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Public Notice

The Health Research Science Board is soliciting written comments about the Pesticide Reporting Law from stakeholders, including researchers, governmental agencies, advocacy groups, professional and trade organizations, business groups, etc. The comments will be considered by the Board as it prepares its 2003 biennial report. The report is mandated by Public Health Law 2413, which states: ďÖsuch report shall include an evaluation by the commissioner, the commissioner of the department of environmental conservation and the health research science board of the basis, efficiency and scientific utility of the information derived from pesticide reporting pursuant to sections 33-1205 and 33-1207 of the environmental conservation law and recommend whether such system should be modified or continued.Ē

The following questions have been developed to solicit comments about pesticide reporting:

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK: Please help us by commenting on the Pesticide Sales and Use Database (www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dshm/prl/index.htm).

1) Are you completing this survey as a:

__ member of an environmental group
__ member of a breast cancer advocacy group
__ member of a business or trade group
__ researcher
__ pesticide applicator
__ staff of a government agency
__ student or teacher
__ other: ______________________________

2) Have you used the Pesticide Sales and Use Database in the past year?

__ Yes
__ No

If YES, was the information helpful to you? How have you used the data?

3) How can we make the database more helpful to you or easier to use?

Name:
Organization:
Street:
City, State, Zip Code:

Written comments on pesticide reporting will be accepted by mail, e-mail or fax until the close of business August 30, 2002:

By mail: Dr. Nancy K. Kim, Pesticide Sales and Use Database Survey, Flanigan Square
Room 500, 547 River Street, Troy, NY 12180-2216
By e-mail: pestsurv@health.state.ny.us
By fax: (518) 402-7509

For more information or to complete the survey by phone, call the New York State Health Department toll-free at 1-800-458-1158.


Final List
Water Quality Improvement Projects for Hudson River
Under the Clean Water/clean Air Bond Act of 1996

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ("NYSDEC"), as authorized by Title 3, Section 56-0303 of the Environmental Conservation Law, known as the 1996 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act, and in accordance with subdivision 3 of Section 56-0303 of Environmental Conservation Law has compiled a final project list for the Hudson River using the project eligibility and ranking guidelines. This list was subject to a forty-five-day review and comment period by the appropriate management conference, advisory committee or advisory council prior. There were no recommended changes to the list of projects originally proposed.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the New York State Departments of State and Agriculture and Markets, proposes the Water Quality Improvement Projects listed in the charts below to be funded with 2001-02 State capital appropriations under Title 3, Section 56-0303 of the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996.

The following types of Water Quality Improvement Projects were considered for funding: (1) wastewater treatment improvement projects; (2) agricultural and nonagricultural nonpoint source abatement and control projects; (3) aquatic habitat restoration projects.

Projects eligible to be funded are Water Quality Improvement Projects to implement management plans for Hudson River.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reviewed more than 700 Water Quality Improvement Project applications submitted statewide from municipalities, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and State agencies. The final list of projects to be funded have all of the characteristics listed below. The projects:

During the comment period, DEC shared the proposed list of projects for each Management Plan area with the appropriate committee coordinating the implementation for that Management Plan area. There were no recommended changes to the list of projects originally proposed.

Management Plan: Hudson River

The highest priorities identified in the Hudson River Estuary Plan are: habitat protection, restoration, and enhancement; reduction of "contaminants of concern"; and waterfront revitalization. Secondary priorities are nonpoint source program implementation and wastewater treatment plant compliance assurance. The following projects are consistent with the priorities identified in the Hudson River Estuary Plan:

2000

WQI

COUNTY

PROJECT NAME

APPLICANT NAME

ELIGIBLE BOND

ACT COSTS

BOND ACT FUNDS APPROVED

5034

Greene

Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements/Inflow & Infiltration Remediation

Village of Athens

$1,114,000

$843,000

5190

Greene

Sleepy Hollow Lake Watercourse Stabilization Projects

Greene County Soil & Water Conservation District

$100,000

$50,000

5032

Albany

Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Town of Coeymans

$685,000

$582,250

4099

Albany

Cohoes Pump Station Rehabilitation

City of Cohoes

$122,500

$104,125

5031

Albany

12th Avenue CSO Elimination

City of Watervliet

$258,000

$219,300

5184

Rensselaer

Equipment for Reduction of Floatables

City of Troy

$325,000

$276,250

5016

Dutchess

Poughkeepsie/Audubon Storomwater Treatment and Habitat

Town of Poughkeepsie

$541,205

$267,925

5035

Dutchess

Longview Park Sanitary Sewer

Town of Poughkeepsie

$571,616

$350,856

5159

Columbia

Mill Street Pump Station Upgrade

City of Hudson

$141,666

$92,754

5224

Westchester

Marinello Cove Aquatic Habitat Restoration

Village of Hasting-on-Hudson

$200,000

$50,000


Acquisition of Property for State Parkland

Pursuant to a certain Settlement Agreement and Stipulation of Discontinuance With Prejudice between and among Telesector Resources Group Inc. ("TRG"), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (the "DEC"), the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York, and the State of New York, so ordered by Acting Supreme Court Justice William K. Nelson on April 10, 2001 (the "Settlement Agreement"), TRG agreed to deposit $2,350,000 into an escrow account to be used for the

As contemplated by the Settlement Agreement, the Palisades Interstate Park Commission ("PIPC"), a governmental entity deemed appropriate by the DEC, intends to utilize the funds to acquire a parcel of property, consisting of approximately 490 acres, from The Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Inc. The property is shown on a certain map entitled "Map of Survey of Land to be Acquired by The Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Inc. situate at Indian Hill, Town of Tuxedo, Orange County, New York" by Brooks & Brooks, Land Surveyors, P.C. Highland and Phoenicia, NY, dated July 10,1997, last revised August 8, 1997 and consisting of two sheets. The property is also designated as Town of Tuxedo tax map Section 1, Block 1, Parcel 19.7. A proposed order authorizing the disbursement of funds for the purchase of this property has been submitted to the New York State Supreme Court for the County of Rockland for approval. Upon completion of the acquisitions, the acquired property shall be held and maintained by PIPC as parkland.

