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ENB - Statewide Notices 2/1/2017

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is pleased to announce two new initiatives to help retail pharmacies prevent violations and protect public health and the environment. Under the first initiative, NYS DEC is inviting retail pharmacies across New York State to participate in an Environmental Audit Incentive Program (audit program) aimed at improving the handling of hazardous wastes. This audit program has significant benefits for retail pharmacies in that it promotes compliance, defers NYS DEC inspections during the audit program time frame and avoids monetary penalties for any violations discovered. Under the second initiative, NYS DEC is promoting proper disposal of unwanted or unused prescription medications by covering the cost of consumer drug collection boxes and drug disposal for two years.

Retail pharmacies may participate in these initiatives by signing an audit agreement and filing an application with NYS DEC no later than May 1, 2017. After that date, NYS DEC will begin inspecting pharmacies for violations if they have not entered the audit program.

A letter detailing the initiatives and inviting participation can be found on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/99555.html or by contacting Monica Kreshik, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1500, Phone: (518) 402-8555, E-mail: Monica.Kreshik@dec.ny.gov.

Contact: Monica Kreshik, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1500, Phone: (518) 402-8555, E-mail: Monica.Kreshik@dec.ny.gov.


Final Amendment No. 1 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017 Intended Use Plan

FFY 2017 DWSRF Intended Use Plan Amendment:

Draft Amendment No. 1 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan (IUP) issued October 1, 2016 was published in the December 14, 2016 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for Draft Amendment No. 1 closed on December 28, 2016 and the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) received no public comments pertaining to the Amendment. Therefore, as of December 29, 2016 the Amendment as shown below was final:

DWSRF#18099 Brasher (T), St. Lawrence County - The project cost as listed in the DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) is increased by $237,252. This increase is due to revised project cost estimates.

DWSRF#18102 Springwater (T), Livingston County - The project cost as listed in the DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) is increased by $35,560. This increase is due to revised project cost estimates.

DWSRF#17622 Brocton (V), Chautauqua County - The project cost as listed in the DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) is increased by $4,275,500. This increase is due to a change in the project scope and the revised cost estimate associated with that scope change.

DWSRF# 18338 Sidney (V), Delaware County - The project's public health priority ranking is revised from 115 points to 140 points. A data input error resulted in the project not appearing with the correct ranking.

DWSRF #18023 Rome (C), Oneida County- This project was financed with a DWSRF short term financing during the previous funding cycle and this amendment will place it on the Annual List at 1170 points with a zero dollar amount. Projects must be listed on the Annual List to convert a short term financing to long term. A data input error resulted in the project not appearing on the Annual List.

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. 1 of the FFY 2017 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
E-mail: bpwsp@health.ny.gov


Draft Amendment No. 2 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017 Intended Use Plan

FFY 2017 DWSRF Intended Use Plan Amendments:

DWSRF#18185 Phoenix (V), Oswego County - The project cost as listed in the DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) is increased by $280,000. This increase is necessitated by actual construction contract bids that were received for the project and will allow for the project to close on a short term financing for the required amount.

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. 2 of the FFY 2017 IUP.

Public Review and Comment on Draft Amendment No. 2

NYS DOH will accept comments on Amendment No. 2 to the FFY 2017 DWSRF IUP by mail, fax or email until 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday February 15, 2017.

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


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