Public Notices

Final Amendment # 2 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan issued September 9, 1999.

Municipalities And Owners/operators of Public Drinking Water Supply Systems

New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan

Draft Amendment # 2 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan issued September 9, 1999 was published in the March 1, 2000 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for the Draft Amendment # 2 closed on March 16, 2000. The New York State Department of Health received no public comments pertaining to this amendment. Therefore, the amendment to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan is final as shown below:

"The New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) amended the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Final Intended Use Plan (IUP) dated September 9, 1999, to adjust the estimated project costs for 16 DWSRF projects listed in the Project Readiness list. A project description and explanation of the reason for the cost increases are included in the table below:

DWSRF # County Borrower Project Description Current IUP Cost Proposed IUP Cost Explanation
15403 Albany (T) New Scotland Extend distribution system $888,890 $938,890 Anticipated EPA funding was not received.
16687 Chenango (T) Norwich Extend distribution system $1,171,760 $1,567,468 The increase in cost is due to actual bid prices received being greater than originally estimated.
15237 Chenango (V) Sherburne New groundwater source, New transmission, Upgrade Storage, Upgrade distribution system $2,310,054 4,000,000 The original cost estimate was based on outdated information. The Engineering Study completed in November 1999 estimated the work at the higher cost.
16249 Clinton Pray's Mobile Home Park New Groundwater Source $50,134 $104,497 Additional project costs for work already completed has now been determined to be eligible under the DWSRF program.
15024 Delaware Halcottsville Homeowners Association New storage, upgrade distribution $142,380 $297,000 Since pre-application submission, the engineer has determined that the distribution main must be replaced in order to provide adequate pressure for the system. The addition of the distribution main is integral to the original project.
15006 Delaware (V) Hobart New WTP, New groundwater source, New transmission $723,200 $1,400,000 During the design phase which occurred after the original preapplication submittal it was determined that additional work must be accomplished to complete this project.
16084 Erie (T) Newstead New water district $3,150,000 $3,400,000 Project is currently under construction, additional money is needed to complete the waterlines that are part of the approved plans and specifications for this project.
15800 Essex (V) Lake Placid New WTP $3,772,943 $4,545,960 Bids received were $773,017 above the original estimates to complete the project.
15845 Essex (T) Keene New groundwater source, Upgrade transmission, Upgrade distribution system $972,930 $1,102,930 Based on higher bids then expected and more rock removal then expected the project cost has increased.
15839 Essex (T) Lewis New groundwater source, Upgrade distribution system $172,839 $765,702 Project cost increased to $765,702 to allow the installation of more wells to meet demand and eliminate reliance on backup surface water source.
16732 Greene (V) Hunter New WTP $3,755,207 $3,830,673 A more detailed investigation of the upgrades needed to complete the project results in increased costs.
16717 Jefferson (T) Hounsfield New distribution system $5,437,970 $5,695,100 Since the pre-application submission, additional analysis was done by the engineer. An additional 10 homes will be served by the project, more rock excavation was located, and additional DOT requirements for right of way's will be needed.
16673 Orange (C) Middletown New transmission, New storage, New distribution system $8,844,424 $9,994,200 A computer error involving the 13% contingency amount included in all projects in the IUP resulted in the project cost being erroneously reduced by 13%.
16674 Orange (C) Middletown New WTP, New transmission, Upgrade distribution system $8,736,222 $9,950,000 A computer error involving the 13% contingency amount included in all projects in the IUP resulted in the project cost being erroneously reduced by 13%.
15696 Saratoga (T) Halfmoon Extend distribution system $1,425,952 $1,644,000 The project cost increase is due to inflation of construction costs since original pre-application submission which was in 1997. Revised bids for similar projects in the area justify the increase.
15412 Westchester (V) Mount Kisco Upgrade pump station, New WTP $13,511,733 $17,189,722 Additional treatment units added to the design to meet regulatory requirements resulted in the cost increase.

Seventh Annual NYS Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention

Applications are now available for the New York State Seventh Annual Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention. The awards program was established to recognize pollution prevention efforts by NYS organizations. Applicants can compete in one of the two following categories. 1) Facilities generating waste and pollution: small (100 or fewer employees), mid-size (more than 100 and fewer than 500 employees), or large (more than 500 employees) industrial, commercial or institutional facilities; federal, state and local governments; and educational institutions, and 2) technical assistance providers: environmental, community and civic organizations; trade associations or other business/industry groups; federal, state and local governments, and educational institutions; and other public or private entities. Nominations for awards will be made to Governor Pataki by Commissioner Cahill of the Department of Environmental Conservation based on recommendations from a selection committee.

Criteria to be considered for the applicants include: description of pollution prevention project, program or technology; waste volume/toxicity reduction; environmental, economic and other benefits; commitment and leadership; relevance to others; and community involvement.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The awards will be presented at the Pollution Prevention Conference which will be held September 19-21,2000 at the Radisson-The Hotel Syracuse, Syracuse, New York. Applications are due June 30, 2000, and are available through the DEC's website: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu.

Anyone interested in obtaining more information regarding the application and criteria for the awards should contact Mr. Carlos Montes at the Department of Environmental Conservation, Pollution Prevention Unit, 50 Wolf Rd., Room 298, Albany, NY 12233-8010, telephone (518) 457-0774, Fax 518-457-2570.

DEC Announces Free Pollution Prevention Workshops Designed for Metal Finishers

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will conduct four free pollution prevention workshops across the state for the metal finishers industry sector, according to Mary Werner, Acting Director of DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit.

These workshops are designed to provide compliance guidance and technical assistance to metal finishers. The workshops, supported by a grant received from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, are open to industry representatives, consultants, municipal employees or anyone who would like to benefit from this training.

These workshops are part of DEC's growing emphasis on pollution prevention as the most effective and least expensive way to protect our environment," said Werner. "DEC workshops have been very successful at helping industries increase the efficiency and quality of operations through waste reduction and improved environmental compliance."

Workshop participants will receive the following informational materials prepared by the DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit:

  1. Environmental Compliance and Pollution Prevention Guide for Metal Finishers; and
  2. Environmental Self-Assessment for Metal Finishers.

The half-day workshops will be held at the following locations:

All sessions will run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 7:45 a.m. Interested individuals and groups are asked to pre-register by contacting Dottie O'Hare of DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit at (518) 457-2553 or fax (518) 457-2570. You can also register on their web site: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu

Proposed Revision of 6NYCRR 190.7 (10)

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of a proposed revision of 6NYCRR 190.7 (10) concerning dogs in public campgrounds. Dogs are currently permitted in most campgrounds as long as they are confined to the owners campsite. The proposed change will require that dogs be attended at all times, but allow them to be walked on a leash. For further information contact: Carl Wiedemann, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Recreation, Room 679, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12233-5253.