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ENB - Statewide Notices 3/7/2018

Public Notice

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund

Municipalities and Owners/Operators of Public Drinking Water Supply Systems

New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan (IUP)

Draft Amendment No. 1 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018 Intended Use Plan Effective October 1, 2017

FFY 2018 DWSRF Intended Use Plan Amendment:

DWSRF#18294 City of Lockport, Niagara County - The DWSRF associated project costs are being increased through this amendment by $500,000 to $3.6 million. The project is for the replacement of two miles of a portion of the City's raw water transmission main that is over 100 years old. During the engineering, planning and evaluation phase of the project, the City has determined that an aged water distribution main that runs parallel to the raw water transmission main should also be replaced at the same time to ensure the integrity of the new transmission main once installed. In addition, the City is re-specifying the material being used for the transmission main from prestressed concrete cylinder pipe to PVC or ductile iron pipe.

The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) has determined that the amendment is necessary, reasonable, and in the interest of protecting public health. The amendment 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 2018 IUP.

Public Review and Comment on Draft Amendment No. 1

NYS DOH will accept comments on Amendment No. 1 to the FFY 2018 DWSRF IUP by mail, fax or email until 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday March 21, 2018.

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
(If sent by email please reference "IUP Amendment Comment" in the subject line)


Positive Declaration

Statewide - The New York State Department of Public Service (NYS DPS), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement for Procurement of Offshore Wind may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared.

The proposed action under consideration is the procurement by 2030 of 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy capacity through a competitive mechanism with the ability to meet the delivery requirements of the New York Renewable Energy Standard. The procurement contemplated by the Proposed Action is meant to encourage the development of new offshore wind energy projects in the Atlantic Ocean. However, those projects, if developed, could be undertaken in a broad range of scenarios with countless variables, including the geographic area of the marine environment (offshore between Maine and North Carolina), project timing (2018 to 2030), project scale, and project technology. Therefore, it is not possible at this stage to meaningfully assess the specific potential environmental impacts of future offshore development pursuant to the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).

The project may affect Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester Counties and all of New York City.

Contact: John Garvey, 90 Church Street, New York, NY 10007; Phone: (212)417-2200, Fax: (518)473-5204, E-mail: john.garvey@dps.ny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Statewide - The New York State Department of Public Service (NYS DPS), as lead agency, has completed and accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft GEIS) in connection with proposed actions by the NYS DPS to potentially approve an Offshore Wind program for the procurement of 2.4 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030. Written comments on the Draft Generic EIS will be accepted until April 9, 2018. The Draft EIS is available at Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223-1350; 90 Church Street, New York, NY 10007 and on line at: http://www.dps.state.ny; Case No. 18-E-0071.

NYS DPS is undertaking this Draft GEIS in order to analyze and consider, in general and conceptual terms, the manner in which New York State may fulfill its goal of procuring 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy. This Draft GEIS also evaluates the general, potential impacts of the proposed action, without identifying any direct effect on the environment at any specific location, and builds upon and incorporates by reference relevant material from New York State Energy Research and Development's (NYS ERDA) Offshore Wind Master Plan.

Comments may be submitted by e-filing through NYS DPS's Document Matter and Management System (DMM) or by e-mail to the Secretary at secretary@dps.ny.gov. Those unable to submit their comments electronically may mail or deliver their comments to Honorable Kathleen H. Burgess, Secretary, New York State Public Service Commission, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223-1350. All comments submitted to the Secretary will be posted on NYS DPS's website and become part of the official case record.

The project may affect Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester Counties and all of New York City.

Contact: John Garvey, 90 Church Street, New York, NY 10007; Phone: (212)417-2200, Fax: (518)473-5204, E-mail: john.garvey@dps.ny.gov.


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