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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, has compiled a final project list for the Long Island Sound using the project eligibility and ranking guidelines.

The NYSDEC, 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 the Long Island Sound.

The NYSDEC reviewed more than 700 Water Quality Improvement Project applications submitted statewide by municipalities, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and State agencies. The list of projects to be funded have all of the characteristics listed below. The projects:

Management Plan: Long Island Sound

The highest priority identified in the Long Island Sound Comprehensive Management Plan is nitrogen reduction, by means of wastewater treatment, nonpoint source abatement and control, and aquatic habitat restoration. Secondary priorities are: habitat restoration, sediment remediation and storm water control, and combined sewer overflow abatement. The following projects are consistent with the priorities identified in the Long Island Sound Management Plan:

2001 WQI COUNTY PROJECT NAME APPLICANT NAME ELIGIBLE BOND ACT COSTS BOND ACT FUNDS APPROVED
4158 Nassau Construction of a Nitrogen Removal System and Associated Plant Improvements Port Washington Water Pollution Control District $22,732,042 $11,007,500
5008 Nassau Diversion of Discharges to Manhasset Bay from the Great Neck Wastewater Treatment Plants Great Neck Water Pollution Control District $18,073,000 $15,362,050
4154 Nassau Construction of a Nitrogen Removal Facility at the Oyster Bay Sewer District Wastewater Treatment Plant Oyster Bay Sewer District $3,505,000 $2,979,250
4008 Nassau Stormwater Recharge, Sedimentation Collection and Drainage Improvements (Little Neck Bay and Manhasset Bay) Village of Kings Point $380,300 $190,150
4192 Nassau Stormwater Treatment Project, County Outfall at Glen Cove Marina Nassau County Department of Public Works $60,000 $30,000
5269 Nassau Valentine Beach Non-point Source Pollution and Flood Control Village of Bayville $1,600,000 $800,000
4399 New York Ward's Island Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP), Interim Plant Upgrading NYC Department of Environmental Protection $19,461,815 $16,542,543
5232 Queens Tallman Island Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP), Interim Plant Upgrade, Phase 1 City of New York/ Village of College Point $250,000,000 $14,843,670
4423 Queens Bowery Bay Wetland Restoration NYC Department of Environmental Protection $260,044 $130,022
5102 Suffolk Suffolk County Sewer District No. 1 - Port Jefferson Wastewater Treatment Plant Reconstruction Suffolk County $10,763,000 $9,148,550
5106 Suffolk Suffolk County Sewer District No. 21- SUNY Nitrogen Removal and Groundwater Recharge Suffolk County $14,200,000 $12,070,000
4197 Suffolk Stormwater Abatement Activities at Flax Pond Woods Road, Crane Neck Road, and Old Field Road Village of Old Field $195,000 $48,750



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, has compiled a final project list for the New York Harbor Estuary 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 NYSDEC, 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 the New York Harbor Estuary.

The NYSDEC reviewed more than 700 Water Quality Improvement Project applications submitted statewide by 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:

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: New York Harbor Estuary

The New York Harbor Estuary Management Plan identifies aquatic habitat restoration, including sediment remediation, as the highest priority. A secondary priority is mitigation of impacts to resources caused by toxics, dredged material, pathogens, floatables and nitrogen.

2001 WQI COUNTY PROJECT NAME APPLICANT NAME ELIGIBLE BOND ACT COSTS BOND ACT FUNDS APPROVED
5270 Kings Hendrix Creek Wetland Restoration New York City $100,000 $50,000
5171 Queens Jamaica Bay Tidal Marsh Island Restoration NYSDEC $2,000,000 $1,000,000
4361 Queens Meadow Lake Water Quality and Habitat Improvement New York City Department of Parks $1,200,000 $600,000