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Final Project List

Water Quality Improvement Projects for Hudson River and New York Harbor Estuary
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 a final project list for the Hudson River and New York Harbor Estuary. These lists were subject to a forty-five-day review and comment period by the public and the appropriate management conference, advisory committee or advisory council for each water body. There were no recommended changes to the lists 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 nonagricultural nonpoint source abatement and control projects; (3) aquatic habitat restoration projects; and (4) pollution prevention projects.

Projects eligible to be funded are Water Quality Improvement Projects to implement management plans for Hudson River and New York Harbor Estuary.

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 final list of projects to be funded have all of the characteristics listed below. The projects:

During the comment period, DEC shared 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: 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 nonpoint 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

Management Plan: New York Harbor Estuary

The New York Harbor Estuary Management Plan identifies one high priorities: aquatic habitat restoration, including sediment remediation. The secondary priority is mitigation of impacts to resources caused by toxics, dredged material, pathogens, floatables and nitrogen.

2000

WQI

COUNTY PROJECT NAME APPLICANT NAME ELIGIBLE BOND

ACT COSTS

BOND ACT FUNDS APPROVED
4189 Richmond Goethal's Complex-phase 2 Old Place Creek berm removal-slade berman NYSDEC $610,000 $610,000
4416 Kings Hendrix Creek Wetlands Restoration NYCDEP $413,550 $206,775
4465 Kings/

Queens

Spring Creek Park Salt Marsh Restoration NYC PARKS $400,000 $200,000
4466 Kings Gerritsen Creek Maritime Ecosystem Restoration NYC PARKS $200,000 $100,000
4194 Kings Binnenwater Restoration NYC PARKS $1,500,000 $750,000

Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996

Clean Water Projects - State Fiscal Year 2001/02 Information for Applicants and Applications for State Assistance Payments for Water Quality Improvement Projects

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), in cooperation with the New York State Departments of State and Agriculture and Markets, has issued State Fiscal Year 2001/02 (SFY 2001/02) application materials for use by municipalities and Soil and Water Conservation Districts in applying for state assistance payments toward the cost of Water Quality Improvement Projects under the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996, Environmental Protection Fund, Performance Partnership Grants (PPG), Great Lakes Coastal Watershed Restoration Program (GLCWRP) and Long Island Sound Restoration Act (LISRA). Pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Department has determined that this action will not result in any significant adverse environmental impacts.

The Bond Act authorizes a total of $420 million in state assistance payments to municipalities and soil and water conservation districts toward the cost of the following types of Water Quality Improvement Projects: (1) wastewater treatment improvement projects; (2) agricultural and nonagricultural nonpoint source abatement and control projects; (3) aquatic habitat restoration projects; and (4) pollution prevention projects. Title 14 of Article 17 of the ECL authorizes payments to municipalities and Soil and Water Conservation Districts for nonagricultural nonpoint source abatement and control implementation projects. The PPG authorizes approximately $1.5 million for payments to municipalities and Soil and Water Conservation Districts for nonagricultural nonpoint source abatement and control implementation projects. The GLCWRP authorizes $30 for grants to the Great Lakes states for projects to protect and restore coastal resources and water quality in the Great Lakes. Approximately $1.73 million will be made available for projects in the Long Island Sound Management Plan Area from LISRA.

The application materials consist of:

(1) A booklet entitled "Update Information for Applicants - 2001/02" which applies to all four types of Water Quality Improvement Projects noted above. This booklet contains information on applicant and project eligibility, evaluation factors, selection processes, state assistance payments and local share It also contains definitions and summaries of the management plans referenced in the Bond Act and information on new funding sources available this year; and

(2) An application form entitled "Application for State Assistance Payments - 2001/02" covering the following types of Water Quality Improvement Projects: (a) wastewater treatment improvement projects; (b) nonagricultural nonpoint source abatement and control projects; (c) aquatic habitat restoration projects; and (d) pollution prevention projects.

Eligible projects are Water Quality Improvement Projects to implement management plans for the Hudson River Estuary, Long Island Sound, Lake Champlain, New York Harbor Estuary, Peconic and South Shore Estuaries, Onondaga Lake, and the NYSDEC’s Great Lakes Program; plus other approved projects in Villages, Towns, and Cities with a population of 75,000 or less; and other approved projects for the Finger Lakes area, as specified in the Bond Act. Eligible projects also include municipal nonpoint source abatement and control implementation projects developed in accordance with Title 14 of Article 17 of the ECL.

The Department is mailing a copy of the application materials to all chief elected officials of Counties, Cities, Towns, Villages and to Soil and Water Conservation Districts. A copy of the application materials can also be obtained by visiting NYSDEC’s website at www.dec.state.ny.us or contacting: The Bond Act Office, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1080. Telephone (518) 402-9401; Facsimile (518) 402-9392.

Applications must be delivered or postmarked by 5:00 p.m., January 31, 2002, to the address specified in the application materials.