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PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law Sections 13-0307 and 13-0319 the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Proposed amendments to 6NYCRR Parts 41.2 and 41.3 regarding seasonally certified shellfish lands.

For further information contact:
Lisa P. Tettelbach
205 N. Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, New York 11733
Telephone: [631] 444-0478
E-mail: lptettle@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Final date for comment September 24, 2001


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 Lake Champlain using the project eligibility and ranking guidelines. This list is subject to a forty-five-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 Lake Champlain.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reviewed more than 400 Water Quality Improvement Project applications submitted statewide 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:

  • Are important to a community's comprehensive and coordinated approach to solving water quality problems or enhancing aquatic habitat in a specific watershed.
  • The DEC will accept comments on the proposed list of projects to be funded during a 45-day public comment period which ends September 14, 2001. Written comments should be addressed to Bond Act, Water Quality Improvement Projects, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3500.

    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: Lake Champlain

    The Lake Champlain Management Plan identifies three high priorities: phosphorus reduction; prevention and control of persistent toxics; and management of nuisance non-indigenous aquatic species. Secondary priorities are: restoration of fish and wildlife habitat; protection and enhancement of wetlands; and preservation of vulnerable habitat corridors. The following projects are consistent with the priorities identified in the Lake Champlain Management Plan:

    2000
    WQI
    COUNTY PROJECT NAME APPLICANT NAME ELIGIBLE
    BOND
    ACT COSTS
    BOND ACT
    FUNDS
    APPROVED
    4354 Clinton Keeseville Wastewater Treatment
    Plant Upgrade
    Village of Keeseville $791,264 $672,575
    4445 Clinton Hidden View Ag.Waste Management
    Project
    Clinton County SWCD $199,900 $148,875
    4443 Clinton Ridgeview Farm Ag.Waste
    Management Project
    Clinton County SWCD $329,245 $178,550