ENB - STATEWIDE NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Proposed Designation of Bird Conservation Areas

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing designation of two new Bird Conservation Areas (BCAs) in accordance with Article 11 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL § 11-0539 , 11-2001 and 11-2003). The BCA program provides a comprehensive, ecosystem approach to conserving birds and their habitats on state-owned lands and waters. It also provides for education and research opportunities related to birds and their habitats. Designation of a BCA will not affect existing recreational activities.

Legislative amendments to the BCA program enacted in 2002 require public notice of any proposed designations with a 30-day public comment period following publication of the notice. At this time, DEC proposes designation of Ashland Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and portions of Long Pond State Forest as new Bird Conservation Areas. Twenty-three BCAs have been designated by DEC and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation since the law was enacted in 1997.

1) Ashland BCA is approximately 2,000 acres in Jefferson County and meets four of the criteria necessary to be designated as a BCA: diverse species concentration site; migratory species concentration site; individual species concentration site; and species at risk site. This BCA includes all of the Ashland WMA, which has relatively large areas of early successional habitats, including grassland, shrublands, and old fields. Many bird species that rely on early successional habitats are declining as their habitats are lost throughout New York. Ashland provides much needed habitat for these species.

2) Long Pond BCA is approximately 400 acre grassland complex within Long Pond State Forest in Chenango County. The grassland area meets three of the criteria necessary to be designated as a BCA: diverse species concentration site; individual species concentration site; and species at risk site. Long Pond BCA supports several species of grassland birds, including Henslow’s Sparrows, a State-listed Threatened species. The fields are maintained through mowing or burning to keep them in grasslands.

DEC will accept comments on the proposed BCAs during a 30-day public comment period which ends June 6, 2003. Comments or questions should be addressed to Bryan L. Swift, Nongame and Habitat Unit, DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754, phone (518) 402-8896; fax: (518)-402-8925; e-mail: blswift@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Additional information on the BCA program and other sites that have been designated can be found on the BCA website at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/wildlife/bca/index.html


PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FUND (EPF)
and
LAND & WATER CONSERVATION FUND (LWCF)

You are invited to a series of public information meetings regarding the availability of funds under the Environmental Protection Fund and the Land & Water Conservation Fund. Both the EPF and the LWCF provide funds for assistance towards the cost of many park and environmental programs.

Grant applications are available for the following EPF and LWCF programs. The due date for completed applications is June 20, 2003.

All public meeting locations will include workshops on application requirements and procedures for the Parks, Historic Preservation and Heritage Areas programs; and Local Waterfront Revitalization program. Staff will present workshops on the Hudson River Estuary programs at the Taconic/Palisades, Saratoga/Capital and New York City meetings.

Additionally, staff will be available to answer questions on other Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act and EPF programs, including:

The following are the dates and locations of the public information meetings.

NEW YORK CITY
May 5, 2003 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Harlem State Office Building
163 West 125th Street
8th Floor
New York

LONG ISLAND
May 6, 2003 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Planting Fields Arboretum
Hay Barn
Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay

TACONIC/PALISADES
May 7, 2003 10:00 a.m. - noon for OPRHP
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. for all other programs
Norrie Point Environmental Center
Mills-Norrie State Park
Staatsburg

SARATOGA/CAPITAL DISTRICT
May 8, 2003 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Saratoga Spa State Park
Administration Building
Saratoga Springs

THOUSAND ISLANDS
May 9, 2003 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bonnie Castle Resort
Restaurant
Outer Holland St.
Alexandria Bay

CENTRAL
May 12, 2003 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
State Fairgrounds
Arts and Home Center
State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse

NIAGARA
May 13, 2003 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Niagara County Courthouse
175 Hawley Street
Lockport

ALLEGANY
May 14, 2003 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Center for Excellence
4039 Route 219
Salamanca

GENESEE
May 15, 2003 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Penfield Community Center
1985 Baird Road
Penfield

