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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE FINAL TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD ANALYSIS (TMDL) TO ACHIEVE WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR DISSOLVED OXYGEN IN LONG ISLAND SOUND, DECEMBER 2000.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), with the cooperation of the State of Connecticut and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), has completed its Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) to achieve water quality standards for dissolved oxygen in Long Island Sound. This notice announces the availability of the Final TMDL for Dissolved Oxygen in Long Island Sound which was submitted to the USEPA on January 3, 2001 for approval. The notice also announces the availability of the Response to the Public Comments, dated December 2000, on NYSDEC's Dissolved Oxygen proposed TDML for Long Island Sound, in November 1999.

INFORMATION: The Final TMDL information is included in NYSDEC documents entitled:

These documents are available at the following website: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dow/index.html or by contacting the NYSDEC Bureau of Watershed Management, by phone at 518-457-8961 or mail at Room 398, 50 Wolf Rd., Albany, NY 12233-3508. Copies of these documents will be mailed out to all entities which submitted public comments on the draft document.


DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND
New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Public Water Supply Protection
Flanigan Square, 547 River Street
Troy, NY 12180-2216
And
New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
50 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205

Draft Amendment # 1 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
Intended Use Plan issued September 20, 2000
MUNICIPALITIES AND OWNERS/OPERATORS OF PUBLIC DRINKING WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS
New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) propose to amend the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Final Intended Use Plan (IUP) dated September 20, 2000, to adjust the estimated project costs for 4 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:

Borrower County Project Description DWSRF # Current IUP Cost Proposed IUP Cost Explanation
(V) Dansville Livingston New water treatment plant 16776 $282,500 $307,120 With the approval of plans and specifications for the project, additional costs were identified by the engineer.
(C) Hornell Steuben Upgrade water treatment plant 16756 $226,000 $340,000 Project is currently under construction, additional money is needed to complete the approved upgrades due to unforeseen cost increases during construction.
Suffolk County Water Authority Suffolk New transmission, new distribution system 16869 $2,545,437 $6,620,268 Project costs have increased to enable 700 additional homes with potentially contaminated private wells to be hooked up as the new lines are installed. In addition, an amount necessary to provide for the required borrower debt service reserve funds that do not receive subsidy from the DWSRF is included.
Upper Mohawk Valley Regional Water Board Oneida Extend System and Consolidation 15890 $27,000,220 $30,000,000 The project cost differential is necessary to cover issuance fees and the required borrower debt service reserve funds (the latter do not receive subsidy from the DWSRF).

The Department has determined that these project cost increases are necessary, reasonable and consistent with the original project concept. In addition, the scope of the projects has not changed, nor have we altered the project priority rankings in any way. These project cost increases will not adversely affect any other project on the IUP Project Readiness List above the funding line. A portion of the proposed IUP cost increase for the Suffolk County Water Authority and the Upper Mohawk Valley Regional Water Board is related to required borrower debt service reserve funds that do not receive subsidy from the DWSRF. Except for the above-noted change, there is no other change to projects listed on the Project Readiness List or to the project priority rankings.

Written statements or comments on the above DWSRF project cost increase will be accepted by fax or mail until close of business on January 25, 2001 and should be filed with:

Mr. Michael E. Burke, P.E.
Director
Bureau of Public Water Supply Protection
Flanigan Square, 547 River Street, Room 400
Troy, New York 12180-2216
Fax Number: (518) 402-7659

The revised Project Readiness List may be obtained by calling DOHs toll free information line at 1-800-458-1158, extension 27676 (within New York State only) or (518) 402-7676.