden, Westfield, Nick's Lake, Syracuse COM, La Tourette, IS 293, PS 154, Manhattanville P.O.
  • Close Niagara Falls, relocate toxics and PM10 to Buffalo, acid deposition and FRM PM2.5 to Amherst.
  • Close Elmira, relocate acid deposition to Pinnacle.
  • Close Grafton, relocate acid deposition to Loudonville
  • Discontinue PM10 at PS 19.
  • Discontinue acid deposition at Eisenhower Park.
  • Discontinue acid deposition at Mt. Ninham.
  • Discontinue NOx at Amherst.
  • Relocate NATTS monitoring from Morrisania back to the original site at IS 52; Morrisania remains as single parameter TEOM PM2.5 site.
  • Discontinue continuous GC for PAMS measurements at Pfizer Lab.
  • Relocate Camp Georgetown (currently shut down due to state facility's closure) to yet to be determined site.

The complete network plan document can be accessed from our website for viewing and download at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/33276.html.

Written comments on this plan should be forwarded to NYS DEC by October 12, 2012 and addressed to: Larry Sitzman, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, Bureau of Air Quality Surveillance, 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3256.

Final Amendment No. 1 to the FFY 2012 CWSRF Intended Use Plan
Additional Subsidization Policy, Final 2012 Capitalization Grant, and Project Priority Lists

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) announce that the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2012 Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), dated October 2011 is amended.

This amendment to the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2012 Clean Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan (IUP) includes seven topics:

1. Identification of Final FFY 2012 United State Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Capitalization Grant.
The Sources and Uses (Section 7.3, Table B) has been modified to reflect the final Capitalization Grant allocation for FFY 2012 from the US EPA. The federal budget had not been finalized at the time the Final 2012 IUP was issued.

2. Reallocation of FFY 2010 Additional Subsidization.
Due to changes in project needs, a portion of the allowable FFY 2010 additional subsidization will be reallocated to other projects.

3. Identification of FFY 2011 Additional Subsidization Criteria.
In August 2011, US EPA awarded New York State its CWSRF Capitalization Grant for FFY 2011. As announced in Amendment 3 to the FFY 2011 IUP, a condition of this grant is the use of between $15,103,893 to $50,346,311 in the form of additional subsidization. This amendment describes the criteria to be used by NYS EFC to allocate the FFY 2011 additional subsidization.

4. Utilization of FFY 2012 Additional Subsidization.
The enacted FFY 2012 budget appropriation for the CWSRF requires that New York offer additional subsidization within a range of $8,669,970 to $13,004,955. NYS EFC intends to offer a fourth round of Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP) using the entire $13,004,955 of additional subsidization in the form of grants.

5. Revisions were made to the IUP Project Priority List - Annual List.

6. Revision of Short-Term Market-Rate Financing (SMRF) criteria.

7. Corrections to the Category D Annual List

The Final Amendment No. 1 is available on the NYS EFC website at: www.efc.ny.gov.

Written comments on Amendment No.1 to the CWSRF IUP were accepted until close of business, Friday, June 22, 2012. No comments were received regarding the draft amendment.

For information regarding the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, please contact:

Timothy P. Burns.
NYS EFC - Division of Engineering and Program Management
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
Phone: (518) 402-7396
Fax: (518) 402-7456
E-mail: CWSRFinfo@efc.ny.gov

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