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A Final 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

Draft Amendment #2 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan issued September 28, 2001 was published in the March 27, 2002 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for the Draft Amendment #2 closed on April 11, 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:

The 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 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 DWSRF # Current IUP Proposed IUP 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.

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.

This notice was prepared and submitted by:

Charles Amento
Chief, Program Implementation Section
Bureau of Public Water Supply Protection
New York State Department of Health
Flanigan Square, 547 River Street, Room 400
Troy, New York 12180-2216
Phone Number: (518) 402-7650


CLEAN WATER/CLEAN AIR BOND ACT OF 1996 and ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FUND PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS

April 22 - May 7, 2002

You are invited to a series of public information meetings regarding the availability of funds under the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act and the Environmental Protection Fund. Both the Bond Act and the EPF provide funds for state assistance payments towards the cost of many environmental programs.

Grant applications are available for the following Bond Act and EPF programs. Due date for completed applications is June 14, 2002.

Municipal and Not-For-Profit Parks projects
Preservation and Heritage Area projects
Rediscovery projects
River Estuary projects
River Valley Greenway Program

All public meeting locations will include workshops on application requirements and procedures for the Parks, Historic Preservation and Heritage Areas programs; and Waterfront Rediscovery program. Staff will present workshops on the Hudson River Estuary and Hudson River Valley Greenway programs at the Taconic/Palisades, and Saratoga/Capital meetings only. Estuary staff will also be at the New York City meeting.


NYS Department of Environmental Conservation staff will be available at all meetings to answer questions about environmental permit requirements for projects.

Additionally, staff from the State agencies administering the Bond Act and EPF will be available to answer questions on other Bond Act and EPF programs, including:

brownfields investigation and remediation
water quality improvements
municipal landfill closure
municipal waste reduction and recycling

DATE REGION/LOCATION DATE REGION/LOCATION
April 22, 2002

1:00-3:00 p.m.

CENTRAL

Roberson Museum and Science Center

30 Front Street

Binghamton, NY

April 29, 2002

2:30-4:00 p.m. for Hudson R. Estuary and Greenway; 12:00-2:00 p.m. for all other programs

TACONIC/PALISADES

Old City Hall

420 Broadway

Kingston, NY



April 23, 2002

1:00-3:00 p.m.

FINGER LAKES

Emerson Park Pavilion

6914 East Lake Road

Auburn, NY

April 30, 2002

1:00-3:00 p.m.

LONG ISLAND

Planting Fields Arboretum Planting Fields Road

Oyster Bay, NY

April 24, 2002

1:00-3:00 p.m.

NIAGARA

Amherst Museum

3755 Tonawanda Creek Road

Amherst, New York

May 1, 2002

12:00-1:30 p.m. for Hudson R. Estuary only; 2:00-4:00 p.m. for all other programs

NEW YORK CITY

The Albert Nerkin of Engineering

Cooper Union

51 Astor Place

New York, NY

April 25, 2002

1:00-3:00 p.m.

ALLEGANY

Center for Excellence

4039 Route 219

Salamanca, NY

May 3, 2002

1:00-3:00 p.m.

THOUSAND ISLANDS

317 Washington Street

State Office Building, Watertown, NY

April 26, 2002

1:00-3:00 p.m.

GENESEE

Monroe County Parks Department

171 Reservoir Avenue

Rochester, NY

May 7, 2002

2:30-4:00 p.m. for Hudson R. Estuary and Greenway; 12:00-2:00 p.m. for all other programs

SARATOGA/CAPITAL DISTRICT

Saratoga Spa State Park Administration Building

Saratoga Springs, NY

Application materials and information can be obtained from the respective agencies by contacting the following:

Department of State - waterfront rediscovery
Steve Ridler
NYS Department of State
Division of Coastal Resources
41 State Street
Albany, NY 12231
Phone: (518) 473-3942
Fax (518) 473-2464
Website:www.dos.state.ny.us

Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation - parks, historic preservation and heritage areas
Kevin Burns, Chief of Grants
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Agency Bldg 1, 16th Floor
Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238
Phone: (518) 474-0427
Fax: (518) 486-7377
Website: www.nysparks.com/grants