FINGER LAKES
May 19, 2003 1:00 - 3:00 p.m
Seneca Falls Community Center
35 Water Street
Seneca Falls

Application materials and information can be obtained from the respective agencies by contacting the following:

Department of State - Local Waterfront Revitalization
Steve Ridler
NYS Department of State
Division of Coastal Resources
41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231
(518) 473-3942; fax (518) 473-2464
www.dos.state.ny.us

Department of Environmental Conservation - Hudson River Estuary
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, 12th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-1080
(518) 402-9401; fax (518) 402-9392
www.dec.state.ny.us

Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation - parks, historic preservation and heritage areas
Kevin Burns, Chief of Grants
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Agency Bldg 1, 16th Floor
Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238
(518) 474-0427; fax (518) 486-7377
www.nysparks.com/grants

Information about other, similar programs can be obtained by contacting these offices:

Department of Agriculture & Markets
(for agricultural non-point source abatement)
Ronald Kaplewicz, Director
State Soil & Water Conservation Committee
Department of Agriculture and Markets
1 Winners Circle, Albany, NY 12235
(518) 457-3738; fax (518) 457-3412
www.agmkt.state.ny.us

Agriculture & Markets - farmland protection
Ken Grudens
Agricultural Protection Unit
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
1 Winners Circle, Albany, NY 12235
(518) 457-2713; fax (518) 457-2716
www.agmkt.state.ny.us

Hudson River Valley Greenway
Carmella Mantello
Hudson River Valley Greenway
Capitol Building, Room 254
Capitol Station, Albany, NY 12224
(518) 473-3835; fax (518) 473-4518 www.hudsongreenway.state.ny.us


Complete Application

Applicant: Niagara Mohawk, a National Grid Company
300 Erie Blvd West
Syracuse, NY 13202-4201

Applicant ID: 0-0000-01147/00011

Permit Type: Freshwater Wetlands (Article 24)

Location: Certain electric transmission lines in DEC Regions 4 through 9

Project Description: Authorize the use of registered herbicides (Accord C and Arsenal or Glypro) in regulated Freshwater Wetlands in accordance with all label requirements using low volume application methods during routine management of Rights of Way for certain electric transmission lines in the Niagara Mohawk service area.

The following list indicates the electric transmission line Rights of Way to be managed listed by DEC Region and includes the County, Town and regulated freshwater wetlands that the transmission line crosses.

Wetlands and Municipalities with Scheduled Year 2003 ROW Vegetation Maintenance

County Township Quadname Wetland ID
Chautauqua Kiantone
Harmony
Busti
N Harmony


Chautauqua

Ellery
Ellicott
Jamestown
Panama
Panama
Panama
Chautauqua
Lakewood
Westfield
Hartfield
Lakewood
Gerry
JA-18, JA-9
PA-15, PA-10
PA-10
PA-4
CH-13
LW-1
SH-10, WF-2
HF-17, HF-4
LW-6
GE-13, GE-14
Niagara Newfane
Hartland
Royalton


Lockport
Lewiston
Porter
Newfane
Gasport
Wolcottsville
Gasport
Medina
Lockport
Ransomville
Ransomville
Lewiston
NW-3
GA-8
AK-2, WO-9
GA-6, GA-21, GA-22, GA-7
GA-7
LP-23
RV-17, LE-18, RV-11, RV-12, RV-13
LE-17, LE-18
LE-17
Erie Newstead
West Seneca
Orchard Park
Concord
Grand Island
Akron
Buffalo SE
Buffalo SE
Springville
Tonawanda W
AK-11, AK-9, AK-14
BU-13
BU-12
SP-2, SP-5
TW-9, TW-19
Genesee Stafford
Batavia
LeRoy

Pembroke
Stafford
Batavia South
Stafford
Alexander
Alexander
Akron
Corfu
ST-10, ST-9, ST-8
BS-11, BS-9, BS-5, BS-3, BS-1
ST-5, ST-3
AX-7, AX-5
AX-1, AX-2, AX-3
AK-13, AK-11, AK-16
AK-16
Livingston Caledonia Caledonia CA-4, CA-1
Monroe Wheatland
Rush

