ENB - STATEWIDE NOTICES

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Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

Applications Available for Waste Reduction and Recycling Awards

Applications are now available for the 2003 Governor’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Awards. These awards recognize organizations for outstanding efforts in source reduction, reuse of materials, and recycling.

Awards are given in two categories: Innovation and Achievement of Excellence. Applicants are judged by DEC staff and industry experts based upon a project’s accomplishments in waste reduction or recycling. Other criteria considered by the judging panel include: an applicant’s environmental record, the economic benefits of its overall programs, the extent of employee participation, and the community and environmental benefits of the project.

Application materials for the 2003 Governor’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Awards can be obtained from DEC at: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials, Bureau of Waste Reduction and Recycling, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7253; or by contacting Jennifer Kruman, phone (518) 402-8705 or fax (518) 402-9024, email jxkruman@gw.dec.state.ny.us. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 14, 2003. Winners will be announced in the fall of 2003. Applications and information about previous award winners are also available on the DEC website: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dshm/redrecy/awards.htm


Municipalities and Owners/Operators of Public Drinking Water Supply Systems

New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan

Draft Amendment #1 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan issued September 26, 2002 was published in the January 22, 2003 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for the Draft Amendment #1 closed on February 6, 2003. The New York State Department of Health received no public comments pertaining to this amendment. Therefore, the amendment to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan is final as shown below:

“The New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) amended the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Final Intended Use Plan (IUP) dated September 26, 2002, to adjust the estimated project costs for three DWSRF projects listed in the Project Readiness List. A project description and explanation of the reason for the cost increases are included in the table below:

BorrowerCounty Project DescriptionDWSRF # Current IUP Cost Proposed IUP Cost Explanation
Gypsy Trail Club Putnam Upgrade Water Treatment Plant, Upgrade Storage, Upgrade Pump Station, Upgrade distribution. 16988 $1,525,500 $1,559,000 The cost increase is the result of the engineer updating the original project estimate as plans and specifications were prepared.
Town of Portland Chautauqua Extend to serve private contaminated wells, consolidate public water supplies. 16775 $227,100 $302,100 The cost increase is the result of the engineer updating the original project estimate as plans and specifications were prepared.
Town of Shandaken Ulster Upgrade Water Treatment Plant, New Ground Water Source, New Storage, New Distribution System. 16696 $781,610 $1,264,277 Cost increase reflects additional engineering and source development work identified since the original application was submitted.

The Department has determined that the project cost increases are necessary, reasonable and consistent with the original project concept. In addition, the scope of the projects has not changed, nor have we altered the project priority rankings in any way. These project cost increases will not adversely affect any other project on the IUP Project Readiness List above the funding line. Except for the above-noted change, there is no other change to projects listed on the Project Readiness List or to the project priority rankings.

The revised Project Readiness List may be obtained by calling DOH’s toll free information line at 1-800-458-1158, extension 27676 (within New York State only) or (518) 402-7676.

Public Notice

Final List
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 final project list for the Finger Lakes 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 to finalizing such list of projects. 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, selected 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 final list of projects to be funded have all of the characteristics listed below. The projects:

During the comment period DEC shaded 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: 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

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 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 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