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Public Hearing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (“EFC”) will hold a public hearing on February 28, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at 625 Broadway, Albany, New York in the Board Room, to consider the issuance of special obligation bonds designated “Water Facilities Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2002 (United Water New Rochelle Project)” (the “Bonds”) under the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Act.

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation is empowered under the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Act, as amended, to issue tax-exempt, special obligation revenue bonds and notes to finance solid waste disposal, pollution control, water management and certain other facilities.

The Bonds will be issued to refinance tax-exempt bonds issued by EFC in 1992, the proceeds of which were used to finance the cost of the acquisition, construction and installation of various facilities throughout the service area of The New Rochelle Water Company, then a subsidiary of General Waterworks Corporation, the successor of which is United Waterworks, Inc., Westchester County (the “Borrower”) for the purposes of supply, control, treatment or distribution of water. The facilities to be refinanced consist of the following improvements to land, machinery, equipment, and facilities: the addition or replacement of mains in order to improve fire flow availability in various sections of the distribution system, install a membrane filtration plant within the system in order to determine the feasibility of the technology as a possible solution for treating surface water source of supply; and certain additional or substituted facilities and appurtenances, furnishings, equipment and machinery for the supply, control, treatment and distribution of water. The service area of The New Rochelle Water Company encompasses the City of New Rochelle, the Villages of Bronxville, Pelham Manor, North Pelham, Tuckahoe, Dobbs Ferry and Hastings and the Towns of Mamaroneck (in part), Eastchester, Greenburgh (in part) and Mount Pleasant (in part). The aggregate principal amount of the Bonds is presently estimated not to exceed Twelve Million Dollars ($12,000,000).

The Bonds to be issued by EFC are special obligations of EFC payable solely from the revenues pledged to the payment thereof, and will not be a general obligation of, or be secured by, the taxing power of the State of New York.

All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies desiring to submit comments at the hearing will be provided an opportunity to do so. Written comments can be submitted prior to the hearing to: Holly L. Roth, Legal Assistant, New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, 625 Broadway, 7th Floor, Albany, New York 12207-2997.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (“EFC”) will hold a public hearing on February 28, 2002 at 12:00 p.m. at 625 Broadway, Albany, New York in the Board Room, to consider the issuance of special obligation bonds (the “Bonds”) under the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Act.

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation is empowered under the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Act, as amended, to issue its special obligation revenue bonds to provide financial assistance to municipalities, public authorities and other entities (“recipients”) to finance, refinance or reimburse such recipients for the cost of certain water supply and water pollution control projects, determined to be an “eligible project” for the purposes of the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (“Clean Water State Revolving Fund”) and the Drinking Water Revolving Fund (“Drinking Water State Revolving Fund”).

The Bonds are proposed to be issued on behalf of Bard College located at Annandale-on-Hudson, Dutchess County, New York (the “College”) to finance the (i) expansion of the College’s water treatment plant, construction of an inlet structure and a pump station, and extension of the distribution system (the "Project"); (ii) required reserve fund; and (iii) costs of issuance of the Bonds. The aggregate face amount of the Bonds is presently estimated not to exceed One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,500,000).

The Bonds to be issued by EFC are special obligations of EFC payable solely from the revenues pledged to the payment thereof, and will not be a general obligation of, or be secured by, the taxing power of the State of New York.

All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies desiring to submit comments at the hearing will be provided an opportunity to do so. Written comments can be submitted prior to the hearing to: Holly L. Roth, Legal Assistant, New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, 625 Broadway, 7th Floor, Albany, New York 12207-2997.

Public Meeting

The next meeting for the State Trails Council Meeting will be on February 23rd at Saratoga State Park in the Administration Building from 11:00 to 3:00. Directions will be forthcoming. Please let me know of any agenda items you would like to discuss and if you plan on attending. An agenda will be sent out with the directions.

Contact: Robert W. Reinhardt, NYS OPRHP, email: Robert.Reinhardt@oprhp.state.ny.us

Public Notice

Statewide- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is issuing an Enforcement Directive entitled Land Disposal Restrictions Phase IV Supplemental Rule (Revised) Program Policy DER-6. The draft version was released for public comment on November 21, 2001. There were no significant comments received during this public comment period. This document will become effective 30 days from the date of this publication. Copies of the amended Enforcement Directive are available from Eric Hausamann, Division of Environmental Remediation, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway , Albany, NY 12233-7012 or by email at eghausam@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Public Notice of Adoption

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law Article 27, Title 7 and Title 9, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following rulemaking action:

A notice of adoption was filed with the Department of State on January 14, 2002, effective March 15, 2002, to amend the hazardous waste management regulations contained in 6 NYCRR Parts 370, 371, 372, 373, 374 and 376 (Part 370 series) and associated changes in Part 621.

The amendments incorporate federal hazardous waste management regulations promulgated during the period December 5, 1997 through July 6, 1999 into the New York State regulations. In addition, typographical errors and inconsistencies discovered in the regulations compared to federal regulations are corrected. Adoption of many of these federal amendments is necessary for the State to maintain final authorization from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to administer and enforce NYSDEC's hazardous waste management program in lieu of the federal hazardous waste management program. Adoption of the amendments eliminates duplicative State and federal regulation of several hazardous waste management activities.

For further information, contact Ms. Deborah Aldrich, NYSDEC, Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7250, telephone: 518-402-8730; E-mail: dlaldric@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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 DEC’s 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