Henrietta
Caledonia
Rush
West Henrietta
West Henrietta
CA-1
RU-20, RU-21
RU-7
HR-12, HR-6, HR-1
Rensselaer




Schodack


Nassau
Stephentown
Sand Lake


E Greenbush
N Greenbush
N Greenbush
Brunswick
Delmar
East Greenbush
Nassau
Nassau
Stephentown Ct
Nassau
Averill Park
Troy South
Troy South
Troy South
Averill Park
Averill Park
Troy North
Tomhannock
R-201
EG,-12, N-20
N-20, N-21
N-15, N-19
SC-10
AP-23
AP-22, AP-23
TS-109
TS-110
TS-109
TS-103
TS-103
TN-106
TO-12
Albany Coeymans

NewScotland
Colonie
Delmar
Ravena
Clarksville
Albany
Voorheesville
Niskayuna
Troy South
D-57
D-34
C-26, C-39
A-1, A-10, A-7, TN-10
A-1
N-1
TS-7, TS-9
Saratoga Malta
Moreau
Charlton
Milton



Ballston
Saratoga

Wilton
Greenfield
Corinth
Round Lake
Hudson Falls
Burnt Hills
Middle Grove
Burnt Hills
Saratoga Sprgs
Round Lake
Burnt Hills
Saratoga Sprgs
Saratoga Sprgs
Middle Grove
Corinth
Saratoga Sprgs
Corinth
R-10
HF-1, HF-2
B-13, B-3, B-39
M-36, M-43, M-42, M-39, M-49, M-56, M-15, M-14
B-2
S-43, M-15
R-34, R-11
B-12, B-33
S-16
S-7
M-8, S-8, C-26
C-26, C-50, C-48
C-26
C-50, C-47, C-44, C-7
Warren Queensbury Glens Falls GF-23, GF-24
Greene Athens
Coxsackie
New Baltimore
Hudson North
Hudson North
Ravena
HN-108
HN-105
R-301
Columbia Livingston
Kinderhook
Clermont
Kinderhook
CL-7
K-111, K-106
Fulton Johnstown Tribes Hill
Peck Lake
TH-3, TH-8
GL-28
Jefferson Wilna
LeRay
Watertown
Carthage
Black River
Watertown
CT-1
Z-3
S-4
Herkimer German Flatts
Frankport
Little Falls

Danube
Ilion
Ilion
Herkimer
Little Falls
Van Hornesville
IN-7, IN-5
IN-5
HR-9, LF-2
LF-2
VH-1
Lewis Croghan



Diana
Soft Maple Reservoir
Remington Corners
Remington Corners
SM-4

RC-9

RC-6, RC-7
St Lawrence Fowler Gouverneur GO-20
Franklin Malone
Westville
Malone
Fort Covington
M-20
FC-2
Montgomery Canajoharie
Minden
St. Johnsville
Amsterdam
Canajoharie
Fort Plain
Fort Plain
Amsterdam
C-18, C-11
FP-3
FP-4
A-7, A-5, A-75
Madison Oneida
Sullivan
Oneida
Manlius
Cleveland
ON-9, ON-8
MA-6, MA-8, MA-15, MA-14
CL-3
Oneida NewHartford
Utica
Marcy
Trenton

Rome

Ava
Lee
Boonville
Utica West
Utica East
Utica East
Remsen
South Trenton
Rome
Westernville
West Leyden
Westernville
West Leyden
UW-8
UE-3, UE-2, UE-9
UE-2
R-32, R-39
ST-6
RO-1, RO-8
WE-19
WL-2, WL-5, WL-17
WE-19
B-2
Onondaga Onondaga


Dewitt



Cicero


Clay
Elbridge

Van Buren

Salina
Syracuse

Manlius


Lysander
So Onondaga
Marcellus
Syracuse W
Syracuse E



Syracuse E
Cicero
Brewerton
Brewerton
Jordan
Camillus
Camillus
Baldwinsville
Syracuse E
Syracuse E
Syracuse W
Syracuse East


