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ENB - Statewide Notices 8/2/2017

Public Notice

Notice of Intent and Annual Nutrient Management Plan for the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation(s)

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Notice of Intent (NOI) and Annual Nutrient Management Plan (ANMP) for the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation(s) listed below. The operations listed below are seeking coverage under the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Clean Water Act State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) (GP-0-16-002). These documents are available for public review, comment and hearing request for 30 days from posting date. To download a copy of these documents go to: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6054.html.

Clinton County NYS DEC - Region 5

Rovers Farm
389 North Farm Road
Chazy, NY 12921

Gonyo Brothers LLC
983 LaValley Road
Moores, NY 12958

Ontario County NYS DEC - Region 8

Landmark Farms
2607 Route 488
Clifton Springs, NY 14432

Vince DeBoover Farm
956 Ansley Road
Geneva, NY 14456

Contact: Doug Ashline, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8086, E-mail: douglas.ashline@dec.ny.gov.


Notice of Intent and Annual Nutrient Management Plan for the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation(s)

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Article 17, Titles 7 and 8, ECL Article 70, the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation(s) listed below have been approved for coverage under the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System CWA General Permit GP-0-16-002. The availability of the NOI(s) and ANMP(s) for the CAFO(s) were publicly noticed in the Environmental Notice Bulletin on 06/07/2017. The CAFO(s) must comply with all of the limits, conditions, and requirements contained in General Permit GP-0-16-002, including the terms contained in their ANMP.

Saratoga County NYS DEC - Region 5

Saratoga Racetrack
267 Union Avenue
Saratoga, NY 12866

Lewis County NYS DEC - Region 6

Silvery Falls Farm
6808 Bardo Road
Lowville, NY 13367

Contact: Doug Ashline, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8086, E-mail: douglas.ashline@dec.ny.gov.


Data Solicitation for 2018 CWA Section 303(d) List

Section 303(d) of the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) requires States to compile periodically (every two years) a list of impaired waters that do not meet water quality standards and where designated uses are not fully supported and where a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) plan is necessary to address the impairment. States are scheduled to submit their next Section 303(d) Lists to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) by April 1, 2018. To support the development of the Section 303(d) Lists, States are also required to assemble and evaluate existing and readily available water quality related data and information. New York State is currently soliciting and accepting water quality data and information that may be useful in compiling the 2018 Section 303(d) List.

Background:

The water quality assessment of New York State's waters is a continuous process. Participation and input from a wide range of state, federal and local agencies and non-governmental water quality partners (watershed groups, lake associations, academic researchers, etc.) is encouraged. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is able to effectively manage the statewide assessment process by focusing the effort on a limited number of specific drainage basins each year. Concentrating on a few basins each year allows NYS DEC to provide ample opportunity for the extensive list of interested groups to provide input and allows for a thorough evaluation of all available data.

Every two years, corresponding to the development of the State's Section 303(d) List, the public is solicited to provide water quality data and information for any waterbody (any basin). This allows for a more comprehensive updating of the List. Some of the solicited data and information may result in changes to the List; other data, it may be determined, will have no impact on the pending List, but will be incorporated into subsequent water quality assessments. Some of the data and information received during the solicitation may not be sufficiently conclusive to make a definitive impairment determination and use of this data and information may also be deferred until the more complete assessment of the corresponding basin is conducted.

In order to be included for consideration in the compiling of the 2018 CWA Section 303(d) List, data and information must be received by September 29, 2017. It is not the intent of this cut off date to exclude additional information. Rather the date is necessary in order to provide adequate time to review data and information, complete water quality assessments, receive and respond to public comment on the assessments, compile a draft Section 303(d) List, public notice the List, and submit a List to US EPA by April 1, 2018.

Data submissions should be accompanied by a completed Waterbody Inventory/Priority Waterbodies List (WI/PWL) Assessment Worksheet, which may also be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/36730.html. This worksheet allows for the capture of water quality information based on available data, or based on general observation of conditions and/or local knowledge of designated use support/non support of a waterbody absent specific (numeric) monitoring data. Worksheet information can also be obtained by contacting: Sarah Rickard, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, Phone: (518) 402-8179. Completed WI/PWL worksheets, supporting water quality monitoring data, a copy of the corresponding Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC), QA/QC results summary and a description of measures used in the collection of data should sent to the address above, or forwarded via e-mail to: 4pwlinfo@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Guidance regarding the use of water quality data and information to conduct assessment and make listing decisions is outlined in the New York State Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology. These methodologies are available for review and NYS DEC will accept public comment on these documents throughout the 2018 Section 303(d) List development process. Additional information regarding Section 303(d) List development, including the Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology can be found on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/31290.html.

For questions regarding the information in this notice please contact: Sarah Rickard, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8179, E-mail: 4pwlinfo@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Draft 2017 Filtration Avoidance Determination Released for Public Comment:

The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) announces that the Draft 2017 Filtration Avoidance Determination (Draft 2017 FAD) has been released for public review and comment. The FAD describes New York City's watershed protection plan and the strict water quality standards that New York City must meet to continue to avoid filtering its Catskill/Delaware water supply. The 2017 FAD is scheduled to replace the existing Revised 2007 FAD and will help ensure that New York City's water system continues to supply high quality water to nearly half the population of New York State. The Draft 2017 FAD may be viewed at: http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/water/drinking/nycfad/.

Public Review and Comment on Draft 2017 FAD

NYS DOH will accept comments on the Draft 2017 FAD for NYC's Catskill/Delaware Water Supply System by mail or e mail through Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

Comments should be addressed to:

NYS DOH - NYC Watershed Section
Bureau of Water Supply Protection
Corning Tower Room 1110
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
E-mail: fadcomments@health.state.ny.us

Contact: Pamela L. Young, NYS DOH - NYC Watershed Section Chief, Bureau of Water Supply Protection, Corning Tower Room 1110, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237, Phone: (518) 402-7650.


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