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Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for Water Pollution Control
Second 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 Second Quarter Update of the 2002 CWSRF Intended Use Plan. The Second 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 Second Quarter Update was published in the May 1, 2002 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB). Comments were accepted until close of business , Friday, May 17, 2002. No public comments were received that affected projects to be funded in the current IUP financing period or necessitated revision of the Update. The Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection requested that Update Form information on seven County projects submitted to EFC in April 2002 be included in the Second Quarter Update. The information from the annual project update forms, which were mailed to municipalities with projects on the current IUP, will be included in the draft FFY 2003 IUP which will be available in June 2002 for review and comment. Therefore, the Second Quarter Update to the 2002 CWSRF IUP is final.

If you would like a copy of the IUP Second Quarter Update, information on how to list a project on the IUP or additional information on the CWSRF program consult EFC’s web site at www.nysefc.org or contact Mr. David Morseman at EFC’s 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. Information on the CWSRF and other EFC programs can be viewed on EFC’s web site.

Notice of Availability for Comment

Voluntary Cleanup Program Guide

Policies and procedures regarding the New York State Voluntary Cleanup Program

Description: New York established its Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) to address the environmental, legal, and financial barriers that often hinder the redevelopment and reuse of contaminated properties. The VCP was developed to enhance private sector cleanups and to reduce the development pressures on "Greenfield" sites. This proposed Program Policy document has been prepared to help interested parties understand the goals and requirements of New York’s VCP and to have a reference document that explains the process for completing a voluntary cleanup project. The document summarizes the main elements of the VCP including eligibility, the application process, legal agreements, work plan development, contact persons, and obtaining an assignable release and covenant not to sue at the completion of a project.

Contact Person: To obtain a printed version or to submit comments, please contact: Andrew English, Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7017, phone: (518) 402-9671, fax: (518) 402-9679, e-mail: ajenglis@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Comment Period: Comments on this action will be accepted until June 28, 2002. All comments will be considered and the document will be revised accordingly. A final policy document will be prepared and notice will appear in the ENB.

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 Governor’s Awards for Pollution Prevention Case Studies of the previous two year’s 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 O’ Hare (518) 402-9469; fax: (518) 402-9470
Exhibitor Contact: Carlos Montes (518) 402-9469; email: clmontes@gw.dec.state.ny.us