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Final FFY 2003 Intended Use Plan (IUP)

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have prepared the final Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2003 Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). The IUP includes a list of projects that could receive low interest financing between October 1, 2002 and September 30, 2003.

New projects may be added to the IUP Annual and Multi-Year Project Priority Lists as they are identified by municipalities and not-for-profit organizations interested in CWSRF financing, subject to availability of sufficient funds. Notification of additions to the Project Priority Lists will be made through quarterly updates to the final IUP published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB).

Copies of the final 2003 CWSRF IUP are being mailed to certain municipal officials, advisors, consulting firms, and other interested parties. Copies are also available at New York State Documents Depository Libraries. The CWSRF IUP is also available on the EFC “web page” at www.nysefc.org/clean water/2003 IUP - final IUP

For a copy of the final FFY 2003 CWSRF IUP, assistance with the IUP listing process, or for information on the CWSRF program, please contact:

Mr. David Morseman
Program Services Representative III
Program Management Division
New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
(800) 882-9721 (within NYS only) or (518) 402-7433
FAX: (518) 402-7456

Information on the Clean Water SRF and other EFC programs can be viewed on the World Wide Web at: www.nysefc.org

Public Notice

The First Fourth Generation Perchloroethylene Dry-Cleaning Machine has been CERTIFIED pursuant to NYCRR Part 232.13 Equipment Testing and Certification

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has received, reviewed and approved the first set of test reports demonstrating that certain Columbia/ILSA dry cleaning machines have been tested and meet the 6NYCRR Part 232 equipment content and performance standards. This certification was issued on September 26th, 2002, and is significant to the dry cleaning industry in that it establishes the future date of June 26, 2003, after which it is unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, cause to be offered for sale, lease or represent new closed - loop dry cleaning equipment or other equipment which meets the design and performance standards in 6NYCRR Part 232.6, unless this equipment has been certified by the Department.

The Department has granted 6 NYCRR Part 232.13 Equipment Certification to the specific fourth generation dry-cleaning machine models that were tested. NYSDEC has established and published a list of all machines which have demonstrated meeting the 6 NYCRR Part 232 Certification requirements. This list of Certified Perchloroethylene Dry-cleaning Equipment is posted at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dar/boss/dccertequip.html

Proposed Designation of Bird Conservation Areas

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) is proposing designation of two new Bird Conservation Areas (BCAs) in accordance with Article 11 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL § 11-0539 , 11-2001 and 11-2003). The BCA program provides a comprehensive, ecosystem approach to conserving birds and their habitats on state-owned lands and waters. It also provides for education and research opportunities related to birds and their habitats. Designation of a BCA will not affect existing recreational activities.

Legislative amendments to the BCA law enacted in summer 2002 require public notice of any proposed designations with a 30-day public comment period following publication of the notice. At this time, OPRHP proposes designation of portions of: 1) John Boyd Thacher State Park/Thompson's Lake State Park in Albany County; and 2) Caumsett State Historic Park in Suffolk County as new Bird Conservation Areas. Nineteen BCAs have been designated by OPRHP and DEC since the law was enacted in 1997.

The J.B. Thacher/Thompson's Lake BCA is approximately 1,810 acres and meets two of the criteria for designation in the BCA law. It is a diverse species concentration site and a species at risk site.

The Caumsett BCA is approximately 1,255 acres and meets four of the criteria for designation in the BCA law. It is a migratory concentration site, diverse species concentration site, individual species concentration site and a species at risk site. It is also a significant site for breeding populations of Piping Plovers (state Endangered and federally Threatened species) and Least Terns (state Threatened species).

OPRHP will accept comments on the proposed BCAs during a 30-day public comment period which ends November 1, 2002. Comments or questions should be addressed to Thomas B. Lyons, Environmental Management Bureau, OPRHP, Agency Building #1, Albany, NY 12238, phone (518) 474-0409; fax: (518) 474-7013; e-mail: thomas.lyons@oprhp.state.ny.us

Additional information on the BCA program and other sites that have been designated can be found on the BCA website at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/wildlife/bca/index.html