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Proposed List of Recommended
Water Quality Improvement Projects Under The Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ("NYSDEC"), as authorized by Title 3, Section 56-0303 of the Environmental Conservation Law, known as the 1996 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act, and in accordance with subdivision 3 of Section 56-0303 of Environmental Conservation Law has compiled an eligible project list for the Peconic and South Shore Estuaries using the project eligibility and ranking guidelines. This list is subject to a thirty-day review and comment period by the appropriate management conference, advisory committee or advisory council prior to finalizing such list of projects.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the New York State Departments of State and Agriculture and Markets, proposes the Water Quality Improvement Projects listed in the charts below to be funded with 2000-01 State capital appropriations under Title 3, Section 56-0303 of the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996.

The following types of Water Quality Improvement Projects were considered for funding: (1) wastewater treatment improvement projects; (2) agricultural and nonagricultural nonpoint source abatement and control projects; (3) aquatic habitat restoration projects.

Projects eligible to be funded are Water Quality Improvement Projects to implement management plans for the Peconic and South Shore Estuaries.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reviewed more than 400 Water Quality Improvement Project applications from municipalities, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and State agencies. The proposed list of projects to be funded have all of the characteristics listed below. The projects:

The DEC will accept comments on the proposed list of projects to be funded during a 30-day public comment period which ends August 10, 2001. Written comments should be addressed to Bond Act, Water Quality Improvement Projects, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3500.

Pursuant to Chapter 1 of the Laws of 1997, during the comment period DEC will discuss the proposed list of projects for each Management Plan area with the appropriate committee coordinating the implementation for that Management Plan area. The list of Bond Act projects to be funded for the applicable project categories will be finalized and published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin following the public comment period and the management committee review.

Management Plan: Peconic Estuary

The priorities identified in the Draft Action Plan for the Peconic Estuary are improvements to the Riverhead Wastewater Treatment Plant, storm water abatement, mitigation of impacts from brown tide, and aquatic habitat restoration. The following projects are consistent with the priorities identified in the Draft Action Plan for the Peconic Estuary:

2000
WQI
COUNTY PROJECT NAME APPLICANT NAME ELIGIBLE BOND ACT COSTS

BOND ACT FUNDS APPROVED
4463 Suffolk Sag Harbor/Paynes Creek Wetland Restoration Town of Southampton $51,390 $25,695
4198 Suffolk Stormwater Abatement Activities/Southampton's Peconic E. & So. Shore Estuary Restoration Town of Southampton $25,000 $12,500
4362 Suffolk Cassidy Preserve Salt Marsh Restoration: Phase III NYSDEC $106,000 $53,000

Management Plan: South Shore Estuary

Although the South Shore Estuary Reserve Comprehensive Management Plan has not been completed, the Interim Report identifies priorities that can be addressed now based on available information. Priorities identified so far are nonpoint source pollution abatement and control (particularly for storm water runoff), and habitat restoration and protection. The following projects are consistent with the priorities identified in the Interim Report:

2000
WQI
COUNTY PROJECT NAME APPLICANT NAME ELIGIBLE BOND ACT COSTS BOND ACT FUNDS APPROVED
4198 Suffolk Stormwater Abatement Activities/Southampton's Peconic E. & So. Shore Esturary Restoration Town of Southampton $75,000 $37,500
4299 Suffolk Newport Beach, East Moriches Stormwater Mitigation Town of Brookhaven $380,000 $190,000
4185 Nassau Massapequa Preserve Wetland Enhancement and Stream Rehabilitation Nassau County Dept. of Public Works $980,000 $490,000
4184 Nassau Silver Lake Improvement Project Nassau County DPW $400,000 $200,000
4191 Nassau Reynolds Channel Stormwater Runoff Treatment & Wetlands City of Long Beach $650,000 $325,000
4185 Nassau Massapequa Preserve Wetland Enhancement and Stream Rehabilitation Nassau County Dept. of Public Works $850,000 $425,000
4185 Nassau Massapequa Preserve Wetland Enhancement and Stream Rehabilitation Nassau County Dept. of Public Works $800,000 $400,000


Proposed Rule Making

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 11-0303, 11-0903, 11-0905, 11-0909 and 11-0917 the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Proposed amendments to Regulations 6NYCRR Part 2.30 relating to the hunting of Migratory Game Birds.

For further information contact: Bryan L. Swift, Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754, phone: 518-402-8919, E-mail blswift@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Final Date For Comment: August 27, 2001