ENB - STATEWIDE NOTICES

Public Notice

Local Assistance Program for Non-toxic Pest Management Training and Structural Improvements

Type of Recipient: Municipalities (including counties; cities; towns; villages; school districts and improvement districts within a city, county, town, or village; local public benefit corporations; local public authorities; Indian tribes residing within NewYork State; and any combination of these).

Items Covered Under Grant: This notice is for the Local Assistance Program for Non-toxic Pest Management Training and Structural Improvements. The purpose of the program is to provide State financial assistance to municipalities to train municipal employees in non-toxic pest management methods and to make minor repairs to municipal structures that will prohibit pest infestations (eg. repairing screens and damaged wood). Although both training and structural improvements are components of this program, the emphasis is on the municipal training element.

Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2000 for local assistance grants of up to $50,000 per applicant. (No municipal funding match is required for these grants.) Note: It is encouraged that these grant funds be used by the applicant by March 31, 2001, when the funds expire; obligations made after that date can not be paid for by the State, unless the monies are reappropriated by the legislature in next year’s State budget for these non-toxic pest management purposes.

Municipalities which intend to apply for assistance under this program must request the application package for further information on eligible projects and the requirements for applying for assistance under this program.

TO OBTAIN AN APPLICATION:
Mary A. Roy, Environmental Program Specialist 2
NYSDEC, 50 Wolf Road, Room 498, Albany, NY 12233-7254
518-457-0917.

Rules and Regulations - Notice of Adoption

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, sections 1-0101(3)(b), 1-0101(3)(d), 3-0301(1)(b), 3-0301(1)(d), 3-0301(2)(m), 9-0105(1), 9-0105(3) and Executive Law section 816(3), the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Adoption of emergency High Peaks Wilderness Area regulations, including adoption of amendments to 6 NYCRR section 190.0 and a new 6 NYCRR section 190.13.

For further information, contact:
Thomas Wolfe
Bureau of Public Lands
NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
50 Wolf Road, Room 438
Albany, NY 12233-4255
(518) 457-7433


Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, sections 9-0105.1, 9-0105.3 and 9-1503 the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Protected Native Plants
Repealed existing 6NYCRR section 193.3 and adopted a new 193.3

For further information, contact:
Michael Birmingham
Bureau of Private Land Services
NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
50 Wolf Road, Room 424
Albany, NY 12233-4253
(518) 457-7370


Environmental Facilities Corporation
Notice of Draft Description of Eligible Project Categories
Financial Assistance to Business
Water Program

I. BACKGROUND, SCOPE AND APPLICABILITY

The Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC), through its Financial Assistance to Business (FAB) Water Program, proposes to provide funding ; 1) to businesses and to water suppliers on behalf of businesses for all projects that will create, improve or extend water supply facilities that are designed to comply with applicable federal laws and state drinking water supply requirements; and 2) to businesses and municipalities on behalf of business for projects that will create, improve or extend wastewater treatment facilities that are designed to comply with applicable federal and state water quality requirements. This funding will be made pursuant to the newly created Water Program within the existing Financial Assistance to Business (FAB) Program that was created by the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996, and implementing regulations (21 NYCRR Part 2606). All eligible projects must demonstrate an environmental or public health benefit.

The FAB Water Program is intended to help businesses and water suppliers on behalf of businesses, increase the availability and improve the quality of water supplies and to help businesses and municipalities on behalf of business increase the availability and improve the quality of wastewater treatment facilities.

Assistance from the FAB Water Program will be available only to projects that are located in villages, towns, and cities with a population of less than one million people.

II. PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE

As required by Part 2606, this notice describes eligibility requirements for the FAB Water Program, the amount of funding available, the time period during which EFC will accept applications for funding, and certain other eligibility criteria.

III. DEFINITIONS

Unless defined herein, terms used in this notice shall have the meanings set forth in Section 56-0101 of the environmental conservation law, or 21 NYCRR Part 2606. Terms used in this notice have the following meanings:

“Water supply project” means the planning, design, construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities, equipment, sites, or buildings for the supply, control, treatment, distribution, and transport of water supplies to ensure the integrity and quality of such water including compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and other applicable federal and State drinking water supply standards.

“Wastewater Treatment Facility” means the planning, design, construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities, equipment, sites, or buildings needed to reduce or prevent water pollution including compliance with the federal Clean Water Act and other applicable federal and State water quality standards.

IV. DESCRIPTION OF ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Projects eligible for funding under the FAB Water Program must demonstrate an environmental or public health benefit, and may include investments to construct, upgrade, improve or replace infrastructure which will provide to businesses: 1) water supplies which meet the requirements of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and other applicable federal and State water supply requirements; or, 2) wastewater treatment facilities which meet the requirements of applicable federal and State water quality requirements. Some other examples include:

Water Supply Projects

Wastewater Treatment Projects

V. PROJECT SELECTION

All complete applications will be evaluated based upon characteristics of each proposed project. This evaluation will be based upon factors including, but not limited to:

Once a decision to fund a project is made, EFC will notify successful project owners, and execute a contract describing the rights and responsibilities of the parties. , EFC will then begin processing the State Assistance Payments. No funds will be disbursed until all necessary permits and approvals for the project (including, DOH approval to create, construct or modify a public water system, any SEQRA requirements, and, if necessary, a DEC water supply permit) have been received.

VI. PROJECT COMPLETION DATE

All projects for which FAB Water money is awarded must be completed within three (3) years of the signing of a contract between EFC and the project owner.

VII. AMOUNT OF FUNDING

EFC will make State Assistance Payments for not more than 75% of the cost of an eligible project on a reimbursement basis. EFC may award less than 75% of the cost of a project based upon a determination that the amount of the award will allow the project to proceed, given other sources of funding.

VIII. APPLICATION SCHEDULE

EFC will accept applications for State Assistance Payments under the FAB Water Program through December 31, 2000. Applications are available at the address listed below or on EFC’s website, www.nysefc.org.

IX. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

(1) Project Limitations.
All recipients must pledge not to remove from the State any assets purchased with funds received from the FAB Water Program.

(2) Application Procedure
The procedures for administering the FAB Water Program, including the submission, review and approval of requests for State Assistance, will be governed by 21N.Y.C.R.R. Part 2606.

X. INFORMATION AVAILABILITY

Any person seeking additional information or application material should contact EFC at:

New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
Financial Assistance to Business Program
Attention: Laurie A. Allen, Program Manager
50 Wolf Road
Albany, New York 12205-2603
Telephone (800) 200-2200
Fax (518) 485-8773
e-mail www.nysefc.org/home/index.asp?page=159.

Public Meeting

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law Sections 3-0301, 19-0301 and 19-0311, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

An open meeting regarding 6 NYCRR Part 219-2, Municipal and Private Solid Waste Incineration Facilities, and the proposal of new subpart 219-7, Existing Large Municipal Waste Combustors is scheduled for Monday, October 16, 2000, at 1 P.M., New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), 80 Wolf Road, Conference Room 404, Albany (Colonie) NY 12233.

For further information, contact:
Barbara Nuffer
NYSDEC Division of Air Resources
50 Wolf Road, Room 108, Albany NY 12233-3254
518 547-7688 bjnuffer@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Notice of Completion of Federal Final EIS

The United States Coast Guard, as lead agency, has completed a Federal Final EIS on the proposed Great Lakes Icebreaking.

Contact: National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia, 22161, phone: (800) 553-6847 and ask for document number PB 2000-105-877.