Information about other Bond Act and EPF programs can be obtained by contacting these offices:

Department of Agriculture and Markets
(for agricultural non-point source abatement)
John Wildeman, Director
State Soil and Water Conservation Committee
Department of Agriculture and Markets
Winners Circle, Albany, NY 12235
Phone: (518) 457-3738
Fax (518) 457-3412
Website: www.agmkt.state.ny.us
Department of Environmental Conservation
including
Hudson River Estuary
Bond Act Office
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, 12th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-1080
Phone: (518) 402-9401
Fax (518) 402-9392
Website: www.dec.state.ny.us
Agriculture and Markets - farmland protection
Robert Somers, Chief
Agricultural Protection Unit
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
Winners Circle, Albany, NY 12235
Phone: (518) 457-2713
Fax: (518) 457-2716
Website: www.agmkt.state.ny.us
Hudson River Valley Greenway
Carmella Mantello
Hudson River Valley Greenway
Capitol Building, Room 254
Capitol Station
Albany, NY 12224
Phone: (518) 473-3835
Fax (518) 473-4518
Website: www.hudsongreenway.state.ny.us
New York Power Authority
Paul Finnegan
NY Power Authority
30 South Pearl Street, 10th Floor
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 433-6700
Fax: (518) 433-6782
NYS Energy Research and Development Authority
Ruth Horton
NYS Energy Research and Development Authority
286 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY 12203-6399
Phone: (518) 862-1090 ext. 3306
Fax: (518) 862-1091
E-mail: rmh@nyserda.org

Public Notice

NEW YORK STATE
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
PUBLIC NOTICE OF
ENVIRONMENTAL BOARD MEETING

The State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice that a meeting of the Environmental Board will be held at 2:00 p.m., May 3, 2002 in Room 129B of the Departmentís main offices at 625 Broadway, Albany, New York.

The Environmental Board will consider the following rulemaking action of the Department of Environmental Conservation:

This meeting is open to the public.

Ruth L. Earl
Executive Secretary
State Environmental Board


ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS ARE MUNICIPALITIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS LOCATED WITHIN THE GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES OF THE HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY AND ASSOCIATED SHORE LANDS.

Hudson River Estuary Grants Under the NYS Environmental Protection Fund

Applications will be accepted through June 14, 2002 for grant funding under the Hudson River Estuary Grant Program. The available amount of funding for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2002/03 is $1,125,000. This is a competitive grant program. Projects must implement commitments identified in the 2001 Hudson River Estuary Action Plan. This is a matching grant program; recipients will be expected to provide at least a 25 percent match to grant awards. Grants are available for projects under the following categories: Community Interpretive Centers and Education, Habitat Protection and/or Restoration, Local Scenic Resources, Community Conservation and River Stewardship, River Access: Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Wild-life Recreation.

For an application contact: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-1080, Lorie King, grants administrator, or call (518) 402-9401.


NEW YORK STATE ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES CORPORATION
NOTICE OF FINAL DESCRIPTION OF ELIGIBLE PROJECT CATEGORIES
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO BUSINESS
WATER PROGRAM

I. BACKGROUND, SCOPE AND APPLICABILITY

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC), through its Financial Assistance to Business (FAB) Water Program, proposes to provide funding ; 1) to businesses and to water suppliers on behalf of businesses for all projects that will create, improve or extend water supply facilities that are designed to comply with applicable federal laws and state drinking water supply requirements; and 2) to businesses and municipalities on behalf of business for projects that will create, improve or extend wastewater treatment facilities that are designed to comply with applicable federal and state water quality requirements. This funding will be made pursuant to the Financial Assistance to Business (FAB) Water Program that was created by Governor George E. Patakiís Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996, and implementing regulations (21 NYCRR Part 2606). All eligible projects must demonstrate an environmental or public health benefit.

The FAB Water Program was established to help businesses and water suppliers on behalf of businesses, increase the availability and improve the quality of water supplies and to help businesses and municipalities on behalf of business increase the availability and improve the quality of wastewater treatment facilities.

