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ENB - Statewide Notices 11/27/2013

Public Notice

Municipal Waste Reduction and Recycling State Assistance Program and Household Hazardous Waste State Assistance Program

This is a continuous recruitment listing

Municipalities including Counties, Cities, Towns, Villages, Local Public Authorities, Local Public Benefit Corporations, School Districts, Supervisory Districts, and Improvement Districts, Native American Tribes or Nations Residing in New York State, or any combination of these may apply for these grants.

Applications from municipalities are accepted on an on-going basis for funding under the Municipal Waste Reduction and Recycling (MWRR) State Assistance Program and the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) State Assistance Program. Both programs provide up to 50 percent reimbursement to local governments for eligible project costs, with reimbursement limited to $2 million per project. Anticipated funding from the Environmental Protection Fund is subject to annual legislative appropriations.

Eligible Projects include the following:

MWRR Recycling Capital Projects - New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is authorized to provide State assistance to communities for projects that enhance municipal recycling infrastructure through purchasing equipment or construction of recycling and composting facilities. Some examples are: construction of municipally-owned materials, recycling facilities, and composting facilities; recycling containers and recycling vehicles.

MWRR Recycling Coordinator Projects - NYS DEC is authorized to provide State assistance to communities for Recycling Coordinator salaries and public education programs to expand local recycling and waste reduction programs and increase participation in those programs.

Household Hazardous Waste Projects - NYS DEC is authorized to provide funding to communities for HHW collection days and construction of permanent HHW collection facilities in order to provide a safe alternative for recycling or disposal of household hazardous materials.

Applications are available on-line at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/4776.html or you may call (518) 402-8678 to request a paper copy of an application. Questions and Applications may be submitted to the contact person listed below.

Contract Term: Various

Location: Statewide

Contact: Dawn Mirabile, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management, Bureau of Permitting and Planning, 625 Broadway, 9th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7260, Phone: (518) 402-8678, E-mail: planning@dec.ny.gov.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and Price Chopper\The Golub Corporation to Co-host 10th Anniversary Celebration of Environmental Excellence and Innovation - Registration Now Open

NYS DEC will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the New York State Environmental Excellence Awards on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The celebration event is being co-hosted by Price Chopper/The Golub Corporation and will be held at its LEED gold certified headquarters in Schenectady, New York.

NYS DEC is partnering with Price Chopper to celebrate 10 years of innovative programs that are protecting New York's environment and building a more vibrant New York economy. Those who attend will be inspired by success stories from businesses, schools, not-for-profits, municipalities and governments taking action to be "greener" and more profitable. The celebration event will include displays about previous award winning projects, lunch, a keynote address and the presentation of the 2013 Environmental Excellence Awards. Price Chopper will also give tours of its LEED gold certified headquarters.

For more information about the 10th anniversary award celebration, contact NYS DEC at: awards@dec.ny.gov or by calling (518) 402-9167. To register for the 10th anniversary Environmental Excellence Award celebration, go to Eventbrite at: www.eventbrite.com/event/9186060755. Space is limited.

Contact: Marna Posluszny, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits and Pollution Prevention, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9469, E-mail: awards@dec.ny.gov.

Draft Amendment No. 1 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2014 Intended Use Plan

FFY 2014 Annual List Project Amendment:

Cayuga (V), Cayuga County DWSRF#16114 - The project borrower field is amended to add the Town of Aurelius as a borrower as this is a joint project between the two municipalities. The project cost is amended from $6,875,100 to $8,315,000 based on updated costs that have been developed since the project was initially listed in 1997. The breakdown of the costs (subject to adjustment if needed) for the two borrowers is: $2,927,500 (DWSRF#16114A) for the Village of Cayuga and $5,387,500 (DWSRF#16114B) for the Town of Aurelius.

The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) has determined that the project amendment is necessary, reasonable, and in the interest of protecting public health. The project amendment will not adversely affect any project on the Intended Use Plan Project Annual List above the subsidized funding line. Except for the above noted change, there are no other changes to projects listed on the Project Annual List or to the Intended Use Plan as a result of this amendment.

Public Review and Comment on Draft Amendment No. 1

NYS DOH will accept comments on Amendment No. 1 to the FFY 2014 DWSRF Intended Use Plan by mail, fax or email until 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.

Comments should be addressed to:

Michael Montysko
NYS DOH - Bureau of Water Supply Protection
Corning Tower Room. 1135
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
Fax: 518-402-7599
Or by email to: bpwsp@health.state.ny.us (If sent by email please reference "IUP comment" in the subject line).

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