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Final List
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 final project list for the Finger Lakes 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 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 Finger Lakes.

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: Finger Lakes

There is no basin-wide management plan for the Finger Lakes. Instead, the statute refers to water quality improvement projects for the Finger Lakes and their tributaries which are approved by the Secretary of State pursuant to Article 42 of executive law or by the Commissioner of DEC. Priority was given to projects that have been (a) approved by the Commissioner of DEC; (b) identified in plans in accordance with the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program or the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and approved by the Secretary of State; and/or (c) developed in accordance with the Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control Program and approved by the State Soil and Water Conservation Committee and the Commissioner

of Agriculture and Markets. The following projects are consistent with those identified priorities:

2000
WQI
COUNTY PROJECT NAME APPLICANT NAME ELIGIBLE BOND
ACT COSTS
BOND ACT FUNDS APPROVED
4177 Cayuga Sanitary Sewer Upgrade and Extension Town of Fleming $1,808,143 $483,118
4172 Livingston Hamlet of Conesus Sanitary Sewer System Town of Conesus $2,230,000 $486,650
4461 Ontario Sanitary Sewer Repair City of Geneva $675,000 $573,750
4040 Tompkins Municipal WW Collection & Treatment System Additions Ithaca-Cayuga Heights Seg. 1 City of Ithaca $1,355,883 $400,000
4040 Tompkins Municipal WW Collection & Treatment System Additions Ithaca-Cayuga Heights Seg. 2 City of Ithaca $1,200,000 $386,051
4450 Cayuga/Seneca Cayuga/Seneca Counties BMP Implementation - Cayuga Lake Watershed Cayuga County SWCD $372,383 $269,243
4451 Cayuga Tidd Manure Management Project Cayuga County SWCD $73,117 $52,726
4234 Seneca Cayuga Lake Roadbank Stabilization Project Seneca County SWCD $112,665 $48,192
4239 Ontario Honeoye/Canadice/Hemlock Watershed Roadbank Stabilization Project Ontario County SWCD $598,000 $299,000
4434 Yates Seneca Lake Watershed AEM Tier IV Implementation 1 Grant Yates County SWCD $629,476 $501,270


Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution Abatement and Control Program

The New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee announces the availability of Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act and State Environmental Protection Fund assistance to implement projects pursuant to the New York State Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control Grant Program as set forth in Section 11-b of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts Law. County soil and water conservation districts may apply for matching funds for the planning or implementation of agricultural nonpoint source abatement and control projects. The projects must consist of agricultural assessments, plans or activities which will reduce, abate, control, or prevent nonpoint source pollution originating from agricultural sources. Soil and water conservation districts or groups of districts acting jointly are eligible to submit proposals.

Proposal due: Thursday, January 31, 2002, 4:00 p.m.

Location: Proposals must be delivered to:
State Soil and Water Conservation Committee
Department of Agriculture and Markets
1 Winners Circle
Albany, NY 12235

Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Contact: For a copy of the RFP and application, please contact: Emily Dodd, Senior Environmental Analyst, State Soil and Water Conservation Committee, at the above address, (518) 457-3738, or view the Departmentís website at www.agmkt.state.ny.us.


Statewide - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is issuing an amended version of the Enforcement Directive entitled Management of Coal Tar Wastes and Soils and Sediments Contaminated with Coal Tar from Former Manufactured Gas Plants Program Policy DER-4 (TAGM 4061) which was effective September 13, 2001. This document is being amended due to an inadvertent change to language in Section IV. Responsibility, that occurred after the public comment period ended and during final policy approval process. This amended language in the Responsibility Section is identical to the language in the version which was made available for public review and comment on April 4, 2001. There were no comments received on this section during the public comment period. This document will be effective 30 days from the date of this publication. Copies of the amended Enforcement Directive is available from Eric Obrecht, Division of Environmental Remediation, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway , Albany, NY 12233-7012 or by email at erobrech@gw.dec.state.ny.us