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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

Negative Declaration

New York City (Bronx) County - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fordham University Parking Facility Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves DASNY’s authorization of the expenditure of approximately $20,000,000 of tax-exempt bond proceeds from the Fordham University 2002 Financing Project (Independent Colleges and Universities Program) to partially finance the Fordham University Parking Facility Project, a 5-level, 1,546-space parking facility at Fordham’s Rose Hill Campus in Bronx County. The project is located at 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, New York.

Contact: Matthew A. Stanley, Office of Environmental Affairs, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, One Penn Plaza, 52nd floor, New York, New York 10119-0098, phone:(212) 273-5097, email: mstanley@dasny.org


New York City (Bronx) County - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 1829 Southern Boulevard, Commercial Accessory Parking, (CEQR No.: 03HPD012X) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves seeking the approval of Uniform Land Use Procedure (ULURP) action to facilitate commercial accessory parking for a previously approved and already built development. The project is located at 1829 Southern Boulevard.

Contact: Walter M. Roberts, The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Office of Planning and Intergovernmental Affairs, 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

New York City (Brooklyn) County - The Department of City Planning of the City of New York, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Bridge Plaza Zoning Map Amendment. A public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be held at a later date to be announced, in conjunction with the City Planning Commission's citywide public hearing. Written comments on the DEIS are requested and would be received and considered by the Lead Agency until the 10th calendar day following the close of the public hearing. The action involves an amendment to the zoning map to change an eight-block area of Bridge Plaza, in Brooklyn Community District 2, from M1-1 to C6-2, C4-3 and R6B. As a result of the proposed action, it is anticipated that approximately 295 dwelling units could be developed on about 21 projected and potential development sites within the rezoning area over a ten-year period.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, Room 4E, phone: (212) 720-3420, fax: (212) 720-3495.