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Proposed List of Recommended Water Quality Improvement Projects 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 an eligible project list for the Hudson River using the project eligibility and ranking guidelines. This list is subject to a forty-five-day review and comment period by the appropriate management conference, advisory committee or advisory council prior to finalizing such list of projects.

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 2002-03 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 proposed list of projects to be funded have all of the characteristics listed below. The projects:

The DEC will accept comments on the proposed list of projects to be funded during a 45-day public comment period which ends February 10, 2002. Written comments should be addressed to Bond Act, Water Quality Improvement Projects, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3500.

During the comment period DEC will discuss the proposed list of projects for each Management Plan area with the appropriate committee coordinating the implementation for that Management Plan area. The list of Bond Act projects to be funded for the applicable project categories will be finalized and published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin following the public comment period and the management committee review.

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 $103,900
5160 Columbia South Front Street Pump Station Hudson, City of $260,050 $221,043
4014 Ulster Highland Landing Sewage System Project Lloyd, Town of $236,851 $201,324
3121 Westchester Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant Westchester County $548,529 $466,250
5012 Westchester Hudson River Shoreline Ossining, Town of $700,000 $350,000

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Session

Columbia County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Carol & Crawford Bryant, Bryant Mine may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Comments must be received by the contact person below no later than January 22, 2003. The action involves the modification to an existing permitted 48 acre life of mine, sand and gravel mine, to eliminate two phases of the mine, and add two new phases in the rear portion of the project property. There will be a net decrease of 3 acres, making the new life of mine area 45 acres. No change in the manner, method or rate of extraction is proposed. The project is located on County Route 28, southwest of Wiltsie Bridge Road, Town of Ancram.

Contact: Nancy Adams, Environmental Analyst, NYS DEC Region 4, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, phone: (518) 357-2452.


Greene County - The New York State Thruway Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Land Acquisition and Intermodal Transportation Concept Plan may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on January 16, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town of New Baltimore Town Hall, 3809 County Route 51, Hannacroix, NY, 12087. The action involves the acquisition, planning, and future development of land adjacent to the New Baltimore Service Area. The project is located in the New Baltimore Service Area, Town of New Baltimore.

Contact: Donald Hutton, NYS Thruway Authority, 200 Southern Blvd., Albany, NY 12209, phone: (518) 436-2703.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Greene County - The Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School District, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed New Kindergarten through Grade 12 School. The action involves the acquisition of land and construction of a new Kindergarten through Grade 12 School on a new site in the Town of Windham. The project is located on Route 23 in the Town of Windham.

Contact: James Frenck, P. O. Box 429, Windham, New York 12496.