Assistance from the FAB Water Program will be available only to projects that are located in villages, towns, and cities with a population of less than one million people.

II. PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE

As required by Part 2606, this notice describes eligibility requirements for the FAB Water Program, the time period during which EFC will accept applications for funding, and certain other eligibility criteria.

III. DEFINITIONS

Unless defined herein, terms used in this notice shall have the meanings set forth in Section 56-0101 of the environmental conservation law, or 21 NYCRR Part 2606. Terms used in this notice have the following meanings:

"Water supply project" means the planning, design, construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities, equipment, sites, or buildings for the supply, control, treatment, distribution, and transport of water supplies to ensure the integrity and quality of such water including compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and other applicable federal and State drinking water supply standards.

"Wastewater Treatment Facility" means the planning, design, construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities, equipment, sites, or buildings needed to reduce or prevent water pollution including compliance with the federal Clean Water Act and other applicable federal and State water quality standards.

IV. DESCRIPTION OF ELIGIBLE PROJECTS Projects eligible for funding under the FAB Water Program must demonstrate an environmental or public health benefit, and may include investments to construct, upgrade, improve or replace infrastructure which will provide to businesses: 1) water supplies which meet the requirements of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and other applicable federal and State water supply requirements; or, 2) wastewater treatment facilities which meet the requirements of applicable federal and State water quality requirements. Some other examples include:

Water Supply Projects

Wastewater Treatment Projects

V. PROJECT SELECTION

All complete applications will be evaluated based upon characteristics of each proposed project. This evaluation will be based upon factors including, but not limited to:

Once a decision to fund a project is made, EFC will notify successful project owners, and execute a contract describing the rights and responsibilities of the parties. EFC will then begin processing the State Assistance Payments. No funds will be disbursed until all necessary permits and approvals for the project (including, DOH approval to create, construct or modify a public water system, any SEQRA requirements, and, if necessary, a DEC water supply permit) have been received.

VI. PROJECT COMPLETION DATE

All projects for which FAB Water money is awarded must be commenced within three (3) years of the signing of a contract between EFC and the project owner.

VII. AMOUNT OF FUNDING

EFC will make State Assistance Payments for not more than 75% of the cost of an eligible project on a reimbursement basis. EFC may award less than 75% of the cost of a project based upon a determination that the amount of the award will allow the project to proceed, given other sources of funding.

VIII. APPLICATION SCHEDULE

EFC will accept applications for State Assistance Payments under the FAB Water Program through June 10, 2002. Applications are available at the address listed below or on EFCís website,www.nysefc.org.

IX. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

(1) Project Limitations.
All recipients must pledge not to remove from the State any assets purchased with funds received from the FAB Water Program.

(2) Application Procedure
The procedures for administering the FAB Water Program, including the submission, review and approval of requests for State Assistance, will be governed by 21N.Y.C.R.R. Part 2606.

X. INFORMATION AVAILABILITY

Any person seeking additional information or application material should contact EFC at:

New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
Financial Assistance to Business Program
Attention: Laurie A. Allen, Program Manager
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
Telephone (800) 200-2200
Fax (518) 486-9248
www.nysefc.org/home/index.asp?page=22


Public Notice - ERRATUM

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

The correct dates and locations for legislative public hearings for proposed rulemaking, 6 NYCRR Part 200 General Provisions, and Part 218, Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines are as follows:

Monday May 13, 2002, 1 p.m.
NYSDEC Annex, Region 2, 11 - 15 47th Ave., Hearing Room 108, Long Island City NY 11101

Wednesday May 14, 2002, 1 p.m.
Mahoney State Office Building, 65 Court Street, Hearing Room Part 1, Buffalo NY 14203

Thursday May 16, 2002, 1 p.m.
NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Rooms 129A & B, Albany NY 12233

Friday May 17, 2002 1 p.m.
Onondaga Community College, Coulter Library Bldg., Founderís Room, 2nd floor, 4915 Onondaga Road, Syracuse NY 13215


Public Notice

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


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