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ENB - Statewide Notices 4/27/2016

Public Meeting Notice

Joint Meeting of NY Invasive Species Council and NY Invasive Species Advisory Committee

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Joint NY Invasive Species Council and NY Invasive Species Advisory Committee Meeting

Date: May 3, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT)
1st Floor Conference Rooms A and B
50 Wolf Road
Albany, New York

For further information, contact: Kathy Moser, NYS DEC, Deputy Commissioner for Natural Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4253, Phone: (518) 402-8533.


Public Notice

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Program Policy: Rapid Response Framework for Invasive Species

A draft program policy document titled "Rapid Response Framework for Invasive Species" is available for a 30 day public comment period. This program policy is intended to serve as an aid to resource managers who are responsible for responding to newly discovered invasive species infestations. Early detection of new invasions is critical to any rapid response. The process that we have selected ensures that managers give attention to all of the necessary components of an effective response: coordination, communication, public outreach, planning, science, information management, laws and regulations, resources and logistics. Our experiences with snakehead fish, chronic wasting disease, hydrilla, oak wilt, Asian long horned beetle, and emerald ash borer in New York State have been used to help develop and refine this framework.

Comments will be accepted through May 27, 2016.

The Program Policy: Rapid Response Framework for Invasive Species will be posted on the NYS DEC web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/265.html.

Contact: Leslie Surprenant, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Floor 5, Albany, NY 12233-4250, Phone: (518) 402-9405 , E-mail: isinfo@dec.ny.gov.


Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Addition of a New Section 190.10 to 6 NYCRR

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 1-0101(3)(b), 3-0301(1)(b) 3-0301(2)(m), 9-0105(1) and 9-0105(3) the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

To protect public safety and natural resources on the Croton Gorge Unique Area.

For further information:

Jeff Wiegert
NYS DEC
Division of Lands and Forests
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: (845) 256-3084
E-mail: jeffrey.wiegert@dec.ny.gov


New York State Department of Transportation Announces Public Review Period for Draft Annual Report for GP-0-15-003.

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-0-15-003. The Draft Annual Report documents NYS DOT's Stormwater Management Program for the Reporting Period of March 10, 2015 to March 9, 2016.

The NYS DOT is making this draft document available for public comment for a period ending May 27, 2016. 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-0-15-003, 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 NYS DOT'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 POD 41, 50 Wolf Road, 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
POD 41, 50 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12232.
E-mail: Stormwater@dot.ny.gov Subject Line: Comments - Draft MS4 Annual Report 2016

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


Draft Amendment No. 3 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2016 Intended Use Plan

FFY 2016 DWSRF Intended Use Plan Amendments:

DWSRF#18054 New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority, New York City - The project cost as listed in the DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) is increased to $1,250,000. This increase reflects the potential additional funds that may be required at the conversion of the short term financing to a long term financing.

DWSRF#17438 Rome (C), Oneida County - The project cost as listed in the DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) is reduced from $15,608,209 to $1,000,000. The cost reduction is due to the reactivation of the City's DWSRF#18023 project and its separation out of this project as included in this amendment. The amended listed amount is the potential amount required above what was provided with the short term financing to convert that short term financing to long term financing. The amendment is also required to assist the City with the timing on the financings for this project.

DWSRF#18023 Rome (C), Oneida County - The project is reactivated and added back onto the DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) Annual and Multi-Year lists at 170 points for a listed cost of $9,491,674 with the description "New Water Treatment Plant, Upgrade Storage". This portion of the project was included in DWSRF#17438 and is being separated out as a part of this amendment. The amendment is required to assist the City with the timing on the financings for this project.

DWSRF#16906 Kiryas Joel (C), Orange County - The project cost as listed in the DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) is increased to $7,000,000. This increase reflects the potential additional funds that may be required at the conversion of the short term financing to a long term financing.

The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) has determined that the amendments are necessary, reasonable, and in the interest of protecting public health. The amendments will not adversely affect any project on the IUP Project Annual List above the subsidized funding line. Except as noted above, there are no other changes to the IUP as a result of this Amendment No. 3 of the FFY 2016 IUP.

Public Review and Comment on Draft Amendment No. 3

The New York State Department of Health will accept comments on Amendment No. 3 to the FFY 2016 DWSRF IUP by mail, fax or email until 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday May 11, 2016.

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
E-mail: bpwsp@health.ny.gov (If sent by email please reference "IUP Amendment Comment" in the subject line)

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