As further provided by the Settlement Agreement, interested members of the public are hereby invited to submit comments regarding the proposed acquisitions by close of business on August 9, 2002. All such comments should be sent to:

Hugh L. McLean, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Prosecutions Bureau, New York State Attorney Generalís Office, 120 Broadway Room 22D64, New York, New York 10271-0332

Notice of Adoption

Adoption of Amendment to Solid Waste Regulations 6 NYCRR Part 360

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law Article 3, Title 3; Article 27, Titles 1, 7, & 13; Article 71, Title 27; Article 19, Title 3; and Article 71, Title 19, has finalized amendments the 6 NYCRR Part 360 solid waste regulations. Section 360-2.21 will be repealed, since it has been superseded by Part 208. References in subdivision 360-2.3(p) and section 360-2.15 to section 360-2.21 will be replaced with references to Part 208.

This consensus rulemaking finalizes changes proposed and approved through a rulemaking process to incorporate landfill gas regulations into Part 208. The associated changes to Part 360 were part of that rulemaking process, but we not included in the package that was filed for adoption with the Department of State. The consensus rulemaking corrects that oversight.

To obtain additional information, please contact Deborah Aldrich at (518) 402-8730.

Notice of Continuation

PROPOSED REPEAL AND ADDITION OF SOLID WASTE REGULATIONS 6 NYCRR
SUBPARTS 360-4 AND 360-5 and Associated Amendments to Part 364, Part 621, and Subparts 360-1

Notice of Continuation is hereby given by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for the proposed rulemaking, pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law Article 27, Title 7 and Title 9, to repeal and add the SOLID WASTE REGULATIONS contained in Subparts 360-4 and 360-5 and associated changes to Part 364, Part 621 and Subpart 360-1 of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations (6NYCRR) of the State of New York.

The proposed rule will update the Departmentís current Part 360, Part 364, and Part 621 regulations as they relate to the recycling of organic waste through composting and other means. This update will bring the Part 360 regulations into conformance with federal regulations governing the beneficial use of sewage sludge and will provide needed updates to other technical criteria. These revisions will eliminate unnecessary confusion caused by state regulations that do not include federal criteria; are a necessary step leading to delegation of the federal biosolids program; and will update the technical criteria for non-federally regulated facilities (yard waste composting, etc.) which have not been revised since 1988.

To obtain additional information, please contact Sally Rowland at (518) 402-8678 or at sjrowlan@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Advertisement and Notice to Proposers

Contract Name: Standby Engineering Contracts for Inactive Hazardous Waste Sites, Petroleum and Hazardous Material Spill Sites and Related Remedial Program Areas; NYS Contract Nos. D004433 Ė D004446

Letter of Interest and Qualifications for Standby Engineering Services for Inactive Hazardous Waste Sites, Petroleum and Hazardous Material Spill Sites and Related Remedial Program Areas will be received by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Management and Budget Services, Bureau of Procurement Services, 10th Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, NewYork, 12233-5027, Attn: Donna Pinchbeck until the time of 1:00 PM and on the date of September 24, 2002. These submittals will be publicly opened and acknowledged at the above time and date. Telegraphic or other electronically transferred Letters of Interest and Qualifications are not acceptable.

Description of Services: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Remediation (DER) is responsible for managing all Site Characterizations and Remedial Investigations (RI), Feasibility Studies (FS), Remedial Designs (RD), implementation of Interim and Final Remedial Actions (RA), Site Response Activities, Construction Management (CM), Petroleum/Chemical Spill Prevention, Control and Cleanup activities including, but not limited to, investigation, remediation, monitoring and oversight of projects undertaken by Potentially Responsible Parties.

There will be two sets of multiple long-term standby contracts. The first set of contracts will be for Investigation and Design Services and the second set will be for Design and Construction Oversight Services. There will be up to seven (7) contracts for Investigation and Design Services and up to seven (7) contracts for Design and Construction Oversight Services.

Each contract will be for a term of seven (7) years and have a maximum $ 7 million contract ceiling amount. The Letters of Interest and the Qualifications will be evaluated and scored to develop a short list for each type of contract. A more detailed Request for Proposal will be sent to firms that qualify for the Short Lists for the final selection of consultants.

Mandatory Requirements and Eligibility/Qualifications Requirements

The Request for Letters of Interest and Qualifications Package may be obtained by contacting Richard J. Lilley, Jr., P.E., NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7012

Minority and Women owned businesses are encouraged to submit bids in response to this solicitation. The NewYork State Department of Environmental Conservation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

It is the policy of the Department that the award of procurement contracts shall be based solely upon the merits of the competing proposals. It is essential that the Departmentís procurement process be protected from improper lobbying influences by lobbyists in order to ensure that the contracting process is fair and equitable. From the issue date of this Request for Letters of Interest and Qualifications and until the resultant contract is approved by the Office of the State Comptroller, all contacts with Departmental personnel, except as otherwise specified herein, concerning this Letter 0f Interest and Qualifications or any other aspects of this procurement must be made, in writing, through the Departmentís Project Director:

Project Director Name: Richard J. Lilley, Jr., P.E. Address: 12th floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7012

For the purpose of this Notice to Proposers, the Director of the Division of Environmental Remediation, 12th Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York, 12233-7011, shall be the Department's designated Representative. Any questions, however, shall be directed to Mr. Richard J. Lilley, Jr., P.E., at (518) 402-9746.