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Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Combined Hearing Notice

6 NYCRR Parts 652, 654 and 750-758, SPDES RULES REVISIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFIT PERMIT STRATEGY (EBPS) PRIORITY SYSTEM

The proposed rules, supporting documentation for the proposed rules and descriptions of the changes to the SPDES permit priority ranking system are available at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/regs/subpart750_01.html

Public Notice

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Pursuant to Section 19-0301(1)(a) of the Environmental Conservation Law, the Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) hereby gives notice of a RESCHEDULED HEARING DATE and EXTENSION OF COMMENT PERIOD for amendments to proposed rulemaking,

6 NYCRR Part 237, Acid Deposition Reduction NOx Budget Trading Program
6 NYCRR Part 238, Acid Deposition Reduction SO2 Budget Trading Program and
Part 200, General Provisions,

to reduce emissions of NOx and SO2 from fossil fuel-fired electric generating sources statewide through market based cap-and-trade programs.

THE ALBANY PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 5, 2002, TO MONDAY, MAY 20, 2002, 1 P.M., NYSDEC, 625 BROADWAY, PUBLIC ASSEMBLY ROOMS 129A AND 129B, ALBANY NY 12233.

THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED FROM APRIL 12, 2002, TO MAY 28, 2002, 5 P.M.

Written statements may be submitted to Robert G. Sliwinski, P.E., NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, rgsliwin@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The Department invites all persons, organizations, corporations, and government agencies affected by the proposed rulemaking to submit written statements for the record. A cumulative record will be compiled of all statements. The Department will be seeking input on all aspects of the proposed regulation, but in particular, invites comment on the sulfur dioxide allocation methodology contained in Part 238, Acid Deposition Reduction SO2 Budget Trading Program.


14th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference
May 29-31, 2002
Crowne Plaza Albany Hotel

"Pollution Prevention Through Energy Efficiency"

Keynote Speaker: Congressman Sherwood L. Boehlert
Plenary Speakers: NYSDEC Commissioner, Erin M. Crotty; NYSERDA President, William M. Flynn; NYS Public Service Commission Chairman, Maureen O. Helmer
Other Key Speakers: Paul DeCotis, Program Director, NYSERDA; David Wooley, Senior Fellow, Pace University Law School; and Michael Arny, Director, Leonardo Academy
Invited: Governor George E. Pataki

Join other environmentalists; business, trade, and industry representatives, scientific and academic professionals, environmental groups, and government officials.

Presentation of the 2002 NYS Governorís Awards for Pollution Prevention
Case Studies of the previous two yearís winners will also be presented

General Topics covered this year include: Improving Industrial Efficiency, Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency, Residential Energy Efficiency, Environmental Management Systems, Promoting Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency, Green Buildings, Market for Renewables, Transportation and Alternative Fuels, and Sustainability. Exhibitor presentations. Pollution Prevention tour hosted by a local organization.

Sponsored by: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Pollution Prevention Unit
Co-sponsored by:
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
New York State Public Service Commission
The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

***Please visit our web site www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu

Dottie Oí Hare (518) 402-9469; fax: (518) 402-9470 Exhibitor Contact: Carlos Montes (518) 402-9469; email: clmontes@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Draft Amendment # 2 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan issued September 28, 2001

DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND

New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Public Water Supply Protection
Flanigan Square, 547 River Street
Troy, NY 12180-2216

and

New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207-2997

MUNICIPALITIES AND OWNERS/OPERATORS OF PUBLIC DRINKING WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS

New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) propose to amend the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Final Intended Use Plan (IUP) dated September 28, 2001, to adjust the estimated project cost for ten 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) Ausable Clinton New Groundwater Source, Storage Tank, Treatment Facility, and Replacement of Water Mains 16725 $207,179 $207,800 Project costs were refined at the time of the hardship application.
(V) Antwerp Jefferson New Groundwater Source, Water Storage Tank, High Lift Pump, and Upgrades to the Existing Treatment Building and Distribution System 15057 $2,002,000 $2,049,000 A reduction in the RD grant award has increased the required DWSRF amount of funding needed for the project.
(T) Rutland Jefferson Complete New Water System to Serve the Hamlet of Felts Mills 15941 $5,020,000 $5,400,000 A more detailed examination of the project resulted in requiring an additional 1200' of water main.
(T) Wilna Jefferson New Groundwater Source and Control Building, Upgrades to the Existing Distribution System, and a Distribution System Extension 15940 $685,000 $875,000 A more detailed examination of the project added land acquisition, well development and engineering costs.
(V) Lake George Warren New Water Storage Tank, Upgrade Transmission and Distribution Mains 17030 $307,360 $861,000 The original estimate omitted the storage tank portion of the project.
(V) Wellsburg Chemung New Water Treatment Plant, New Groundwater Source, New Inter-connection 16259 $1,170,000 $1,287,000 Engineer revised cost estimates at the time of filing the hardship application.
(V) Cattaraugus Cattaraugus Upgrade Water Treatment Plant, Upgrade Groundwater Source, New Storage, Upgrade Distribution System 15000 $285,737 $332,100 The revised cost is based on the actual construction cost.
(V) Philmont Columbia New Groundwater Source, Upgrade Distribution System 16495 $265,130 $385,860 Original estimate did not include costs for engineering, legal, contingencies, and issuance costs. A revised pre-application was submitted including these additional costs.
(T) Ellisburg Jefferson Complete New Water System to Serve the Pierrepont Manor Water District 16910 $2,398,889 $2,950,000 The cost increase is a result of an updated engineering report with revised cost estimates.
(T) North Norwich Chenango New Distribution System, System Consolidation 16912 $902,300 $920,300 Engineer revised cost estimates at the time of filing the hardship application.

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.

Written statements or comments on the above DWSRF project cost increases will be accepted by fax or mail until close of business on April 11, 2002 and should be filed with:

Mr. Michael E. Burke, P.E.
Director
Bureau of Public Water Supply Protection
Flanigan Square, 547 River Street, Room 400
Troy, New York 12180-2216
Fax Number: (518) 402-7659

The revised Project Readiness List may be obtained by calling DOHs 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