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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., August 21, 2002 in Room 129B of the Department’s main offices at 625 Broadway, Albany, New York.

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

This meeting is open to the public.


Meeting Notice

Meeting: of the Watershed Protection and Partnership Council and Exective

Committee.

Time: Executive Committee at 1:00 PM
Full Council at 3:00 PM

Location: New York Power Authority
123 Main Street
White Plains, New York

The meeting will be in the First Floor 'Jaguar Room' of the Clarence D. Rappleyea building.


PUBLIC NOTICE

Draft Amendment No. 2 to the FFY 2002 CWSRF Intended Use Plan Revisions to Uses of Funds

The Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2002 Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for Water Pollution Control Projects, dated September 2001, is being amended.

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (“EFC”), together with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”), administers the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (“CWSRF”). Since it began operating in 1990, the CWSRF program has made over $6.3 billion in project loans to over 400 municipalities and public agencies for water pollution control projects and has saved these municipalities and agencies millions of dollars through interest rate subsidies.

Funds allocated for CWSRF long-term leveraged financings were $320.4 million which leveraged, would finance $640.9M in projects. The $320.4 million is being reduced by $37.7 million. This amount is based on projects listed on the 2002 IUP Annual Project Priority List for long-term financing (LTF) that have either closed on a short-term financing (STF) (prolonging the need for LTF beyond FFY 2002), did not submit an application for LTF by the March 1, 2002 deadline, or have chosen to delay long-term financing. These funds will be reallocated for use in STF, raising the STF allocation from $308.2 million (stated in final Amendment No.1 dated June 17, 2002) to $345.9 million. This revision will have no effect in the funding of projects listed for long-term financing on the “Annual Project Priority List” that have submitted applications and are proceeding with LTF under the 2002 IUP.

Copies of Draft Amendment No. 2 can be requested by calling the EFC toll-free line at (800) 882-9721 (within NYS only) or at (518) 402-7433. As this amendment does not substantially alter the program, copies of the draft amendment will be mailed to the primary contacts for each municipality who were mailed the final FFY 2002 CWSRF IUP in September 2001. Draft Amendment No. 2 will also be available on the EFC web site at http://www.nysefc.org (click on “What’s New” or “Clean Water”).

Written comments on Amendment No. 2 to the CWSRF IUP will be accepted by mail or fax until close of business, Friday, August 16, 2002. Comments should be addressed to:

Mr. David Morseman
Program Services Representative III
Program Management Division
NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
FAX: (518) 402-7456