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ENB - Statewide Notices 4/29/2015

Public Notice

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) announces the issuance of General Permit GP-0-15-001, Groundwater Discharge of Treated Sanitary Sewage.

The General Permit is for:

• Discharge to groundwater of 1,000 gallons per day (gpd) or more, and less than 10,000 gpd per outfall of treated sanitary sewage without the admixture of industrial wastes from on-site wastewater treatment systems serving private, commercial and institutional facilities, and using the Standard or Alternative Technologies referenced in
- the Design Standards for Intermediate-sized Wastewater Treatment Systems (NYS DEC, 2014), or
- for facilities in the Lake George Basin, the Design Standards for Wastewater Treatment Works in the Lake George Basin (NYS DEC 2015).

• A facility with multiple outfalls with a combined design flow of less than 30,000 gpd is eligible for coverage under this General Permit.

This permit will be effective on May 11, 2015, upon expiration of the prior General Permit, GP-0-05-001, and it will be valid until May 10, 2025.

A facility with prior coverage under GP-0-05-001 is authorized to discharge in accordance with GP-0-15-001, until May 10, 2025, unless notified otherwise by the NYS DEC.

Additional information regarding this General Permit and the associated forms and instruction are available on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/101153.html.

For new applicants, no work may proceed prior to receipt of the NYS DEC-validated General Permit.

A facility that has been constructed and is operating in accordance with an individual SPDES permit may apply for conversion to this General Permit.

Contact: Stuart Fox, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9167, E-mail: depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us.



2015 Hudson River Estuary Grants for Tributary Restoration and Resiliency under the New York State Environmental Protection Fund

Eligible Applicants are Municipalities and Not For Profit Corporations located within the Geographic Boundaries of the Hudson River Estuary

Applications will be accepted through 2:00 p.m. June 15, 2015 for grant funding under the Hudson River Estuary Grant program. Anticipated grants funds from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund (NYS EPF), the Natural Resource Damages Fund (NRD), and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Program, State Wildlife Grant for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2014-2015 is approximately $750,000. This is a competitive grant programs and projects must implement priorities of the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda identified in the application. The Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda can be viewed at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5104.html. State assistance may fund up to 75% of the total project cost. The matching share to be provided by the recipient is 25%.

Applications must be completed online and are available on the New York State Grants Gateway at: http://www.grantsreform.ny.gov. The application ID Number is DEC01-HRE-2015. All applicants must register in the Gateway to be eligible to apply for any NYS grant opportunity. Not-for-profit applicants must also be "prequalified" in the Grants Gateway system prior to the application deadline to be considered eligible for a grant. Information regarding registration and prequalification can be found at: http://www.grantsreform.ny.gov. Information regarding the Hudson River Estuary grant applications can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5091.html or you may contact: Becky Thomas, NYS DEC - Hudson River Estuary Program, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3506, E-mail: becky.thomas@dec.ny.gov.

Contact: Becky Thomas, NYS DEC - Hudson River Estuary Program, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3506, E-mail: becky.thomas@dec.ny.gov.


2015 Hudson River Estuary Grants for Local Stewardship Planning Under the New York State Environmental Protection Fund

Eligible Applicants are Municipalities and Not For Profit Corporations located within the Geographic Boundaries of the Hudson River Estuary

Applications will be accepted through 2:00 p.m. June 15, 2015 for grant funding under the Hudson River Estuary Grant program. Anticipated grants funds from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund (NYS EPF) for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2014-2015 is approximately $800,000. This is a competitive grants programs and projects must implement priorities of the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda identified in the application. The Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda can be viewed at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5104.html. State assistance may fund up to 85% of the total project cost. The matching share to be provided by the recipient is 15%.

Applications must be completed online and are available on the New York State Grants Gateway at: http://www.grantsreform.ny.gov. The application ID Number is DEC01-HRE-14-2015. All applicants must register in the Gateway to be eligible to apply for any NYS grant opportunity. Not-for-profit applicants must also be "prequalified" in the Grants Gateway system prior to the application deadline to be considered eligible for a grant. Information regarding registration and prequalification can be found at: http://www.grantsreform.ny.gov. Information regarding the Hudson River Estuary grant applications can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5091.html or you may contact: Becky Thomas, NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3506, E-mail:becky.thomas@dec.ny.gov

Contact: Becky Thomas, NYS DEC - Hudson River Estuary Program, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3506, E-mail: becky.thomas@dec.ny.gov.


New York State Department of Transportation Announces Public Review Period for Draft Annual Reports for GP-0-10-002.

This notice announces the availability of a Draft Annual Report by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), pursuant to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), GP-0-10-002.

The Draft Annual Report documents NYS DOT's Stormwater Management Program for the Reporting Period of March 10, 2014 to March 9, 2015.

The NYS DOT is making this draft document available for public comment for a period ending May 27, 2015. Interested parties may provide their comments to NYS DOT via the mail or e-mail to be considered in finalizing the document.

Background: SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), GP-0-10-002, requires that agencies or municipalities identified as Regulated Small MS4s must develop a Stormwater Management Program to address six Minimum Control Measures. This public notice serves to comply with NYSDOT's "Public Involvement/Participation" Minimum Control Measure.

Information: Copies of the Draft Annual Report can be obtained by contacting the NYS DOT Office of Environment by mail at 50 Wolf Road, POD 41, Albany, NY 12232, or by phone at (518) 457-5672. The Annual Report is also available on the NYS DOT Stormwater Management webpage during the comment period at:
https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/engineering/environmental-analysis/water-ecology/stormwater-management

Mail comments to: Jonathan Bass, NYS DOT - Office of Environment, 50 Wolf Road, POD 41, Albany, NY 12232, E-mail: Stormwater@dot.ny.gov (In the Subject Line: Comments - Draft MS4 Annual Report 2015).

Contact: Jonathan Bass, NYS DOT - Office of Environment, 50 Wolf Road, POD 41, Albany, NY 12232, E-mail: Stormwater@dot.ny.gov.



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