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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 Finger Lakes using the project eligibility and ranking guidelines. This list is subject to a forty-five-day review and comment period by the appropriate management conferenc

e, 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 2001-02 and 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 Finger Lakes.

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: Finger Lakes

There is no basin-wide management plan for the Finger Lakes. Instead, the statute refers to water quality improvement projects for the Finger Lakes and their tributaries which are approved by the Secretary of State pursuant to Article 42 of executive law or by the Commissioner of DEC. Priority was given to projects that have been (a) approved by the Commissioner of DEC; (b) identified in plans in accordance with the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program or the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and approved by the Secretary of State; and/or (c) developed in accordance with the Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control Program and approved by the State Soil and Water Conservation Committee and the Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets. The following projects are consistent with those identified priorities:

2000

WQI

COUNTY PROJECT NAME APPLICANT NAME ELIGIBLE BOND

ACT COSTS

BOND ACT FUNDS APPROVED
5220 Ontario Naples Creek Aquatic Habitat Restoration NYS DEC $100,000 $28,000
5197 Steuben Cold Brook Aquatic Habitat Restoration NYS DEC $364,900 $278,091
5050 Cortland Grout Brook Fish Passage and Stabilization Project NYS DEC $75,400 $37,700
5310 Tompkins Rotational Grazing Implementation Tompkins County SWCD $345,740 $259,640
4040 Tompkins Wastewater Treatment Improvements Ithaca, City of $17,590,000 $2,291,449
4172 Livingston Sanitary Sewer System Conesus, Town of $2,230,000 $1,000,000
5065 Cayuga Wastewater Treatment Expansion Project Union Spring, Village of $207,107 $126,911
5061 Livingston Camp Run Drive Sewer Rehabilitation Livingston County Water & Sewer Authority $130,000 $90,040
4170 Livingston Sanitary Collection and Treatment System Springwater, Town of $3,521,280 $2,309,212
4462 Ontario Sanitary Sewer Repair Geneva, Town of $1,705,000 $426,250

Negative Declaration

Tioga County - The Town Board of Owego, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Owego Extension #15 to the Consolidated Water District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of an 8" water distribution system to serve the Tobey Road area. The project is located on Tobey Road, Town of Owego, Tioga County.

Contact: Dean A. Morgan, 2354 State Route 434, Apalachin, NY 13732, phone: (607) 687-5142.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Cayuga County - The Cayuga County IDA, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed BOCES Campus Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 21, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. at the 5th floor meeting room, Cayuga Co Office Building, 160 Genesee St., Auburn, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on January 31, 2003. The action involves construction of a new campus for the Cayuga Onondaga Boces. The project is located on West Genesee Street Road at Half Acre Road in the Town of Aurelius.

Contact: Dave Miller, Cayuga County Planning and Economic Development, 160 Gensee St., Auburn, New York 13021, phone: (315) 253-1276.


Onondaga County - The Town of Manlius, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Austin Meadows Phase II and Eastern Hills Bible Church. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 6, 2003 at 7:05 p.m. at the Town Hall, 301 Brooklea Drive, Fayetteville, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until January 17, 2003. The action involves a subdivision and zone change from R-A to R-3 and utilization of Town Law 278 to create a 43-unit duplex townhouse development on 31.3 acres and a 1,200 seat church with 480 parking spaces and recreation facilities on 18.9 acres. The project is located on the east side of NYS Route 92 between Enders Road and the Town of Manlius boundary, Town of Manlius, County of Onondaga, New York.

Contact: Albert Hanzalik, Town of Manlius, 301 Brooklea Drive, Fayetteville, NY 13066, phone: (315) 637-8619.