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ENB - Statewide Notices 5/3/2017

Public Notice

New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement Act and New York State Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure Grants Program

New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement Act

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC) is pleased to announce the availability of $225 million in grant funding through the New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (WIIA).

Pursuant to WIIA, NYS EFC provides grants to assist municipalities in funding infrastructure projects for the protection of water quality and public health. WIIA grants will be awarded to water quality infrastructure projects for replacement or repair of infrastructure or for compliance with environmental and public health laws and regulations related to water quality. Consistent with the WIIA, NYS EFC will consider and give preference to, among other factors, those municipalities and projects that will result in the greatest water quality improvement or greatest reduction in serious risk to public health.

$112.5 million will be available for clean water projects and $112.5 million will be available for drinking water projects. Clean water projects may be eligible for a WIIA grant of up to the lesser of $5 million or 25% of the total eligible project cost after deducting other grant funds awarded for the project. Drinking water projects may be eligible for a WIIA grant of up to the lesser of $3 million or 60% of the total eligible project cost after deducting other grant funds awarded for the project.

NYS Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure Grant Program

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC) is also pleased to announce the availability of $30 million in grant funding through the New York State Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure Grants Program (IMG).

Pursuant to the IMG, NYS EFC will provide grants for infrastructure projects to be undertaken by two or more cooperating municipalities. IMG funding will be awarded to water quality infrastructure projects for construction, replacement or repair of infrastructure, such as shared water quality infrastructure or interconnection of multiple municipal water quality projects, or for compliance with environmental and public health laws and regulations related to water quality. Consistent with the IMG, NYS FC will consider and give preference to, among other factors, those projects that result in the greatest efficiencies and the greatest community impacts in the cooperating municipalities. To be eligible to apply for a grant, cooperating municipalities must have a current, executed Intermunicipal Agreement with respect to the project to be funded

Clean and drinking water projects may be eligible for IMG funding of up to the lesser of $10 million or 40% of the total eligible project cost after deducting other grant funds awarded for the project.

Background

NYS EFC administers the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and co-administers the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) with the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH). The State Revolving Fund (SRF) Programs provide subsidized financial assistance to qualified municipalities to undertake eligible water infrastructure projects. You do not need to obtain financial assistance from the CWSRF or DWSRF program to receive a WIIA Grant or IMG and do not need to be listed on the CWSRF or DWSRF Intended Use Plan to apply for a WIIA Grant or IMG grant.

A WIIA Grant and IMG grant is available only to a municipality, which is defined to include a county, city, town, village, district corporation, county or town improvement district, school district, Indian nation or tribe recognized by the state or the United States with a reservation wholly or partly within the boundaries of New York State, any public benefit corporation or public authority established pursuant to the laws of New York or any agency of the State that is empowered to construct and operate a water quality infrastructure project.

Application Due Date:

Applications must be submitted to: NYSWaterGrants@efc.ny.gov by 5:00 p.m., June 23, 2017. Applications are available at: www.efc.ny.gov/NYSWaterGrants. It is expected that submission of additional documents supplementing the application will be required

Webinar:

NYS EFC will host webinars to present the WIIA and IMG programs on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. and Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. These events will provide an overview of WIIA and IMG, as well as direction on how to apply for grant funds. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. You may register for either webinar on EFC's website at: www.efc.ny.gov/NYSWaterGrants.

If you have questions on either program, please e-mail: NYSWaterGrants@efc.ny.gov.

Contact: Dwight Brown, NYS EFC - Division of Engineering and Program Management, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207-2997, Phone: (518) 402-6924, Fax: (518) 402-6954, E-mail: NYSWaterGrants@efc.ny.gov.


Final Amendment No. 3 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. 3 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan (IUP) issued October 1, 2016 was originally published in the March 29th issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) with a revision published in the April 12th issue. The comment period for Draft Amendment No. 3 closed on April 26, 2017 and the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) received no public comments pertaining to the Amendment. Therefore, as of April 27, 2016 the Amendment as shown below was final:

DWSRF#18149 Ocean Beach (V), Suffolk County - The project cost as listed in the DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) is increased by $1,350,000. This increase is necessitated by actual construction contract bids that were received for the project.

DWSRF#18185 Phoenix (V), Oswego County - The project cost as listed in the DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) is increased by $400,000. This increase is necessitated by actual construction contract bids as well other updated project cost information that was received. This project amendment supersedes Amendment No. 2 which was finalized on February 16, 2017.

NYS DOH as 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 2017 IUP.

Contact: Michael Montysko, NYS DOH - Bureau of Water Supply Protection, orning Tower Room 1135, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237.


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