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ENB - Statewide Notices 9/26/2012

Public Notice

Notice of Proposed Rule Making to Amend 6 NYCRR 326

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law section 33-0303 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Proposed Rule Making to amend 6 NYCRR Part 326 pertaining to the use of fluridone pellets in waters less than two feet. This notice will be published in issue 39 of the State Register, dated September 26, 2012.

For further information, please contact:

Anthony Lamanno
NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management
625 Broadway, 9th floor
Albany, NY 12233-7254
Email: pestmgt@gw.dec.state.ny.us


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) announces its issuance of a statewide Section 401 Water Quality Certification to the US Environmental Protection Agency's (US EPA) 2013 Small Vessel General Permit and Vessel General Permit.

US EPA public noticed their draft 2013 NPDES Small Vessel General Permit (sVGP) and Vessel General Permit (VGP) on November 30, 2011 to control 27 types of discharges incidental to the operation of a vessel.

NYS DEC published the draft Section 401 Water Quality Certification for public comment in the ENB on May 23, 2012. Comments received were reviewed and a responsiveness summary developed.

The Final Section 401 Water Quality Certification, Fact Sheet and Responsiveness Summary can be reviewed on the NYS DEC's website at: www.dec.ny.gov/permits/72399.html.

Questions regarding the sVGP and VGP certifications can be directed to Don Tuxill at (518) 402-8111 or via email at: detuxill@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Contact: Don Tuxill, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8111, E-mail: detuxill@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's New York Environmental Leaders Program Open Enrollment Period

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is accepting applications for the New York Environmental Leaders Program (NYEL). The open enrollment period began on September 1, 2012 and applications will be accepted until October 31, 2012.

NYEL, which is entering its fifth year of operation, provides recognition and incentives to New York State companies and organizations that can demonstrate the use of pollution prevention practices, beyond compliance performance, or sustainable business practices as a result of their participation in NYEL. Detailed information about NYEL can be found on the NYS DEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/939.html.

Those accepted as members in NYEL are considered a priority for relevant NYS DEC assistance. In addition, NYEL members have access to a NYEL contact, within the NYS DEC. The NYEL contact will be available to assist with communication between the member and the NYS DEC, and to help members garner assistance in their environmental goals from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (http://www.nysp2i.rit.edu/). NYEL members are also able to use the NYEL logo to promote their green practices and receive recognition from the NYS DEC for their outstanding achievements.

NYEL provides flexibility to prospective applicants by offering two membership tiers, the entry tier and the leadership tier. In addition, NYEL is open to a wide array of organizations including businesses, especially manufacturers, as well as organizations such as schools, hospitals, and local governments. For more information on which tier best fits your organization, please visit the NYS DEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/939.html.

If your organization is interested in becoming a NYEL member during this open enrollment period, a NYEL application form for the tier your facility intends to apply for must be completed and returned by October 31, 2012. Interactive versions of the NYEL Entry Tier Application and NYEL Leadership Tier Application forms are available for download on the NYS DEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/939.html. Also, if you have any colleagues that you think may be interested in NYEL, please forward them this information.

If you have any questions, require any additional information, or experience problems down loading the applications, please do not hesitate to contact John Vana at (518) 402-9469 or E-mail: jmvana@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Contact: John Vana, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9467, E-mail: jmvana@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Municipalities and Owners/Operators of Public Drinking Water Supply Systems

New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan

Final Amendment No. 3 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2012 Intended Use Plan

FFY 2012 Readiness List Project Amendments:

Ellenville (V), Ulster County SRF#15003- Increase IUP listed cost from $7,136,870 to $7,300,000
Southeast (T), Putnam County SRF# 15862- Increase IUP listed cost from $1,700,500 to $2,450,907

Draft Amendment #3 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan (IUP) issued October 1, 2011 was published in the September 5, 2012 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for the Draft Amendment #3 closed on September 19, 2012. 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 has determined that the project amendments are necessary, reasonable and consistent with the original project concept and the scope of the projects has not changed. The cost increases are the result of higher than expected bids, additional required work, revised engineering estimates or combinations thereof. The project priority rankings above the funding line were not altered and the project amendments will not adversely affect any 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.

For more information, please contact:

Michael Montysko
NYS Department of Health - Bureau of Water Supply Protection
Corning Tower Room. 1135
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
Fax: 518-402-7659
E-mail: bpwsp@notes.health.ny.us


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