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Public Notice

Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for Water Pollution Control
First Quarter Update of the FFY 2002 Intended Use Plan (IUP)

The 2002 IUP for the CWSRF was issued in September 2001. Since that time, municipalities have requested funding for additional projects. Municipal water quality protection projects must be included in the IUP to receive low interest rate financing.

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have prepared the final First Quarter Update of the 2002 CWSRF Intended Use Plan. The First Quarter Update will provide interested parties with new and updated information regarding projects listed in the 2002 IUP Annual and Multi-Year Project Priority Lists (PPL).

A notice regarding the draft First Quarter Update was published in the January 2, 2002 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB). Comments were accepted until close of business, Friday, January 18, 2002. No public comments were received that necessitated revision of the Update. Therefore, the First Quarter Update to the 2002 CWSRF IUP is final.

If you would like a copy of the First Quarter Update, or additional information on the CWSRF program and how to list a project on the IUP, please contact Mr. David Morseman at EFCís toll-free information line (800) 882-9721 (within NYS only) or (518) 402-7433. Written requests for CWSRF program information should be addressed to Mr. Morseman at Program Management Division, New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12207-2997, or fax requests to (518) 402-7456.

The final First Quarter Update and other information on the Clean Water SRF program can be viewed on the World Wide Web at www.nysefc.org.

Public Notice - Drinking Water State Revolving Fund

Municipalities and Owners/Operators of Public Drinking Water Supply Systems

New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan

Draft Amendment #1 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan issued September 28, 2001 was published in the January 2, 2002 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for the Draft Amendment #1 closed on January 17, 2002. The New York State Department of Health received no public comments pertaining to this amendment. Therefore, the amendment to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan is final as shown below:

ďThe New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) amended the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Final Intended Use Plan (IUP) dated September 28, 2001, to adjust the estimated project costs for 2 DWSRF projects listed in the Project Readiness List. A project description and explanation of the reason for the cost increases are included in the table below:

Borrower County Project Description DWSRF # Current IUP Cost Proposed IUP Cost Explanation
(T) Ballston Saratoga Extend Distribution System, System Consolidation 16835 $846,779 $884,604 The actual bids for the project were higher than the original estimate.
(C) & (T) Poughkeepsie Dutchess Phase 2 of Project 15654, Upgrade Water Treatment Plant 16700 $4,914,370 $13,130,269 This project originally consisted of three phases, Phase 1 was funded under project number 15654. Phase 3 (project 17070) is now being incorporated into phase 2 (project 16700) with an accelerated construction schedule for funding in the current IUP.

The Department has determined that the project cost increases are necessary, reasonable and consistent with the original project concept. In addition, the scope of the projects has not changed, nor have we altered the project priority rankings in any way. These project cost increases will not adversely affect any other project on the IUP Project Readiness List above the funding line. Except for the above-noted change, there is no other change to projects listed on the Project Readiness List or to the project priority rankings.

The revised Project Readiness List may be obtained by calling DOHís toll free information line at 1-800-458-1158, extension 27676 (within New York State only) or (518) 402-7676.

Governor's Awards for Pollution Prevention

Notice for the Ninth Annual NYS Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention

Applications are now available for the New York State Ninth Annual Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention. The awards program was established to recognize pollution prevention efforts by NYS organizations. Applicants can compete in one of the three following categories: 1) facilities generating waste and pollution: small (100 or fewer employees), mid-size (more than 100 and fewer than 500 employees), or large (more than 500 employees) industrial, commercial or institutional facilities; federal, state and local governments; and educational institutions, 2) technical assistance providers: environmental, community and civic organizations; trade associations or other business/industry groups; federal, state and local governments, and educational institutions; and other public or private entities, and 3) continuous improvement: this category is for organizations that demonstrate a longer term commitment to pollution prevention and continue to develop and implement pollution prevention programs and achieve results. Nominations for awards will be made to Governor Pataki by the Department of Environmental Conservation based on recommendations from a selection committee.

Criteria to be considered for the applicants include: waste volume/toxicity reduction, overall environmental benefits, overall economic benefits, improvement in worker safety, innovations in technology, process or education program, level of management commitment, and transferability.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Presentation of the awards will be during the Fourteenth Annual Pollution Prevention Conference to be held in May 29-31, 2002 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albany. The winners will be notified a week prior to the presentation of the awards. The deadline indicated in the brochure to apply for the awards is April 30, 2002. The application package is available through the DECís website: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu/p2gov.html

Anyone interested in obtaining more information regarding the application and criteria for the awards should contact Mr. Carlos Montes at the Department of Environmental Conservation, Pollution Prevention Unit, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-8010, telephone (518) 402-9476, Fax (518) 402-9470, email: clmontes@gw.dec.state.ny.us