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ENB - Statewide Notices 6/1/2016

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State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Priority Ranking List 2016

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is providing the Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS) priority rankings in conformance with section 17-0817(6) of the Environmental Conservation Law. The lists are based on a ranking system that prioritizes permits for full technical review and, when necessary, modification. The full technical review is conducted in one of nine regional offices or the central office, depending on the location of the discharge and whether the permit has been assigned to the central office based on USEPA designation as a major discharge or state designation as a centralized significant industrial permit.

The EBPS priority ranking system should not be confused with the SPDES permit renewal process. Most permits are renewed prior to expiration by a separate administrative procedure. At times, these renewals will be delayed to address necessary modifications to the permit.

The 2016 SPDES permit lists can be viewed at the NYS DEC website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6054.html. The lists are based on ranking scores and reflect the priority list for each office. The ranking scores are updated on a continuous basis due to the discovery of new information and the issuance of modifications that eliminate the factors which go into each score. Each of the ranking lists includes the factors that make up each of the scores for each of the permits on the lists. The top 10% of each list represents a workload objective during this fiscal year. Additional information describing the EBPS process follows the ranking lists, and is also available by contacting the Bureau of Water Permits at (518) 402-8111 or by e-mail at bjhorton@gw.dec.state.ny.us, or at the address listed below.

Any interested party may provide, at any time, substantive comments requesting a change in a permit's rank based on the grounds that newly discovered material information exists; that a material change in environmental conditions has occurred; or that relevant technology or applicable law or regulations have changed since the issuance of the existing permit. All such requests shall be in writing and contain facts or reasons supporting the request. Comments must be sent to Director, Bureau of Water Permits, Division of Water, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3505 by July 1, 2016.

Contact: Director, Bureau of Water Permits, Division of Water, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3505, Phone: (518) 402-8111, E-mail: barbara.horton@dec.ny.gov.


Final 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:

Draft Amendment No. 3 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan (IUP) issued October 1, 2015 was published in the April 27, 2016 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for Draft Amendment No. 3 closed on May 11, 2016 and the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) received no public comments pertaining to the Amendment. Therefore, as of May 12, 2016 the Amendment as shown below was final:

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 financing 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 financing for this project.

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.

Contact: Michael Montysko, NYS DOH - Bureau of Water Supply Protection, Corning Tower Room 1135, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237, Fax: (518) 402-7599.


Final Amendment No. 4 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2016 Intended Use Plan

FFY 2016 DWSRF Intended Use Plan Amendments:

Draft Amendment No. 4 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan (IUP) issued October 1, 2015 was published in the May 11, 2016 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for Draft Amendment No. 3 closed on May 25, 2016 and the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) received no public comments pertaining to the Amendment. Therefore, as of May 26, 2016 the Amendment as shown below was final:

DWSRF#17562 Deferiet (V), Jefferson County - The project cost as listed in the DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) is increased by $1,000,000. This increase reflects the potential additional funds that may be required at the conversion of the short term financing to a long term financing and to complete the project.

DWSRF#16906 Kiryas Joel (C), Orange County - The project cost as listed in the DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) is increased by $8,500,000. This amendment supersedes the prior amendment published under Draft Amendment No. 3. This increase reflects the potential additional funds that may be required at the conversion of the short term financing to a long term financing and to complete the project.

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. 4 of the FFY 2016 IUP.

Contact: Michael Montysko, NYS DOH - Bureau of Water Supply Protection, Corning Tower Room 1135, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237, Fax: (518) 402-7599.


Notice of Acceptance of Final SGEIS

Statewide - The New York State Public Service Commission (NYS PSC), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Clean Energy Standard. The Final SGEIS is available from the NYS PSC's Albany Office, Central Files, 3 Empire State Plaza, 14th Floor, Albany, NY 12223-1350; the NYS PSC's New York City Office, Central Files, 90 Church Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10007-2919 and on line at: http://www.dps.state.ny.

In connection with proposed actions by the NYS PSC regarding establishing a Clean Energy Standard (CES), and including establishing within the CES a support mechanism to sustain the operations of nuclear energy electric generating facilities as major sources of emissions-free electricity The project is located throughout all of New York State.

Contact: Christina Palmero, New York State Department of Public Service, 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223-12250, Phone: (518) 473-4635, E-mail: Christina.Palmero@dps.ny.gov.


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