Lysander
Baldwinsville
SON-19, SON-2, SYW-16
MAR-3MAR-4,MAR-5,MAR-1
SYW-17
SYE-29 SYE-25 SYE-24 SYE-23 SYE-21 SYE-20 SYE-22 SYE-18 SYE-17 SYE-11 SYE-6 SYE-7 SYE-8 SYE-9 SYE-2


SYE-2
CIC-17, CIC-14
BRE-7, BRE-18
BRE-7, BRE-25, BRE-17
JOR-16
JOR-16
CAM-18,CAM-10,CAM-17,BAL-26
BAL-26, BAL-25
SYE-6
SYE-19
SYE-12
SYE-17, SYE-11, SYE-9,SYE-22, SYE-26
SYE-18. MAN-7

L-8
L-8
Oswego Granby



Oswego


Hannibal
Lysander
Fulton


Oswego East
Oswego West

Hannibal
L-8
FU-63, FU-16, FU-12, FU-17, FU-4, FU-10, FU-24, FU-53, OW-17

OW-17
OW-17, OW-13

HA-19

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination
The project is an unlisted action and will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment. A negative declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The activity being reviewed is exempt or in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.

Availability for Public Comment
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the contact person no later than May 23, 2003.

Contact Person: Barbara Rinaldi
NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-1750
518-402-9167


Draft Amendment # 3 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan issued September 26, 2002

DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND
New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Public Water Supply Protection
Flanigan Square, 547 River Street
Troy, NY 12180-2216
and
New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207-2997

MUNICIPALITIES AND OWNERS/OPERATORS OF PUBLIC DRINKING WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS

New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) propose to amend the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Final Intended Use Plan (IUP) dated September 26, 2002, to adjust the estimated project cost for six 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:

Borrower County Project Description DWSRF # Current IUP Cost Proposed IUP Cost Explanation
Village of Sherburne Chenango New groundwater source, new transmission, upgrade storage, upgrade distribution 15237 $2,000,000 $4,000,000 Amendment is required to allow the DWSRF program to pre-finance the Rural Development grant/loan portion of the project. After the project is completed and the Rural Development Loan/Grant is issued, the proceeds will used to pay down the DWSRF portion that was pre-financed.
Town of Greenville Greene Phase 2 #16688 (upgrade GW source, upgrade and extend distribution system, new system consolidation) 17157 $101,700 $125,000 The cost increase is the result of the engineer updating the original project estimate as plans and specifications were prepared.
Erie County Water Authority Erie Harris Hill pump station and transmission main, new transmission, new pump station 17080 $5,109,860 $5,623,890 The cost increase is the result of the engineer updating the original project estimate as plans and specifications were prepared.
City of Olean Cattaraugus Construct pre-stressed concrete tanks to replace uncovered finished water storage facilities, new storage 15212 $3,503,339 $4,700,000 The cost increase is the result of the engineer updating the original project estimate from 1997 as plans and specifications were prepared.
Town of Evans Erie Remediate inadequate pressures, new storage, upgrade distribution system 16890 $847,500 $863,000 The cost increase is the result of the engineer updating the original project estimate as plans and specifications were prepared.
Village of Stamford Delaware Phase 2 #15027 (new water treatment plant) 16797 $36,715 $46,735 The cost increase is the result of the engineer updating the original project estimate as plans and specifications were prepared.

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. A portion of the proposed IUP cost increase for the Erie County Water Authority project is related to required borrower debt service reserve funds that do not receive subsidy from the DWSRF. 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.

Written statements or comments on the above DWSRF project cost increases will be accepted by fax or mail until close of business on May 22, 2003 and should be filed with:

Mr. Michael E. Burke, P.E.
Director
Bureau of Public Water Supply Protection
Flanigan Square, 547 River Street, Room 400
Troy, New York 12180-2216
Fax Number: (518) 402-7659

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.