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NATURAL GAS POLICY ACT NOTICES

On July 14, 2000, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a final Rule (Order 616) in Docket No. RM00-6-000 reinstating wellhead determination procedures under the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978. Order No. 616 reinstates the procedures for Section 107 wellhead gas that qualifies for a tax credit under Section 29 of the Internal Revenue Code.

In accordance with an agreement between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: under the authority of 3-0301(1)(w), 3-0301(2)(d) and 3-0301(2)(j) of the New York State Environmental Law and Sections 503(c) and described in 503(a) of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-621); notice is hereby given that the following operators have filed a complete application seeking a determination for tight formation gas under NGPA Section 107 to be eligible for a tax credit under Section 29 of the Internal Revenue Code for the gas produced from the indicated well. Any person may review the application at the office of the Division of Mineral Resources located at 50 Wolf Road, Room 290, Albany, NY, telephone number (518) 457-3682. Comments on any application must be submitted in writing to the Division at the above address on or before the indicated date, stating the precise grounds of support for, opposition to, or other interest in the application.

Region NGPA Request No. Operator API No. County Town Last Filing Date
9 NY616-01 Kastle Resources Enterprises 31-013-16469 Chautauqua Ellington 12/06/2000
9 NY616-02 Kastle Resources Enterprises 31-013-16320 Chautauqua Ellington 12/06/2000
9 NY616-03 Kastle Resources Enterprises 31-013-18009 Chautauqua Ellington 12/06/2000
9 NY616-04 Kastle Resources Enterprises 31-013-12491 Chautauqua Cherry Creek 12/06/2000
9 NY616-05 Kastle Resources Enterprises 31-013-16468 Chautauqua Ellington 12/06/2000
9 NY616-06 Kastle Resources Enterprises 31-013-17992 Chautauqua Ellington 12/06/2000
9 NY616-07 Kastle Resources Enterprises 31-013-18052 Chautauqua Ellington 12/06/2000
9 NY616-08 Kastle Resources Enterprises 31-013-16467 Chautauqua Ellington 12/06/2000


ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES CORPORATION
NOTICE OF FINAL 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

VI. PROJECT COMPLETION DATE

All projects for which FAB Water money is awarded must be commenced 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 January 25, 2001. 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 21 NYCRR 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) 457-0742
E-mail: www.nysefc.org.whatsnew


PROPOSED RULEMAKING

Pursuant to Chapter 285 of the Laws of 2000 and Title 10 of Article 33 of the Environmental Conservation Law, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following proposed rule making action:

A new chapter 285 of the Laws of 2000, called the Neighbor Notification Law of 2000, added provisions to Title 10 of Article 33 regarding posting of notification markers for residential lawn application, posting of signs at certain retail establishments, and mandating neighbor notification of certain commercial lawn applications. This rule making addresses the mandates of the Neighbor Notification Law of 2000.

The proposed rule provides the details to implement the requirements of the Neighbor Notification Law of 2000. Details on the notification markers required to be posted for certain residential lawn applications; details on the design and location of signs required for certain retail establishments; and details on neighbor notification of certain commercial lawn applications are all established.

Public Hearings on the Proposed Rule Making are scheduled as follows:

January 8, 2001
9:00 a.m.
Melville Marriott/Long Island.
1350 Old Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747
(516) 423-1600

January 8, 2001
1:00 p.m.
Melville Marriott/Long Island.
1350 Old Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747
(516) 423-1600

January 9, 2001
9:00 a.m.
Century House Restaurant & Hotel
P.O. Box 1100, Route 9
Latham, NY 12110
(518) 785-0834

January 10, 2001
9:00 a.m.
Adam's Mark Buffalo
120 Church Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 845-5100

The comment period will close at 5:00 p.m. on January 16, 2001.

For further information, contact:
Al Muench, NYSDEC, Bureau of Pesticide Management, Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233-7254
Telephone: (518) 457-7482
E-mail: pestmgt@gw.dec.state.ny.us