Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Draft Amendment #2 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan issued September 26, 2002 was published in the February 5, 2003 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for the Draft Amendment #2 closed on February 20, 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 add a DWSRF project to the Project Readiness List and adjust its estimated project cost. A project description and explanation of the reason for the addition and cost increase are included in the table below:
|Borrower||County||Project Description||DWSRF #||Current IUP Cost||Proposed IUP Cost||Explanation|
|Mount Pleasant (T)||Westchester||Water distribution system improvements & system interconnections (phase 2 of DWSRF #15244), Upgrade Distribution System||17128||$5,198,000||$5,378,800||This project appeared on the 2003 IUP multiyear list but was excluded from 2003 IUP readiness list due to a database input error.|
The revised cost is based on the actual construction cost.
The Department has determined that the project cost increase is necessary, reasonable and consistent with the original project concept. In addition, the scope of the project has not changed, nor have we altered the project priority rankings in any way. The addition of this project and its project cost increase 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.
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, 2003. 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:
|2001 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|
Statewide - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is making available for public comment a Draft Division of Water Technical and Operational Guidance Series (TOGS) No. 5.1.9, entitled In-Water and Riparian Management of Sediment and Dredge Material. The primary purpose of this TOGS is to update and consolidate procedures for the in-water and riparian management of sediment and dredged material. The document outlines recommended procedures to be followed during dredging and dredge material management in riparian or in-water locations. This is a joint document developed by the Division of Water and the Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources. This document supersedes the NYSDEC Interim Guidance for Freshwater Navigational Dredging - 1994.
This TOGS has been jointly produced by the NYSDEC Division of Water and the NYSDEC Division of Fish/Wildlife and Marine Resources (hereafter referred to as "Divisions"). The Divisions pursued the development of this TOGS in order to provide staff with guidance on the statutory and regulatory requirements for dredging activities and to promote uniformity in the management of dredge material throughout the state. This document applies to dredging and in-water (or riparian) management of dredged material. For the purposes of this document the term dredging includes all in-water activities designed to move or remove sediment. Examples of such activities include but are not limited to mechanical and hydraulic dredging, mechanical plowing, trenching and jetting. Upland management of dredge material is not covered by this document. In regard to upland management, dredge material is considered a solid waste under 6 NYCRR Part 360, unless upland management/disposal is included under one of a number of specific permits as described in 6 NYCRR Part 360-1.2(a)(4)(ix). Beneficial use of dredge material as fill material, aggregate, or for other purposes may offer an alternative to in-water, riparian, or upland management of dredge material. NYSDEC Regional Solid Waste Engineers may be contacted concerning petitions for a beneficial use determination (BUD). Regulations covering BUD’s in New York State appear under 6 NYCRR Part 360-1.15.
This TOGS is offered as a clear approach to environmental review of navigational dredging projects, dredging of channels and berths, dredging of ponds, trenching for pipelines and cables, and other incidental dredging in both marine and fresh waters of the state. This TOGS is not applicable to the review of dredging for industrial lagoons or dredging conducted for remediation and cleanup of sites contaminated with hazardous wastes or to the cleanup of voluntary or brownfield sites. It should be noted that this TOGS is not intended to create any substantive or procedural rights, enforceable by any party in administrative or judicial litigation with the State of New York. While this TOGS contains numerical assessment criteria, it is not law or regulation. Discretion in applying the sediment quality parameters and the associated best management practices is expected and is defensible so long as human health and the environment are effectively protected. The Divisions also reserve the right to modify this TOGS anytime subject to applicable laws, regulations and updated scientific information. Paper or electronic copies of this draft TOGS are available, at no cost, from Karen Woodfield at 518-402-8196 or Diane English at 518-402-8195 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Comments on the Draft TOGS must be received within 30 days from this publication date, and sent to: Karen Woodfield or Diane English, Sediment Assessment and Management Section, Division of Water, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3502, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Meeting of: The New York City Watershed Protection and Partnership Council East of Hudson Sporting Advisory Committee.
Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2002 at 1:00 PM.
Location: The Watershed Protection and Partnership Council offices, 2 John Walsh Boulevard, Suite 206, Peekskill, New York 10566