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NEW YORK STATE
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION (Department)

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 3-0303, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0107, 19-0301, 19-0302, 19-0303, 19-0305, 19-0311, and 70-0109; and United States Code Section 7661(b), the Department gives notice of the following public hearings:

DATE: Monday, November 5, 2001
TIME: 1:00 P.M.
PLACE: NYSDOT
47-40 21st Street, Hearing Room 310
Hunters Point Plaza
Long Island City, NY 11101

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2001
TIME: 1:00 P.M.
PLACE: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
1 Winners Circle
Hearing Room, 1st floor
Albany, NY 12235

Purpose: Promulgation of these rule changes will enable the Department to obtain final approval of the Title V air permitting program in New York State, and to retain the authority to issue Title V permits.

The public hearings are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility. At the hearings, the Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for such services are required and should be submitted by October 24, 2001 to Arlene Schmidt, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, 518-402-8465.

Pursuant to Part 617 of the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Department has prepared Negative Declarations stating that the proposed actions will not have a significant effect on the environment.

The Department invites all persons, organizations, corporations, and government agencies that may be affected by the proposed revisions to attend the hearings. At each hearing, every person who wishes to make a statement will be allowed to speak. It is requested that oral statements also be submitted in writing. The Department will give equal weight to written and oral statements and since a cumulative record will be compiled, it is not necessary for interested parties to attend both hearings.

Written statements may be submitted to the Department until 5 p.m., November 13, 2001, and should be submitted to:

Matthew Reis, P.E.
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3254
Telephone: (518) 402-8403
email: mxreis@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The proposed regulation may be obtained from any of the following Department offices:

REGION 1
Building #40
State University of New York
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Attention: Ajay Shah

REGION 2
Hunters Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Attention: Robert Mitrey

REGION 3
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
Attention: Robert Stanton

REGION 4
1130 North Westcott Rd.
Schenectady, NY 12306
Attention: Rick Leone

REGION 5
Hudson Street Extension
Box 220
Warrensburg, NY 12885
Attention: Michael Stawarz

REGION 6
Watertown State Office Bldg.
317 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13601
Attention: Tom Morgan

REGION 7
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204-2400
Attention: Norman Boyce

REGION 8
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414
Attention: Thomas Marriott

REGION 9
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
Attention: Larry Sitzman


PUBLIC NOTICE

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, 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 a final project list for the Lake Champlain using the project eligibility and ranking guidelines. This list was 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. There were no recommended changes to the list of projects originally proposed.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the New York State Departments of State and Agriculture and Markets, selected 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 non-agricultural, 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 final list of projects to be funded have all of the characteristics listed below. The projects:

During the comment period, DEC shaded the proposed list of projects for each Management Plan area with the appropriate committee coordinating the implementation for that Management Plan area. There were no recommended changes to the list of projects originally proposed.

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


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, 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 Hudson River 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 non-agricultural, non-point 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 Hudson River.

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:

The DEC will accept comments on the proposed list of projects to be funded during a 45-day public comment period which ends November 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: Hudson River

The highest priorities identified in the Hudson River Estuary Plan are: habitat protection, restoration and enhancement; reduction of "contaminants of concern"; and waterfront revitalization. Secondary priorities are non-point source program implementation and wastewater treatment plant compliance assurance. The following projects are consistent with the priorities identified in the Hudson River Estuary Plan:

2000
WQI
COUNTY PROJECT NAME APPLICANT NAME ELIGIBLE BOND
ACT COSTS
BOND ACT FUNDS
APPROVED
4117 Greene Catskill CSO Corrective Measures-Phase 3 Village of Catskill $748,000 $635,800
4090 Albany CSO System at Mohawk/Watervliet Sts. Continuous Deflective Separation City of Cohoes $800,000 $680,000
4094 Rensselaer 101st Street Sewer Separation Project City of Troy $550,000 $467,500
4334 Rensselaer Schodack Island Marsh Restoration NYSDEC $250,000 $250,000
4442 Columbia Certified CAFO Plans on 4 Dairy Farms in Columbia County Segment 2-Hollyrock Farm Columbia County

Soil and Water Conservation District

$129,301 $104,038