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ENB - Statewide Notices 10/4/2017

Public Notice

Pollution Prevention Institute Request for Applications (RFA)

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has issued a Request for Application to solicit applications from public and private universities, or non-profit institutions, to operate a pollution prevention institute in New York state (Institute). The Institute will offer an unparalleled center for technology evaluation and development as well as training and assistance to state businesses and organizations. The Institute will promote cost effective methods of reducing and eliminating the use of toxic substances and resources in the manufacturing process and product design through pollution prevention strategies.

Incorporating on-site technical assistance, research and development, technology transfer, technology demonstration, education and outreach, the Institute will focus on sustainability and toxic use reduction over the course of the entire production process or product life-cycle.

The Institute will foster partnerships between businesses, universities, state and local governments, and health and environmental organizations. These partnerships will stimulate the deployment of pollution prevention strategies and technologies, and lead to research and development of cutting-edge environmental technologies that have near-term potential to promote sustainable economic development. The Institute shall focus on priorities that optimize environmental benefit and economic development.

To apply for this opportunity, log-in or create an account in the NYS Grants Gateway at: https://grantsgateway.ny.gov or https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/IntelliGrants_NYSGG/module/nysgg/goportal.aspx and search for Pollution Prevention. The question and answer period ends on November 8, 2017. Applications are due December 14, 2017.

Contact:
Timothy Kirchgraber, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management, 625 Broadway, 9th Floor, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: 518-402-9469, E-mail: PollutionPrevention@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.


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.

Clinton County NYS DEC - Region 5

Rovers Farm
389 North Farm Road
Chazy, NY 12921

Gonyo Brothers LLC
983 LaValley Road
Moores, NY 12958

LeDuc's Green Acre Farm
608 Leggett Road
Champlain, NY 12919

Franklin County NYS DEC - Region 5

Metcalf Farms
775 County Road 20
Constable, NY 12926

Monica Farms
93 Premo Road
North Bangor, NY 12966

Saratoga County NYS DEC - Region 5

Clear Echo Farm
800 Route 32 North
Schuylerville, NY 12871

Washington County NYS DEC - Region 5

Ideal Dairy
239 Vaughn Road
Hudson Falls, NY 12839

Heritage Hill Farm
1582 Mattison Road
Fort Ann, NY 12827

Twin Brooks Farm
4495 State Route 149
Hartford, NY 12838

Deep Roots Holsteins
31 Hendee Road
Hudson Falls, NY 12839

Walker Farms
5565 State Route 4
Fort Ann, NY 12827

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.


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