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ENB - Statewide Notices 6/6/2018

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New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan

Final Amendment No. 2 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018 Intended Use Plan

FFY 2018 DWSRF Intended Use Plan Amendment:

Draft Amendment No. 2 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan (IUP) issued October 1, 2017 was published in the May 16, 2018 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for Draft Amendment No. 2 closed on May 30, 2018 and the New York State Department of Health received no public comments pertaining to the Amendment. Therefore, as of May 31, 2018 the Amendment as shown below was final:

DWSRF#18096 Town of Orleans, Jefferson County - The scope of the project is being changed to remove the Storage Tank Work and the Interconnection Fee from this DWSRF project number. This is being done to assist the community by facilitating the pre-financing of non-DWSRF grants for the project. This amendment also adds a new project(DWSRF#18537) to the Annual List for the Storage Tank Work and the Interconnection Fee for a listed cost of $1,963,980 and a public health priority ranking equivalent to DWSRF#18096.

DWSRF#18280 Village of Kiryas Joel, Orange County - The project cost as listed in the DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) is increased by $650,000. This increase is necessitated by actual bids that were received for the project and it will allow for the project financing to be converted from the short-term financing to a long-term financing for the actual project costs.

The New York State Department of Health 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. 2 of the FFY 2018 IUP.

Contact: Michael Montysko, New York State Department of Health - Bureau of Water Supply Protection, Corning Tower Room 1135, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237; Phone: (518) 402-7650, Email: bpwsp@health.ny.gov


Request for Applications for Water Quality Grant Programs

Applications are being accepted for the Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) grant program at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/4774.html and Engineering Planning Grant (EPG) program at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/81196.html until July 27, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Applications must be submitted through the Regional Economic Development Council Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) at: https://apps.cio.ny.gov/apps/cfa/. Pre-application workshops will be held around the state this summer to explain the CFA process and to describe individual grant programs. See the CFA Process Guide at: http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/cfa/process-guide for more information, including a schedule of workshops.

The WQIP program has $79 million available for wastewater treatment, non-agricultural nonpoint source, land acquisition, salt storage, aquatic habitat restoration, and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System projects. The EPG program has up to $3 million available for the initial planning of eligible Clean Water State Revolving Fund water quality projects. Refer to the WQIP and EPG webpages above for details about each program, including eligible projects, eligible applicants, match requirements, and Grants Gateway registration and pre-qualification requirements.

Questions about WQIP should be emailed to user.water@dec.ny.gov; questions about EPG should be emailed to cfawater@dec.ny.gov. All questions must be submitted by July 13, 2018.

Contact: Leila Mitchell, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, Phone: (518) 402-8179.


40 CFR 51.1205(b) Report; Erie and Niagara Counties; Sulfur Dioxide; 2010 National Ambient Air Quality Standard

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) plans to submit the above referenced report to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), and is providing a 30 day period for the public to comment on the proposed report.

On June 2, 2010, US EPA strengthened the primary (health based) SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) by establishing a new 1-hour standard at a level of 75 parts per billion (ppb).

US EPA finalized the second round of designations for the 2010 primary SO2 NAAQS on July 12, 2016. In that final rule, US EPA designated Erie and Niagara Counties in New York State as "unclassifiable/attainment" for the 2010 primary SO2 NAAQS based on an assessment and characterization of air quality performed using air dispersion modeling software, i.e., AERMOD, that analyzed actual emissions in the area surrounding Huntley (Erie County) and Somerset (Niagara County) generating stations, and other nearby sources which may have a potential impact in the area of analysis where maximum concentrations of SO2 are expected.

Pursuant to 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 51.1205(b), "For any area where modeling of actual SO2 emissions serve as the basis for designating such area as attainment for the 2010 SO2 NAAQS, the air agency shall submit an annual report to the US EPA Regional Administrator by July 1 of each year ... that documents the annual SO2 emissions of each applicable source in each such area and provides an assessment of the cause of any emissions increase from the previous year."

NYS DEC plans to submit "40 CFR 51.1205(b) Report; Erie and Niagara Counties; Sulfur Dioxide; 2010 National Ambient Air Quality Standard" to EPA as close to the July 1, 2018 deadline as possible. The final report is expected to satisfy the requirements of 40 CFR 51.1205(b) by demonstrating that Erie and Niagara Counties continue to attain the 2010 SO2 NAAQS and that no additional modeling is needed. This proposed report can be found on the NYS DEC public website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8403.html.

Written comments should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on July 6, 2018 to: Amanda Chudow, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3251, or by e-mail to: dar.sips@dec.ny.gov. Amanda Chudow can be reached at (518) 402-8396 with any questions regarding this proposed report, including requests for a hard copy.

Contact: Amanda Chudow, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: dar.sips@dec.ny.gov


Notice of availability of the Final Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Certification Form and Policy

This notice announces the availability of the final Division of Materials Management Program Policy on Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure and the launch of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYS DEC's) Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program. Under the program, manufacturers of cleaning products sold in the State of New York will disclose the ingredients of their products on their websites and identify any ingredients that appear on authoritative lists of chemicals of concern.

Background:

Authority for the NYS DEC's Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program is derived from Environmental Conservation Law Article 35 and New York Code of Rules and Regulations Part 659. The statute and regulations authorize the Commissioner of NYS DEC to require manufacturers of domestic and commercial cleaning products distributed, sold, or offered for sale in New York State to furnish information regarding such products in a form prescribed by the Commissioner.

Information:

Copies of the Division of Materials Management Program Policy on Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure are available on the NYS DEC website at https://on.ny.gov/cleaningproducts. Copies can also be obtained by contacting Emily Dominiak, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management by mail at 625 Broadway, 9th Floor, Albany, NY 12233, or by phone at (518) 402-8706. An electronic version of these documents can also be requested by an e-mail to productdisclosure@dec.ny.gov.

Contact: Emily Dominiak, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management, 625 Broadway, 9th Floor, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8706, E-mail: productdisclosure@dec.ny.gov.


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